Unveiling the Big Beeminder Redesign of 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016
By dreeves
Hexagonal buttons from the new dashboard

Remember back in the day (yesterday) when Beeminder’s interface was all cluttered and intimidating and looked like it was made in 2011, by kernel hackers and accountants? Or computer scientists and behavioral econ nerds who gradually agglomerated a multiheaded beast of a system to implement their crazy lifehacking schemes. Beeminder gave the impression that you needed... »

Introducing Lillian Karabaic, Minister of the Exterior

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Lillian Karabaic
An Infinibee with blue glasses

Big news today: we have grown! We’ll leave it to Lillian to tell the backstory but we are pretty over the moon about this. We’ve been courting Lillian forever, even before it was financially realistic, since it seemed pretty clear she’d be able... »

Newbee Corner: What Happens When I ‘Derail’?

Saturday, September 10, 2016
By bsoule
wooden toy train derailing

First off, what do we mean by derailing? We mean you pass your deadline — midnight by default — with today’s datapoint in the red. Here’s an example of a... »

Team Black vs Team Yellow: The Two Styles of Beeminding

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Oliver Mayor
Karate kick in black and yellow

This is a guest post by Oliver Mayor, an avid Beeminder user for going on four years. He’s a software developer who’s interested in human-behavior-shaping technology and often has pretty deep insights related to Beeminder. We were especially... »

Announcing the Infinibee Plan and Other Premium Changes

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
By dreeves
A bee carrying a moneybag

To paraphrase Teen Talk Barbie, pricing is hard. Not “P versus NP” hard, but here at the Beehive we’ve gone through seemingly every possible permutation on a revamp of the premium plans, as the »

The Cockroach Principle

Sunday, July 24, 2016
By dreeves
A cockroach in the kitchen

If you spot one cockroach in your kitchen you can rest assured that there are hordes of them sneaking around not making themselves noticed. Or maybe possibly it was just that one passing through, but if you see another one you’re very probably supporting a colony with the biomass of a blue... »