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New Discourse Forum!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
New Discourse Forum!

We committed in a beemail recently to announcing a series of things that we’ve been brewing, culminating in our 3rd anniversary blog post, coming this month. ... »

Don’t Be a Smarmbot

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Don’t Be a Smarmbot

In which the CEO of Beeminder quibbles with Patrick McKenzie, aka patio11, about what we call smarmbot emails, while... »

Clearing Up Confusion About Exponential Roads

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Clearing Up Confusion About Exponential Roads

Once in a while someone tries to set up a yellow brick road where the steepness automatically increases by, say, 10% each week. It seems like a so-called exponential road (available with custom goals, which is one of the Bee... »

Heartbleed and Other Epic Crashes of Ineptitude

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Heartbleed and Other Epic Crashes of Ineptitude

We’ll start with the non-nerd version. Last week there was a massive security breach in some very standard software used by most sites on the internet, including Beeminder. Let us first quickly reassure you that your... »

Beeminder Error in Your Favor, and Other Crashes of Ineptitude

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Beeminder Error in Your Favor, and Other Crashes of Ineptitude

Earlier this month some dozens of you got a delightful little email from us like this: this is super embarrassing but there’s a chance you were affected by a bug where we thought we canceled a charge but then it went through anyway. partly as self-punishment we’re just refunding all the charges where that could possibly have happened. so either you’re rightfully getting a refund or you’re getting a random reprieve on a past derailment! either way a refund of $... »

Destroy All!

Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Destroy All!

Bethany and I woke up at 7am on March 7th to a text message from Jill that some graphs seemed to be fubar. Panic ensued as we hacked away nonstop till 5pm or so, never getting dressed or leaving the house. What was the problem? The night before we had run a seemingly innocuous... »

Beeminder on Rails

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Beeminder on Rails

You may have noticed the shiny new design of Beeminder. For nerds who know about such things: we switched to Ruby on Rails. For non-nerds: we added buzzwords to our internets! Either way, it was kind of a big deal, even though it doesn’t look like much just yet. Step one was to replicate everything that the... »