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Team Black vs Team Yellow: The Two Styles of Beeminding

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Team Black vs Team Yellow: The Two Styles of Beeminding

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... »

Beemind Arbitrary Tasks Automatically with Complice

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Beemind Arbitrary Tasks Automatically with Complice

This is part two of our announcement of the official Beeminder + Complice integration. It is also the second guest post by Malcolm Ocean. As you’ll see, this is... »

Beeminder and Complice Make It Official

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Beeminder and Complice Make It Official

Remember back in November when we first wrote about Complice on the blog? We described how nicely Beeminder and Complice complement each other for different goals and different aspects of goals, and described the new ways Complice could automatically send data to Beeminder. Well a lot has changed... »

Systems Not Goals

Friday, December 11th, 2015
Systems Not Goals

My cofounder and I are proud to be featured on the latest Sources & Methods podcast. One of many things we talk about in that episode is Dilbert creator Scott Adams’s claim that goals are for losers. We’ve decided that our response to that needs to be its own blog post. So,... »

Hard Commitments & Soft Commitments: Beeminder ♥ Complice

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Hard Commitments & Soft Commitments: Beeminder ♥ Complice

We’re hugely impressed with both Malcolm Ocean and his now two-year-old startup, Complice. We’re especially proud that Malcolm’s been beeminding User-Visible Improvements to Complice since the beginning. ... »

Chasing Waterfalls

Monday, October 12th, 2015
Chasing Waterfalls

Last week (or however often we have Beeminder force us to get blog posts out the door) we announced our big »

Bee on Extreme Productivity (QS 2015)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Bee on Extreme Productivity (QS 2015)

Once again our esteemed cofounder, Bethany Soule, aka the Bee in Beeminder, gave a talk at the Global Quantified Self conference in San Francisco. But you don’t have to take our word for it. We now have video proof. We’re also sharing the transcript and slides, in case anyone cares... »

The Seinfeld Hack; or, Don’t Break The Chain

Monday, June 29th, 2015
The Seinfeld Hack; or, Don’t Break The Chain

Connoisseurs of productivity porn, which we’re afraid to say this blog may count as, probably know about the Seinfeld Hack, also known as Don’t Break The Chain. The idea’s so simple (in a good way) that you don’t even need to follow the... »

GmailZero: Not Just For Your Inbox Anymore

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
GmailZero: Not Just For Your Inbox Anymore

Google recently stopped supporting their very old OAuth1 authentication strategy, which is what we’d been using to access all y’all’s Gmail accounts. We’ve talked about our Gmail integration, GmailZero before. (Actually we talk about »

Dealing with Beemergencies in an Emergency

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Dealing with Beemergencies in an Emergency

I recently had a highly disruptive event in my life. Overnight my priorities rapidly changed, and not all of my Beeminder goals made sense anymore. This is the story of how I dealt with my commitments during a period of stress. When real life changes suddenly, you deal with it. Your beemergency days are no longer relevant. When the first derailment happened, I... »