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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... »

Beeminder ♥ Skritter

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Beeminder ♥ Skritter

Another integration, hot off the presses: Skritter! There is a funny back story with this one. Last winter our charmingly optimistic CEO, imagining we could have this integration done “like in a month”, got slightly telephone-gamed into committing to launch it in January. When we noticed what we’d gotten ourselves into we offered a... »

Smoking Sticks and Carrots

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Smoking Sticks and Carrots

This is crossposted on Messy Matters. Let’s talk about science! Beehavioral science. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week has been all over the news. It’s much better than... »

If This MIND That: Beeminder ♥ IFTTT

Friday, May 8th, 2015
If This MIND That: Beeminder ♥ IFTTT

Announcement! There is now an official Beeminder Channel on IFTTT! This is a big day for us. Our users have been begging for this for a very long time, and we in turn have been bugging IFTTT. In fact, Danny even wrote this Ode to IFTTT two years ago and included it in our application to... »

Monkeys Are Afraid of Bees

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Monkeys Are Afraid of Bees

This is a guest post by chipmanaged. We often describe guest post authors as “avid Beeminder users” but @chipmanaged takes the cake. Not only does she have 67 active Beeminder graphs, she’s written a custom dashboard... »

Case Study: Beemind Going Beyond Your Usual Routine

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Case Study: Beemind Going Beyond Your Usual Routine

Hello, I’m Tadeusz — tkadlubo on Beeminder and elsewhere. I’m a fairly regular middle class nerd. Early 30s. An engineering job in some corporate niche. A family. By many metrics I’m doing well: I’m basically healthy, I make a good living, I’m lucky enough to live in politically stable times (by Central European standards), and I face no immediate crises in my life. You can say all is well — or, depending on your perspective, that I’m coasting, and I’m ready to... »

Should You Beemind The Moving Average?

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Should You Beemind The Moving Average?

This was tied for the most popular topic for us to write about in a mini straw poll of the daily beemail readers. I decided to blog it instead because a surprising number of people have proposed this ... »

Triangular Beeminding; Or, Drink Less, Using the Power of Triangles

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Triangular Beeminding; Or, Drink Less, Using the Power of Triangles

One of my vices is that I drink a bit too much. Not to the level where I have a problem, but it would be strictly better if I cut out about 2 or 3 of the drinks I have in a typical week. This seems like an obvious use case for Beeminder. I’ve previously beeminded units of alcohol consumption and concluded that, measured as a total number of units per week, I’m completely... »

Pomodoro Poker

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Pomodoro Poker

Last week Bee talked about Tocks. That’s our neologism for 45-minute pomodoros, as well as our characteristically over-engineered system for minding them. She listed some gamification-y tips for effective tocking and assured everyone that all our other ideas involved money. That of course included beeminding tocks, as discussed last time, and certainly includes... »

Tocks

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Tocks

If you’re reading the Beeminder blog there’s a 95% chance you know about the Pomodoro Technique. The idea is to decide a task, do focused work on it for 25 minutes, and then get up and... »