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The Shirk & Turk Principle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
The Shirk & Turk Principle

The tagline for Amazon Mechanical Turk is “Artificial Artificial Intelligence”. As in, faking your AI by using humans. Mechanical Turk is named after the contraption in the title image, which was a seeming chess-playing automaton from the late 1700s that was secretly operated by a small human hidden inside. But this post isn’t about Amazon’s nifty service or... »

Fifth Anniversary of Beeminder

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Fifth Anniversary of Beeminder

It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 whole years since we were slamming red bull on dirty couches in a college-town garage, with our friends Sergei and Mark, moving fast and breaking things on our scrappy little startup, dreaming big about how we were going to change the world(wide web) with … Oh wait. I mean,... »

The Cockroach Principle

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
The Cockroach Principle

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... »

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... »

Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder Autodata (QS 2015)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder Autodata (QS 2015)

This isn’t exactly new news but a few months ago we posted the video of Beeminder CTO Bethany Soule’s talk at the 2015 Quantified Self conference and we finally got the video for my talk at QS2015 as well so we’re posting that... »

Bee Your Best Self in 2016 with Habitica

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Bee Your Best Self in 2016 with Habitica

We’re honored to have Team Habitica here on the Beeminder blog to tell you more about Habitica and about using Habitica and Beeminder together. They’re in some ways very different but also quite compatible! For new year’s eve we wrote a »

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. ... »

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... »

Beeminder ♥ Sleep as Android

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Beeminder ♥ Sleep as Android

Another integration! And one that I personally use daily (well, nightly). Sleep as Android is a popular sleep tracking app that’s delightfully nerdy and quantified-self focused. (Much like... »