Beeminder But On The Blockchain?

Thursday, May 26, 2022
By dreeves
A bee on a blockchain

Let us start by saving you a lot of time: No. Beeminder does not need to or want to be on the blockchain. Are you still here? We figured we’d write about this now because a new Beeminder competitor called »

Both Sides Now

Thursday, May 12, 2022
By shanaqui
Maybe temporary Joni Mitchell picture

Way back in 2014 we blogged about how people who wanted to mind both sides of the red line (called the Yellow Brick Road in those days) were all wrong to want that. We’re still pretty opiniated and still aren’t adding this as a feature, but... »

Beeminder ♥ freeCodeCamp

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
By dreeves
Beeminder and freeCodeCamp logo mashup

We’re pretty enamored with integrating with learn-to-code tools. Most recently CodeCombat and »


Alliterative Alimentation

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
By dreeves
Days of the week with images for each themed eating day

Want to hear my latest weirdo approach to diet? Probably you do, out of morbid curiosity at least. My goal in concocting this was to implement something a bit like intermittent fasting as a weight management strategy, and also to nudge my... »

Backlog Freshening For Humans

Thursday, March 31, 2022
By shanaqui
A dirty human stick figure with a can of stink-bee-gone

This is a sequel to the previous post on Backlog Freshening. It’s been gratifying to hear testimonials from... »

Backlog Freshening

Friday, March 18, 2022
By dreeves
A dirty bee with a can of stink-bee-gone

Last time we talked about the control systems approach to backlogs. Quick recap: make a manual do-more goal where you add a +1 for completing something and keep adjusting the slope of the bright red line such that the backlog keeps steadily shrinking. This works not just for clearing a backlog but for winning the red queen race — dispatching things at roughly the rate they're coming in at and preventing another backlog from accumulating.... »