Self-Isolation Strategies: Nikki’s Operation Safety Bubble

Monday, March 30, 2020
By Nikki Walters
Bunny in a box

Your beloved Support Czar Nikki (AKA shanaqui) is next in our trapped-in-our-apartments blog series (previously: Mary on creating challenges) and gives some inspiring examples of how they’re beeminding... »

Self-Isolation Strategies: Mary On Creating Challenges To Make Time Pass

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By Mary Renaud

Welcome to our new trapped-in-our-apartments blog series, where we tell you how we workerbees are coping with our coronavirus confinements. Mary Renaud is kicking it off with her strategy of challenging herself to finish fun or difficult feats before we’re released from captivity. She’s got some great suggestions! My favorite... »

How To Write Functional Specs

Thursday, March 12, 2020
By dreeves
Electromagnetic spectrum

We’re assuming here that you’re already conceptually on board with writing specs. If you’re skeptical, Joel Spolsky will set you straight! Here’s my own mini-pitch for specs: Writing... »

The Startup Egg-Basket Principle

Friday, February 28, 2020
By dreeves
A basket of eggs with a bee flying around it. And a butterfly but we don't care about butterflies.

The startup egg-basket principle is: put all your eggs in one basket. Be laser-focused on the one thing you’re best at. If you’re scrambling for survival, focus only on the one most promising thing for making the startup sustainable. For example, most... »

Death to Auto-Widening Yellow Brick Roads, Part 2

Monday, February 17, 2020
By dreeves
A literal road

If you’re just tuning in, and if you care about this for pragmatic rather than philosophical reasons, you’ll want to start with (or stick with) our announcement that we have... »

Feature Unannouncement: Auto-Widening Yellow Brick Roads Have Gone Manual

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
By bsoule
Wide load farm equipment

In which we explain how a big feature of early Beeminder, auto-widening yellow brick roads, was wrong-headed and what we’re doing now instead. This is Part... »