Integery Goals, Timey-Wimey Goals, and Conservarounding

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
By dreeves
Integer collage

Here’s a thing users really hated about Beeminder until today: when Beeminder told them they needed to floss their teeth 0.23 times or archive 6.8 emails or whatever nonsensical / physically impossible thing. I personally shrugged that off for years. Obviously you just mentally take the ceiling of that number, right? If you have to floss 0.23 times and... »

Social Reality And The Canard About Keeping Your Goals To Yourself

Thursday, November 21, 2019
By dreeves
Blabby faces and zip-lipped faces

It’s now been ten years since the publication of Gollwitzer et al’s paper about, as the internet interpreted it, keeping your goals to yourself. I think I’ve heard variants of “did you hear that science shows that you’re... »

Beeminder ♥ Project Euler

Monday, November 4, 2019
By dreeves
Portrait of Leonhard Euler

We have a new official integration partner! Except arguably not official, nor a partner. Project Euler is philosophically opposed to any kind of commercialization. So much so that the founder and all volunteers who contribute to it have committed to never profit financially from doing so. Pretty... »

Redqueening, Inbox Zero, Backlogs, and Fluid Dynamics

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
By dreeves
A vat with a lot of liquid flowing in and a trickle flowing out

If you’re a fan of Mark Forster (as we certainly are) then this whole post amounts to giving a name... »

Dogfood Binge

Thursday, October 10, 2019
By Mary Renaud

nomnomnom Imagine how good a manufacturer of dogfood would have to think their dogfood is to eat it themselves! When a company uses the thing they make, especially as part of running the company, it’s called dogfooding. We’ve been »

How To Technically Count As A Vegetarian While Eating Animals

Thursday, September 26, 2019
By dreeves
A skeptical cow

Ok, there’s “technically” and there’s “technically”. If your definition of a vegetarian is “someone who never eats meat” then I’m pretty stuck on making good on this title. But someone who ate meat in the past and doesn’t anymore counts, of course. So... »