Beeminding the Fuzzy Friends

Friday, July 3, 2020
By shanaqui
Bee in a bunny suit

If you’ve read my introduction post, you might remember the Support Buns. If you haven’t, well, I have three rabbits whose calling in life is to jump onto my keyboard and type sage advice to all users, given even a quarter of a chance. Let... »

Announcing TaskRatchet: Like Beeminder for Your Todo List

Monday, June 22, 2020
By Nathan Arthur
A bee with a wrench and a todo list

Nathan Arthur (narthur) has been beeminding for over two years now, brilliantly and prolifically. He’s also no small part of what makes the Beeminder forum the wonderful place that it is. And now he’s built an app of his own that complements Beeminder beautifully, which he’s about to tell you about... »

Announcement: The Yellow Brick Half-Plane Has Arrived

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
By dreeves
A bee looking at a literal yellow brick half-plane and math equations

Until today Beeminder had a fundamental design flaw that was baked in from literally day one. The first line of code for what would become Beeminder was to draw a line on a graph in Mathematica from a target weight to a goal... »

The Anti-Magic Principle

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
By dreeves
A bee wearing a wizard hat and magic wand

Being a fan of overly provocative titles, I was tempted to title this “If-Statements Considered Harmful”. Meaning that it’s so tempting to add little bits of intelligence to your app to make it do the... »

X-Treme Nerd Interlude: Computing and Visualizing Level Curves of the Days-To-Derailment Function for the Upcoming Yellow Brick Half-Plane New World Order

Thursday, May 14, 2020
By Uluç Saranlı
Graph with isolines

For background on the Yellow Brick Half-Plane that a normal human could conceivably care about, see our previous post on how we’re killing the custom lane widths feature. ... »

Feature Unannouncement: Death To Custom Lane Widths

Friday, May 1, 2020
By dreeves
A yellow brick road being squeezed by a vice grip

This is the next phase in our elaborate evil plan codenamed Yellow Brick Half-Plane. Benevolent plan, I meant to say. The previous phase was killing off auto-widening yellow brick roads. Background: Yellow Brick... »