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 — “redqueening” — to step 2 of his »

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 dogfooding Beeminder like maniacs for years, and paying users when we derail... »

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... »

Motivational Archetypes

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
By dreeves

Which motivational archetype do you most identify with: Philosopher — better understand the universe, live the life of the mind Hedonist — go on adventures, have wild romances Caregiver — have meaningful relationships, raise children Creator — make beautiful things, make enduring things Politician —... »

Add Datapoints From the Notifications Bar (Even While Your Phone Is Locked!)

Friday, August 23, 2019
By Thomas Kahn
A lock and chain

We’re delighted to have a guest post today by Thomas Kahn (who we were also fortunate enough to meet last month at the »