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 fully killed off auto-widening yellow brick roads. This is the part where we philosophize about why... »

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 1 with Just The Facts and the probably-very-safe-assumption that you don’t care about the convoluted... »

Beeminder Buzz Press Roundup 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
By dreeves
Pendleton Roundup, Press Roundup

This is our 14th press roundup! The internet seems to just keep on loving us. We’re very touched! Our last one was a year ago, making this one pretty much a 2019 year-in-review, Beeminder-buzz-wise. (Speaking of years-in-review, we also collected a list of things... »

Meet The New Gmail Zero, Same As The Old Gmail Zero

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
By Adam Wolf
Gmail Zero (with labels)

Announcement! We’ve reworked Gmail goals to use a label instead of an arbitrary search query, because Google is making us. (Not just us. Any app wanting access to things like arbitrary search queries has to go through... »

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... »

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... »