Ice Cream Truck Loopholes

Thursday, December 3, 2020
By dreeves
A bee driving an ice cream truck through a loop of rope

Sometimes Beeminder goals have loopholes, like you could dehydrate yourself to get your datapoint below the bright line on your weight-loss graph (please don’t!). There are plenty of things like that and I probably shouldn’t think too hard about more examples. Sometimes loopholes like that can ruin a goal. But other times, ironically, such loopholes... »

Upside-Down Support

Friday, November 20, 2020
By dreeves
A workerbee making an assembly line of humans do its bidding

By popular demand… (I.e., thank you to our fantabulous community for the impetus to »

Strategy Memo: Beeminder Is For Nerds

Saturday, November 7, 2020
By dreeves
Beeminder logo wearing nerd glasses and a pocket protector

This is crossposted at essay.dev which is clearly also for nerds! For years we’ve gotten advice to »


Beeminding the Right Thing: A Bookcase Study

Monday, October 26, 2020
By shanaqui
Cookie Monster eating books with titles 'Cookies and StickKs' and 'Cookie and Consequence'

I want to read more books. I already read a lot of books, but I want to read more! It sounds like that should be a simple thing to beemind. Do-more graph, set the... »

Road Ratchet Revamp Redresses “Ratcheting Breaks Breaks” Bug

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
By bsoule
A picture of a ratchet mechanism and Bee in overalls and a wrench and a crown

Are you somehow stumbling upon this blog post without knowing anything about Beeminder? Hoo-boy are you in the wrong place. But here’s a frenzied attempt to catch you up in time: Beeminder graphs your progress... »

The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment: A Retrospective

Saturday, October 3, 2020
By dreeves
A bee carrying a marshmallow that's bigger than itself

By popular demand — specifically, being the winner of our poll — we’re catching you up on the latest research on the marshmallow... »