Archive for 2018

Portland Beeminder Meetup: The Birds and The Bees Meet Again

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Portland Beeminder Meetup: The Birds and The Bees Meet Again

We mean literal birds this time, because the Beeminder meetup is going to be at Chapman school on the evening of Saturday, September 22 from 6pm to 8pm, when a massive swarm of swifts fly into the enormous chimney of a school building. It’s a weird Portland thing, ok? Also it’s walking distance (sort of — a... »

Beeminder ♥ Toggl

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Beeminder ♥ Toggl

We have so many opinions about time tracking! To start, there are three fundamental ways to track your time: Manually Passively Stochastically For passive tracking, you should install RescueTime (and hook it... »

Feature Announcement: General Mercy

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Feature Announcement: General Mercy

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth and derailing on a Beeminder goal meant getting a week of respite. That is still in fact the default. After derailing you get a week of safety buffer. It gives you »

Beeminder Scholarships to Attend Quantified Self 2018 in Portland

Saturday, August 4th, 2018
Beeminder Scholarships to Attend Quantified Self 2018 in Portland

By coincidence the global Quantified Self conference is in our own hometown of Portland this year, September 22-23. Some of you will recall it was in Amsterdam last year and »

Slytherin 404 Errors

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Slytherin 404 Errors

UPDATE for webdev nerds: We realized we meant “403 Forbidden” rather than “401 Not Authorized”. Here’s a little information leak we noticed and fixed some months (ok, the better part of a year — blush!) after we publicly launched in late 2011: Say our user Alice has two goals. One is her book reading... »

A Monastery is a Commitment Device

Friday, June 29th, 2018
A Monastery is a Commitment Device

Huge thanks to David Howell (see also his impressive Beeminder gallery) for valiantly coming to our... »

Beeminder in the Wall Street Journal Every Five Years

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Beeminder in the Wall Street Journal Every Five Years

Guess who’s covered in the Wall Street Journal again! You’re very good at guessing. It may not count as the front page this time (unlike last time) since this front page article doesn’t start talking about Beeminder... »

The Fifty Goals of Brent Yorgey

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
The Fifty Goals of Brent Yorgey

We called Brent Yorgey’s previous guest post an absolute inspiration, but we misspoke. That post was highly pragmatic advice that everyone should read. It’s this post that’s the pure inspiration. We hope it gives you new ideas for things to beemind! In my... »

How To Use Beeminder Without Ever (Hardly Ever) Leaving Emacs

Friday, May 11th, 2018
How To Use Beeminder Without Ever (Hardly Ever) Leaving Emacs

We’re honored to have Marcin Borkowski guest blogging for us today. Dr. Borkowski is a professor and programmer in Poland, and a hardcore Beeminder user for four years now with 39 active goals. This post is highly nerdcentric but... »

Beeminding And All That Jazz

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Beeminding And All That Jazz

Special guest post by Beeminder superfan and real-life friend, Kim Harrison, the Director of Education at PDX Jazz. We’re glowing with pride to read how one of our dear... »