Archive for 2018

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... »

Does Practice Make Perfect?

Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Does Practice Make Perfect?

Ivana Kurecic is a PhD student in quantum information theory who beeminds dozens of things. One of her hobbies is translating incomprehensible scientific papers into stuff you should care about, at Happy Turtle Things, and today we’re lucky to get a taste of that (with... »

Barfing Cats and Other Stories from Talking to Weasels in Support

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Barfing Cats and Other Stories from Talking to Weasels in Support

We’ve written a lot about weaseling and cheating (combatting it, recovering from it) in Beeminderland, and about how we approach customer support. Today we thought we’d share some of our standard responses... »

Beeminding All The Things

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Beeminding All The Things

First, this guest post is an absolute inspiration and we implore you to read it. We’ve talked about Brent Yorgey before in press roundups but we’ll assume you don’t read those and repeat our gushing in this introduction. If you don’t know him, Professor Yorgey is well-known in the ... »

The Dirty Plate Club

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
The Dirty Plate Club

This is going to start out sounding super common-sensical but will leap to a characteristically preposterous-sounding conclusion that I, characteristically, actually believe. Not as preposterous-sounding as, say, beeminding bites, but still. The obvious part is that if you have food left on your plate but are full, it’s more wasteful (waistful,... »

Feature Unannouncement: Exponential Roads Going Piecewise Linear

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Feature Unannouncement: Exponential Roads Going Piecewise Linear

We have what sounds like bad news for Beeminder supernerds who use fanciness like exponential roads, but hear us out! We’re getting rid of exponential roads. I know, gasp! We’ve already migrated the small number of exponential roads... »