Our Label Ontology For Issue Tracking

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By dreeves
Collage of bug labels

We’re pretty transparent about how we do things here in the beehive. We share revenue graphs and anything else you’d care to know. But I know the big question on everyone’s mind has been “what labels do they use for bugs in their issue tracker?” Well here I am... »

Newbee Corner: What Happens When I Email Support?

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Chelsea Miller
Picture of a pencil telling an eraser, 'you just don't seem very supportive'

At some point in your Beeminder experience, you may find yourself needing to contact support. Usually this is because your goal has derailed — but you actually did your goal and just forgot to tell Beeminder about it! A fair amount of people apologize for this and ask if... »

Press Roundup to Trump All Press Roundups

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Lillian Karabaic
"The Story of How Things Came to Bee" Introduction

Last week we had a reporter contact us looking for examples of commitment contracts involving Donald Trump. She was wondering if anyone uses anything Trump-related as an anti-charity or... »

Beeminder ♥ Todoist

Friday, January 6, 2017
By Lillian Karabaic
Beeminder and Todoist

Picking the right way to organize your to-do’s is a big decision. Paper & pencil, smartphone app, calendar, blank playing cards, or the old “in your head” method. A lot of folks use Todoist. While Todoist is fantastic for keeping track... »

Beemind Easy Things

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Chelsea Miller
Person about to make a very easy soccer goal

It’s almost New Year’s Day! Since I am both an eternal optimist and obsessed with productivity tips / planner Instagram / life improvement stories, this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE holiday of the year. For the last week or so, I’ve spent a decent amount of time... »

The Shirk & Turk Principle

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
By dreeves
Sketch of the original Mechanical Turk

The tagline for Amazon Mechanical Turk is “Artificial Artificial Intelligence”. As in, faking your AI by using humans. Mechanical Turk is named after the contraption in the title image, which was a seeming chess-playing automaton from the late 1700s that was secretly operated by a small human hidden inside. But this post isn’t about Amazon’s nifty service or... »