X-Treme Nerd Interlude: Computing and Visualizing Level Curves of the Days-To-Derailment Function for the Upcoming Yellow Brick Half-Plane New World Order

Thursday, May 14, 2020
By Uluç Saranlı
Graph with isolines

For background on the Yellow Brick Half-Plane that a normal human could conceivably care about, see our previous post on how we’re killing the custom lane widths feature. This post is strictly for abnormal humans, and/or, more realistically, for ourselves, because math... »

Feature Unannouncement: Death To Custom Lane Widths

Friday, May 1, 2020
By dreeves
A yellow brick road being squeezed by a vice grip

This is the next phase in our elaborate evil plan codenamed Yellow Brick Half-Plane. Benevolent plan, I meant to say. The previous phase was killing off auto-widening yellow brick roads. Background: Yellow Brick Whatnow? To start at the very beginning… The Yellow Brick Road is the path on your... »

Schedule Breaks On All The Things!

Monday, April 20, 2020
By dreeves
Broken staircase with Infinibee shuttling stick figure across

There’s a huge irony in us shipping this feature during the coronavirus lockdown. Namely, none of us need it for the foreseeable future! Our calendars are like an infinite Euclidean half-plane covered in fresh snow. (Ok, fine, I floated that claim among some hardcore Beeminder users and they vehemently disagreed. Examples of why this is great during a pandemic... »

Self-Isolation Strategies: Nikki’s Operation Safety Bubble

Monday, March 30, 2020
By shanaqui
Bunny in a box

Your beloved Support Czar Nikki (AKA shanaqui) is next in our trapped-in-our-apartments blog series (previously: Mary on creating challenges) and gives some inspiring examples of how they’re beeminding... »

Self-Isolation Strategies: Mary On Creating Challenges To Make Time Pass

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By Mary Renaud
hourglass

Welcome to our new trapped-in-our-apartments blog series, where we tell you how we workerbees are coping with our coronavirus confinements. Mary Renaud is kicking it off with her strategy of challenging herself to finish fun or difficult feats before we’re released from captivity. She’s got some great suggestions! My favorite... »

How To Write Functional Specs

Thursday, March 12, 2020
By dreeves
Electromagnetic spectrum

We’re assuming here that you’re already conceptually on board with writing specs. If you’re skeptical, Joel Spolsky will set you straight! Here’s my own mini-pitch for specs: Writing... »