Is Beeminder Self-Blackmail?

Thursday, June 23, 2022
By dreeves
Bee self-blackmailing, i.e., sending itself a black piece of mail

Beeminder user Parrhesia recently told us about a failed attempt to proselytize Beeminder. The person he recommended it to said they knew about Beeminder and viewed it as self-blackmail. That it degrades trust in your future self. They advocated behavior change by bringing your present self... »

Troubleshooting My Toothbrush

Thursday, June 9, 2022
By shanaqui
A bee brushing teeth while juggling goslings (we are not fucking with you, blind people, that's the image!)

Working in Beeminder support, it’s hard to avoid noticing that folks sometimes feel a bit embarrassed about their goals. Or at least of the fact that they need to beemind learning how to juggle goslings when everyone else is born knowing how. So let me put it right out there: my most socially embarrassing goal is... »

Beeminder But On The Blockchain?

Thursday, May 26, 2022
By dreeves
A bee on a blockchain

Let us start by saving you a lot of time: No. Beeminder does not need to or want to be on the blockchain. Are you still here? We figured we’d write about this now because a new Beeminder competitor called »

Both Sides Now

Thursday, May 12, 2022
By shanaqui
Maybe temporary Joni Mitchell picture

Way back in 2014 we blogged about how people who wanted to mind both sides of the red line (called the Yellow Brick Road in those days) were all wrong to want that. We’re still pretty opiniated and still aren’t adding this as a feature, but... »

Beeminder ♥ freeCodeCamp

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
By dreeves
Beeminder and freeCodeCamp logo mashup

We’re pretty enamored with integrating with learn-to-code tools. Most recently CodeCombat and »

Alliterative Alimentation

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
By dreeves
Days of the week with images for each themed eating day

Want to hear my latest weirdo approach to diet? Probably you do, out of morbid curiosity at least. My goal in concocting this was to implement something a bit like intermittent fasting as a weight management strategy, and also to nudge my eating in a healthier direction. Also I like alliteration. More to the point, I really thrive on... »