Make A Plan To Forget

Thursday, August 26, 2021
By dreeves
Bee looking at string on finger with lightbulb above head

This is going to sound painfully obvious at first — “Don’t assume you’ll remember things! Create reminders!” — but bear with me. There are two useful, nonobvious things here: Sometimes you think of something you need to remember while, say, driving, or talking to someone. You can’t always email yourself or write something down but you can still do something like... »

Beeminder ♥ CodeCombat

Monday, July 26, 2021
By dreeves
A bee with a sword and shield and a CodeCombat belt

Fun fact that is not remotely a coincidence: The founder and CEO of CodeCombat is a friend and Beeminder superfan and previous guest blogger here on the Beeminder blog! In fact, ... »

Beeminder ♥ Pocket

Monday, July 5, 2021
By dreeves
Beeminder and Pocket logos

There are a lot of Pocket fans in Beeminderland. Me personally included. I find it a powerful anti-procrastination strategy to save an article to Pocket when it threatens to suck me in during the workday. But that strategy really depends on my having some confidence that saving to... »

Fractional Beeminding

Friday, July 2, 2021
By dreeves
A bee thinking about fractions

Bethany previously described this basic idea at the end of my old Bucketminding post. »

Fake Data Is The Devil

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
By dreeves
Devil bee

“I eagerly anticipate how you’re going to write a blog post about an infohazard.” — User in the Beeminder community Discord This is going to sound funny but we’ve toyed with having a rule in the Beeminder community against even mentioning the concept of fake data. Especially funny is that instead we’re doing the diametric opposite and... »

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Hello Bright Red Line

Thursday, May 27, 2021
By dreeves
A bee dressed as Elton John looking out at a yellow brick road

I believe this is our first blog post with a theme song. Remember last year when we replaced Beeminder’s Yellow Brick Road with a so-called »