Redqueening, Inbox Zero, Backlogs, and Fluid Dynamics

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
By dreeves
A vat with a lot of liquid flowing in and a trickle flowing out

If you’re a fan of Mark Forster (as we certainly are) then this whole post amounts to giving a name — “redqueening” — to step 2 of his »

Dogfood Binge

Thursday, October 10, 2019
By Mary Renaud

nomnomnom Imagine how good a manufacturer of dogfood would have to think their dogfood is to eat it themselves! When a company uses the thing they make, especially as part of running the company, it’s called dogfooding. We’ve been dogfooding Beeminder like maniacs for years, and paying users when we derail... »

How To Technically Count As A Vegetarian While Eating Animals

Thursday, September 26, 2019
By dreeves
A skeptical cow

Ok, there’s “technically” and there’s “technically”. If your definition of a vegetarian is “someone who never eats meat” then I’m pretty stuck on making good on this title. But someone who ate meat in the past and doesn’t anymore counts, of course. So maybe there’s wiggle room here? Someone who eats meat only at Christmas dinner and never any... »

Motivational Archetypes

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
By dreeves

Which motivational archetype do you most identify with: Philosopher — better understand the universe, live the life of the mind Hedonist — go on adventures, have wild romances Caregiver — have meaningful relationships, raise children Creator — make beautiful things, make enduring things Politician — lead and influence people, improve the world I would call myself a Philosopher, then Creator/Politician, followed... »

Add Datapoints From the Notifications Bar (Even While Your Phone Is Locked!)

Friday, August 23, 2019
By Thomas Kahn
A lock and chain

We’re delighted to have a guest post today by Thomas Kahn (who we were also fortunate enough to meet last month at the Frankfurt Beeminder meetup). Thomas is trained as a lawyer... »

Pareto Dominating The Pledge Cap UI For Goal Creation

Friday, August 9, 2019
By dreeves
An old fashioned can of Pledge furniture polish

This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series! Previously we defined Pareto dominance and what that means for software, and then we made our case for and committed to the »