Beeminding All The Things

Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Brent Yorgey
All The Things

First, this guest post is an absolute inspiration and we implore you to read it. We’ve talked about Brent Yorgey before in press roundups but we’ll assume you don’t read those and repeat our gushing in this introduction. If you don’t know him, Professor Yorgey is well-known in the ... »

The Dirty Plate Club

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By dreeves
A plate with food left on it, formed into a face

This is going to start out sounding super common-sensical but will leap to a characteristically preposterous-sounding conclusion that I, characteristically, actually believe. Not as preposterous-sounding as, say, beeminding bites, but still. The obvious part is that if you have food left on your plate but are full, it’s more wasteful (waistful,... »

Feature Unannouncement: Exponential Roads Going Piecewise Linear

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
By dreeves

We have what sounds like bad news for Beeminder supernerds who use fanciness like exponential roads, but hear us out! We’re getting rid of exponential roads. I know, gasp! We’ve already migrated the small number of exponential roads... »

Negative Reinforcement ≠ Punishment

Friday, January 12, 2018
By Michele Gregoire Gill
Homer Simpson demonstrating the four fundamental types of reward and punishment

Prof Michele Gregoire Gill is back! In her previous post she mentioned that Beeminder, in large part, motivates her via negative reinforcement. If you think that makes her sound... »

Schelling Fences on Slippery Slopes

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Scott Alexander
Fences on a slippery (snowy) slope

Special guest post by Scott Alexander of Slate Star Codex! This was originally published on LessWrong in 2012 but was in want of a better home. So it may be an exaggeration... »

500 Words A Day

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Kara Timmins
Timmins's book cover

We’re honored to have sci-fi/fantasy author (and years-long Beeminder fan) Kara Timmins guest-blogging for us today about her secret to getting novels published. Ok, it’s not a secret. I mean, if we had our way it would be the diametric opposite of a secret. In case... »