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The Sting of Work: How I Use Beeminder, Part Two

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
The Sting of Work: How I Use Beeminder, Part Two

Brennan K. Brown is back with the sequel to his previous article. It’s a wonderful collection of advice and insight about creating Beeminder goals. Recommended reading for newbees and veterans alike! In my »

The Tao of Bees: How I use Beeminder

Monday, September 11th, 2017
The Tao of Bees: How I use Beeminder

Brennan K. Brown has been using Beeminder for two years this week and is our new favorite user. (Don’t worry, we have a lot of favorite users. Mathematical fun fact: superlativity doesn’t imply uniqueness!) He achieved this coveted status (haha, but it does involve... »

The “I Will” System

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
The “I Will” System

“80% of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen “It should be completely implausible to describe a startup’s CEO as a flake.” — Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston’s heuristic for successful startups “Let your ‘yes’ mean yes, and your ‘no’ mean no. Anything more than this comes... »

Newbee Corner: What Happens When I Email Support?

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Newbee Corner: What Happens When I Email Support?

At some point in your Beeminder experience, you may find yourself needing to contact support. Usually this is because your goal has derailed — but you actually did your goal and just forgot to tell Beeminder about it! A fair amount of people apologize for this and ask if... »

Beemind Easy Things

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Beemind Easy Things

It’s almost New Year’s Day! Since I am both an eternal optimist and obsessed with productivity tips / planner Instagram / life improvement stories, this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE holiday of the year. For the last week or so, I’ve spent a decent amount of time... »

The Shirk & Turk Principle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
The Shirk & Turk Principle

The tagline for Amazon Mechanical Turk is “Artificial Artificial Intelligence”. As in, faking your AI by using humans. Mechanical Turk is named after the contraption in the title image, which was a seeming chess-playing automaton from the late 1700s that was secretly operated by a small human hidden inside. But this post isn’t about Amazon’s nifty service or... »

Team Black vs Team Yellow: The Two Styles of Beeminding

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Team Black vs Team Yellow: The Two Styles of Beeminding

This is a guest post by Oliver Mayor, an avid Beeminder user for going on four years. He’s a software developer who’s interested in human-behavior-shaping technology and often has pretty deep insights related to Beeminder. We were especially... »

The Cockroach Principle

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
The Cockroach Principle

If you spot one cockroach in your kitchen you can rest assured that there are hordes of them sneaking around not making themselves noticed. Or maybe possibly it was just that one passing through, but if you see another one you’re very probably supporting a colony with the biomass of a blue... »

16 Obscure Beeminder Features

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
16 Obscure Beeminder Features

It’s our first ever listicle! We tried these out in a daily and weekly beemail and even among those most hardcore users, many didn’t know about many of these features. For the average feature in this list, 30% of daily subscribers and 40% of weekly subscribers weren’t aware of it. So here they are, listed... »

Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder Autodata (QS 2015)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder Autodata (QS 2015)

This isn’t exactly new news but a few months ago we posted the video of Beeminder CTO Bethany Soule’s talk at the 2015 Quantified Self conference and we finally got the video for my talk at QS2015 as well so we’re posting that... »