Random thoughts, mostly recycled from Twitter

Our bathroom sink is blocked up today, and we can’t get ahold of a plumber because it’s Saturday. 

I got this cool new Moleskine notebook with a picture of a Johnny Chair on it. Unfortunately, I haven’t really used it yet, because I can’t think of anything to write in a paper notebook. It’s so small that I feel as though I should save it for something significant. Maybe that’s the wrong approach, nevertheless. Maybe I should just start writing and something good will come up. Remember the limitations of analog media?

Still using Beeminder, and managing to stay just barely on the wagon with my goals. I set up a blogging goal, but it illustrates one of the issues with Beeminder. Progress is cumulative, so I could blog three times, and then, at least according to Beeminder, I wouldn’t have to blog again for another three weeks. That violates the spirit of the blogpact. As with many things on Beeminder, there’s probably a setting for it, and I just haven’t found it yet. I didn’t know how to set the time zone, so I tweeted about it, and someone from Beeminder helped me out.

As a workaround, I’ll refrain from noting this post on Beeminder, and will refrain from noting any blog posts unless I’m within 7 days of missing my goal.

2 Replies to “Random thoughts, mostly recycled from Twitter”

  1. Nope, not creepy. It’s a public blog, so I welcome constructive responses. Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. Ooh, your workaround is smart and we’re working on something similar, that we’ve code-named "retroratchet". What we don’t like about your workaround is that you don’t end up with accurate data about your actual posting frequency, which is a big part of Beeminder, the whole Quantified Self aspect.I’d actually recommend just temporarily dialing up the steepness of your yellow brick road to get rid of excess safety buffer. That can be tedious, though, with having to remember to dial it back down again before making yourself derail.Eager to hear more thoughts you may have!Danny of BeeminderPS: Yes, I know, we’re like Santa Claus ("sees you when you’re sleeping, knows when you’re awake" etc) or something. Sorry if we’re being creepy!

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