Take the Beeminder founders' money


The blog goal should’ve been safe. We actually finished it around midnight and then scheduled it to auto-post a couple minutes before the deadline. Not to taunt you all (!) but to give the author, @tierrabluebird, time to vet our last edits before it went live in the morning.

If you refreshed http://beeminder.com/meta/blog at 5:59am or later it should’ve been in the green. Eager to hear if that wasn’t the case!


I just didn’t know how to read your graph properly. I saw it hitting the red line, which made it look like that’s what happens when it blows the timing? What’s the red line for?


If I had stayed up until 559 watching it I would have been pretty annoyed to hear you timed it that way though :slight_smile:


Ah, let us explain! https://blog.beeminder.com/glossary/#eep

Ha, that’s super fair! But it’s so par for the course for us to be legitimately down to the wire. Like I’m usually making edits in the literal last seconds before the deadline. So I guess occasionally being artificially down to the wire doesn’t seem like a big deal in light of that. :slight_smile:


Oh so if I’m understanding right, then it wouldn’t even have mattered if it was past 5:59, you would have had the whole next day to catch up?


No, we had the whole previous day. 6am was the hard deadline!


Ah! okay




I finished it with plenty of time to spare but forgot to update the goal today, so I guess by “spirit of the goal”, it’s not a legit derail.




Beemail went off

[[confirmed! $270 paid to @nevan!]]


A spectacular end to a very long run. Five months without a single slip. Thank you!


Notice! @bee and I are headed to Microconf this weekend and decided that from now until the end of the conference (we’ll say 1 week) it makes sense to swap @bee’s Most Important Thing from Yellow Brick Half-Plane – beeminder.com/b/mit-roaded – to making a new commitwall and reactivating inactive users with fear-of-god emails (it’s a long story, but all relevant to things we’ll be talking to people about at Microconf and important for Beeminder’s sustainability!): beeminder.com/b/mit-fogwall

PS: As anti-weaseling insurance, we’re starting the new goal with the same amount of (negative) safety buffer as the current Most Important Thing goal. Just to make sure we’re never tempted to be like “gosh, I’m about to derail on my MIT goal – maybe I want a different MIT!”. :slight_smile:


Has Beemail derailed or doesn’t it count? I’m so confused :smiley:


I did derail on beeminder.com/d/beemail last week but @nevan already claimed the money!


Fogwall went off

[[confirmed! $5 paid to @nevan!]]


Looks like d/meta has derailed?

[[confirmed! $270 paid to @Tarn]]

Thoughts and experiences with big(ger) pledge Amounts?

Meta went off

[[beaten by @Tarn!]]


Support Zero went off


Turns out we eked by on that one! Per fine print rule #4.