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beeminder + nanowrimo = bartlebee


#1

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#2

I don’t plan on doing nanowrimo but I would use an app like this to track
my own daily writing. Currently use 750words.com or just wordpad and I use
word count and enter the data manually into Beeminder. Would be nice to
have the two combined.

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.comwrote:

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#3

Oooh, how about doing this as an emacs mode (for the emacs nerds among
us)? I’m not the world’s greatest emacs-lisp hacker but may take a stab at
it at some point (though not in time for nanowrimo)…

-Brent

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Jake Jenkins j2jenkins@gmail.com wrote:

I don’t plan on doing nanowrimo but I would use an app like this to track
my own daily writing. Currently use 750words.com or just wordpad and I
use word count and enter the data manually into Beeminder. Would be nice
to have the two combined.

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.comwrote:

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#4

that sounds awesome. someone once suggested automatically beeminding
tasks in emacs org-mode, which would also be super cool. (if it was
someone on this list, can you remind me who?)

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Brent Yorgey byorgey@gmail.com wrote:

Oooh, how about doing this as an emacs mode (for the emacs nerds among us)?
I’m not the world’s greatest emacs-lisp hacker but may take a stab at it at
some point (though not in time for nanowrimo)…

-Brent

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Jake Jenkins j2jenkins@gmail.com wrote:

I don’t plan on doing nanowrimo but I would use an app like this to track
my own daily writing. Currently use 750words.com or just wordpad and I use
word count and enter the data manually into Beeminder. Would be nice to
have the two combined.

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#5

I know someone who would be very keen. I haven’t used etherpad - but
presumably you could beemind any public etherpad? Would be nice to have
pads stored (or at least mirrored) locally.

On Monday, October 22, 2012 1:53:18 PM UTC+11, Daniel Reeves wrote:

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#6

yeah, any public etherpad should be fine. i run an instance at
hippo.padm.us and have a script that mirrors them to my laptop (which
i avert my eyes from if they’re ones other people created, if that’s
sufficient privacy assurance for you).

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

I know someone who would be very keen. I haven’t used etherpad - but
presumably you could beemind any public etherpad? Would be nice to have pads
stored (or at least mirrored) locally.

On Monday, October 22, 2012 1:53:18 PM UTC+11, Daniel Reeves wrote:

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#7

Voila! blog.beeminder.com/nanowrimo

Eager to hear if any of you try it!

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

yeah, any public etherpad should be fine. i run an instance at
hippo.padm.us and have a script that mirrors them to my laptop (which
i avert my eyes from if they’re ones other people created, if that’s
sufficient privacy assurance for you).

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

I know someone who would be very keen. I haven’t used etherpad - but
presumably you could beemind any public etherpad? Would be nice to have pads
stored (or at least mirrored) locally.

On Monday, October 22, 2012 1:53:18 PM UTC+11, Daniel Reeves wrote:

Are any of you nanowrimo fans? Back in the Kibotzer days we hacked up
a mashup with etherpad that would show your wordcount and yellow brick
road as you typed your novel in an etherpad. It was pretty cool. We’ve
also hacked up something that works similarly with Google Docs. So I’m
thinking we should package this up in time for nanowrimo. It will be
pretty easy with Google Apps Script – I just deployed an email snooze
app written that way that works like a charm (normal-person friendly
and everything): messymatters.com/snooze

If anyone isn’t familiar, nanowrimo = national novel writing month.
It’s a pretty big deal.

We have a great name for Beeminder’s nanowrimo play: Bartlebee


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com


#8

The link mentioned on the blogpost doesn’t seem to allow linking up to our NanoWriMo pages. Or is there some way I’m missing? It isn’t mentioned anywhere…