My SANS goal, which recorded the time spent studying the notes from a SANS security course. There were six thick books that needed to be learnt well enough to pass a difficult open-book exam. The goal enforced, IIRC, initially two hours a day and then towards the end three hours a day. I passed the exam at the master level (91% I think), which was a rare score, and would have been completely impossible without Beeminder keeping me on track. <3
I have fond memories of my Latin goal too. I enjoyed learning Latin just for fun but eventually realised that I’d never be as good at reading Latin as I’d like to be and the initial gloss wore off. I’m still glad though that I learnt as much as I did, and gained a better understanding of grammar in general.
Looking through my archived goals was actually an interesting and useful process! I’ve found three or four old forgotten ones that could be restarted because they’d be useful again now / soon. @dreev I wonder if this thread is worth a boost in a beemail?