For me the issue is that seeing HH:MM always gets confusing because I’m never sure if it’s HH:MM or MM:SS. Having the option to have it displayed as HH:MM:SS would alleviate that.
There, sent DMs to two curious people about the actual goal, but that’s it. And don’t you dare leak it or I’ll get angery
Hmm, why don’t you use a timer other than beeminder, and just enter the number of minutes as a value? So if you want to do the task for 10 minutes a day, your goal rate would be 10/day and if you time yourself doing the task for 2 minutes just enter a 2.
Or, if you want to do the task for 10 minutes, you could just set your goal to 10:00 (that is, 10 hours) and then manually enter data as if it were MM:SS? So if you do the task for 2 minutes and 10 seconds you’d enter 02:10.
I know, I know, these are hacks and it should just work how we want it. But it might help.