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Startup: Beeminder.com

Blog: MessyMatters.com

Homepage: Dreev.es

Twitter.com/dreev

Favorite programming language: Mathematica

Random fact: Dreeves is an ultra-marathon inline skater


Oct
23
answered Scientific studies on the default duration of a pomodoro?
Sep
18
answered I end up doing something else even when I know what should I be doing
Jun
5
answered How do I get my motivation going?
May
30
awarded  Announcer
Apr
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
20
answered What is the average time lost when interruptions break your train of thought?
Mar
13
answered How do I prevent myself from feeling too relaxed during the uneventful weeks preceding big deadlines?
Feb
21
awarded  Critic
Feb
21
comment How can I list down website passwords for better productivity?
No no, you should only reuse passwords on sites you don't care about. Using a long, "secure" password doesn't help at all if you use it on a site that stores it in plaintext and then gets hacked. Getting your password bruteforced is the least of your worries.
Feb
21
answered Which computer-based Pomodoro timers exist and what are their features?
Feb
14
comment I want to track pages of book read per day
Ooh, as a cofounder of Beeminder I'm very keen to learn why you say Beeminder didn't work for this kind of goal. Is it that you're not into the commitment device aspect of Beeminder? Here's a list of tools that are just focused on tracking: blog.beeminder.com/trackhack
Feb
7
answered What consequences should a missed deadline have?
Feb
7
answered Important long-run goals vs urgent tasks
Jan
26
answered How do I deal with distractions when working on a computer?
Jan
22
comment How do I make myself stop doing addictive activity?
Btw, I can tell you that in practice, abuse of a Force Majeure clause (the "SOS clause", as we more commonly call it) just never happens.
Jan
22
comment How do I make myself stop doing addictive activity?
Thanks Denis! Great points, though I disagree with the otherwise sage Dr Goldstein on both those reasons for shunning commitment devices. A crutch? Please. If it works, it works! And as for weaseling, that just means you didn't set up a very good commitment device. In my biased opinion, Beeminder will be your salvation there! :) The stronger argument against commitment devices is the inherent cost of limiting your future flexibility. Here again I think Beeminder shines, cutting the inflexibility to the bare minimum with a one week "akrasia horizon".
Jan
17
answered How do I make myself stop doing addictive activity?
Jan
10
revised How to be more productive at my own side project while having a family and a full-time job?
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Jan
10
answered How to be more productive at my own side project while having a family and a full-time job?
Jan
3
answered How can I achieve my New Years resolutions?