Done with my PhD!

Skip to first unread message

Brent Yorgey

Oct 15, 2014, 2:39:54 PM10/15/14
Just successfully defended my dissertation yesterday.  I am not sure Beeminder really helped with making the slides for my defense:

Inline image 1

As you can see I more or less ignored Beeminder and then made all the slides in a panic at the last minute. =)

However, Beeminder most definitely helped with actually writing my dissertation!  Hours spent:

Inline image 2

Pages written:

Inline image 3

(That crazy pagecount spike in mid-August was my maniac week.)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Beeminder Support <>
Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 3:16 AM
Subject: beeminder success: byorgey/defense

You reached your goal date on byorgey/defense.
Wanna do it again?

Thanks so much for the beeminding so far!

 * Number of datapoints: 13
 * Days on track: 22
 * Amount pledged: $10

Unsubscribe from everything including bot reminders:

Sean Fellows

Oct 15, 2014, 2:58:32 PM10/15/14

I love the "Wanna do it again?" in the context of getting a PhD :)

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Akratics Anonymous" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to
For more options, visit

Brent Yorgey

Oct 15, 2014, 3:02:31 PM10/15/14
Hahaha, good point.  I most vehemently do NOT want to do it again. =)


Daniel Vainsencher

Oct 16, 2014, 1:40:13 AM10/16/14

Congratulations! I discovered bm too late to help with my thesis, but in time to help preserve my sanity in the interim, through exercise, house work etc.

Reply all
Reply to author
0 new messages