Last summer, I posted here about trying out Beeminder, the productivity tool that combines pretty graphs with a financial incentive to get the stuff done that you want to do, but tend to put off. Despite a lot of ups and downs, I'm still using it, and thought this would be a good time to evaluate my experiences with it.
I learned a good new word the other day: akrasia, or acting against one's better judgment. That is to say, not doing the things you would prefer to do, even though you have the capability. A good example might be all the nights I've spent staring glumly at the computer screen, rather than writing or blogging or reading.