Archive for the 'timezones' Category

Time zone issues

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Time zone stuff really confuses me. It doesn’t help that the server is hosted in Central America whilst i’m in England. I’m never quite sure which way to move the offset.
If you joined MyChores in the last few hours or if you saved your profile since the update earlier today, you may have some issues [...]

Escalation update

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

I thought about this problem vaguely at the back of my mind all afternoon, and as i was walking home, the answer came to me! I am sure it is to do with time zones and daylight saving. MyChores is not clever enough to understand daylight saving … or rather, i am not clever enough [...]

Email notifications update

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Well, i’ll admit that wasn’t the smoothest MyChores update i’ve ever done! I managed to break the standard outbound email queue, a few people in Europe got sent the wrong tasks, and a few people in the UK received duplicate emails. I was so worried about whether i’d got the timezone thing right, i didn’t [...]

Timezone support for email notifications

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Wow, it’s been a long time coming, but i think i’ve finally achieved timezone support for email notifications. Emails were previously sent out at 4am GMT. This presumably meant that Americans were getting emails a day early, and Australians had to wait until the afternoon to get their email! Now i have an process polling [...]

Timezone Support

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

At long last, we have Timezone Support!
This won’t mean much to the majority of users, i suspect, and you shouldn’t notice a thing different. But to those of you who live in America and are tired of MyChores claiming it’s tomorrow when it’s still early evening, all you need do is go to your preferences [...]