Archive for the 'admin' Category

Email problems

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

I am sorry for the ongoing email problems that we are experiencing. I am still trying to work with the hosting company to get issues fixed after the upgrade this week.

We’re back!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I am so sorry for MyChores down time for much of today. The hosting company did a server upgrade and something must have gone wrong because it failed to come back again afterwards.
However, they have been very good and fixed it for us, as far as i can tell things are back to normal. Please [...]

Logo contest - it’s time to vote!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

With thanks to, here is the poll where you can vote for your favourite new logo (or vote for the current one if you want to keep it the same).

New MyChores Logo contest(online surveys)

Click each entry to see a bigger version. It will open in a new window/tab.
It’s not too late to get your [...]

MyChores domain model diagram

Monday, April 13th, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered how MyChores all works behind the scenes, here’s a little diagram to explain it:
MyChores domain model diagram
I have spent the Easter weekend working very hard on a new version of MyChores. I’m tidying up the code significantly, and implementing a few nice tweaks along the way. I have freshened up the [...]

Calling MyChores members for a Wired magazine article

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Wired magazine is looking to interview MyChores members. I don’t know very much except that the article is about life-tracking technologies, so i presume it’ll be about how MyChores helps in your day-to-day life.
Please let me know if you’re willing to be interviewed and i’ll pass your details along. Thanks!

Facebook fan group

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

It is with some embarrassment that i report there is now a Facebook fan group for MyChores, courtesy of Kristen Bonardi Rapp, who says it is for “Fans and friends of the MyChores system”.
It is with even greater embarrassment that i notice i have been tagged as “Creative Genius Behind The Site” - heh, thanks [...]

Pictures are back!

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

No thanks to HostingRails (hem hem!) i have managed to restore almost all of the user-uploaded pictures. In the end we only lost 32 pictures. If you are one of the people who have lost pictures, i am sorry, you will have to upload them again.
Apologies again for the problem, and the delay taken to [...]

Pictures update

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Unfortunately i regret to say that things are not looking good for restoring the pictures.
Apparently HostingRails only keep 1 week’s worth of backups, and the earliest backup they have (now 10th December) has no pictures.
I am trying to see whether there is any other way we can get the pictures restored. If not, i’m sorry [...]

Sorry for the downtime

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

MyChores is currently temporarily unavailable. We are just trying to configure it to use Capistrano. Hopefully we’ll be back very soon! Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime.
Okay, we are back up and now using the new Capistrano configuration. Apologies for the yo-yo effect today. I hope you weren’t too badly affected. Also i must [...]

Donate to MyChores

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Whilst browsing github just now i accidentally stumbled upon an option for donations. I accidentally clicked it and entered my email address and before i knew it, wow, i had an account set up on Pledgie!

Going open source has inspired not just me, but at least two other people to clone the code and work [...]