Archive for the 'globalisation' 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 [...]

Upgrade complete

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

We are now up and running with Rails 2.0.2. There were a few unforseen difficulties along the way, and you will probably need to login again. We are now storing session information in the database rather than cache in your browser. This turns out to be more secure.
The American English spellings are ready and our [...]

Awesomeness on its way!

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I am very excited about some enhancements coming very soon! Firstly, let me tell you about something i released last month but kept quiet about it: in-place editing. You can now edit a task’s title and due date from your workload list without going to the edit page. It needs a setting activated in Preferences [...]

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 [...]

US date format

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Good news to people in America: you can now view your dates in US date format.
I am so sorry for taking ages to get around to this. As you may recall, i started on it and then my computer’s power supply died. I was dreading getting back into it and remembering how far i’d got [...]

Just a quick update

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Followers of my personal journal will know that i have been having computer troubles. I think the power supply unit died following a series of little power cuts that we had last weekend. I have ordered a new PSU and will be putting it together next week. Hopefully that will bring the computer back to [...]

New options

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Two new things are available today: an easier way to delete multiple tasks at once, and the option to leave MyChores. Not that i want anyone to leave, but i think people are more likely to trust a site that they know they can leave whenever they want to. I guess it also allows people [...]


Monday, August 27th, 2007

Tonight marks the beginning of a shift towards full globalisation on MyChores (globalization if you’re in America!)
All pages now send a UTF8 header to your browser, and all tables in the database have been converted to UTF8. I have tested it pretty thoroughly to ensure that no data was lost in the process, but if [...]

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 [...]