Archive for November, 2006

The problem when Twitter is unavailable

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Okay, i think i have solved the problem with Twitter being unavailable, by putting a rescue SocketError in the code. I guess we won’t know for sure if it’s fixed it unless Twitter becomes unavailable again, but i’m fairly confident we’ll be okay next time.
MyChores also now gives you a little bit of feedback on [...]

Twitter issues

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

An unfortunate side-effect of the Twitter integration is if Twitter is down (as it is at the moment) then MyChores will give an error when it tries to send a Twitter update.
If you have this problem you can either ignore the error (refresh your workload list and you’ll find that MyChores has updated correctly) or [...]

Pretty URLs and no more tallys

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

I decided to make use of Ruby on Rails’ easy peasy URL rewriting.
To link to a person (take MazzaRC for example) it now works like http://www.mychores.co.uk/person/MazzaRC.
The old method http://www.mychores.co.uk/people/show/19 still works, but the links should have been updated everywhere on the site to the new ‘pretty’ URLs.
Oh yes, one other change i made was to [...]

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 [...]

Twitter Integration!

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

MyChores now supports Twitter Integration!
If you have a Twitter account, and wish to have MyChores update it whenever you complete a task, you will find the option under ‘Preferences → Twitter Integration settings’.
You need to enter your Twitter email address and your Twitter password. Your Twitter password will be stored using a two-way encryption algorithm. [...]

More options for scheduling

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Wow, two updates in two days! I’m on a roll! Tonight’s update is really important – one that i’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
Let me explain the background. Previously, if you wanted something to happen every 4 weeks you’d have to specify a day of the week, so it would be like [...]

Twitter Integration?

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Anyone heard of or using Twitter.com?
It’s a site for posting a short message about what you’re currently doing. Somebody suggested to me that i integrate MyChores with it, so that every time you do a task you can have it automatically update on Twitter what you’ve done.
I like that idea because i’ve been looking for [...]

Task descriptions in your emails

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

It’s been a while but i’ve finally got round to adding another feature to the site.
As requested by MazzaRC (source of many great ideas) we can now request task descriptions with our emails.
In the Preferences page there is a new ticky box called “Include Descriptions”. Tick it if you want them, or not if you [...]