Archive for August, 2007


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 [...]

Other small changes today

Monday, August 27th, 2007

In addition to tips, there are two little changes:
If your browser supports the hover menus, you will now see ‘Delete task’ as an option when you hover over a task. The popup “Are you sure?” will still appear, and it will tell you the name of the task, just so as you can be completely [...]

Tips! The new big thing on MyChores!

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Have you got a good tip to share? One of the many uses of baking soda, perhaps, or a clever technique for cleaning the floor? You can now share your tips on MyChores!
When you enter a tip, you can credit the source, perhaps it’s, “my grandmother”, or maybe a web link. You can also tag [...]

Forget that

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

MyChores *is* working, just not for me. Well, it works for me in Epiphany, but not in Firefox. It works alright for my partner. Is anyone else having trouble getting MyChores to load?

Something wrong with MyChores today

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I don’t know what is wrong, but MyChores won’t load today. I have emailed Rushed Sunlight, the hosting company to ask for help. We’ll get it sorted as soon as possible.
Oddly enough, this journal still works fine - another advantage of moving to WordPress! If i was still on Typo the journal would almost certainly [...]

500 PEOPLE!!!

Monday, August 20th, 2007

MyChores now has five hundred people signed up!! This incredible milestone was achieved this morning, and i saw it happen - it was one of my colleagues!! :D
Welcome to Carol, and thanks to everybody who has helped us to get to 500 people in 16 months! :)

A new idea in the pipeline

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Sorry if the move to WordPress caused loads of old entries to flood your RSS feed. I wondered if that might happen.
Just to say, i have been thinking of a couple of new things for MyChores, one of which is tips. Any member will be able submit cleaning tips which they might have picked up [...]

MyChores Journal now on WordPress

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

I have migrated this journal to use WordPress instead of Typo. I found Typo a bit tedious, especially as it went wrong a long time ago, breaking all the URLs, and i couldn’t work out how to fix it. I’ve just started using WordPress for a personal blog, and i love it! It’s very customisable, [...]