Archive for November, 2007

An IE bug tracked down

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Today i tracked down the cause of a bug in Internet Explorer that causes an ‘Unterminated string constant’ javascript error. It is when a task name has an apostrophe in it! I’m sure i’ll be able to fix it now that i’ve realised what it is.
In order to verify this i have downloaded the incredible [...]

User icons provided by Gravatar

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

A couple of times it has been asked that people be able to upload user icons (avatars). I have always resisted until now, because MyChores is not a social networking site. However, today i happened upon Gravatar (globally recognised avatar) which allows you to associate an avatar with an email address, and then it will [...]

Filter workload by team

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

A new feature tonight: each team now has its own workload view. If you are in more than one team you might want to see the workload for just one team at a time. It works exactly the same as the standard workload view, just with an extra bit of filtering.
This is something i wanted [...]

Team colour revisited

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Having had the thumbs-up from Jennifer on the team colour-coding, i have tweaked it such that you can set the text colour as well as background colour.
I have started using it and it really makes a difference when you belong to more than one team. Thanks Jennifer for a fantastic suggestion!

Two small functional changes

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Tonight i have made a small change to the sort order when you are viewing your workload by due date.
It used to sort in the following way: Due date, list, task name.
Now it includes importance in the sort: Due date, importance, list, task name.
This is again thanks to Jennifer who suggests that within a date [...]

Sorry for unexpected downtime

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

MyChores was down for about an hour this morning, unexpectedly for me. What actually happened was HostingRails were upgrading the server - it now has twice as much RAM as before. This is a good thing - hopefully should mean faster response times for us now.
Apparently there is an RSS feed that i can watch [...]

Colour-coded teams (beta test)

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

I received an interesting suggestion from Jennifer yesterday, who wrote:
An idea would be to colour coat each Team you have in your list. Then each list & tasks would be assigned the colour the Team was given.
I felt inspired to have a go at that last night. As a result you can now edit [...]

Minor statistics addition

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

I updated the public statistics page to add a bar chart at the bottom, showing the five most popular themes. This is mostly for my own interest, but i guess there could be a few people out there who love statistics as much as i do!
The majority of people never seem to change their theme, [...]

MyChores for Kids

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Just to say i have made a good start on MCK (MyChores for Kids) today and it’s coming on quite nicely! I think there’s a chance we might have it by the end of the year! ;) Seriously, it has taken me a long time to get around to it, but i’ve been doing a [...]

Only today’s tasks?

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Well here’s something i knocked up in an hour - a useful suggestion from Jerry, that the workload list might be configurable to show only today’s tasks. No overdue tasks, no tasks due tomorrow - just today’s.
Jerry’s reasoning is that it would be nice and easy for kids, and i totally agree. That would be [...]