Archive for January, 2009

I love statistics!

Monday, January 19th, 2009

So far this month we have completed 3,827 tasks between us, which is already 135 more than last month, and we’re only 19 days into January! The projected total for the month is 6,244 - way more than have ever been completed in any month before!

Last January we completed 3,166 - which was a record [...]

Resetting forgotten passwords

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I apologise to anybody who couldn’t log in recently due to the reset password functionality being broken. It is now fixed.
I am slowly going through the code bit by bit, tidying things up. Now that i’ve started, i’m finding more and more that i want to refactor. I know the importance and value of writing [...]

Spotting patterns!

Friday, January 16th, 2009

It has been interesting to watch the statistics this month. I see some patterns emerging:

Very few chores were done on Christmas Day - and so it should be! :) The beginning of the year showed a flurry of activity, with many new people signing up, presumably having made new year’s resolutions to get organised! The [...]

Code improvements, slight performance improvements

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Tonight has been a productive night. I have started on some of the code optimisations that i’ve been waiting since September to get around to!
Some of it has been about reducing and reusing code, for consistency and for ease of writing and maintaining the codebase. Some of it has been about optimising to reduce the [...]

Whoops!

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

I applied a few security fixes a couple of days ago. I apparently overdid it slightly, accidentally making it so that no new people could register! I am sorry about that … it’s fixed now! :)

Filter by team members

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

We have a new functionality for people who are in teams with two or more people: filter by member.
This was suggested and implemented by Derek, who wanted the functionality to help oversee what other team members had to do.
You’ll find the new option in the filter menu at the bottom of the workload page.

The more [...]

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!

Email issues

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Apologies for the delay for some people to receive your signup emails and email verification links. The problem has been fixed and the backlog of emails is just being processed now.
I have also heard reports that some emails are being blocked or marked as spam by Yahoo and Gmail. I’m not sure whether this is [...]