Still working at it…

A quick post to keep folks abreast of N2 and recurring tasks…

First: hats off to all those who have ever had to tackle this problem. It’s a lot harder than it looks. We keep getting close to the finish line and then find some edge case where our “next date” calculations break down.

Second: another humble bow before those who actually managed to create an interface that didn’t confuse the heck out of non-programmers.

Third: a few days ago we went back to the drawing board to simplify our recurring engine, and it looks like we may finally have a winner.  Just finished merging this into trunk and are refactoring surrounding code that leverages it to see if this one passes mustard. Still need to do some heavy testing to ensure we’ve got this one in the bag.

We’re making an exception to our rule about not working on weekends to keep the momentum going.




6 Comments on Still working at it…

  1. Chris Webb on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 11:38 am
  2. Just wanted to pass on best wishes – and thanks for keeping us up to to speed!

    Just keep focusing on how fantastic you’ll feel when it’s finally out there and you’ve cracked it! And remember we all appreciate the effort you guys are putting in.


  3. Nick Wilson on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 12:40 pm
  4. I’m glad to see you’re taking the time to get it right. I’m sure you have your hands full internally, but let me know if you’d like some additional beta (alpha?) testing before recurring tasks go live. I’d be happy to help and provide feedback.

  5. Dafyren on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 12:59 pm
  6. Thanks for the update. Looking forward to see the result. You guys rule.

  7. Jason on Sun, 20th Mar 2011 9:13 pm
  8. Good job, guys!

  9. Alain Lesage on Mon, 21st Mar 2011 12:24 pm
  10. Thanks for keeping us posted. And best of luck with your tests.

    Keep up the good (excellent) work, guys!

  11. mattilacken on Fri, 25th Mar 2011 6:50 am
  12. Thanks for the info, keep up the good work!

Nirvana is a secure, cloud-based GTD® task manager accessible from your desktop web browser and mobile devices.

Free your mind to focus on actually getting things done. If you've had enough of generic to-do lists, create a free account today.

What is GTD®?

GTD® rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks.

Read more on the official Getting Things Done® website »