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How can we make OarWell better? A good UI acts like you expect it to act. What does OarWell do that is unexpected?

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2001


Chris (and someone else whom I forget) suggested a "make this new week look like last week" and "make this new day look like yesterday" feature.

Chris also suggested the ability to change the default project.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2001

How about if OarWell reminded me to log my hours? Not annoyingly or anything, but perhaps if I haven't logged my hours in a couple days it sends me an email reminder.

Also, additional report options would be if I just wanted to see my own hours on a weekly basis for example.

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2001

Never mind...I realized I could do that by clicking "Weekly View"...

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2001

A good idea would be to have Oarwell come up on today's page the first time you log in each day. After that, it should just remember what page you were on last.

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2001

Just an idea that I've sorta brought up before, but now have a more clear conception of what it would be.
So anyway, the idea is "Agent Orwell" which is basically a small app that would run in Windows background. It would start on login and minimize to the system tray. When AO starts, it would either prompt or automatically update the user's Orwell start time. On shutdown, it would update the leave time. It would figure out the time either simply by checking out the current time and recording it, or maybe check the NT logs for the user's login or logoff time. Perhaps it would round to the nearest quarter hour to make things easy or something...
Users would still use the Orwell web interface to actually make changes, add comments, etc.
Since I'm on this C# / .NET kick, I think doing something like this wouldn't be too tough in that framework. I've already got a working MySQL ODBC driver going on the .NET box, so talking to your database wouldn't be a problem. Also, .NET has strong XML support, if you wanted to use that somehow. The most difficult thing would probably be figuring out how to minimize to the system tray...

-- Anonymous, February 28, 2001

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