The management power of evil

Earlier, Francis referred to an “evil plan”. So, here’s the plan:

Purely for my own entertainment, I’ve decided that the way to get us writing more updates for mySociety home page is to break the old rule that you should “never solve a social problem with a technical solution”. Here is my technical solution; let’s see how badly it breaks….


  1. I would like to know when the web site will be upgraded so that people can put things down under times?


    Raymond Cox

  2. I just wanted to say that your script inspired me to put together a variation on your hassler: it reads your blog’s RSS feed to check if you haven’t blogged, and if not, sends you an email. I’d love your feedback:

    It’s still very beta. Parsing RSS feeds is hardly than it looks, so I learned 🙂

  3. I’ve got a feature request! Enable hassles via Twitter, Jabber, SMS or other services that could be integrated easily. It might involve an extra step but some people might not mind if it means they can get their hassles via a DM on Twitter…