Grindstone 2.0.4695 Release Notes

Date: April 1, 2010
Type: Feature
Status: Deprecated

Changes & Modifications

  • You can now press the Enter or Return key in the Notes field while configuring a profile without the OK button “catching” the keystroke and closing the window, rather than just going to the next line of the profile’s notes.
  • The Summary report now preserves line breaks in the notes of your profiles, tasks, and time segments.
  • You can now select “Last Week” in the Set Time drop down menu in addition to “Today”, “This Week”, “This Month”, and “This Year”.

April Fools FAQ

Q: What is this all about?
A: Everyone updating Grindstone 2 on April 1st of 2010 were told that Grindstone 2 was no longer free to use and that they would have to pay to continue to use it, via the dialog shown above. Whether or not they attempted to pay for it, the “product activation servers” would be unavailable, after which Grindstone 2 declared that it had deleted all their data and pretended to shut down. Afterward, Grindstone 2 re-appeared, declared that it was “Just Kidding!” and wished the user a “Happy April Fools Day!” Then it started like normal.
Q: I updated my Grindstone and saw no such prank. Why not?
A: The joke is only pulled if you are updating to this exact version and on April 1st according to your own computer’s clock. It does not occur on new installations, nor will it occur on any other date.
Q: But I missed it! Surely there’s some way to get Grindstone to do it even if it’s no longer April 1st?
A: We’re afraid not.
Q: I’m pretty angry that you wasted potentially a minute of my time with this adolescent humor. What do you plan to do about it?
A: Offer you a full refund?
Q: I don’t think you’re taking this seriously. Do you think this acceptable behavior from a REAL company?
A: Yes. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-company-name.html
Q: What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A: What do you mean? African or European swallow?
Q: This got me thinking, though. Bottom line, could anything like this ever actually happen?
A: Absolutely not. Grindstone 2 will always be free to use. Period.