I recently derailed on a “do when I get home” task, and I was relying on Beeminder flipping out on me before I went to bed.
However, I got home later than usual, so my iPhone’s DND mode kicked in and suppressed Beeminder’s notifications.
This had happened before (push notifications getting suppressed by DND) and I thought I had addressed it by adding Beeminder emails to my VIP list. Apparently on iOS, even VIP emails are silenced during DND hours.
So there’s a bit of a catch-22:
- Do Not Disturb mode is important for sleep
- Fulfilling my Beeminder commitments is important for life
- Some of my Beeminder commitments are meant to happen before bed
- If DND is on, standard Beeminder reminders don’t get through
Any ideas for how to deal with this?