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Bug: Today is not the 15th


But the website thinks it is.
I’m in UTC+1.



And only a few minutes later the website is well behaved again:

The obvious logical conclusion is that… my timezone must have changed! Alas, it did not.

Data is getting logged with the wrong date?!

Thanks for the possible bug report!
First thing to double check: what’s your deadline for this goal?
(For those who don’t know, Beeminder treats the deadline as the end-of-day. So if you set a 5pm deadline then at 5:01pm Beeminder will treat today as tomorrow. Which is confusing but arguably less confusing than alternative ways of dealing with deadlines.)


I just realized that the second screenshot was of a different goal! One uses hours as unit, the other one pomodoros. My bad!

And indeed the deadline of the first goal is 1pm:

Seems it is exactly what you are describing which makes this bug a feature? Working as intended? Leaky abstraction? I mean it really is more a “Today*” with a the disclaimer “Not really, but for all intents and purposes of beeminder”.
But who is entering data using this interface is not beeminder but people.
People who have a more static definition of “Today”. Who find it confusing if all of a sudden during their day it is no longer Today but Tomorrow. At 1:01pm.
I do at least.