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Status: Web-Tools (2022 - September)

(Text as at 10/10/2022 22:32:10)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during July - September 2022
  1. I spent 76 hours in 22Q3 on this Project, or related work (338 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2021). That's 83.3% of the planned effort (92.6% YTD). Overall, 11.8% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 12.4% YTD) - as against 11.7% planned (11.5% YTD).
  2. As can be seen, I spent about 85% of my planned time, but mostly on bits and pieces – mainly bug fixes. Discovering the App Espanso13 was a significant development.
  3. Completed items included:-
    1. Own Website:
      • Notes
        1. Installed Espanso - and created its database: Espanso. This enables automatic addition of Note hyperlinks when using a text editor.
    2. Other Websites:
      • Nothing to Report.
  4. Full details for 22Q3 are given below14:-
    Website (Total Hours = 57.25)
    1. Website - Bridge Maintenance (Total Hours = 1.5)
      • Bridge - Website - Results Database Maintenance (0.75 hours)
      • Bridge - Website - Results Database Maintenance - NGS Calculation Review (0.75 hours)
        → See "Admin - Bridge - Admin" (1.5 hours)
    2. Website - Development (Total Hours = 22.75)
      • Bibleworks: OT & NT - Installation & Familiarisation (1.25 hours)
        → See "Bibleworks - Bibleworks: OT & NT" (1.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Bible Reading Status Reporting - Enhancements (1.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Consolidated Site-Hits: Review Webalizer Methodology & Consolidate Stats (4.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Fix formatting bug in formatting of Status: Oboe Practice15 page (0.75 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Fixed bug in 'Works Cited by Thesis Chapter but not in Note-List Reading Lists' (0.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Fixes re Broken Links revealed by Spider: Espanso Note_ID Error (Autonumber) (1.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Improve WebRefs 'Test Pages' (3.5 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Improved page-naming in 'Large Pages with > 1,000 hyperlinks' page (0.5 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Install, configure and integrate the Espanso text expander (4.75 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Investigate & Improve Spider Run-times & Database size (0.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - Set up comparative Ling database: Data Entry (4.75 hours)
        → See "Software Development - Website - Development" (21.5 hours)
    3. Website - Education
    4. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 10)
      • Brother laser printer - connectivity issues (0.25 hours)
      • Change HP Laser Toner Cartridge (0.25 hours)
      • Julie's laptop - Default browser and Office setting (0.5 hours)
      • Julie's laptop - Dropbox Setup (1.75 hours)
      • Microsoft Windows 10 / MS Office - Releases, Bugs & Periodic Re-boots (4.75 hours)
      • Outbuildings Internet replacement of BT by EE (2.25 hours)
      • PC Backups / OneDrive (0.25 hours)
        → See "Admin - Website - Admin & Maintenance" (10 hours)
    5. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 14.5)
      • 22Q2 Status Reports (1.25 hours)
      • 22Q3 Status Reports (0.25 hours)
      • Website - Generator - WebRefs - Manual / Automatic URL Checks & Fixes (9.5 hours)
      • Website - Periodic Full Regeneration (2 hours)
      • Website - Run Web Spider (1.5 hours)
        → See "Admin - Website - Admin & Maintenance" (14.5 hours)
    Website Others (Total Hours = 18.75)
    1. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance
    2. Website Others - Enigma Ensemble
    3. Website Others - Mayflower DBC Maintenance
    4. Website Others - Mountnessing DBC Maintenance
Plans for the Near Future

The Plan below is taken automatically from the Priority 1 items on my Development Log, as published in my Outstanding Developments16 Report. I’ve had to further reduce my weekly allocation to 5 hours. This is to allow for the distraction of our new puppy – Bertie.
  1. Own Website: Priority 1 Items By Category:-
    • Architecture
      1. Complete XRef-re-engineering project:-
        1. Ensure all links and link-pages use the new XRef table, and pension off the old tables where appropriate.
        2. Check all link-types still work and fix any errors.
        3. Complete the auto-triggering of regeneration of “associated” link pages.
        4. Fix Bug whereby PaperSummary pages seem to have “Works-” and “Books/Papers-” Citings that refer to the same link-pages.
        5. Complete Documenting17 the process!
      2. Document18, repair & update my Website site-map
      3. Enable use of Snippets for long Notes and Abstracts
      4. Review effectiveness of hyperlinking method in the light of PhD and Philosophy of Religion experience.
      5. Where possible, use ID rather than NAME for in-page hyperlinks
    • Authors
      1. Import Author Narratives from Aeon (and other sources) into the Authors table
    • Backups
      1. Investigate Record-count discrepancies:-
        1. How do website files work as far as counts are concerned?
        2. Why aren't they recorded in Backup_History, nor the fact that the website was backed up?
        3. Different counts depending on whether new or old laptop is backed up. Investigate 63k discrepancy - lower on new laptop.
      2. Review architecture to improve performance; Need to document19 first
    • Books
      1. Further improve the time to regenerate Book Summaries. Took about 21 minutes on 02/09/2022, but should be under 5 minutes!
    • Books/Papers
      1. Investigate whether multiple Subject/Topic/Subtopic usage leads anywhere (ie. are just the first (of 3) actually used). Fix anything amiss.
      2. Reformat the BookCitings and PaperCitings pages:-
        1. Detail PaperCitings Pages: Include only useful information on the detail pages; but if there are multiple links from the same object, include them on the same line as 'extra links' as in BookCitings (copy the code: or, better, combine the two subs).
        2. Summary (Author Letter) pages: Include counts (as in Authors' Citations).
        3. Ensure uses the Cross_Reference table.
        4. Document20!
    • Chess
      1. Convert Chess Consolidated Results page to ELO Grading
    • Documenter
      1. Investigate the error reports from the Documenter, especially unused variables & queries.
      2. Provide Functional Documentation for Website Generator (using Notes)
    • Education
      1. Read "PC Pro - Computing in the Real World".
      2. Read "White (Ron) & Downs (Timothy Edward) - How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology".
    • Infrastructure
      1. iCloud for Windows: Re-install & solve 'The upload folder for iCloud Photos is missing' problem. Try on new Laptop.
      2. Investigate Visual Studio Code
      3. Use Chrome to introduce more secure passwords over all sites for which it 'remembers' the password
    • Notes
      1. Add "Note Alternates" to Note pages.
      2. Add a Functor to track how my daily time distribution tracks what I plan to do.
      3. Allow the option to concatenate Notes in the Printed version (ie. linearly embed them essay-style), rather than treating the hyperlinks as footnotes – but still keep the hyperlink & cross-referencing in place.
        1. For use as "disclaimers" - eg. for "Plug Notes".
        2. For Thesis / essays: the difficulty here is the need for linking passages to make the text run smoothly.
      4. As part of the Cross-Referencing project, check out the consistent treatment of Note 87521, which should be universally ignored. Recently, links to it appeared on web pages Book_Summary, BookPaperAbstracts and BooksToNotes, as a Note referencing a Book. The critical item was a row on the Note_Book_Links table.
      5. Bug: "++ NP ++" links to previously linked note or Note 0 and causes type mismatch in Reference_Notes for embedded Notes in Papers. Example22!
      6. Determine why all my Status Reports from September 2021 are missing from Notes_Archive. Seek to recover them from backups.
      7. Develop a method to create Papers for rows in Aeon_Files that have an associated Identity_Note_ID but no Paper_ID.
      8. Develop method for (manually) deleting otiose Archived Notes: ie. ensure links work for remaining Notes!
      9. Document and correct processing for Note References & Reading List23.
      10. Install, configure and integrate the Espanso text expander. Initially for Notes, to save remembering the IDs
      11. Investigate Note_Links: Section references seem to be incorrect
      12. Printable Notes: fix the bug whereby the “private” flag is round the wrong way.
      13. Split Aeon Page24 into multiple sub-pages (either by topic or by priority)
    • Papers
      1. Split PDFs Available on Local Website25 page into alphabetical sub-pages
      2. The monthly regeneration process for Paper Abstracts is still taking too long. Monitor! Last run: 2.18 hours on 02/09/2022.
    • Photos
      1. Timeline software26: Add photos for Bakers' Coxes Farm Development Phase III
      2. Timeline software27: Add photos for Henry's Biography
      3. Timeline software28: Add photos for Holidays & Family History
      4. Develop software & procedure to make adding more content to the photos pages easier to undertake.
    • Process
      1. Determine why Recalculation & Changed Book/Papers produce unneeded regeneration.
      2. Provide 'Quick' option for Recalculation (cmdRecalculate_Click) - exclude unnecessary items on request
    • Spider
      1. Analyse the results of the data collection exercise and design a plan of campaign to fix broken Internal links and prevent recurrence.
        1. Correct the code so the problems discovered by the Spider don’t recur.
        2. Delete 'orphan pages' that are never linked to, ie. Use the Spider to prune redundant pages30 automatically where possible.
        3. Fix the historical data where errors are uncovered by the Spider. An easier task now the site has a full-regen function.
      2. As revealed by Spider: Consolidated Site-Hits Test Webpage. Mountnessing\index.htm Link. Should be .shtml.
      3. Failed 'Printable Note' links not picked up by Spider: Especially in Blog
      4. Investigate reduction in size of Web_Generator_Performance database that holds Raw_Links.
        1. Suppress MsgBox for 'Near to 2Gb' database size check (just use Debug).
        2. One-off deletion of rather useless links: EMail, TheosStyle.css, TT_ICO.png, #Top, ...
        3. Remove code that generates these links, and check them.
        4. Investigate removal of website 'root' (C:\Theo's Files\Websites\Theo's Website\) from Raw_Link and Full_Link. This would save 200Mb, but needs careful checking - especially against the Directory_Structure and related tables and code.
        5. If the above 'root' change is to go ahead - one-off updates + code changes required.
    • Technology
      1. Look into Sistrix Smart31. Errors and warnings itemised are:-
        1. Duplicate content: seems to be variants on theotodman.com
        2. Title Tags: Empty, too long, identical
        3. Page Not Found
        4. Filesize in excess of 1Mb
        5. Meta-Description: Empty
        6. Few words on Page
        7. H1: Not used, used multiple times per page, identical across pages
        8. Pictures: Alt attribute missing
    • WebRefs
      1. Documentation & Bug-fixes: Phase 2
        1. Re-document the procedures in the light of recent changes.
        2. Resolve issues generated / revealed by the spider.
        3. Investigate - and fix where possible - broken links.
      2. Find a way of recording Missing / Unknown Webrefs (eg. Webrefs 8395 and 8342 in Archived Notes 1292 and 1317) other than debug.print: create table, then suppress message for known problems
      3. Hits_Pages_Total_Crosstab_Descending.htm: Page too large to load.
      4. Investigate items flagged as defunct. Populate Defunct_Explanation in WebRefs_Table. Consider use of FairUse (Link (Fair Use)) for documents no longer available that I'd downloaded.
      5. Investigate WebRefs with Issue = 'URL Translated OK': does the translation really work? How?
  2. Other Websites: Priority 1 Items By Category:-

Summary of Progress to Date

This is hived off to various separate documents, which have now been harmonising and / or consolidated:-
  1. Summary of Progress to Date29.
  2. Outstanding Developments32,
  3. Functional Documentation33,
  4. A summary of time expended across the years developing my website35 is at "Software Development - Website - Development".



In-Page Footnotes:

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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 85)

Date Length Title
03/07/2022 01:29:17 19968 Status: Web-Tools (2022 - June)
11/04/2022 00:01:26 18426 Status: Web-Tools (2022 - March)
03/01/2022 23:58:34 18536 Status: Web-Tools (2021 - December)
02/07/2021 20:32:38 20350 Status: Web-Tools (2021 - June)
03/04/2021 19:58:05 23112 Status: Web-Tools (2021 - March)
04/01/2021 19:40:48 23135 Status: Web-Tools (2020 - December)
04/10/2020 00:27:22 25418 Status: Web-Tools (2020 - September)
03/07/2020 22:09:07 28426 Status: Web-Tools (2020 - June)
04/04/2020 00:14:24 19563 Status: Web-Tools (2020 - March)
19/01/2020 23:41:17 19103 Status: Web-Tools (2019 - December)
10/10/2019 23:58:34 18052 Status: Web-Tools (2019 - September)
14/07/2019 20:29:46 16642 Status: Web-Tools (2019 - June)



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Summary of Notes Referenced by This Note

Aeon Papers Internet Technology and Philosophy PDFs Available on Local Website Research - Internet Technology Research - Proposal
Status: Oboe Practice (2022 - November) Test Note - Auto-XRef Website - Outstanding Developments (2022 - November) Website - Progress to Date (2022 - November) Website Generator Documentation - Citations
Website Generator Documentation - Control Page Website Generator Documentation - Cross-Referencing Website Generator Documentation - Note References & Reading List Website Generator Documentation - Site Map Website Generator Documentation - Spider & Slave Database
Website Generator Documentation - Timelines Websites Maintained by Theo Todman      

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Summary of Notes Citing This Note

Internet Technology and Philosophy King's Maths Questions Simon - T1S1T1 Status: Consciousness Studies (2022 - September) Status: Priority Task List (2022 - November)
Status: Summary (2022 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2022: October - November) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 22Q4) Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Theo Todman's Website Maintainance History
Website - Progress to Date (2022 - November), 2, 3, 4, 5 Website Generator Documentation - Control Page Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8    

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