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Status: Web-Tools (2015 - March)

(Text as at 23/04/2015 21:14:24)

(For other versions of this Note, see the tables at the end)


Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during January – March 2015
  1. This project regained a lot of prominence in the last Quarter, though not for my own site.
  2. However, a repeat disappointment was that I didn’t pursue my web-training with Sitepoint, despite having – in anticipation – extended my membership for another couple of years.
  3. During 1Q15 I expended 256 hours on this project (330 hours YTD , where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the academic year that commenced in October 2014). That’s 285% of planned effort, 182% YTD. Overall, 39% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 27% YTD) – as against 14% planned (14% YTD).
  4. Major developments were few and far between, but work included:-
    • Further improvements to my Butler-IMPs and Cross-IMPs calculation routines. This work has been taken up by the ECBA for county-team selection.
    • Vastly improved the “bulleting” options in Notes, etc.
    • Improved the format and content of “Authors” pages.
    • Segregated time-recording so I can easily see how much time is spent developing and supporting my own website, and how much is spent on those of other organisations.
    • Purchased and commissioned an iPhone (partly to see how my websites look on a smartphone – my old Blackberry was too slow to be of any use).
    • Took on the ECBA Website, at the cost of considerable effort (as below), and also started a project to provide small websites for bridge clubs without sites.
    • Otherwise, mainly minor fixes.
  5. Further details are given below:-

Website (Total Hours = 45.25)
  1. Website - Bridge Development (Total Hours = 9.5)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Collection - "Flat board blank IMPs" bug (1 hour)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Collection - Add Pair-Names (5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Collection - Essex County Events (0.25 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Collection - Team Names (1.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Output - Format improvements (1.75 hours)
  2. Website - Development (Total Hours = 20)
    • Website - Fix "Music" bug in Phil Papers Full Categorised (202_35) (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - "Authors" pages - Correct auto-regeneration on change (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - "Authors" pages - Improve format / contents (2.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - "Delay" Bug in Reference_Author? Eventually worked (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add Write-up Notes text to Paper Abstracts (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve Bulletted Lists - Extra Bullets (2.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve Cross-Referencing Strategy (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve Numbered Lists (variable start) (1.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve Numbered Lists (variable start) - Data correction (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - Investigate anomalies in Book_Abstracts_Recent query (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Monthly reporting - Differentiate Web-projects (4.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Monthly reporting - Time by Weekday Reporting (1.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Monthly reporting "Previous Report" Bug in "Detail" report (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Precis Page - added referencing of Notes and Webrefs (1.25 hours)
    • Website - Investigate Optimizr.com (0.25 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  3. Website - Education
  4. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 10.75)
    • Alaric's Bounced email - SPF Investigation (0.25 hours)
    • Fix Ethernet / WiFi Connection - Main House (0.75 hours)
    • iPhone Purchase & Commissioning (7.75 hours)
    • Laser Printer - Toner+Drum Replacement (0.5 hours)
    • New FileZilla Release problems (0.25 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
    • PC Backups (1 hour)
    • Website - Renew Anti-Virus: Kaspersky (0.25 hours)
  5. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 3.75)


Website Others (Total Hours = 211.25)
  1. Website Others - ECBA Development (Total Hours = 156.25)
  2. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance (Total Hours = 33.75)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Oddity Investigations (rogue results, Sue's spreadsheet) (2 hours)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Problem Investigation (0.5 hours)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Routine Maintenance (31.25 hours)
      ... See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  3. Website Others - Hutton DBC Development (Total Hours = 5.25)
    • Hutton Website - News Archive re-format (0.5 hours)
    • Software Development - Hutton Website - 2015 Competition Set-up (3.25 hours)
    • Software Development - Hutton Website - Duplicate Names Translation (1.5 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Hutton Website - Development"
  4. Website Others - Hutton DBC Maintenance
  5. Website Others - Joint Project Data Analysis (Total Hours = 0.75)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Bernie's "Jeff Smith" Scoring (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Bernie's "Scorebridge" Butler Pairs Scoring (0.25 hours)
  6. Website Others - Joint Project Data Collection

Plans for the Near Future

Given that activity on this project is high at the moment, and to avoid a long straggle of items on this report, I’ve created a document6 listing outstanding items, together with those completed since the document was created. As a result, only the more important items likely to be addressed shortly appear here.
Summary of Progress to Date

This is hived off to a separate document8 (which requires updating). A summary of time expended across the years developing my website9 is at "Software Development - Website - Development".



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 4: Footnote 7: Footnote 9: As distinct from developing other peoples’ websites – time which is also recorded against this project, but not against this task.


Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
09/10/2017 23:25:26 11848 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - September)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 56)

Date Length Title
13/01/2015 19:07:41 9750 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - December)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 9802 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - September)
04/07/2014 22:46:34 9755 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - June)
04/04/2014 19:03:22 8926 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - March)
14/01/2014 17:57:07 8091 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - December)
16/10/2013 20:08:10 9367 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - September)
02/07/2013 14:12:29 7303 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - June)
14/04/2013 13:58:05 7404 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - March)
21/01/2013 12:01:26 7331 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - December)
28/10/2012 10:24:58 6935 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - September)
26/08/2012 20:29:46 6615 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - June)
17/04/2012 13:17:46 6605 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - March)


Table of the 9 Later Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
20/07/2017 14:34:05 11297 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - June)
10/04/2017 23:38:24 11470 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 13578 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 14567 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 13206 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 15377 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 15186 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 15018 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - September)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 13706 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - June)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
23/04/2015 21:14:24 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2015 - March)) Status: Summary (2017 - September)



Summary of Notes Links from this Page

Internet Technology and Philosophy Research - Internet Technology Research - Proposal Status: Web-Tools (Summary of Progress to Date) Website - Outstanding Developments (2014 - September)
Website Generator Documentation - Control Page . . . .

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Bridge (2015 - March) Status: Summary (2015 - March), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2015: January - March)    

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