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Status: Web-Tools (2015 - June)

(Text as at 02/07/2015 23:12:29)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during April - June 2015
  1. This project retained its prominence, absorbing about half my project time this Quarter, though not for my own website.
  2. 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 2Q15 I expended 337 hours on this project (668 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the academic year that commenced in October 2014). That’s 185% of planned effort, 184% YTD. Overall, 51% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 35% YTD) – as against 28% planned (19% YTD).
  4. I did a few useful bits and pieces on my own site, but most of the work was done for others:-
    • Further developments on my websites for small clubs,
    • Development of the “Eve Goblets” (victor ludorum) software for the ECBA, and roll-over to the new season.
    • Creating a consolidated ECBA Competitions page.
    • Took over, and substantially re-designed, the ECBA OneDrive Tournament entry control spreadsheet and added a “find a partner / team-mates” facility.
    • Started to investigate an ECBA membership and contact database.
    • Contacted Sophie Botros, an old friend and supervisor from Birkbeck, with a view to upgrading the website I created for her a decade ago (Web Link).
    • Lots of routine ECBA website maintenance, and some for Hutton and the “small clubs”.
  5. Further details are given below:-

Website (Total Hours = 28.25)
  1. Website - Bridge Development
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Collection - Team Names (8.25 hours)
  2. Website - Development (Total Hours = 9.5)
    • Website - Added Google Search (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Don't list Paper Abstracts for Pseudo-Books in Book-Paper Abstracts (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Dud Books and Papers Abstracts - Shift to "maintenance" mode (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Monthly Reporting - Add YTD Planned %ages (1.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Monthly Reporting - Fix YTD Planned Hours bug (3 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Re-engineered "Concatenated Notes" (2.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Review of Google standards for Webmasters (0.25 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  3. Website - Education (Total Hours = 2)
  4. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 3.75)
    • Fix Ethernet / WiFi Connection - New Phone Line (0.5 hours)
    • Install free Icecream pdfS&M (0.25 hours)
    • Install free Xara Web Designer Silver (0.5 hours)
    • iPhone Purchase & Commissioning - Magnified Screen Problem (2 hours)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Releases (0.25 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
    • PC Backups (0.25 hours)
  5. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 4.75)

Website Others (Total Hours = 309)
  1. Website Others - ECBA Development (Total Hours = 133)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Website update - ECBA County Events (3 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" Developments (25.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" Developments - Butler Pairs (3.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" Developments - Club Championships (5.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" Developments - Parameterisation & Adverts (4.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Bridgewebs Teams Import Bug (1.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - "Mirroring" ECL Butlers (2.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - Add Search Page (2.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - Annual Report Automation (0.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - Awaiting Partners / Team-mates Facility (2.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - Education Officer Facility / Policy (3.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - Email Address List (1.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - George Curtis VPs / Butlers (2 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - Prizewinners Page (14.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Eve Goblets for 2015/16 Set-up (5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Redesign - Clubs Page (1.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Redesign (Bridgewebs Improvements) (0.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Redesign (Eve Goblets) (51.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Suffolk-style iPlayer ECL Results (1 hour)
      ... See "Software Development - ECBA Website - Development"
  2. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance (Total Hours = 94.25)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Domain Name Renewal (0.25 hours)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Eve Goblets (1.75 hours)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Liaison with Alaric (1.5 hours)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Oddity Investigations (DNS problems?) (1 hour)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Query Investigations (1.25 hours)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Routine Maintenance (85.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Output (1.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Websites" - Support (1.25 hours)
      ... See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  3. Website Others - ECBA Membership - Development (Total Hours = 7.25)
    • ECBA Website - Bulk Email investigations (0.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Membership Database Investigations (6.75 hours)
  4. Website Others - ECBA Tournaments - Development (Total Hours = 27.5)
  5. Website Others - ECBA Tournaments - Maintenance
  6. Website Others - Hutton DBC Maintenance
  7. Website Others - Joint Project Data Analysis
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Mountnessing BridgeWebs Scoring (3.5 hours)
  8. Website Others - Joint Project Data Collection (Total Hours = 10.75)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Collection (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Collection & "Mini Website" output (10.25 hours)
      ... See "Admin - Bridge - Joint Project"
  9. Website Others - Sophie Botros

Plans for the Near Future

To acknowledge the continued (but hopefully declining) large amount of effort on other people’s websites, I’ve increased the weekly effort on this project from 14 to 18 hours. Given that activity on this project for my own site is (supposed to be) high at the moment, and to avoid a long straggle of items on this report, I’ve created a document6 listing outstanding7 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 document11 (which requires updating). A summary of time expended across the years developing my website12 is at "Software Development - Website - Development".



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 4: Footnote 7: It needs an update. Next time!

Footnote 8: Footnote 9: Maybe become a Windows Insider and try to get a cheap upgrade for Julie’s Vista PC?

Footnote 10: Footnote 12: 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 57)

Date Length Title
23/04/2015 21:14:24 11896 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - March)
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)


Table of the 8 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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
02/07/2015 23:12:29 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2015 - June)) 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 - June) Status: Summary (2015 - June), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2015: April - June)    

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