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Status: Web-Tools (2015 - September)

(Text as at 07/10/2015 00:27:22)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during July – September 2015
  1. This project retained its prominence, absorbing about half my project time this Quarter, though largely 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 3Q15 I expended 279 hours on this project (947 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the academic year that commenced in October 2014). That’s 118% of planned effort, 158% YTD. Overall, 45% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 38% YTD) – as against 36% planned (23% YTD).
  4. While again considerably more than half the time booked to this project was expended on the behalf of third parties, I did make quite a lot of progress on my own site. Most of the detail is available in the task lists below, but a few highlights were:-
    • Completed the upgrade of Sophie Botros’s website (Sophie is an old friend and supervisor from Birkbeck); see Web Link.
    • Created a small website for a music group Julie and I attend – the Enigma Ensemble (Web Link).
    • Created a new website for the First Class Bridge Academy (Web Link).
    • Made a lot of progress on improving the hyperlinking in my own website – I’ve broken the back of this project, but there’s still work to do in the coming quarter. The links now work accurately, but I need to ensure the efficient propagation of linkage changes across the site without requiring a complete regeneration.
    • Tidied up the archived Notes.
    • Conceived a (probably fanciful) plan of selling or marketing my “MS Access Documenter”.
    • Started investigating Facebook, with the intention eventually of using it seriously.
    • Upgraded to Windows 10 without too much mishap.
    • Ported my “handicap / improvers” routines from Hutton to “Mini Websites”.
    • Lots of routine website maintenance for the ECBA and some for the “small clubs”.
  5. Further details are given below:-

Website (Total Hours = 102.75)
  1. Website - Development (Total Hours = 86.5)
    • Website - Documenter - Marketing Plan (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - "Authors" pages - Correct Bug (ignoring papers from a single / first book) (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - "Authors" pages - Investigate process Bug (missing papers from new book) (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Bug in Summary Task List generation (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Fix bug in "later Archived Notes" List (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Performance & Timeliness Improvements (15.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Remove Duplicate Archived Notes (3.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Review of Google standards for Webmasters (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Show length of Archived Notes (3.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Xref re-engineering (60 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  2. Website - Education (Total Hours = 5.25)
  3. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 8.5)
  4. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 2.5)

Website Others (Total Hours = 176.25)
  1. Website Others - Bernie's Website Development
  2. Website Others - ECBA Development (Total Hours = 46.25)
    • ECBA Website - "Customer Feedback" (1 hour)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" - Advertising, Configuration & Take-on (2.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" - Domain Name - Re-Configuration (5.5 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" - Improver / Handicap Competitions (14.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" - Master Points Ladders (3.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" - Monday Club Take-on (4.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - "Mini Website" - Player Synonyms Audit (1 hour)
    • ECBA Website - Clubs / Teachers investigations (5.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Development - "Mirroring" ECL Butlers (0.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Essex / EBU Logo investigations (3.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Friendly League / ECL Butlers (2 hours)
    • ECBA Website - Suffolk-style iPlayer ECL Results (2 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - ECBA Website - Development"
  3. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance (Total Hours = 48.5)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Routine Maintenance (41.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Output (1.25 hours)
    • Bridge - Friendly League - Results Oddities Investigations (5.75 hours)
      ... See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  4. Website Others - ECBA Membership - Development
    • ECBA Website - Membership Database Investigations (7 hours)
  5. Website Others - ECBA Tournaments - Development
  6. Website Others - ECBA Tournaments - Maintenance (Total Hours = 8.25)
    • ECBA Website - OneDrive - Maintain Tournament Entry Spreadsheet (6.25 hours)
    • ECBA Website - OneDrive - Maintain Tournament Entry Spreadsheet - Handover to Linda (2 hours)
      ... See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  7. Website Others - Enigma Ensemble (Total Hours = 11)
    • Enigma Ensemble Website - Domain Name (0.5 hours)
    • Enigma Ensemble Website - Website - Creation, Admin & Maintenance (10.5 hours)
      ... See "Admin - Music - Administration"
  8. Website Others - Hutton DBC Maintenance (Total Hours = 10)
  9. Website Others - Joint Project Data Collection
  10. 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 maintained the weekly effort on this project at 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 document8 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 separate11 document12. A summary of time expended across the years developing my website13 is at "Software Development - Website - Development".



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 4: Footnote 5: This is very tedious to produce and consequently is both incomplete and out of date.

Footnote 7: Footnote 9: Footnote 10: Footnote 11: Footnote 13: 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 58)

Date Length Title
02/07/2015 23:12:29 13706 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - June)
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)


Table of the 7 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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
07/10/2015 00:27:22 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2015 - September)) 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 (2015 - September)
Website Generator Documentation - Control Page . . . .

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Bridge (2015 - September) Status: Consciousness Studies (2015 - September) Status: Personal Identity (2015 - September) Status: Summary (2015 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2015: July - September)

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