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Status: Web-Tools (2015 - December)

(Text as at 07/01/2016 00:59:02)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during October – December 2015
  1. This project retained its prominence, though not as excessively so as last Quarter, absorbing over 1/3 of my project time, though a slight majority of this was 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 4Q15 I expended 244 hours on this project (244 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the academic year that commenced in October 2015). That’s 103% of planned effort, 103% YTD. Overall, 38% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 38% YTD) – as against 35% planned (35% YTD).
  4. While again somewhat 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:-
    • Time recording system (academic) year-end roll-over.
    • Upgraded to Office 2013 with little difficulty.
    • Enhanced my backup system to prune items backed up multiple times (eg. if they moved directory).
    • Neatened up the linkage headers in Book & Paper Abstracts.
    • Segregated the code-archive data, which was bloating the generator database.
    • Segregated the Bridge website generators from those for my own website. They now live in separate databases and have their own documenters.
    • Created a consolidated processor to enable overnight regeneration of the whole website.
    • Converted the “static” pages in my website to Note format (so they can change and retain history).
    • Allegedly created a new monthly report – summary by project9.
    • Finally cracked the Spider for external links, and used it to check the 3,000-odd links from my website. Some tidying up outstanding.
    • Tidy away of redundant pages.
    • Further work on XRef-re-engineering, but auto-regen is still outstanding (but less urgent as the full site-regen is now easier).
    • Commissioned a new laptop for Naomi, and learnt a lot about upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10.
    • Correspondence with Marc Chawner about his “Bridge Doctor” Excel application – useful spin-offs for Butler processing reconciliation, and (it turned out) the Spider.
    • Commissioned Bernie’s new website and transferred the domain name.
    • Lots of routine website maintenance for the ECBA, Bernie & the “small clubs”.
    • Updated the Enigma Ensemble website calendar for the new term and tried – but failed – to get its priority in Google Search increased.
  5. Further details are given below:-

Website (Total Hours = 113)
  1. Website - Development (Total Hours = 84.5)
    • Website - Generator - Add link to Home Page from Printable Notes (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Backup Pruning System (10 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Bug - Unchanged Notes re-archiving (Webrefs Issue) (2.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Bug? Books-to-Papers former solitons (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Consolidate links from BookPaper Abstract pages (1.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Consolidate links from Paper Abstract pages (1.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Convert "Static" pages to Notes (20.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Documenter Segregation & Enhancement (3.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Full Website Regen Processor (11.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Hot Spot Processing (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Inactive Note Groups Jump Tables Regen (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Monthly Reporting - New Summary Report by Project (2.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Spider External Links (15.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Time-Recording: Year-End Roll-over (4.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Update Private Note (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - Xref re-engineering (4.5 hours)
    • Website - Tidy up of redundant pages (4.25 hours)
      → See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  2. Website - Education (Total Hours = 1.25)
  3. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 16.5)
    • Cleaning Laptop Keyboard (0.25 hours)
    • Commision timandbecky@theotodman.com (0.5 hours)
    • Fix Julie's PC (1 hour)
    • GIMP installation & familiarisation (0.5 hours)
    • Julie's New Laptop (0.25 hours)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - Releases & Bugs (0.75 hours)
    • Naomi's new laptop (9.75 hours)
    • Outlook replacement - Spoof? (1 hour)
    • PC Backups / OneDrive (0.75 hours)
    • Upgrade to Office 2013 (1.5 hours)
    • Windows 10 problems (0.25 hours)
      → See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  4. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 10.75)

Website Others (Total Hours = 130.5)
  1. Website Others - Bernie's Website Development
  2. Website Others - ECBA Development (Total Hours = 8.25)
  3. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance (Total Hours = 58.5)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Eve Goblets (2.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Cross-check algorithms (3.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Output (2 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Reconciliation and use of Bridgewebs pairs (3.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Teams of 8 investigation (5 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Interfacing Issues (2 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Routine Maintenance (40 hours)
      → See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  4. Website Others - ECBA Membership - Development
  5. Website Others - Enigma Ensemble
  6. Website Others - Hutton DBC Development (Total Hours = 2)
  7. Website Others - Joint Project Data Analysis (Total Hours = 11)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - "First time winnners" (3.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Bernie BridgeWebs Scoring (3 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - BridgeWebs Scoring with two winners (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Easier links to home page (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - LP averages: account for sessions not offering LPs (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Variant Parsing for Bernie's Butler Pairs (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Year-end processing Refinements (1.75 hours)
  8. Website Others - Joint Project Data Collection (Total Hours = 23.75)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Collection & "Mini Website" output (17.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Discussions with Marc Chawner re "Bridge Doctor" (6 hours)
      → See "Admin - Bridge - Joint Project"


Plans for the Near Future

Now the large amount of effort on other people’s websites is declining somewhat, I’ve reduced the planned weekly effort on this project to 15 hours. Given that activity on this project for my own site is high at the moment, and to avoid too long a straggle of items on this report, I’ve created a document10 listing outstanding items, together with those completed since the document was created. As a result, only the more important11 items likely to be addressed shortly appear here.
Summary of Progress to Date

This is hived off to a separate13 document14. A summary of time expended across the years developing my website15 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: What was this – did it already exist?

Footnote 11: This list has, however, got too long!

Footnote 12: Footnote 13: Footnote 15: 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
20/07/2017 14:34:05 11297 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - June)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 59)

Date Length Title
07/10/2015 00:27:22 15018 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - September)
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)


Table of the 5 Later Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
07/01/2016 00:59:02 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2015 - December)) Status: Summary (2017 - June)



Summary of Notes Links from this Page

Internet Technology and Philosophy Research - Internet Technology Research - Proposal Status: Web-Tools (Summary of Progress to Date) Theo Todman's Websites Maintained
Website - Outstanding Developments (2015 - December) Website Generator Documentation - Control Page . . .

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

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

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