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Status: Web-Tools (2016 - March)

(Text as at 05/04/2016 23:19:41)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during January – March 2016
  1. This project retained its prominence, absorbing over 1/3 of my project time, though the vast majority of this was not for my own website. A major addition was a development for Pete’s PhD, which will occupy me for the next quarter as well.
  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. I did, however, grab all the eBooks in their library, though haven’t catalogued them all yet.
  3. During 1Q16 I expended 233 hours on this project (476 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the academic year that commenced in October 2015). That’s 119% of planned effort, 110% YTD. Overall, 36% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 37% YTD) – as against 29% planned (32% YTD).
  4. While around three-quarters of the time booked to this project was expended on the behalf of third parties, I did make some progress on my own site. Most of the detail is available in the task lists below, but a few highlights were:-
    • Reconciled my X-IMP calculations with a new feature provided by Bridgewebs. I “round”, which causes minor discrepancies. I’ve not fixed this yet (and the Bridgewebs feature is so good, it may not be worth the bother).
    • Created Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s ladders for my mini-websites & accommodated Alaric’s new scoring system for St. Edith’s.
    • Allowed Note- & Footnote-links from multiple words9. This is such a useful feature!
    • Similarly, enabled direct links to Notes from within Footnotes.
    • Created direct links from Subject, Topic & Sub-topic (in Book and Paper Summaries) to their link pages.
    • Completed converting “static” pages to Notes.
    • Created an automatic documenter – with links to the code – for Forms.
    • Stopped (I hope!) “private” Notes showing in Paper Abstracts.
    • Created a new database and website for "Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts".
    • Some tidying up of the 3,000-odd external links from my website.
    • 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 = 63.75)
  1. Website - Bridge Development (Total Hours = 7.25)
  2. Website - Development (Total Hours = 37)
    • Website - Generator - "Private Notes" (in Paper Abstracts, etc.) (1.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Allow direct Note-links in Footnotes (1.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Allow Note-links from Multiple Words (2.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Bug creating new Sub-Topics from new Topics (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Bug in Precis-page generator (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - Convert "Static" pages to Notes (5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Documentation of Forms + Link to Code (7.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve / test out start number for bulleted lists (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improving Note Referencing (4.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Links for Subject, Topic & Sub-Topic (4.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - set "as at" for Temp Notes to "Now" (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Spacing around bulleted lists (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Spider External Links (3.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Thesis Dashboard improvements (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - Timestamping of Write-ups in Paper Abstracts (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Xref re-engineering - Change-triggering (0.25 hours)
      → See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  3. Website - Education (Total Hours = 3.5)
  4. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 9.25)
    • BT Broadband Renewal (1 hour)
    • Fix Julie's PC - Internet Access (0.25 hours)
    • Laptop Network Card Problems (2.5 hours)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - Releases & Bugs (0.75 hours)
    • Naomi's External Hard Drive (0.75 hours)
    • Naomi's new laptop (1.5 hours)
    • PC Backups / OneDrive (1.25 hours)
    • Toshiba 2Tb Portable Hard Drive - Purchase & Installation (1.25 hours)
      → See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  5. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 6.75)

Website Others (Total Hours = 169)
  1. Website Others - Bernie's Website Development
  2. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance (Total Hours = 66.5)
    • Admin - ECBA Website - Eve Goblets (2.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Output (1.25 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Friendly League (4 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Friendly League - Scoring Methodology (8.75 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Routine Maintenance (49 hours)
    • Bridge - Marc Chawner re IE8 & Thorpe "Play It Again" (1 hour)
      → See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  3. Website Others - ECBA Membership - Development
  4. Website Others - ECBA Tournaments - Maintenance (Total Hours = 1.75)
    • ECBA Website - OneDrive - Maintain Tournament Entry Spreadsheet (0.75 hours)
    • ECBA Website - OneDrive - Tournament Entry Spreadsheet - Support for Linda (1 hour)
      → See "Admin - ECBA Website - Admin & Maintenance"
  5. Website Others - Enigma Ensemble
  6. Website Others - Joint Project Data Analysis (Total Hours = 10)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Apple Duplicate Names (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Apple ladder parameters adjustment (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Exceptions for Monday Club (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Improve portal home page (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Male/Female Ladders (6.25 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Produce Ladders for Pilgrim (1.5 hours)
  7. Website Others - Joint Project Data Collection (Total Hours = 30.25)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Collection & "Mini Website" output (25.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Collection & "Mini Website" output - Dealt Hands (0.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Collection & "Mini Website" output - User Support (0.25 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Hutton & Hutton Union (1 hour)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - St Edith's new Scoring (3 hours)
      → See "Admin - Bridge - Joint Project"
  8. Website Others - Pete's PhD

Plans for the Near Future

I’ve retained the planned weekly effort on this project at 15 hours, to accommodate Pete’s PhD project. 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: As indicated here!

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


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 60)

Date Length Title
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)
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)


Table of the 5 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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
05/04/2016 23:19:41 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2016 - 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) 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: Consciousness Studies (2016 - March) Status: Personal Identity (2016 - March) Status: Summary (2016 - March), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2016: January - March) Theo Todman's Philosophy Page

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