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Status: Web-Tools (2016 - September)

(Text as at 14/10/2016 22:14:53)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during July - September 2016
  1. This project retained its prominence, absorbing just over half of my project time, though the vast majority of this was not for my own website. The bulk of the effort was expended on the development of a website for Pete’s PhD, though this is now substantially complete.
  2. A continuing 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 have, however, grabbed all the eBooks in their library, though haven’t catalogued them all yet.
  3. During 3Q16 I expended 332 hours on this project (1,117 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the academic year that commenced in October 2015). That’s 181% of planned effort, 138% YTD. Overall, 53% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 43% YTD) – as against 31% planned (31% YTD).
  4. As this is the end of the Academic Year, it’s worth reviewing the time breakdown over the last 12 months, and the balance between the sub-projects:-
    1. Own Website (244 hours, 22%):
      • Infrastructure: 51 hours
      • Education: 16 hours
      • Development: 133 hours
      • Bridge Development: 18 hours
      • Maintenance: 26 hours
    2. Bridge Websites (460 hours, 41%):
      • Bernie's Website Development: 68 hours
      • ECBA Maintenance: 222 hours
      • ECBA Tournaments Spreadsheet: 24 hours
      • Joint Project: Data Analysis: 61 hours
      • Joint Project: Data Collection: 85 hours
    3. Enigma Ensemble: 2 hours
    4. Pete's PhD: 413 hours, 37%
  5. Full details for 3Q16 are given below:-

Website (Total Hours = 39.75)
  1. Website - Bridge Development (Total Hours = 7.25)
  2. Website - Development (Total Hours = 3.75)
    • Website - Generator - Bug in CopyToTransfer first PrivateNote (133) - not fixed! (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - New CSS3 Menus (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Output Text Files in Unicode (3 hours)
      → See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  3. Website - Education (Total Hours = 9.5)
  4. Website - Infrastructure (Total Hours = 14.75)
    • BT Broadband Renewal (0.5 hours)
    • BT Cloud Upgrade (0.25 hours)
    • BT Toolbar removal (0.5 hours)
    • BT/EE Mobile - Renewal options (0.5 hours)
    • Commission new Lexmark colour laser printer - Wedding printing (3 hours)
    • Family re BT Broadband limits (0.25 hours)
    • Investigating FreedomPop for iPhone 5 (contract renews Feb 2017; upgrade due Dec 2016) (0.5 hours)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - Releases & Bugs (0.75 hours)
    • Order & Commission new Lexmark colour laser printer (2.75 hours)
    • Order & Commission new Lexmark colour laser printer - Scanning (1.5 hours)
    • Ordering / processing computer consumables (0.25 hours)
    • PC Backups / OneDrive (1 hour)
    • Problems with main-house broadband (0.25 hours)
    • Tim+Becky's Photos (2.25 hours)
    • UKServers Problems - hosting site down! (0.25 hours)
    • Upgrade GIMP (0.25 hours)
      → See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  5. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 4.5)

Website Others (Total Hours = 292.75)
  1. Website Others - Bernie's Website Development (Total Hours = 11.5)
  2. Website Others - ECBA Maintenance (Total Hours = 34.75)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Another Essex/Herts mess-up (1.75 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - Data Output (1.5 hours)
    • Bridge - Butler IMPs - ECL / Consolidation for Robert (0.25 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Friendly League (0.75 hours)
    • Bridge - ECBA Website - Routine Maintenance (30.5 hours)
  3. Website Others - ECBA Tournaments - Maintenance
  4. Website Others - Enigma Ensemble
  5. Website Others - Joint Project Data Analysis (Total Hours = 21)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Jubilee Quarterly Partnership Ladders (5 hours)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Mountnessing Archive (16 hours)
  6. Website Others - Joint Project Data Collection
  7. Website Others - Pete's PhD (Total Hours = 199.75)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Add English to Database / Web-pages (3.75 hours)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Database Cross-checking / fixing (30.75 hours)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Database Development (60.25 hours)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Database Encoding (78.25 hours)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Menu Structure (5 hours)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Set up live site (9.5 hours)
    • Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts - Appendices: Stats Generation (12.25 hours)
      → See "Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts"

Plans for the Near Future

I’ve retained the planned weekly effort on this project at 14 hours. My intention over the next two years is to reduce the amount of effort expended on other sites and focus on sorting out my own, together with updating my technical competence. To avoid too long a straggle of items on this report, I’ve created a document9 listing outstanding items10, together with those completed since the document was created. As a result, only the more important11 items likely to be addressed shortly appear below.
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 10: This hasn’t been updated since the end of last year, but hasn’t needed to change much.

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 62)

Date Length Title
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)
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)


Table of the 3 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)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
14/10/2016 22:14:53 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2016 - 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) Theo Todman's Websites Maintained
Website - Outstanding Developments (2016 - September) Website Generator Documentation - Control Page . . .

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - September) Status: Languages (2016 - September) Status: Personal Identity (2016 - September), 2 Status: Summary (2016 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2016: July - September)

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