14/02/19

Permalink 01:33:05 pm, by mholmes, 82 words, 6 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Indexing discussions

Met with the RAs doing indexing and discussed the problem with file naming yesterday; they raised a couple more questions about how to handle illustrations which are inserted rather than part of the regular page run, and we also made a long-term plan to make more changes to filenames in a mechanical operation to incorporate the series numbers, to be done only after the indexing work on the two current periodicals has finished. Wrote to AC to get feedback on these questions.

13/02/19

Permalink 04:15:05 pm, by mholmes, 92 words, 6 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 180

File names and folder names, and broken db entries

After doing some tweaks to the poem rendering and encoding a poem, I looked at the diagnostics to discover there were 609 broken links from the db to images no longer where they were. It turned out the RAs has been re-organizing Cornhill and Once a Week images into series folders, but not updating the db. After some careful analysis I was able to do a series of search-and-replace operations that fixed the problems, but it's a bit hairy doing that on the live db. We're having a meeting tomorrow to discuss filenaming.

06/02/19

Permalink 05:22:24 pm, by mholmes, 46 words, 6 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 150

Team meeting, fixes to documentation, bugfixes in XSLT/JS

Met with the encoders and talked about some issues, including broken lines (now documented properly and handled in XSLT) and original footnotes (handled OK, but not properly documented yet). Fixed some reported bugs in XSLT and JS handling of milestones. Encoded a couple of poems myself.

05/02/19

Permalink 02:05:55 pm, by mholmes, 87 words, 7 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 150

Indexing process, and some documentation

Spent some time with SK learning about the indexing process, and took a couple of pictures with a view to documenting it in a more user-friendly way through a page on the site. The spent some time adding the first couple of sections to a new part of the ODD/HTML documentation aimed at programmers, so that anyone in HCMC could step in and do the tasks needed to keep the process moving along if I'm not available. I need to do a lot more of this.

04/02/19

Permalink 11:04:22 am, by mholmes, 18 words, 7 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 40

Diagnostics and some fixes

Tweaked the diagnostics to allow case-insensitivity in hashtags, then fixed a couple of issues showing in the diagnostics.

30/01/19

Permalink 04:47:41 pm, by mholmes, 95 words, 8 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 150

More stats, changed ids, bugfixes

Changed some project ids which didn't adequately distinguish members of our team. Met with everyone and answered a few queries; some CSS issues on KAF's drama are down to me to solve. Also added encoded line-count to the stats, during which I did two things: manually check out previous instances of the repo to get old stats for the file, and prune the stats file a bit. It seems to me that both of these things could be automated, so look at doing that in case we want to add new stats to our tracking.

28/01/19

Permalink 05:32:33 pm, by mholmes, 79 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Layout and design progress

Did some work to make the editor's HTML poem view more user-friendly, including some JS to tweak the margins of horizontal lines nested within left-margined ancestors to make them span the poem div correctly. I'm again reconsidering the use of grid layout for the metadata panels; I think a flex layout where I could actually fix the position of the metadata while the poem scrolls would be good (although of course sometimes the metadata scrolls too, which complicates things).

25/01/19

Permalink 04:35:42 pm, by mholmes, 53 words, 11 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Bugfixes, schema changes, and the beginning of analysis

Started thinking about how to code for useful analysis of encoded poems, and wrote one pilot function, along with XSpec testing for it. Added some new drama components to the schema to support work KF2 is doing, added some enhancements/fixes to the poem rendering, encoded one new poem, re-encoded an old one.

24/01/19

Permalink 04:30:20 pm, by mholmes, 45 words, 10 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Encoding, timesheets, site content

Did another poem from 1840 for testing purposes; added some folks photos and bios to the personography and then put them into the About page; tweaked the build process a bit; gathered and signed all Jan 1-15 timesheets except for KF2's and sent them in.

23/01/19

Permalink 05:18:47 pm, by mholmes, 31 words, 7 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Encoder meeting and some planning

Had some very useful discussion on the use of echo figures and the team's possible presentation on the topic. Fixed a couple of XSLT issues and enhanced some documentation a bit.

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