are your plans for the future of the counter?
A: It would probably be easier to list what is not planned,
i.e. I don't think the counter will ever make coffee for instance
that's probably a pretty safe bet..
Although thinking about
it :-) ….
Future development plans:
On a realistic side I
think this is only limited by time and not getting distracted,
below is the present planned development schedule, and as
you know schedules are made to be broken, by this I mean recently
I was sailing along building the statistics and the new unique
monitor and what do you know out of the blue several items
from past work needed attention, like the user database was
struggling under the old design so I had to rebuild it then
the statistics robot threw a wobbly at some really big sites
so he needed attention, then I needed to start sending you
mails and start cleaning an already "starting to get untidy"
database, so I built a mass Email program along with the mail
and cleanup robots, so at the end of the day the list below
represents my plans at present should nothing else crop up
in-between demanding immediate attention that affects everyone
and that really is the bottom line…
1. Counter all hit, unique hit sensitivity control...
present status: completed *under field test*
Reason for being: progression and user input
major version upgrade 1 *new addition*
proposed location: editor... changed to wizard... editor on
completion time approx. 24/10/2002… completed 20/10/2002 1st
part of three parts
This new addition was implemented by majority of user requests
on importance, the unique monitor was scheduled for later this
year but was brought forward by request mails.
2. New build counter statistics, inclusive
of referral information
present status: underway "paused temporarily due to user database
Reason for being: progression
major version upgrade 3
proposed location: statistics...
Completion time approx. 31/10/2002
This upgrade is part of the ongoing progression of the counter
itself and has been delayed considerably due to unforeseen factors
in other areas of the counter requiring immediate consideration,
the upgrade is a fresh look and rebuild due to new areas of
the counter like the facility to add extra counters and the
editor itself, also this upgrade includes requests for referral
information from users…
3. Help wizard, entire process help
Present status: due to start 31/10/2002
Reason for being: first time users having difficulty with interface.
Major version upgrade 1 *new*
proposed location: over entire site.
Completion time approx. 30/11/2002
This new wizard is designed to make registering/making and building
of the counter easier than ever, mainly for first time users
not used to programmatical GUI interface, this has come into
being from complaints by some users and continual evolvement
to improve the counter and it's overall process, the new interface
will be step by step ask then do on instruction and will guide
users through the maze, this will be a long process and users
with more experience with my counter will still be able to go
straight to sections or areas without having to use this new
All Times for the above schedule
are all approximate due to satisfactory testing of each section,
additionally some schedules and completion times may be altered
or delayed due to other problems that need resolving in the
entirety of the system and program and are also dependent
on priority and complexity and will alter these above proposed
Additional information will come
available on next update….