Site upgrade at Nero-Wolfe.us is done!

By , April 16, 2008 10:48 pm

Got the last of the covers scanned and posts cleaned up early tonight and have been installing the new theme and getting it configured since then. Built a new header graphic and put up new wallpaper too. As I said over there I’ve got most of the cobwebs cleaned out and am polishing the last of the door knobs now. πŸ˜‰ However you look at it the basic upgrade work is DONE! Now I get to start on the pile of additional Nero Wolfe books that I have gotten in the last couple of years and not scanned and put up yet.

However have got another little project that I’m gonna get on first. Been putting off getting our E-commerce site set up till I got to where I could wrap my head around it again and after the last few days working on this stuff I seem to be back in shape to do it, so am gonna start on it tomorrow. Then I get to start putting all the other books in it that we have been collecting. At a guess I’d say we have between 12,000 and 16,000 that we need to get online. Cat has got somewhere over 4000 already in a database that I need to figure out how to import, which has been one of my holdups in doing the site. None of the programs I have looked at make it real easy to get data into them except by their own web based interface, which is fine if you are keying the data in one piece at a time. But if you have an existing inventory tis not quite so easy. Oh well, will worry about that tomorrow, look at them all again and make the final decision on which one to go with and start modifying for our purposes.

And on that note, boys and girls, I am gonna call it a night. It’s a night… πŸ™„ πŸ˜† Till tomorrow… πŸ˜‰

4 Responses to “Site upgrade at Nero-Wolfe.us is done!”

  1. Steve says:

    Must have been a late one-I checked sometime after 10:00 and you still hadn’t posted. I seem to remember sometime in the distant past when your posts included a time as well as a date. Another victim of the Upgrade Wars? Just wondering…

    WTF–“Christmas Bells are RInging”? A MIDI file that wants to be opened when I go to the Nero Wolfe site? And keeps playing after I leave the site? Very unusual for you–is there something I don’t know about here? OK, I killed Windoze Media Slayer, and went back to the site, and it doesn’t try to play again. ???? Maybe I don’t know enough about Nero Wolfe to understand the musical reference, but WTF? Oh, well, the site looks nice, and I’ll try it from work to see if the same thing happens….

    Not sure what is up today–will kinda have to go in and see what happens. Trying to get organized with a set of computers that I need to deploy–need to get a mass cloning going. I’ll see if I can start getting things going today, unless something else comes up..

  2. Dave says:

    Not supposed to auto play at any time! 😯 In fact have got the auto run set to False in all of them. Will check but may have been something in your browser or the download of the html that failed to get the false bit. The music (and there are several of them) goes along with some “Wolfe Carols” that were written by members of the Wolfe List several years ago, all to the tunes of different Christmas carols. I found midi files that fit and put them together (with the mid files set to NOT work unless the play button is hit) and put them on pages. Decided that the pages were not easy enough to get to so had started to move them to posts so they can be linked to categories. Not sure that is a good idea now. Will go and see what the problem is though id didn’t do it on any of the 3 machines/ operating systems here. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Steve says:

    My bad–it DIDN’T autoplay, but I was kinda “Huh?” about the music. I was also only halfway through my first cup of coffee, so that probably had a LOT to do with it…I did hit the play button, but the music itself was kinda a WTF for me. I figured it had a Nero connection that I was ignorant of. Since I am VERY Neroignorant…..

  4. Dave says:

    Cool! Was wondering how they could just start playing. Have checked them and they are all set for autoplay=false so tis good to know that they didn’t. No worries, mate! 😎

    The Nero mindset is kinda different, and takes on some weird twists and turns from time to time. There are songs, poems, limericks, and parodies as well as fan written stories floating around. Some good, some bad and some so bad they’re absolutely wonderful!

    If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll loan you a book or two to see if you like them. Some folks do and some don’t. When I first read one it was in high school and I wasn’t into mysteries at all. Then I started reading one or two along and got hooked and now I have thousands just in the living room, and Wolfe is one of my favorites. Weird, the ways of time and the mind… πŸ˜‰

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