Just this goy...

Saturday, November 30, 2002

The primary goal for tomorrow is: re-write the INSERT INTO sql statement, since the one I've got obviously doesn't work. Once I get that working, I need to write a display student record routine, then a recursive SELECT * FROM routine which will output an html link to each student's record.

Which is more than ambitious enough for a Sunday on which Misha and I need to do a lesson.
And now, from our more regularly scheduled location, we're back online.

Tonight I haven't the brain cells to do much coding, so I'm going to do some brief planning. Between e-mail checks and scanning the website.

Thursday, November 28, 2002

I have a few moments, so I was thinking about working on the current website. But most likely I'll fritter away the time surfing through online yacht brokers or something... [grin]

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Haylo from northern Minnesota... I managed to get the 'puter talking with the local broadband service, so I'm gonna see if I can get a few things done in and amongst the holiday feast preparations, gallivanting, and etc.

Monday, November 25, 2002

Yow! (nahnahnah nah) I feel good...

Okay, I'm *back* online, and am getting stuff done. I think.

Monday, November 18, 2002

Friggin' pissing me off...

Spent two hours, off and on, working on an essay for the website. And lost it because the damn software requires me to log in again. It would have been done in half and hour except I'm trying to keep Alex at his school work and am babysitting Ariana. Not even mentioning how much time Christopher wastes when he comes over and wants to talk my damn ear off while taking advantage of the free daycare.

In short, I'm pissed.

Sunday, November 17, 2002

This is repugnant.

After working for some time yesterday on breaking the menus into three (or more) forms, I apparently *forgot* to save my changes to the website. They *may* have been saved somewhere on the hard drive, but the online directories absolutely did not get updated. And since I work almost exclusively on remote files, I expect I lost everything.

Some days I'm an idiot. Some days I'm a bloody idiot.

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Aaagh... Turns out the main menu is too big. I need to break it up into a series of small forms. (Yes, I know Mark, you hate form-driven menus.) Which may mean re-writing the whole thing.

Friday, November 15, 2002

I think I have the first data insert routine done right, but the output routine is, apparently, wrong... grrr... PHPMyAdmin works dandy for me.
Okay, I've successfully built the main menu, as well as a display routine which simplifies dumping stuff into the table template.

Now, I need to figure out how I want to do a couple things... like, do I want each teacher to have access to the entire student database, or only students they've entered?

Thursday, November 14, 2002

haylo... I'm quitting for the day. Haven't reallyh done much programming since this morn, but at least I got a wee bit completed.

This has been annoying as all get-out... but I finally remembered I'd shut off JS. doh. No wonder I couldn't get the posts to save...
Well, there's a way to derail a development line of thought... call from my sister re: my mom's cardio angiogram.

For the students menu I need the following options:

  • Add new student
  • Edit student

I think those are the only menu options I need at the moment. (Yes, I know I'll need to add student reports to this menu, but later, after I've completed the reports menu items.)

The main menu items are divided as follows:

  • Students
  • Courses
  • Assignments
  • Scores
  • Reports

Of course there should also be a "test if administrator" function which will allow admins to uninstall the module, modify the appearance and settings, and to do maintenance on the database. I'll worry about that after I have the first five sections of the menu completed.

Okay, I spent a few days in the past half month actually doing some coding. I've decided to write the Gradebook module as a stand-alone script (using a website template, sort of, to make it easier to integrate later.)

The E-R model seems to have worked out fairly elegantly, if I say so myself. The table installation routine works. Now I'm working on the development plan and the main menu items.
Heyla... I'm still alive today.

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