Archive for July, 2009

Unit 3 report

Monday, July 6th, 2009

An ability to resolve work according to the objectives defined in your proposal

My initial proposal aims and objectives were as follows. I will speak about each one in turn:

Aims:

To make a (very lateral) history of language and meaning using the word ‘all’ as my focus.
The focus has shifted here from history to documentary snapshot. The project is about people’s perception of the word’s history and present as opposed to the history itself. I am using the internet to help me get the viewer to be part of producing that snapshot.

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The plinth

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Making the plinth for my questionnaire has been interesting. I had initially wanted to make something quite complicated. I wanted it to be an object in itself. This is easier said than done though. Ideally it would have been galvanised steel and quite carefully designed.

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F@$K F%^K F*$K and other web designer war songs

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Okay, so I’m reminded of why I hate (hate hate hate) using other people’s scripts. The AJAX poller has stopped working. I’ve spent about two hours trying to figure out why, deleting and re-uploading different files, all sorts. It’s still not working. It’s been fine for ages. I’ve done nothing to it to the best of my knowledge. The vote goes on to the database. I checked. I checked the error log. No error. Does it give me the result graph back? Obviously not.

Very very very annoyed.

And what’s more, I have no idea what to do beyond deleting the whole thing and redoing it from scratch. I would naturally rather avoid this eventuality.
Very very very annoyed. Would blog about other things but want to fix other things having wasted so much time on that.

NB – Prospective employers please note that this problem was fixed the following day. You live and learn.