The Miser Project site is the collection point for all current and
historical materials on the project.
All project areas are weaved together by a consistent construction
structure history. The current construction-history technique is
fashioned on that used for all sub-webs of
Construction Logs apply primarily to the physical construction and change
of the web site and any mirror on which it resides, including on a file system
or CD-ROM. The construction structure is undertaken in a self-conscious
way and it is part of the accountability practiced everywhere on the site.
This Construction Zone provides change information for the Miser Project
web site root (Front Page) section:
- There is a Diary & Job Jar kept just
for this particular Construction Zone
- There is an overall Construction Shack
housing building plans and records for site-wide construction.
-- Dennis E. Hamilton
2000 May 7
revised 2004 June 4
With the introduction of a
Construction Zone Diary & Job Jar, further change history is
- 2004-06-04-16:36 Convert to nfoCentrale HTML 4.01 Construction
- All further change history is found there.
- 2002-07-11-14:05 We have a Logo (orcmid)
- I finally created a logo from an image just-added to the oMiser Sketch.
This logo will reflect the stage of Miser development. Some sections
will have this logo (semi-) permanently, and others will take on new flavors
of the Miser Theory logo as the work advances from one level to the next.
- 2002-02-24-14:45 Organize as
- The Miser Project subweb is adjusted for independent
mirroring under the nfoCentrale.net structure.
1. The subweb is given its own
/construction section and
2. The "root" on
InfoNuovo.com is already the web
forwarding point for
3. Appropriate adjustments to previously-relative references external to the
Miser Project are begun, substituting absolute links to independent domains
4. Construction history style is upgraded appropriately for a mirror under
- 2000-09-02-15:24 Continue Site Expansion (orcmid)
- Continuing the expansion, I make further additions to the site structure.
1. Reorganize the outline on the default page to reflect the kind of
organization we are producing and to provide linkage to the new sections.
2. Added a projects folder based on the existing
ODMA archetype. Cloned its construction set from the new notes
section, and primed a project summary with initial proposed projects.
- 2000-09-02-10:03 Expand Site Structure (orcmid)
- I have been heavily engaged in the support of
this summer, and the level of accountability and clarity introduced and
practiced there is beginning to pay off. I am basing my development of
other areas on the experience with ODMA. I've also learned much about
how to organize the site so that people can use materials on-line and
off-line. Off-line usage is intended to encourage people who have such
material to always consult the on-line site for the latest material. I
am putting those practices in for the Miser site as well. I am not
dealing with collaboration support yet. The site is under a single
editorship/authorship for now. I will borrow collaborative support
from DMware as more
experience is gained there.
Today, I am raising the bar on organization of the Miser site.
While engaged with ODMA, I have been expanding my book collection and
searching out other materials related to the Miser Project. It is time
to begin organizing and consolidating what I have. Today's changes
provide the framework for that:
1. I spiffed up this construction page a little. This will be the last
place where so much "diary" occurs, because I am creating another place for
2. I add the (technical) notes section. I ponder
whether to put a diary in here or not. I conclude that I don't need a
separate diary section, and that kind of note can go with the notes, with a
writings section when one is needed, or as part of a projects section, since
construction of the site is an internal Miser Project activity.
- 2000-07-21-16:31 Update Notation Page (orcmid)
- Replaced the code specimens by ones that work correctly, and include the
files for them too: BinSearch.cpp and
- 2000-07-19-00:21 Add Notation Page (orcmid)
- I added the notation page and primed it with the typography used for code
and data elements.
- 2000-07-18-19:14 Stitch in the new Readings section (orcmid)
- 2002-02-24: I added a readings section similar to
that for Orcmid's Lair.
- 2000-06-13-16:55 Tweak the Synopsis some
- 1. As is my wont, I wordsmithed the synopsis a little more from the
changes made on 06-01.
2. I added a link to Bob Bemer's latest web site.
3. I turned the background of the Miser Project home page to white to
reflect its moving from construction placeholder to content placeholder.
4. I linked the Miser Project home page to the miser/Obs subproject.
5. I did the same with the project synopsis.
6. I then tracked down Peter Landin and added a synopsis link for him also.
7. After checking over the initial Miser Obs material, I came back and gave
numbers and names to the seven themes. This is so I can
cross-reference and account for them in the contributions of other sections.
- 2000-06-01-09:22 Spin out separate Obs
- I created a separate Obs subproject and provided the
initial construction areas to use for further development.
- 2000-06-01-08:23 Update Synopsis
- Added influence of Bob Bemer in bringing together the group of people
whose ideas and discussions inspired my development of early ideas through
which I arrived at the Miser Project.
- 2000-05-29-17:29 Create Synopsis separate from
Project Home Page (orcmid)
- The initial project area is expanded to have the synopsis separate from
the home page, leaving room to reflect current and planned organizations of
- 1. The original home page, containing the initial project synopsis, was
renamed to be the project synopsis, keeping it on
the side for consultation as details change and the project space is
populated by more working material.
2. The title of the synopsis page was corrected, eliminating one remaining
hangover from the ODMA page that was used to clone the synopsis.
3. The default page still on the VServers mirror was imported back as the
default and reduced to a simple default page that references the synopsis,
after a minimal summary. The Title of that page was also corrected.
4. An initial organization is introduced, but only the synopsis has any
content at this point. This organization will change as project
materials become available and as the project moves to new stages.
5. The index.htm page is given a last-update link and its title is also
corrected to reflect its location under the Miser Project.
- 2000-05-08-08:12 Cleanup initial materials
- 1. Adjust some of the wordings at the end of the project statement in
2. Repair two errors in this construction log that came from having copied
the same pages of the ODMA project as boilerplate. The date of
creation was shown as 1999 instead of 2000 and the project URL was still to
3. Corrected spellings and updated the spelling dictionary for material of
this Change History.
- 2000-05-07-15:28 Create /miser project (orcmid)
- 1. The subdirectory was created for initiation of on-line materials for
the independent-scholarship Miser Project. It is being built with
FrontPage 2000 and managed as a typical project on the InfoNuovo site.
Materials are created and maintained on any Personal Web Server development
site running on one of the InfoNuovo Centrale computer systems. This
initial creation is on Compagno, the laptop I have with me during a six-week
visit to Italy. Publication of materials as a safeguard and also for
availability to others is accomplished by posting to the
- 2. Default.htm, index.htm, and construction.htm pages are imported from
infonuovo.com/odma and customized as the basic construction pages for the
new infonuovo.com/miser project area.
- 3. The default.htm page is expanded to provide a summary of the Miser
Project and its objectives, at a very high level.
- 4. The index.htm page is set up to serve as the default entry page of the
construction structure, honoring the practice employed for all projects on
- 5. This construction log, at construction.htm, is edited to carry the
information about the initial construction of the project area.
6. The pages are put under Visual Source Safe (via FrontPage 2000) and
shared with the VSS project for the VServers mirror area. The pages
will be available for public view the next time that updates to the VServers
site are uploaded.