2008-04-09

scraps-2008.04.06-09


SCRAPs (Saved Copies of Reports, Analyses & Presentations)

+ As of this post the SCRAPs posted became fully up to date! The web page you are now reading this from now contains 19,939 web page titles linked to their original web addresses, each preceded by the time their original contents were saved to disk.
+ The time-stamp preceding each web page's title is in the format YYYYMMDDHHMMSS. For example, as of the time of this post, the first and last SCRAPs were respectively saved at "20070305093339", ie, AD.2007.Mar.01.Thu.09:33:39.ICT and "20080409202218", ie, AD.2008.Apr.09.Wed.20:22:18.ICT. "ICT" is IndoChina Time, the UTC/GMT+7 timezone.
+ According to OpenOffice.org's Calc spreadsheet software, the 19,939 SCRAPs listed on this web page cover a period 401 days, almost 50 per day.
+ All SCRAPs listed here represent the varying interests and energies of this blog's author alone, as fed by his Internet news and news-feeds obsession over the last year-plus.
+ For speed and consistency's sake, all SCRAPs listed were saved to disk using the ScrapBook extension for the Firefox web browser. The complete 23,000+ SCRAPs saved to date were then filtered to remove most duplicates and web pages whose titles were uninformative. The remaining 19,939 SCRAPs were then compiled into monthly web pages. Most of the work was done using small Free(d) GNU BASH/sed/grep text-processing programs under Ubuntu Linux 7.04, "Feisty Fawn". No proprietary software was used.
+ Copies of original reports saved to disk available upon request. It would be too expensive to mirror them all online.
+ Next, the main question becomes, "How long we can continue, and survive?" It seems the end is nigh.

No comments: