c080801 nfoWorks Construction Note
"Pursuing Harmony" Blog Operation


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{Boilerplate: The following content is from the boilerplate on which this folio is based.  The material will be updated as there are replacements specific to blog operation.}



visits to popular nfoWorks pages

Locations of visitors to nfoWorks

1. Bootstrapping
2. Work Items and Bootstrap Progress
3. Reporting Defects
4. Making Insertions
5. Related Material


1. Bootstrapping

{Put in the Diary Structure} / ---   root construction structure and root construction zone
                -- _private/
                -- cgi-bin/
(not viewable)
                -- construction/
                -- images/


The infrastructure is used and extended as the main content is introduced.  In order to allow preliminary content to be organized as soon as possible, we quickly provide a place for compilation of notes and initial content.  For nfoWorks, that is by early provision of

                -- notes/

This is the place for early nfoWorks content including preliminary notes.

Bootstrapping continues by progressively customizing placeholder material into the form required for nfoWorks.

Bootstrapping is a manual process.  In order to keep track of the bootstrap status and progress, notices are placed throughout the construction structure and in lists of work items (e.g., on any Job Jar & Diary page) that reflect the local bootstrapping (and later-maintenance) status.  This serves three important purposes:

2. Work Items and Bootstrap Progress

{To Be Customized}

There is a progression of work items being followed to extend the construction structure information through all of the initial folders.  This can be found in the top-level construction zone Diary & Job Jar table. 

Essentially, the initial material is adjusted starting from the root of the site and working to the leaves of the initial folders.  As the material is customized, notices are inserted in the pages of infrastructure to reflect their bootstrapping status.  

The initial notice is in red text.  It indicates that the transformation to the correct form and content is incomplete.

As construction structure and construction materials are customized for this site, the notices in the material are changed to ones with green text.  These notices indicate which aspect of the material at that point and below is now in correct form: construction structure and content material.

For new material that is introduced following the initial bootstrap, a different green-text notice is used to indicate that this material is created in the proper form from the beginning. 

The different notices and their usage are illustrated here on the 2008-02-18 Announcement page.

3. Reporting Defects 

{To Be Customized}


Any defect encountered in nfoWorks content, construction structure, and links (internal and external) can be reported to the nfoWorks coordinator

If you are curious what defects are already identified, you can inspect the lists of known work items that are maintained throughout the site:

Out beyond the bootstrapping stage, there will be defect tracking and maintenance for software that is developed or relied upon in nfoWorks projects.  There will be special mailing lists for use of those who want to report or to know about software defects and their resolution.

All comments and questions related to nfoWorks are welcome.  It is not necessary to use any formal submission process, although that may be beneficial to ensure that your concerns are noticed quickly and addressed by those who are working directly on nfoWorks projects.

4. Making Insertions

{Replace with Something-Else Pertinent.  Also, there will be separate pages on important matters, such as fire drills and shutting down the blog, repairing corruption, etc.}

Using Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, the current announcement may be inserted into any number of site pages.  Insertion is by using the FrontPage extensions "Include Page" web component.  The FrontPage operation is performed using the current Include Page.  That Include Page provides a single-cell table element that accomplishes three purposes:

5. Related Material

Hamilton, Dennis E.
.   "Pursuing Harmony" Blog Operation, Construction Note c080801 0.00, August 13, 2008.  Available at <>.
Revision History:
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Customize just enough so we can get on with work items around documenting blog operations.  Clean it up after that.

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created 2008-08-13-12:29 -0700 (pdt) by orcmid
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