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Burned-Out

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Thursday, 07 January 2016. Posted in 2016

Where I'm so burned out I just wrote and made a list of things to do

Alright, just about done with the next batch of updates for Republic Acts. I know that this batch really took quite a while to complete. I tried to complete it all before the new year but I just needed more time. What can I say except that the holidays got in the way and I was feeling a bit burned out on working on the site relaunch and all the editorial work so I took a day off here and there.

I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful some down time can feel. I’ve been working on this project full speed since around August. August. That’s 7 days a week. Let me give you a moment to let that sink in… The relaunch occurred December 1 but the work wasn’t done even then. I’ve had to fix some last-minute bugs that only became apparent upon launch, added a ton of 301 redirects, and keep a close eye on my analytics and server usage. It was only during the end of the month that traffic slowed down to manageable levels that I could really take a good step back and analyze any other bugs or errors that I had missed. Add to that the relative complexity of the most recent batch of Republic Acts that I’ve had to edit.

In any case, it’s done. I have a much smaller batch of less than a hundred laws that need to be edited but require an even greater amount of editorial oversight to be ready for inclusion into the site’s database. Probably give it another week to be ready.

Lastly, things to complete tomorrow:

  • Make global search-replaces on pre-finalized update
  • Superfluous spans
  • Peso characters
  • HTML entities
  • Final validation run
  • Collate document data with database entries
  • Create file list for fast track update
  • Inclusion into Dropbox repository and sync
  • Rebuild site metadata
  • Cached tables
  • Sitemaps
  • Upload new files
  • Update remote database

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Raymond

Raymond Santos Estrella

I guess I should really make a proper writeup here. Something witty or maybe a joke to add some levity. I’ll come back to this when I have time. If you have any suggested copy that I can insert here, drop me a line.

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