Fandango’s One Word Challenge (6 November 2020)

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), surmise.

I haven’t been near WordPress today. You might correctly surmise that I have been busy, since I posted some fiction first thing.

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

For the last (while), I have been keeping tabs on the official COVID numbers in my village, noting them on an Excel spreadsheet. The numbers are just for my village, so they’re no good to anyone else, unless my next-door neighbour is reading!

A month or so ago, I decided that I could make these numbers public. They allay my fears, so my thinking was that they might allay other people’s fears, too. I resolved to think about it, and I’m still undecided, because even though I’m just repeating official data, I also think the fewer data sources, the better.

In the meantime, though, I wrote this little web site. It was all just static web pages – I used to have to update the numbers every day in both my spreadsheet, and on the site.

All fine. I’ve been tinkering with it these last few weeks but it was pretty much complete a couple of weeks ago.

Today, I wrote a little program which will look inside the spreadsheet, and automatically load it onto the web site. Should save me a bunch of time/typing. The less typing I do, the fewer mistakes I’ll make transcribing things!

I just got it going, that’s where I’ve been all day. Now I probably have a hundred posts to catch up on!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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