Persistence Pays

It has been a long time in coming, but what was before a line and bar chart that was largely inaccurate for 100 values, and then an accurate bar chart for all values since the beginning of the year, is now a line and bar chart with full accuracy for all values since the beginning of the year.

The Arab translation of the first edition of the Seven Gates newsletter is still undergoing revision, but the Eid holiday has past, and it is likely that the final revision will appear soon.


More Good Than Bad

The Good (new): When you hover over a country on the world map in the new World Map section of the Visitor Profile not only does the country name appear, but also the number of visits received from that country. Currently, Saudi Arabia ranks above China, India, Brazil, and Russia.

The Bad (more of the same): When the World Map panel loads on a smartphone the map does not readily align. You must scroll past it once in order for it to fill the viewport properly. It remains a nuisance.


عيد الفطر مبارك

In celebration of the end of the month of Ramadan and the beginning of the Eid holiday I wish my best wishes to my Muslim friends in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Australia, and Canada.

The CRON scheduler that runs the Graph & Charts section under the Visitor Profile menu is finally performing its job as it should. It has been a long several weeks in coming, but it was achieved on this final day of Ramadan.

The new world map that highlights visitor location is nearly complete, but several problems remain. Hopefully they will be resolved before the end of the Eid holiday.

Finally, the Arabic translation of the first edition of the Seven Gates newsletter is nearly complete. Hopefully this, too, will be ready before the holiday’s end. My best wishes to Jaffer Al Qallaf.


Charts and Graphs Update

The solution to the slow loading of visitor data is now in place. Its first implementation can be viewed in the Visit Frequency table in the Graphs and Tables option of the Visitor Profile menu.

In addition to an instantaneous upload it now covers data since January 1, 2019. With an additional CRON job it will soon be automatically updated.

More control also means an accurate display of data. The guess-work of previous data uploads has been eliminated.


A Midpoint

We are now half-way through the month of Ramadan, and sometime between yesterday and today there has been a full-moon in the Americas.

In celebration of the occasion I have posted a preview of Grammar Captive’s, not-yet-completed, first Arabic edition of Seven Gates. It is a gift from a former student from Jubail University College, Saudi Arabia. Jaffar and I have known each other since 2007. He recently became the father of his first daughter.

Congratulations, Jaffar, and thank you for your continued support!


Matomo: Boon or Bane?

Although it was previously thought that Grammar Captive’s WordCloud functionality had been rendered dysfunctional by a change in Matomo’s reporting API, it has fortunately turned out not to be the case. In fact, it is quite the opposite, the new functionality turns out to be complementary with even more potential than previously available.

Hooray! Hooray!