A New Milestone

Grammar Captive has just generated its first time series graph based on visitor behavior.  You may view it by clicking of the Graphs & Charts option in the Visitor’s Profile menu of the mainpage’s navigation bar.

It is a modest beginning, but the foundation has finally been laid.


No Empty Promises

We do not always get things in the way that we want, but if we want them badly enough we do eventually get them.

Accordingly, at Grammar Captive you might not always get what you want when you want it, but if Grammar Captive promises to provide it, eventually you do get it!  Grammar Captive has just posted its first graph on the Graphs & Charts panel.  (Just click on the Graphs & Charts option under Visitor Profile in the navigation bar on the Grammar Captive mainpage.)

Now, the chart’s content has nothing to do with Grammar Captive, but it is a far better indicator of what is to come than an otherwise blank page with a lot of words and no image.

Not only are the promised graphs and charts more aesthetic and more flexible than what Matomo has to offer, but they will be obtained without the unwanted excess exposure to the Grammar Captive data base.

Podcasts in October?  I have never felt more confident, but who is to say, Grammar Captive’s destiny does not depend on me alone.

Persistence and determination are what make success possible.  They are, however, not a guarantee; it will be the content that will make or break Grammar Captive’s success.

Let’s wait and see.



Fixed the iPhone Alignment Problem for GC Tutor

Reformatted the entire GC Tutor insertion panel in order to  fix the smartphone alignment problem.  Revised the time schedule for GC Tutor and made it easier to find the language-specific weekly time schedule.  Next-up is to fix the language-specific time-schedule so that it reads properly in one’s own language.  It was working before the server and PHP upgrade.

Most of the subscription panels are also working again including

  • Gate Seven of the Grammar Captive Splash Panel
  • the Free Consultation Insertion Panel
  • the Newsletter Insertion Panel, and
  • the Weekly Podcasts Insertion Panel


Smartphones, Time Series, and Podcasting

Although there remain several minor glitches that still need to be addressed, the design of the Grammar Captive website has been substantially upgraded for smartphone users.

My new Centos 7.5 operating environment has proven to be a nightmare for new software installation.  I am simply not up to the task and do not wish to spend any more time with it.  This said,  time-series data remains on the agenda.

If all goes well, podcasting will begin next month.

Sorry for the continued delay.  Although a proper work environment for the task has been found, other matters have delayed setting up.

Installation of Node.js, NPM, and Chart.js

It has been a busy week, as I continue to accustom myself to Grammar Captive’s new server environment.  Installation of node.js, npm, and Chart.js has turned out to be far more difficult than I originally thought.  Then too, many things that I have initiated at Grammar Captive have taken longer than expected.  So, this is nothing new.  Hopefully something manifest will appear soon.

Within the next couple of weeks,  I hope to restart podcast production whereby development will become a secondary, but still ongoing activity.  During the next six month one can expect a gradual transition from development to production and marketing.  I will keep you up-to-date.

Have a great weekend!


While Waiting …

While waiting for others to explain and hopefully clarify a security issue that has made it impossible for Grammar Captive to move forward with the creation of historical tracking charts, I have made it easier for visitors who wish better to understand the relationship between nudge.online and Grammar Captive to satisfy their curiosity.  Now, when visitors open to the nudge.online website and click on Grammar Captive, they are directed to the Grammar Captive mainpage with the business model panel already open.


More Freedom, Less Repetition

It is now possible for return visitors to open to the Grammar Captive mainpage without having to view and close the same two splash panels each and every time that they visit the page.  This suppression of senseless repetition even occurs when one accesses the mainpage via the landing page.

CAUTION:  This mechanism will not work for previous return visitors until they have downloaded the page twice.  The first time will set the local storage parameter.  The second time will activate it.

This new mechanism has been achieved without the use of cookies.

In the meantime, installation of the new software necessary for creating historical graphs of visitor data has run into a temporary impasse.  Hopefully this problem will be resolved in good time.



Next Up at Grammar Captive

In further anticipation of this falls podcast production Grammar Captive is proud to announce that it has

  1. Renewed its Apple Developer’s license; the iTunes store will become Grammar Captive’s first third-party host of Grammar Captive’s weekly podcasts.  (Podcast production is temporarily on hold until nudge.online can find a new permanent location better suited to Grammar Captive’s new development needs.)
  2. Initiated a contract with Lunarpages to become a commercial affiliate.  (Having been with Lunarpages since 2012 I can strongly recommend it.)  This will be Grammar Captive’s first non-educational commercial inroad.
  3. Abandoned all further pursuit of integrating Matomo’s widgets into the Grammar Captive website and will begin producing its own graphs from data collected by Matomo software.  More to come!

No, it has not been easy, but this is what it means to be an entrepreneur — the exploration of unchartered territory is filled with danger, hardship, and reward.