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Re: Graphical Chronology

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:00 pm
by Russ Chappell
Ross wrote:You're selling off your collection?? Two questions spring to mind:

1. Can I ask why?
Mrs. Uatu and I will be entering the housing market soon. Based on what I'm seeing for slabbed comics on eBay, I believe we could raise enough capital to buy a pretty decent house. Storage space is also an issue.

I've been working on scanning my collection, and I've pretty much got all the sixties stuff on CD. I've found it's much easier to use scans as a reference, as opposed to pulling the actual books.

2. Don't you have some amazing stuff?
As a matter of fact, I do.

watching: olympics

Re: Graphical Chronology

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:54 pm
by cweed4
Administrator wrote:I've been working on scanning my collection

That's got to take a ton of time and a lot of computer memory.

Re: Graphical Chronology

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:04 pm
by jimmyppi
Ross wrote:it's basically some scripts that scrape the MCP data, stick it in MySQL, and have a simple PHP search interface on top of the data.
That's exactly what I have for the search feature. It would be good to collect all code and create a common mcp code base, like an open source project.

I wouldn't mind if someone could take over or share the responsibility for the search feature, for improvements and updates.

The db strain shouldn't be a problem, there are 50-60 unique visitors per day to the search feature. I pay 25$ per year for and I think that that hosting could handle much more load.

Re: Graphical Chronology

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:05 am
by newtron
another idea for if/when this gets developed -- i've been thinking about the inherent lag between when revisions are suggested and when they get implemented and how it might be possible to get that lag cut down. it would be cool if there was a fixed method for posters here to suggest changes, which would then trigger a vote for the directors. if the directors approved the change, it would get automatically entered into the database. this would save a lot of manual data entry time i think.