|August 22||Added the entirety of William S. Tyler's A History of Amherst College During the Administrations of Its First Five Presidents. Deleted a bunch of defunct pages, such as my Ann Arbor page and my movies-recently-seen page.|
|June 8||Added a new picture of my nephew, Ben.|
|June 3-5||Added the entirety, not yet proofread, of Max Shoop's Sabrina, The Class Goddess of Amherst College.|
|May 29||Started adding bits of Tyler's A History of Amherst College In Its First Half-Century.|
|May 8||If you haven't noticed, I've stopped updating this page as much as I used to. I've spent a lot of time working on the Biographical Record, with fantastic help from Sandy Konigmacher. I'm slowly working on a database to handle the poetry and stuff on my website, but that's very much "in progress." Today I added a picture of my nephew, Ben.|
|Apr. 1||Uploaded a revision of the Amherst College Biographical Record. The Classes of 1826 and 1827 are now online (thanks largely to the help of Sandra Konigmacher). Also, I revised the format of the name index (putting it into bulleted format and setting students' names in boldface), and improved the quality of the HTML (forced doublespaces after sentences; disallowed most breaks in multiple-letter abbreviations; changed &'s to &'s, etc.) Also, programmed my database to automate quite a few functions, so that data entry is easier and revisions are less of a pain to make.|
|Mar. 17||Added one Eugene Field poem, The Rock-a-By Lady.|
|Mar. 16||Changed the Amherst College Biographical Record index of student names into a combined name index, which now gives the names of students, students' parents, students' wives, students' children, and students' fathers-in-law.|
|Mar. 15||Added 17 poems by Rupert Brooke, completing the section of poems from 1908-1911.|
|Mar. 13||Used Access to create a hypertext index of surnames in the Amherst College Biographical Record (with hyperlinks to the hypertext index of students).|
|Mar. 12||Used Access to separate the hypertext index of students in the Amherst College Biographical Record into 25 pieces (by letter; no surnames beginning with X exist).|
|Mar. 11||Used Access to create a hypertext index of students in the Amherst College Biographical Record (in one 764k piece!!)|
|Mar. 10||Used Access to create two indexes of students in the Amherst College Biographical Record: one in PDF format and one in plaintext format (plus one in zipped plaintext format).|
|Feb. 20-Mar. 9||Created a Microsoft Access database to hold Biographical Record data. Entered the names of the Amherst College Classes of 1851-1924 (except for 1894 and 1895, which I'd already done).|
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