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Must remember to blink...
I joked off and on while telling people about this job that I was applying for that it was mostly going to be "Please update the hours for these Dining units." Well, that's what it is this week. The various units have had their hours changing weekly during the summer, and while someone else has been doing it through this week's hours, now it's my job. I'm in the middle of updating the next three weeks. They look like this.

The first time I dove into next week's hours, I got through the whole thing in the CMS and clicked "Finish," only to be told "You're no longer logged in." All of the edits were just plain gone, and practically everything was different from this week to next. Now I'm doing each page in small batches, clicking "Finish" every several rows to make sure I don't lose anything -- or at least not a whole page again -- if my login times out again.

Meantime, I'm making some minor fixes, like changing instances of "8a" or "8:00am" to "8:00a" (not my style choice, but clearly someone's) for consistency's sake, and instances of "12:00a" or "12:00p" to "12midnight" or "12noon" for accuracy's sake. Even had to change one "12:00a" that was clearly intended to mean noon, unless they really meant that cafe was open all night. (If only.)
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kaitl From: kaitl Date: August 8th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds fun...

I hope you have some good tunes to listen to while you work :)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 8th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'll write about the tunes soon.
blaisepascal From: blaisepascal Date: August 8th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
So it's not "12:00n" and "12:00m"?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 8th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

I thought about doing just that, but decided it might be insufficiently clear to the average viewer. Most people would figure it out, just as most people figure out what you really mean when you incorrectly say "12am" or "12pm," but I'd rather keep it as clear as possible.
mazzie From: mazzie Date: August 8th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
What CMS? I hate when that happens.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 8th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

CommonSpot, but a very old version. We're nearly done building a new web site on an only slightly old version.
psyllisa From: psyllisa Date: August 9th, 2012 07:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I've had CommonSpot eat my changes like that. Sucks. Sorry it happened to you.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: August 8th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is why the our local Fringe festival very deliberately had their last shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 11:59pm, rather than midnight. And their time notation for the 12pm shows on weekend days was simply NOON.
zercool From: zercool Date: August 9th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a reason I have all my clocks set to 24-hour time...
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 9th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't think I could get away with that here...
prof_organizer From: prof_organizer Date: August 9th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm suddenly very sad that I recognize so few Cornell dining establishments. Becker House? Keeton House? Rose House? Sounds very Princetonian. Synapsis Cafe sounds cute, but I miss my daily Alfalfa Room bagel. Cascadeli made me grin -- where in the Straight is it?
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