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Offline A Legionnaire

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2020, 11:50:24 AM »
Just had a little nosy onto Diane's webpage for book one.

It would appear that all the images are already, helpfully, cropped into single strips.

In that case, it's simply a matter of downloading them & saving them in the "right" format.
Am I right in saying that Peep started on Thursday, 2nd November 1978 - and ran 6 days a week, excluding Sunday. Book 1 contains the first 250 strips uninterrupted. By my reckoning, that means strip 250 was published on 20th August 1979. Can anyone confirm that that is the correct date range?

I.e. Book one contains "THU 02 NOV 1978 - 1" to "Mon 20 AUG 1979 - 250"

If so, I'm happy to take "the first watch" & download the entire first book, save them in that file type for you. I'll open each strip in a new tab to make sure I'm getting the best resolution available, before downloading.

Pixlr X - Looks simple enough to operate. Played with some of the tools. Looks like the straighten option will allow us to manually correct any pages which are slightly askew, and crop crops. Easy.  ;D
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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2020, 02:01:26 PM »
Apparently the strips in the Beau Peep books were renumbered and are different to the numbers as printed on the strips in the Daily Star.

Offline A Legionnaire

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2020, 03:12:41 PM »
Apparently the strips in the Beau Peep books were renumbered and are different to the numbers as printed on the strips in the Daily Star.

Well, that's just jolly inconvenient.
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Offline A Legionnaire

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2020, 11:57:50 AM »
Just had a thought - most computers display files in a numerica-alphabetical order. As such, it might be better to save the files as 00001 - DATE, 00002 - DATE, rather than DATE - 1, DATE - 2 etc.

Using the current system, the saved files will be in this sort of order:
FRI 1 APR 1979 - 345
FRI 1 APR 1983 - 1706
FRI 1 APR 1989 - 3700
...(All other FRI 1st April in year order)...
FRI 1 AUG 1982 - 1600
...(All other FRI 1st Aug in year order)...
FRI 1 DEC 1979 - 500
Then all the other FRI 1st in alphabetical order of month, then it'll repeat with FRI 2nd April and so on.

It might be better to use a five digit (As I think there's more than 10,000 individual strips?) strip number with leading 0s where needed. That way the files will be ordered as:
00001 - THU 02 NOV 1978
00002 - FRI 03 NOV 1978
00003 - SAT 04 NOV 1978
...
10000 - MON 17 JAN 1998
10001 - TUE 18 JAN 1998

Which means that the files will be saved sequentially when viewed via as saved images on a computer.

If there's a technical reason why you want them saving in the original format, that's fine. Just thought this might help keep the files organised a lot better "behind the scenes".

P.s. The dates & strip numbers I've used are completely made up, but work just the same as a real version would.
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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2020, 12:14:12 PM »
Just had a thought - most computers display files in a numerica-alphabetical order. As such, it might be better to save the files as 00001 - DATE, 00002 - DATE, rather than DATE - 1, DATE - 2 etc.

Nope. They will be displayed the way my website programming tells them to be displayed.

Offline A Legionnaire

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 02:57:50 PM »
Fair enough, didn't know there was a technical reason.  :)
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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 04:35:17 PM »
Each strip will have an entry in the database similar to the following:


DATE OF STRIP: MON 15 DEC 1992

IMAGE: MON 15 DEC 1992 - 1790.jpg

CHARACTERS: Peep, Dennis, Bidet

LOCATIONS: Barracks, Parade Ground

TAGS: Brawl, Smack, Blood

NOTES: The final balloon has a spelling mistake in it.



The website chooses the list of strips fitting a search using LINQ:

List<strips> strips = info_strips
                 .Where(x => x.Locations.Contains("Barracks") && x.Tags.Contains("Smack"))
                 .OrderBy(x => x.Date)
                 .Select( x => new strip(x.Image, x.Date, x.Notes)
                 .ToList();


And then it displays them in pages of ten or so.

Obviously it's much more complicated than that, but you get the idea.
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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2020, 10:59:54 PM »
I'm astonished all of this wasn't done at the time of creation/publication. What in blue blazes were you thinking of, Roger?  ..0
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 11:59:57 PM »
                 .Select( x => new strip(x.Image, x.Date, x.Notes)

I just noticed that I left out the closing bracket. How embarrassing! I'm surprised Tarks didn't pounce on that one and laughingly correct me.

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2020, 09:45:51 AM »
I'm astonished all of this wasn't done at the time of creation/publication. What in blue blazes were you thinking of, Roger?  ..0
I was going to draw them all again by hand.

Offline A Legionnaire

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2020, 12:53:53 AM »
I'm astonished all of this wasn't done at the time of creation/publication. What in blue blazes were you thinking of, Roger?  ..0
I was going to draw them all again by hand.

Well, if you have nothing better to do during lock down...

And Mince, that makes a lot of sense.
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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2020, 09:13:36 AM »
Now that I have some offers to help with the work, I am just waiting on Rob Baker to see whether he is still willing to scan in the pages of strips.

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2020, 11:06:03 AM »
I'm astonished all of this wasn't done at the time of creation/publication. What in blue blazes were you thinking of, Roger?  ..0
I was going to draw them all again by hand.

As opposed to using what exactly?  ???
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2020, 11:09:56 AM »
                 .Select( x => new strip(x.Image, x.Date, x.Notes)

I just noticed that I left out the closing bracket. How embarrassing! I'm surprised Tarks didn't pounce on that one and laughingly correct me.

I thought about it, but then I thought about it again. The admission of gross negligence seemed to be a much more laughable treat. Good decision!  ;D
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: All The Beau Peep Strips Online
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2020, 12:05:02 PM »
Rob Baker has got back to me on the strips, so I should have some scans for everyone to split up soon.