Website Update Archive

Friday, October 3, 2008

Website Update - Updated Religious Essays Section

I've updated the Religious Essays section of this site. Previously, the essays were available only as .pdf files. I figured that that might discourage some people from reading them. So, I've made the individual essays all available as regular HTML files. Hopefully, this will make them more accessible to people who don't want to download .pdf files. I did keep the .pdf file that's a collection of all the essays, but I changed the page layout slightly. I converted it to a 5.5"x8.5" sheet. That's half the size of a regular letter size paper, which works out just right for using a duplexer to print 4 pages per sheet of paper, and folding all the sheets in half to make a little booklet out of it (and yes, I realize I'm probably the only person that's ever going to do that). I also added two new essays, which are adaptations of blog entries I wrote recently, Further Musings on the Soul and Pascal's Wager, as well as expanding the essay, Problems with a Day-Age Interpretation of Genesis, using some information I wrote for a comment on a blog entry.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Website Update - Top 10 Page List Updated for September

Top 10 ListIt's the start of a new month, so I went through the server logs to see what the most popular pages were on this site for the month of September. There was a little shuffling around, but for the most part, the popular pages have stayed popular. One surprise was the blog entry, Website Update- New Section, Religious Essays. The only reason I can guess why that page is so popular is that in the comments I gave a pretty detailed response to a guy who raised some questions about my essays.

  1. Autogyro History & Theory
  2. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  3. Blog - Physical Comparison of Humans to Other Animals
  4. Blog - Website Update- New Section, Religious Essays (maybe for the comments?)
  5. Programming
  6. Blog - Letter to Pharmacy about MBT Shoes
  8. Factoids Debunked & Verified
  9. X-Plane, UDP, and Visual Basic, for X-Plane version 8
  10. X-Plane as an Engineering Tool

List for Previous Months

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Website Update - New Homepage Intro

Just a small update - I changed the intro on my homepage. For posterity's sake, here's the old intro:

     Hello, and welcome to This is my own little corner of the web, where I can show off some of the things I've done, as well as hopefully provide some useful information. I've even included a touch of information about myself (After all, this is a personal web site).
     This site began as just a few pages back on my school account years ago. Since then, it's grown in fits and spurts to what you see today, going through a few face lifts along the way. But keep in mind, this is just a hobby. I've got a job and a family to keep me occupied, so the website takes second stage. I will try to put up new content on a regular basis, hopefully at least an update per month, but I'm not making any promises.
     But anyway, here's my site. Take a look around at the different sections to see what you see. I've got the 10 most popular pages from the month listed below, if you want to see what other people come here to look at (they're not necessarily my favorite pages, but I figure they're popular for a reason). At the worst, it'll help you kill a few minutes of time.
Well, I think the new one sounds better.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Website Update - Top 10 Page List Updated for August

Top 10 ListI looked through my server logs and updated the ten most popular pages on the site. For anyone interested, here they are. Two pages made the list that weren't on there last month (and I'm glad, too, considering that they're some of the pages I've put the most work in to) - X-Plane, UDP, and Visual Basic, for X-Plane version 8 and Blog - Physical Comparison of Humans to Other Animals. (I'm thinking I may turn this into a regular monthly feature, ala the Pooflinger's Monthly Google Search Results.)

  1. Autogyro History & Theory
  2. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  3. Factoids Debunked & Verified
  4. Programming
  5. Blog - E-mails and Misinformation
  7. X-Plane, UDP, and Visual Basic, for X-Plane version 8
  8. Blog - Physical Comparison of Humans to Other Animals
  9. X-Plane as an Engineering Tool
  10. Blog - Letter to Pharmacy about MBT Shoes

Friday, August 22, 2008

Website Update - New Photo Page Generator Program and a New Slideshow

I've put up an updated Photo Page Generator, version 2.3, on my Programming page. I reinstated the ability to generate lists to put in drop-down boxes for slideshows. I also added the executable version to my Downloads page. On a related note, I added a slideshow to my Florida Photos page. While I was updating the Programming section, I decided to make a few tweaks. Now, when you follow one of the links to view the source code (here's an example), it has a little description of the program at the top, followed by the source code below. I also went through each of those pages to make sure that they were valid html code (mostly replacing "&" with "&amp;", and "<" and ">" with "&#60;" and "&#62;".

With this third update to the main site for August, I'm up to 8 updates this year. That's got me caught up with my update per month goal. Now let's see if I can keep it up for the rest of the year.


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