2014-10-20

Route Maker

I added a Route Maker tool to facilitate entry of route metadata by simply clicking on a map. It's a bit rough, but it's similar to a custom desktop application I put together a few years ago when I was inputting all of the Travellers Digest routes. Not too fancy, but better than typing.

Eventually I'll get Border Maker added as well, and ideally unify everything into a Metadata Maker or some such.

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2014-10-10

Hosting changes

To improve the responsiveness and reliability of the site, I've switched the hosting from DiscountASP.NET to Everleap (same company, different service). In theory, there are now two load-balanced virtual servers hosting the site with 10x the memory, so the site should be more responsive. I made the switch last night and was going to let it bake for a few days, but it was so much better already I flipped the DNS entries this morning while coffee was brewing.

As always, let me know if anything weird is happening or any files are missing due to the migration.

Also, I moved the Third Imperium archive to a new home: ThirdImperiumfanzine.info Ω

2014-09-22

Imperiallines is back!

I just got the news from FFE - the old GDW newsletter Imperiallines has been resurrected by FFE to support T5.

T5 Imperiallines 06 is available on DriveThruRPG

At least check out the preview of the first page... if you're fans of mapping the OTU, you may find a teaser for good things to come!


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Hosting Provider DDoS

DiscountASP.NET - the hosting provider for TravellerMap.com - is suffering from a DDoS attack so the map site is sluggish/unresponsive at the moment.

You can follow along on Twitter for details:

https://twitter.com/Discountasp

Good luck, guys!

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UPDATE: This appears to be resolved. Ω

2014-09-08

iOS issue? - FIXED

I pushed a code change to the site and, for some reason I haven't been able to determine yet, the site is failing to initialize properly when launched directly from the homescreen on iOS. If you load it in Safari it's fine.

I'll fix ASAP.

UPDATE:

Fixed. I just needed to ensure that older versions of the scripts weren't used.

I also noticed and fixed an issue with "Add to Home Screen" - if you have moved the map from the default location before you pick "Add to..." it would embed the new location and options in the saved URL, and every time you open the map in "standalone" mode it will return to those coordinates; this annoying if you were at a random location/scale and particularly annoying if you had "Save Location" checked. Now the saved URL parameters are ignored if running "standalone".

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