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Site History and Updates

Date Description
23-Jun-2009 The databases used by the site are now running on the new database server which has a more modern motherboard than the old one. Please see the web log for more details.
03-Jun-2009 The site was down for about a day owing to a hard disk crash on the web server. Unfortunately, the motherboard went as well. I have ordered replacements and in the meantime have built a new web server on a different machine so the web site was not down for too long. Many apologies to all of my visitors who were affected.
16-May-2009 Many apologies! The web site was down for 10 days until yesterday and I did not realise as I have been busy with other things. Mea culpa!! The site is now back. The problem was caused by an installation of the new version of Skype on one my machines which overwrote some of the port forwarding entries on my router, including the one for the World Wide Web, which knocked out all my websites. Everything should be back to normal now.
11-Jan-2009 Finally modified Appointments page so that Commonwealth Unit Appointments are grouped by Branch and Directorate. As a result of changes made during develoipment, this page had stopped working properly so this bug should now be resolved. I fixed this a couple of days ago but the fonts were wrong. They are now correct.
25-Oct-2008 Added a new Corps Unit Index page which allows users to select Corps by Nation which should be more user friendly than the existing Units by Corps Page which has a dropdown control for the Corps. Clicking on a Corps Name will display a new page listing the Units for the Corps
23-Aug-2008 Once again apologies are in order. There has been no data available on the site for the past 4 days as a result of the database server being down. This was caused by a severe storm in my hometown which cut off the electricity for several hours. Unfortunately, the database server did not restart properly as a result of an incorrect setting. I was not able to look at it as I did not have web access for a few days. Things are now resolved so please accept my apologies for the lack of data for the last 4 days.
16-Apr-2010 Site was down for several hours owing to a severe storm
07-Mar-2010 Version 1095 published.
26-Feb-2010 Version 1094 Modified layout slightly and removed Banner image. This image looks good but does not display properly on some browsers. Changed the colours to black and maroon to make it more readable.
13-Jul-2008 The remaining pages are now back up and running (with the exception of Unit by Corps) and a new version of the website has been deployed. This new version does not include any new pages but that is the next thing that will be done. Sorry once again for the pages not being available.
14-Feb-2010 Version 1093 Fixed placement error in Data Grid so multi-line grid records line up properly. Changed text in some forms to improve keyword relevency.
12-Jul-2008 A Replication problem resulting from some ongoing changes managed to cause a bit of a problem a couple of days ago and empty the web database completely! It took me a couple of days to notice the problem as I have been focussing on development recently. No data was lost as the master database is still fine. I have reset the replication and the web database has been repopulated successfully. Unfortunately, some of the screens are still not functioning properly and are giving errors including the home page and the country pages as well as the unit data and person data pages. The Index pages are working as are almost all of the reference pages. I will try and sort this out in the next few days. Please accept my apologies for the problem.
12-Feb-2010 Version 1092 Modified layout once again shifting Menu to right of page. Removed all affiliated adverts and cleaned up form layout. Made Menu clearer. Renamed all Person pages to be Officer pages instead as that is more specific. Added Unit Title and Person Title to url to make them more useful and more SEO friendly. Moved Amazon Bookshop adverts to the Footer. In the future, I intend to integrate Amazon more closely into the site, specifically the Sources page. Many apologies for the continued layout changes but I have been trying to come up with the best layout. Hopefully this will be the last layout change for a while!!
04-May-2008 We're back!! On 28-Apr-2008, a hardware crash took down the web server. Luckily the database was unaffected. Then I managed to lock myself out of the database server which I was going to use to as the web server until I can build a new webserver. As I am in Europe at the moment, I had to rely on others to sort out the problem locally before I could restore the ASP.NET code on the server. That is now done and the wesite is back in business. I still have to restore all the other websites such as Tech-CRM etc. This should happen in the next few days. We are very sorry that the site was down for the last week or so.
08-Feb-2010 Version 1091 Added new Link Advert
25-Nov-2007 Added Awards Page; removed Corps information fromUnitData page as it is redundant now that we have a UnitCorps Tab and modified the UnitCorps Tab to show the full Corps Name not the Short Corps Name
04-Feb-2010 Version 1090 Re-arranged layout a little. Removed Title as it forced main body too far down the page
31-Oct-2007 Unit Data and Person Data pages will now only have sub-page hyperlinks enabled when there is actually data to display, otherwise the Links will be plain black text. This should make the pages more readable. Location Grids now display Province and not Military District. Have fixed the annoying Overflow error which was caused by a short integer variable being incremented too many times (this was a piece of code that was added to the collection classes about 5 years ago).
09-Aug-2007 For the last few weeks, the database has been running on a new machine VEGA which replaced the old machine ORION. The new machine is physically a lot smaller as it is based upon a Mini-ITX motherboard which is only 17cm by 17cm! However the new system does have twice the memory and a faster hard disk so performance should still be OK. For full details, please see my web log
01-Feb-2010 Implemented version1089. Previous version used IFrames which cause Adsense to count too many page impressions. Advertiser clicks should now open in their own window instead of inside the frame they were clicked on.
21-May-2007 Added Web Log, modified Text Pages so that they are now held in the Database and modified the Layout by adding a menu on the left hand side.
14-Jul-2007 Revamped page layout slightly
01-May-2007 Modified Sources Web Page so that it is now organised by Category. Fixed the Footer Sizing.
30-Jan-2010 Implemented version1088. Changed the layout of the site and added a banner. Re-arranged the menu structure and added additional adverts and an Amazon bookstore.
22-Jan-2010 Added a new web page: MasterUnitIndex. This will allow users to query Unit records for all States, Services etc. Changed the Adsense layout as well and slightly modified the colour scheme.
20-Feb-2007 Added new Web Page for Person Updates to match Unit Updates
31-Jan-2007 Fixed Callback Error triggered by drop down boxes; revamped search controls and changed footer format
28-Jan-2007 Added Person Notes Page and added Acting Flag in Appointments Data Grids. Resolved IE7 Scrollbar Issue and tidied up page layouts. Revamped Adsense Ad Layouts.
10-Dec-2006 Added Role Pages and modified Adverts.
30-Sep-2006 Reorganised Adverts
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