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Update Log

The purpose of this page is just to keep a log on the changes to the site; for most, this will be of no interest.
  • 2014.07.28 - Minor cosmetics, and email contact updates and additions, icon swaps for social media.
  • 2014.03.31 - Updated autograph page with additions from the 2014 Emerald City Comicon.
  • 2014.03.10 - Created page for Vasquez Rocks pictures from Christmas visit, updated navigation code.
  • 2014.03.06 - More tweaks to older meta tags that were too long for proper display, changed out some pics of the house, further dialing in of the .html and .xml site maps for SEO and crawl visibility, and updated my old 404.shtml page with newer .html version with analytics code and .htaccess tweaks.
  • 2014.03.01 - Swapped out the aging CGI Perl script search engine for eriel.com with a custom Google search script on the search page, updated sitemap, and search pages with new format, changed them to root location, meta tags updated, XML sitemap updates and submissions, added additional nav links to business.eriel.com.
  • 2014.02.28 - A bunch of minor changes over recent months, mostly meta data clean up, gallery switching from locally hosted to SmugMug servers at photos.eriel.com, also some new quotes and a couple different images of Athena. Tons of refreshing of meta data, ESN Tech branding, and content on business.eriel.com, linking to other blogs and social media locations. Without totally reworking it--something I don't want to spend the time to do, now that the job hunt in foremost on my mind--it'll have to be good enough for now.
  • 2013.07.25 - Added images for the Fantasy Exhibit at the EMP Museum.
  • 2013.06.19 - Added my MBA graduation pictures.
  • 2013.03.05 - Added new autographs from the 2013 Emerald City Comicon
  • 2013.02.10 - Updated some old home theater gear shots.
  • 2013.02.07 - Uploaded some Vancouver BC Sanctuary images.
  • 2013.02.02 - Added a macro photography gallery, and Star Trek 2012 Vegas convention.
  • 2012.08.30 - Added 27 new autographs from the Vegas Trek Con in earlier this month.
  • 2012.06.07 - Added a couple new autographs, and uploaded some different Porsche shots
  • 2012.04.12 - Added new autographs from the Emerald City Comicon.
  • 2012.01.08 - Put up a few new Porsche garage/post detail shots.
  • 2011.09.15 - Put up some new quotes, TV shows.
  • 2011.08.25 - Uploaded a couple pictures to the Porsche page.
  • 2011.08.18 - Uploaded images from the Battlestar Galactica and Avatar exhibits at the EMP (Science Fiction Museum).
  • 2011.06.22 - Last couple weeks I've been cleaning up some cruft code left over from nested CSS properties and making aesthetic tweaks on missing/added pixels and weird artifacts between IE, Firefox, Chrome and Dolphin; I'm only testing with current & last release browsers. Been cleaning up shop on orphaned files and images from years of miscellaneous directions on the site. Been setting up the Google .xml site maps and other SEO ideas.
  • 2011.06.11 - Updated some CSS for IE/Chrome that were seeing 1px around div container depending on scroll bar, jazzed up the navigation system and container a bit and uploaded a couple new images onto the autograph page (huge reprint of 4 generations of Trek autographs, and Voyager crew).
  • 2011.06.03 - Uploaded pictures from the Star Trek convention in Vegas in 2009, and Seattle Comicon 2011; working with Adobe Bridge to make quick galleries to keep some of the labor to a minimum.
  • 2011.06.01 - Uploaded first generation of the new site using CSS, templates, a bit of Flash and cleaner code. Cleaned out the cobwebs from years worth of site mutations.
  • 2011.04.xx - Ongoing. After years and years of basically the same old HTML code on this site with occasionally format tweaks, I'm reworking the entire site with CSS, it's an excuse to learn more about CSS and a need to give the site a facelift with cleaner code and more encapsulated design structure. Needed another navigation program too. New site--with many broken/ugly stubbed out test pages--available here [link removed] Probably online by end of June.
  • 2011.03.07 - Uploaded autograph from Seattle's Emerald City Comicon
  • 2011.02.22 - Uploaded some shots of 2010 track and concour events to Porsche page
  • 2010.04.18 - Updated the movie page recently, and just updated home theater page with speaker changes.
  • 2009.10.21 - Uploaded the last three autographs from Vegas convention
  • 2009.10.11 - Finished most of the scanning/uploading of new autographs from August Las Vegas Trek convention.
  • 2009.05.13 - Finished the *last* of the new menu changes into pages, will be doing aesthetic adjustments over time, but all the pages have the new code now.
  • 2009.04.26 - Updated Porsche page with new mods, been doing some extensive tests on a new navigation system for personal site due to bug founds only in Vista/Firefox. This will be rolling out over the next week.
  • 2009.03.17 - Added a quote, and had to put on a new counter. The Perl text counter stopped working when hosting company upgraded their modules.
  • 2008.12.07 - Introduced myself to Google webmaster tools and found a pretty user friendly XML sitemap generator (gsite crawler) and submitted results. Also created robots.txt, urllist.txt, "verified" site with Google, and worked with their statistics.
  • 2008.12.06 - Uploaded Shasta Springs 2008 Thanksgiving Class photos and found and fixed a annoying and time consuming bug in the search scripts (actually a parameter issue after the site's migration to new host, it just never showed up until the searches brought back more than one page, or user tried a second search right afterwards causing 404 errors). Also updated ActiveGuestbook since I was already in cgi battling mode.
  • 2008.11.09 - Updated site with new house shots, 2008 Buttonwillow track day, and the Burbank Sci-Fi convention autographs.
  • 2008.08.06 - Finally got around to updating my resume into .pdf format. HTML was nice with links and formatting, but it was unpredictable how it would print on various hardware.
  • 2008.06.14 - Frustrations with current hosting company caused me to make a change, site uploaded to new hosting company, issues with the varying CGI/Perl scripts being reconfigured caused many hours troubleshooting. Drop me a line if you notice anything not working. DNS cut-over @ 17:20.
  • 2008.06.04 - Uploaded 5 Captains autographs, and others from the 2008 Burbank convention
  • 2007.12.29 - Changed around the images on the homepage and Porsche page, added a couple quotes recently.
  • 2007.05.28 - Uploaded shots of the track day at Buttonwillow with the new Porsche.
  • 2007.04.07 - Put up a new Perl site search script (superseded on 2014.03.01). I found the default one from the hosting company had not ability to exclude files/directories, so my web-stats pages would be returned higher in the search results than the actual content. I've added a couple quotes/movies over the last couple months too.
  • 2006.12.23 - Put up some better photos of the new Porsche
  • 2006.12.10 - Put up the beginnings of the Porsche 911 Turbo page; needs better photos.
  • 2006.11.15 - Updated navigation to include the August road trip to Canada and back http://personal.eriel.com/roadtrip_2006/.
  • 2006.03.25 - Updated autograph page with additions from the Grand Slam Sci-Fi Summit, and changed Java navigation applet to DHTML navigation (more configurable, faster, less prone to loading issues).
  • 2006.01.21 - Updated BMW page with pics from the new 2006 ///M3
  • 2005.09.17 - Updated resume (finally) as options are explored, and the future planned.
  • 2005.09.10 - Added site map to site.
  • 2005.08.15 - Added a couple Poly grad photos, and some photos of the BMW mods.
  • 2005.05.29 - Changed version of navigation java classes, re-doing menus (report bugs) with new tool, posted smaller BMW images, took off Cannondale bike that was sold.
  • 2005.05.05 - Put up a page for the BMW.
  • 2004.11.06 - Updated the root home page for eriel.com with new image on splash, and followed that by updating all of http://business.eriel.com changing colors/images to match. Over the last couple of months I've updated a couple of quotes, and threw in a new movie favorite.
  • 2004.05.16 - Updated all autographs with actor's real names, along with all alternate tags, lightened up the text on the home page image.
  • 2004.05.08 - Updated autographs page http://personal.eriel.com/autographs with twelve new autographs from the March Pasadena convention.
  • 2003.07.15 - Added search engine to site http://personal.eriel.com/sitesearch.html (superseded on 2014.03.01)
  • 2003.06.05 - Added a few quotes I've been keeping.
  • 2003.05.21 - Played around with the image on the home page, still not happy with it, but I'm leaving it alone for now.
  • 2003.05.10 - Totally reworked the business site http://business.eriel.com with a groovier look, and swapped out the Java for some rollover scripts. On this site, I have put up update images of the mountain bikes, and better house shots without the dingy fog.
  • 2003.02.05 - Modified image on the homepage with groovier font, and pointed both business and home sites to the same resume in root of parent site (easier maintenance).
  • 2003.01.18 - Started up the business section of eriel.com...customer's had aversion to the eccentric nature of this site...so I put up some professional looking stuff to help promote the consulting gig http://business.eriel.com It needs a lot of work, but the skeleton is up.
  • 2003.01.02 - Was getting bored of the same old look...and the Java star field and binary clock were causing issues for Windows Netscape (although Mozilla was OK) and Macintosh versions of both NS and IE...so I yanked them. Now it looks thin. It'll probably look ugly for awhile until I design something cooler.
  • 2002.12.29 - Cleaned up ugly table layout on home.html...converted to .shtml for cgi counter script, added tons of new quotes from an old archive I had forgotten about.
  • 2002.12.28 - DNS has rolled over smoothly, added new guestbook scripts (Perl) and tested, changed various broken links due to move, added new counter, changed ftp upload directions (now simply ftp://eriel.com will do it).
  • 2002.12.22 - 2003.01.xx I'm changing the hosting company that eriel.com resides on.  I'd expect some down time as the DNS catches up and I go through the process with NetworkSolutions. 
  • 2002.12.14 - Added some quotes and movies lately.
  • 2002.10.31 - Added some quotes and movies lately.
  • 2002.09.21 - Added details to the mountain bike page, merged old and new guest book entries, and reworked some site structure aesthetics.
  • 2002.09.12 - Added a page under "interests" for mountain biking, appended to quotes page, added midi track to homepage, dusted some cobwebs off of "hip links" page.
  • 2002.07.26 - Changed title of homepage, and added new bug data--Java intermittently crashes browser on Mac boxes using Netscape only.
  • 2002.06.03 - Posted a readme for the FTP [link removed] site. Too many users having confusion as to its function and how to use it.
  • 2002.06.02 - Reformatted guestbook input values into tables, cleaned out many orphaned files, created code for custom 404 error messages, converted Word version of resume to html.
  • 2002.05.30 - Added midi tune when loading up autograph page, more directory structure reorganization.
  • 2002.05.11 - Reorganized ftp area with appropriate permissions, added secure area to site, overhauled some sloppy directory structure.
  • 2002.05.06 - Upgraded site to "developer hosting" which changed the servers eriel.com was located, and rolled the IP, so the DNS may slow to catch up. Debugging old scripts and links commencing. New guest book uploaded and configured, added uploading/downloading ftp access, home.html->home.shtml.
  • 2002.03.29 - Added new babes of Trek from 10th annual Grand Slam Pasadena convention-used anchor points. Purple background = new pics.
  • 2002.01.25 - Added rollover image to home.html, added Flash button on home.html for bugs, added bugs page with Java virtual machine link, appended to movies page, updated books with Feist Riftwar series, uploaded updated resume, added Flash button for updates page.
  • 2001.10.07 - Appended new material to quotes page.
  • 2001.08.05 - Added updated images of inside house, and uploaded home theater pics showing upgrades (thanks to S.A. for use of his digital camera)
  • 2001.07.28 - Appended new material to quotes page.
  • 2001.07.15 - Added some more books and movies to lists. Converted Star Trek .wavs to 64kbps mp3 files for quicker downloads. Added theme link to home page.
  • 2001.07.04 - Modified counter home page changed from outsource "counter.com" to built-in cgi script. Advantages: when "counter.com" is down (often), it doesn't hang the loading of other Java and thus the site; disadvantage: hits vs. unique hits are not differentiated on counter, but are still tracked through administrator logs.
  • 2001.06.07 - Added update log to site and linked directly from home page (hope that makes you happy Steve!).
  • 2001.06.03 - Added guestbook cgi script. Updated Java drop-down to link directly to sign/view the guestbook.
  • Previously...about a year's worth of intermittent modifying and fine-tuning on new eriel.com domain. Actions not logged.