slashk on December 22nd, 2008

Just a quick update on some development activity here at MTBcalendar headquarters: Dashboard Widget I’ve upgrade the Mac Dashboard widget to version 0.43 and created a dedicated documentation page to it on this site and at GitHub. The newest version fixes some bandwidth / request issues and adds a little more polish. Grab the newest [...]

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slashk on December 14th, 2008

I’ve done a bit of tweaking on the MTB Calendar widget for Mac OS X Dashboard and uploaded it to release directory on my github repository. Go here to see all of the releases or just download the 0.41 version from this link: mtbcalendar_v041 The only really obvious change is that I’ve put it on [...]

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slashk on December 12th, 2008

Just a quick note about the downtime that we experienced this week … We ran into a strange interaction between Ubuntu 07.04, RubyGems and Rails. I kicked off this chain-reaction train wreck by updating my code to use the new Rails 2.0 feature for gem dependency checking in environments.rb: Rails::Initializer.run do |config| # Gem Dependencies [...]

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slashk on December 10th, 2008

UPDATE (12:52 PM): And we are back. Sorry for the interruption folks but we ran into a strange rubygems versus Ubuntu 7.10 issue. I’ll post something on it later. We will try not to do this again. Woof. Decided to slip a small update to the code into production this morning (11:43 PT) and my [...]

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slashk on December 4th, 2008

For the better part of the last week (and much of my Thanksgiving vacation), I have struggled mightily with the beasts known as Javascript and Dashcode to bring you (well … mostly me) an easy way to always have your local MTB racing calendar at the touch of a button. And while the battle was [...]

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slashk on November 18th, 2008

While you weren’t looking, I slipped a new release of the website online (For those of you following at home, this is version 217 – “blue hawaii”). It was mostly born of a vacation (and attached air travel) to Oahu early this month. It boasts some new YUI Library CSS Tools, which have somewhat cleaned [...]

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slashk on October 29th, 2008

Just a quick note: We’re getting some irregularities on the geocoding results for new events on the site. This takes the form of events showing up as “N CAROLINA” instead of “NC” for example. I think that this is due to a change in one of the geocoders that I am using. Or it could [...]

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slashk on October 26th, 2008

Granny Gear Productions, purveyors of fine 24 hour MTB racing, has announced their pared back 2009 schedule: 06/13/09: 24 Hours of Big Bear (WV) 07/25/09: 24 Hours of 9 Mile (WI) 10/10/09: 24 Hours of Moab (UT) Gone are the Missouri, Georgia and a few other events. But in their place comes the 24 Hours [...]

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slashk on October 13th, 2008

Last week, I quietly rolled out a new release (r188 or the “return of metallica“) to MTB Calendar, but alas it didn’t turn out exactly as planned. Although many of the new features are fine, it appears that we have a slight bug … err … regression in the iCal department. For those of you [...]

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slashk on October 5th, 2008

I’ve added a few more of the 2009 schedules to the calendar: 2009 USA Cycling Ultra Endurance 02/14/09: Mas O Menos (TX) 03/07/09: Spa City Extreme (AR) 05/09/09: Dirt, Sweat, and Gears (TN) 06/20/09: 8th Annual Cowbell Challenge (NC) 07/04/09: Marathon National Championships (CO) 09/19/09: 24-Hour MTB National Championships (AZ) 10/24/09: National MTB Oktoberfest (NC) [...]

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