Website Changes During March 2013

Well, let’s see. March has seen numerous changes to my website. If you’re reading this on my main site, you’ll notice some additional menu items: Firefox Configuration, Speed Test Results, System Information, and Winamp Info. The only actual new page is the Speed Test Results one. The others have been in existence for some time which I link to in various support forums. I made the Speed Tests page after I removed the images from my hardware page that were beside my cable modem entry.

I have also modified my NASCAR page to display the current driver standings using the data from ESPN’s Driver Standings instead of Yahoo’s. Yahoo’s page was acting kind of funky so I changed it. I also stopped pulling the data down every time my page was viewed. I run another script that collects the data and saves it to a static text file that my NASCAR page just includes. Much more efficient as the standings information only really changes once after each race.

I have also modified my MOD page to include a playlist of videos I created while playing MOD files in XMPlay. Why did I make these? A good question LOL. Just ’cause I guess. I could probably write an entire post about the tools I’ve used to generate them. But, just so you know, I used CamStudio to create the videos and I’ve tried the CamStudio LossLess, XviD, and x264vfw Codecs to make my initial capture videos. Testing the various codecs, the options within them, and how they look after being sent to YouTube is enough to drive one crazy LOL. I did a fixed region capture of 640×360 which is a 16:9 ratio and matches the default size of YouTube’s player that way you can read the text clearly.

I think that’s all I’ve done lately.