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New Maps

Well team, I finally completed a big project on my backlog.  I wanted to redo our member maps product.  My original map tool was developed and scabbed together years ago.  In fact, it used Google Maps API v1.  Google does a major version release every three to five years.  So our map now supports V3.x.   My first version managed text files.  My most recent version used XML files.  XML files look something like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <document> <marker

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

January Transmittal

Happy New Year from your friends at the Touring Motor Glider Association.  We hope that your plans for the upcoming year will allow you pursue your interests in touring motor gliders.  If you are an owner or pilot in the US, we hope that you will be able to attend on of our 3 fly-in events this year.  For the past 9 years we have hosted 1 event, generally on the west coast.  Last year we sponsored an event on the East coast as well as West coast.  This year we will be hosting/sponsoring 3 events

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

Touring Motor Glider Website - You Have Unread Content

This is a transmittal sent to those who have built-up unread content on the website: Hello {member}: Here is recent information about your registration on the Touring Motorglider Association (TMGA) website: Display Name: Date Registered: Last Website Login: Greater than 10 Unread Items:  Yes We have detected that it

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

February Update - Website & TMGA News

Our revered chairman, Richard Pearl, is on a vacation to Iceland in the middle of winter!?!  He forwarded a note asking me to send updates for the upcoming fly-in as well as association/website news.  If he returns with all extremities intact (no frostbite) he will author next month's update. East Coast Fly-In - The Fly-In is currently scheduled for April 7 thru April 8 in Melbourne FL.  The sign up sheet shows that we are sneaking up on a dozen attendees.  Most are co

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

Introducing the New Website

We hope you had a good holiday season and are positioned for health, peace, and prosperity in the New Year. We've been working hard at the TMGA (Touring Motor Glider Association) and as previously announced we have totally revamped our website.  We listened to issues people had with the previous website and based upon this feedback chose the Invision Power Suite community software package.  We have cu

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

Guides and Tutorials Sections Started

We are about to announce the website.  So a key feature on which I have been working is set of guides and tutorials for using the website.  This is a process that could last months and months as the software is big and complex.  I hope that the software is also fairly intuitive.  But, to help people good bootstrapped to start their exploration we decided to add a few such training/reference materials.  As of this entry here is the status: Table Showing Status of

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

Initial Move is Complete!

I originally estimated it was going to take about 20 hours to get the site-up and initial materials moved.  Well, that was a gross understatement.  Here we are about 120 hours later and finally got the initial loads moved to the new site. I am fairly happy with our new community software called Invision Power Suite.  It was first released in its current form (previously called IPB) in early 2015.  The documentation is weak, but the user communi

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

Hello World

Traditionally when a programmer starts working in a new environment the very first program he writes is "Hello World!" program that prints out "Hello World!" on the screen.  Sometimes this takes seconds, but it can take hours as you get all of the files properly configured.  I have been working with Invision Power on this conversion and it looks like we are ready to give it the old college try.  So here it goes:   Hello World!

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

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