Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Feed Fixed

You may or may not have noticed that our feed was throwing weird errors for the last few days. If you did, those errors should all have gone away. There was a glitch on FeedBurner's part (specifically, the half-or-so of FeedBurner that runs on Google's servers) that took a little while to track down.

Apparently it was (and likely still is) pretty wide-spread, affecting many publishers. The problem started after I migrated my FeedBurner account (which contains this site's feed as well as my own blog's) to Google's servers. The nitty-gritty technical details are (more or less) spelled out on my personal blog in a very rough, quick post, if you're so inclined to read them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Website Updated

I just pushed our development site to the production area. That means you'll see a new and improved site when you go to swrobotics.com.

Among the new features are email addresses on the Members page (obfuscated to keep spambots from picking them up), updated pictures, and a search box. The search box has been reported to have some problems with its appearance, but I haven't been able to fix them because they don't happen for me. (If you see the problem -- a cut-off box or button -- or you know something about CSS and might be able to help, please email me at daniel.w [at] swrobotics [dot] com.)

There are more improvements in the works, and now I have a second developer to help me. Hopefully things will start flying out, at least after we're all done with build season.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009 FRC Game - Lunacy!

The game has been released! 6 robots compete on a slick surface with 1/6 the usual friction, similar to rover conditions on the windswept planes of the moon. The 3 robots on your team each drag trailers and try shoot or dunk "Moon Rocks" into the opposing alliance's trailers. Download the Game Animation for an overview and read the Game Manual for the nitty-gritty.

Update (01/11) by Voyagerfan5761: As pointed out by an anonymous commenter, the game is called "Lunacy". Not "Lundacy". Fixed.