We’re On Our Way to the Promised Land

On July 28, 2006, in Uncategorized, by tom

To paraphrase the poetic genius of Bon Scott, we’re on our way to the Promised Land! That’s right, my contract in the US has ended and I’m returning to Australia, not alone as I ventured here, but Rebecca is coming with me! We’ll be back in late August, returning to Adelaide.

So that means that this site will be down from some time early in August, probably around the 9th, while everthing gets packed up and moved, but the plan is for the site to resurface on the other side of the planet in a month or two. In the mean time I’ve set up a redirection page at letaage.wordpress.com to hold this space and to provide a link to an alternative download site for the AFL Ladder Widget.

I’ll still be contactable via email at tom.armitage at tenix.com during this time and should surface in Australia with my old mobile phone number (for those of you who still have it!), I’m looking forward to having a Coopers and a countery at the Prince and watching some footy!


Another AFL Ladder Widget Update!

On July 3, 2006, in AFL Ladder, by tom

Well, something in the latest Apple software update to version 10.4.7 seems to have broken the AFL Ladder Widget 1.4.2 and prior. The problem worked out to be how the Dashboard Javascript engine interpreted a non-breaking whitespace character when compared to a normal space character. Previously they matched, now they don’t, and this was causing problems with teams with spaces in their names (Sydney Swans, Brisbane Lions etc) not rendering correctly and causing the highlight function to stop working and the ladder to spill off the edge of the widget.

So to cut to the chase, there’s a new version of the ladder available here or from the AFL Ladder Widget page on this site.

Let me know if there are any problems with this new version.

I have had requests for additional information on the widget, like percentages. I have been working on an update to do this, the current widget already collects the percentages as it read all the rest of the table data, but I am not happy with how large the widget gets with percentages added in an extra column. So until I can come up with a better way of displaying and managing all the information, I’m going to leave it the way it is.