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Journal of changes made to the Lottery Post web site
Monday, July 21, 2014, 1:09 pm
Fixed the Browse button in the Change Avatar page so that it correctly loads the Image Manager, allowing premium members the ability to quickly upload and use their own images for their avatar.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:39 pm
Fixed bug in news stories with multiple photos that prevented Prev and Next buttons from being displayed in 'lightbox' mode.
Friday, July 18, 2014, 10:44 am
Found the source of a number of performance bottlenecks (such as on the Member Profile page), and applied a fix to speed them up. Several pages throughout the site now load much quicker.
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:11 pm
Added Germany to the Quick Picks Generator in the location selection popup; implemented work-around for glitch in latest version of Chrome that prevented the list of who rated a thread from loading; fixed bug that prevented Game Information page for displaying for some canceled games.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:04 am
New Pairs Analysis for Pick 3 and Pick 4 available from the Systems page; the text editor has been updated to the latest release, making performance a bit better, fixing a number of bugs, and adding some new features such as custom text and background colors, the ability to customize background and border colors in tables, and a resize helper that shows you the size of elements as you drag them larger or smaller; Image Manager was updated to the latest release, fixing a few bugs; removed the "Combine Illinois and Iowa" option from the various places it existed on Lottery Post, since those games haven't shared their drawings for several months now; fixed a bug in the table sorter (as seen on pages such as the new Pairs Analysis and the Jackpots page) so that clicking on a new table heading does not change the sort order from ascending to descending (or vice-versa) until you click again on the same heading; changed the sample month of data for trial uses of premium features to April, 2014; upgraded to latest version of jQuery to get all the latest bug fixes and general improvements; upgraded to latest version of mobile signatures to better detect new mobile devices and browsers; various other structural improvements to the Web site to keeps things running smoothly.
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:25 am
Removed the option to combine Illinois and Iowa results on the Daily Numbers Games page.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:00 am
Added new multi-state Cash4Life game (currently NJ & NY), including ability to post predictions for the new game.
Friday, June 6, 2014, 3:54 pm
Fixed an annoying bug on iPhone that would mess up the page format right after the page loaded; fixed minor bugs with Image Manager (but still has unresolved issues with iPad); other minor miscellaneous changes.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 3:11 pm
Now accepting Bitcoin payments. Also, fixed a minor IE bug that displayed an incorrect "waiting" graphic when some buttons were clicked.
Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:29 pm
Separated the Illinois Pick 3 results from the My3 results on the lottery results calendar pages.
Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:28 pm
Fixed the column sorting on the Worldwide Jackpots page.
Friday, May 9, 2014, 1:51 pm
Changed the text editor toolbar layout and removed the menu bar from the editor. The buttons are now spread to 3 rows to help people with lower-resolution screens, the emoticons now display in a popup panel in order to improve performance and help people who couldn't access emoticons in IE8, and the spell check can now be turned off by clicking the spelling toggle button on the toolbar.
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5:11 pm
Added feature to Inspector 3 and Inspector 4 that calculates the odds that you would win if you played all the combinations entered. The odds are calculated based on playing both straight and box, and the number of unique combinations for both straight and box are displayed.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 11:09 pm
Bug fixes and enhancements from yesterday's major site update, including: added Pick 2 games to those that support a lottery results calendar display; fixed a bug that showed some non-supported games as being available for calendar display; fixed bug that showed several canceled games on the main lottery results pages.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:20 pm
Major update to Lottery Post, including: brand new text editor built for all modern web browsers, tablets, and smartphones; Lottery Post technology platform upgraded to make necessary improvements and future-proofing; new lottery results calendar display for Pick 3, Pick 4, and Quinto games; All/Mostly In or Out Filters added to the Inspector 3, Inspector 4, and Positional Wheels pages; new (very addictive) online game available, called 2048; new Games page that holds all the online games available (just 2048 and Sudoku right now); new Image Manager for premium members to upload and manage their images; the Prize Payouts pages now show the odds of winning various prize levels for many games; Prize Payouts pages also now show actual prize descriptions for prizes that don't have monetary value (for example, "Free ticket" instead of $0); forum pages in which you can go the previous or next page are now programmed with the latest browser technology in order to speed up the time it takes to go the the next or previous page; plus various other minor enhancements throughout the site.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 10:51 am
New results display for all playing card games that displays actual card images rather than text descriptions; latest lottery results display added to all Game Information pages; new simple URLs for all major lottery games (e.g., www.lotterypost.com/powerball).
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 9:50 am
Upgraded several Web site components to increase performance and compatibility with latest operating systems and browsers: jQuery, countdown timer (stopped working on iPad), autocomplete, datepicker, and other internal components.
Monday, February 3, 2014, 12:51 pm
Enhanced the main menu bar at the top of every page, improving its clarity, scalability for different screen sizes and resolutions, better contrast in the popup menus, and elimination of images; updated mobile device signatures for detection of latest mobile devices and operating systems; implemented some support for high-DPI screens that will be arriving soon in web browsers.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:45 am
Finally tracked down source of a glitch that caused the page layout to break on Android devices: Google's own +1 button! By disabling the Google +1 button at the top of each page on Android devices, the layout now properly stays to the correct size and no longer opens a wide blank area on the right.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 2:20 pm
Fixed a nasty bug in iOS 7 that crashed third-party browsers (e.g., Google Chrome), but not the main Safari browser, on several important pages, such as the Log In page.
Monday, October 21, 2013, 3:40 pm
Added new Michigan Poker Lotto.
Monday, October 21, 2013, 2:47 pm
Added Tennessee Morning draws for Cash 3 and Cash 4.
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7:09 pm
Updated UK Lotto results for new version of game, including new prize payouts and all raffle results.
Monday, September 30, 2013, 5:20 pm
Fixed prize payouts in Nebraska Pick 3 for two of the prize levels.
Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:51 pm
Fixed the Daily Numbers Games page to properly display all the Texas Pick 3 and Pick 4 games (4x daily drawings).
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:09 pm
Added Lotto :D game to Québec lottery results page, including past results from the start date of March 11, 2013.
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:15 am
Added Western Max game to Western Canada lottery results page, including past results from the start date of March 1, 2013.
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 8:34 pm
Fixed Daily Numbers Game History page for Illinois and the VTracs Results History page for Illinois to remove the Fireball results.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 10:01 am
Added new Indiana Poker Lotto game. Also updated logo graphics for Indiana Daily 3 and Daily 4.
Friday, August 16, 2013, 2:16 am
Fixed bug with "scroll to bottom" arrow on threads pages.
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 4:24 pm
Fixed the VTracs Search Engine page formatting so that it no longer is cutoff on the right side on tablets and smartphones.
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 9:23 am
New VTracs Search Engine now available; support for VTracs with Quinto games, including support in the VTracs Search Engine and a new VTracs Quinto Mirror Combinations chart; better, simplified URLs for all VTracs pages; VTracs Mirror Combinations pages are all reformatted to use the standard, simplified format used in other Charts pages at Lottery Post; fixed up spelling/capitalization of VTracs throughout Lottery Post (no longer vTracs, Vtracs, etc.); updated the mobile detection signatures to detect the latest mobile devices; fixed a minor scrolling bug that would waste time trying to scroll to the top of a wizard-style page when moving to the next page, if the person was already at the top; greatly improved performance (load time) of predictions pages -- most notably the "Yesterday's Winners" page; changed the trial month for the lottery results and VTracs search engines to April, 2010 (from April, 2004); many other minor tweaks and performance improvements.
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:07 am
Increased display precision of jackpots to 2 decimal places when over $1 million.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 8:13 pm
Corrected two English translations in the La Charada system: #20 - Libro is Book (not Paper), #62 - Lámpara is Lamp (not Light).
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:23 pm
Fixed bug that would cause last visit date in member's profile to show Jan. 1, 2000 after they clear cookies.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 6:47 pm
Major security upgrade of Lottery Post, including industry-leading Bcrypt password hashing, elimination of password reminders, and case-sensitive passwords up to 200 characters in length; completed inclusion of both Illinois My3 and Pick 3 drawings on the VTracs Results page, including past history for both games; support for Windows 8.1 start screen live tiles, including all 4 tile sizes, new graphics, and news updates directly in the tile; upgraded to the latest release of jQuery (1.10.2); upgraded the mobile device detection to the latest definitions; many other minor wording changes, tweaks, etc.
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 7:48 pm
Installed new spell checker.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:30 pm
Fixed the VTracs results page for Illinois so that it displays the Illinois regular Pick 3 drawing results next to "Illinois", and the My3 results in a new row marked "Illinois My3". The Vtracs history page is not yet available for Illinois My3, but it will be available in the next major release of the site, which should be within a few weeks.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:59 pm
Added support for Windows 8.1 and IE 11. Both are currently in beta, with release scheduled for later in 2013.
Monday, June 24, 2013, 3:19 pm
Rebuilt the Browser Compatibility Test page to add new tests and process the tests much quicker; removed the browser test that happens every time someone goes to the Log In page; upgraded to latest version of jQuery (1.10.1) for performance and bug fixes; other minor tweaks.
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:19 am
Added Puerto Rico Pega 2, 3, and 4 Day (Día) drawings.
Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:19 pm
Fixed Combinations Generator for older browsers (mainly IE9 and lower); fixed Wheels pages for older browsers; fixed results page for Germany when clicking on the calendar for past results.
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:02 am
Fixed minor display glitch with popup windows always animating from the upper-left part of the page; added complete drawing history for Connecticut; added complete drawing history for South Dakota's Dakota Cash game (including jackpots).
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:34 am
New feature on all state lottery results pages allow you to view results for a particular date in history in addition to the latest results using the calendar picker control; multiple draws for one game are now displayed on the main results page (for example, Pennsylvania's Big 4 Double Draw on April 20, 2013: http://www.lotterypost.com/results/pa/2013/4/20); each state with past raffle draws now has a dedicated page displaying all the drawings (click "See Complete List" link in Raffles section of results page); upgraded to latest version of jQuery for performance improvements and bug fixes; fixed Lunar Calendar to correctly display the full-size rendering of the current moon phase; many other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:14 pm
Improvements to the Positional Wheel Generator, including the ability to only include box combinations, and ability to quickly clear or copy number entries.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:41 pm
Added a new Simple Log In page for devices that are unable to use Lottery Post's regular Log In page (such as Kindle Fire HD and HP TouchPad). The Simple Log In page is available via a new link on the regular Log In page.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 10:30 am
Improved page load time in Premium Mobile edition by including parallel download support for several components; improved support for Windows Phone, including animated transitions between panels in the Premium Mobile edition; several other "behind the scenes" improvements and fixes to keep the site running smoothly.
Monday, February 4, 2013, 5:07 am
Added new options for smartphone users to delay or disable the feature that automatically brings the user back to the Premium Mobile Edition after a certain amount of inactivity on the main site (clearing cookies will reset the option selected to the default of 10 minutes); added support for new BlackBerry 10 devices; changed the Home button on the Premium Mobile Edition to an icon; changed detection of unknown computers and devices to make them less apt to be detected as mobile devices.
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 8:28 pm
Added Ontario MegaDice Lotto game, including all drawing history. (Game started Oct. 2, 2012.)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 12:19 pm
Fixed bugs experienced by smartphone users getting redirected to the wrong pages when first entering the site.
Monday, January 7, 2013, 11:38 am
Fixed bug on VTracs Drawing Results page that caused extra characters to appear in some results when the "Separate numbers with dashes" option was turned off.
Monday, January 7, 2013, 9:18 am
Fixed bug with floating (unpinned) blue menu bar that would cause the drop-down menus to appear at the top of the page (and hence not visible) when the page was scrolled down. This was a regression bug from the last update on Jan. 3.
Thursday, January 3, 2013, 10:02 am
Fixed a bug preventing the countdown timers from working on the lottery results for some IE10 and Chrome browsers; fixed an issue on Windows Phone that prevented the pager drop-down panel from displaying in the correct position when zoomed-in.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 10:43 am
Completely rebuilt the premium mobile edition of Lottery Post to support additional devices, including Windows Phone and Blackberry; Fixed a flaw in the premium mobile edition that would cause the site to stop responding correctly after changing the country in the Lottery Results section; Fixed the blue menu bar for all Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Windows 8 devices that use a touch screen; Fixed bug that caused the Google Chrome browser under iOS to stop responding properly; Enhanced entry of e-mail address for smartphones anywhere on Lottery Post (e.g., during registration) so that the special e-mail version of the on-screen keyboard is available; Fixed bug in menu option for smartphones to get back to the premium mobile site from the main site (last menu item in Options menu); Updated to latest version of mobile device detection signatures; Other minor performance tweaks throughout the site to improve both load time and web browser performance.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 5:31 pm
Fixed the display of UK Millionaire Raffle in the results page to handle the very long results in the current draw on Jan. 1, 2013.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 10:24 pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:09 am
Added new Maryland 5 Card Cash game.
Monday, November 5, 2012, 10:33 pm
Added new Extra Draws page that displays additional drawings beyond the regular scheduled drawing on one date (initially used for Quebec Max and Lotto Max's MaxMillions); added links to Extra Draws page in both the Game Info page and Past Drawings page, if additional draws are available for a particular drawing; added iPhone 5 support, including retina-resolution loading graphics when icon is pinned to home screen and full use of extra screen height.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:59 am
Updated Illinois Lotto game with new Extra Shot feature.
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 6:54 pm
Added new Québec Max game, which is similar to Lotto Max, but is only available in Québec.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 12:10 pm
Added Québec Sprinto game, including all past results.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:42 am
Integration of link cross-references in news stories, threads, and blogs ("You might like"); improved browser detection; fixed fonts in all page footers.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:06 pm
Added complete history of all Puerto Rico games, with the exception of LoterÃa Tradicional.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 11:53 am
Added significant chunks of missing draw history for all Canada games. Although draw data is complete for many games, there is still missing data for several games, including unknown start dates. The draw history chart has been updated (see link), and help is still welcome on tracking down missing data.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 9:46 am
Updated all Virginia Lottery game logos.
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 12:06 pm
Fixed bug that inserted the news story dateline into the first post on each page of member comments on a news story.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 3:48 pm
Updated mobile device detection to detect latest mobile devices accurately; upgraded to latest version of jQuery (1.8.1) to include latest bug fixes and performance improvements; made several minor improvements and structural changes (most are not visible to casual web visitors).
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:04 am
Added new Ireland Daily Million game. (Also, Ireland's Monday Million and All or Nothing games both ended yesterday.)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:02 am
Fixed ability to enter predictions for Texas All or Nothing game.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 9:00 am
Added new Texas All or Nothing game, as well as ability to enter predictions for both All or Nothing and Illinois' new My3 game.
Monday, September 10, 2012, 2:07 pm
Added Illinois My3 drawings to the Daily Numbers Games page as a new line (apart from regular Pick 3 draws).
Sunday, August 26, 2012, 1:09 pm
Added Arkansas Lottery's new Natural State Jackpot game. It is a 5/39 game with a rolling jackpot that starts at $25,000 and increases by $5,000 every drawing there is no top-prize winner. For more info, click the link.
Sunday, August 12, 2012, 1:13 pm
Added new Ohio Pick 5 game (Midday and Evening), as well as ability to post predictions for it. Also, Ohio's Ten-OH! game ended, with its last drawing on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 1:32 pm
Added missing British Columbia Poker Lotto results between June 6, 2011 and June 21, 2011.
Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:53 pm
Increased performance of mobile devices, tablets, and modern web browsers on lower-resolution monitors by specifically not loading background texture, since it should never be displayed.
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 3:46 pm
Several updates affecting the entire site: Improved site layout across all pages to impose a maximum width that makes the site far more readable and usable when the browser is maximized on a widescreen monitor or tablet (especially useful for the upcoming Windows 8 Metro browser); Patched text editor to the latest release, which fixes an annoying bug with all IE browsers that sometimes deleted an entire paragraph when the Backspace key was pressed; Updated mobile/tablet device detection to latest release so that the site is displayed properly for the latest mobile devices and tablets; Applied more fixes to the popup windows to solve a problem with IE8 and lower browsers, where the browser would popup the window in the wrong place, and you'd just see a blackened (dimmed) page; Adjusted the popup window positioning and behavior for the Event Calendar; Fixed display of Systems page on mobile devices; Other minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Monday, June 4, 2012, 8:27 pm
Added new Ontario Midday drawings and new Pick 2 game, both to results page and for predictions. Also fixed several minor bugs.
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 7:02 pm
Added multi-country EuroJackpot game to the results pages.
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 1:07 am
Several important site changes: upgraded rich text editor to latest version (184.108.40.206), which includes many bug fixes and improvements; improved Change/Edit Avatar page to allow for any avatar URL, not just URLs ending with common image extensions, and also allowing https:// addresses; added Norton/Verisign trust validation, with official seal, which includes a daily independent malware scan on Lottery Post; fixed bug on Pick 4 Positional Wheels that showed some Quinto-style filters; added Mystical Lottery Charts section; added La Charada Chart in Mystical Charts section.
Monday, May 14, 2012, 11:13 pm
Big site update: added Quinto to Positional Wheels Generator; simplified URL of Positional Wheels Generator; added Lottery Charts section, including Pick 3, Pick 4, and Quinto charts; added Combinations, Sums, Root Sums, and Sum Last Digit charts for Pick 3, Pick 4, and Quinto; updated sitemap, drop-down menus, and left navigation area to add charts section; optimized many images for faster downloading; fixed problem with Quick Picks page that showed expired games; added Ins/Outs filter to Deflate 3 & Deflate 4; fixed problem on Worldwide Jackpots page that made the main menu disappear and the columns un-sortable on IE8 and lower.
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10:00 am
Added new In/Out filter to Deflate 3 and Deflate 4.
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 5:27 pm
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6:03 pm
Fixed a bug that created problems on the Search page for users of IE6, IE7, and IE8.
Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:27 pm
Loaded all Germany lottery results history for all games, going all the way back to Oct. 9, 1955, for the first Lotto drawing.
Monday, March 5, 2012, 3:13 pm
Added Germany lottery results to Lottery Post Premium Mobile Edition (iPhone, Android, et al.); Added missing three games to Germany Lottery Results page; fixed order of games on Germany results page.
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 2:15 pm
Added Germany lottery results and predictions (most games added, 3 more to-do); added Germany to the Europe map for selecting country; added detection for Windows 8; improved detection of specific mobile devices.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 8:11 am
Added new Kentucky Lottery 5 Card Cash game.
Monday, February 13, 2012, 11:47 am
Added new Atlantic Canada ShaBam! game, including all draw history from the game's first draw in January, and ability to post predictions for the 5/38 game.
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 9:31 am
Completed a series of changes to support the new Powerball changes that went into effect Jan. 18, 2012.
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 12:37 am
Fixed bug on Daily Numbers Game page that displayed the secondary drawing results (instead of the primary results) if there were extra drawings on one day. Also fixed the VTracs results pages, which had the same bug.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 6:53 pm
Several site-wide improvements, including more efficient ad delivery, making pages load faster; upgraded to latest version of jQuery (1.7.1); fixed bug in Change Avatar page that blocked certain URLs from being entered in the "Use Your Own" box.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 9:16 pm
Minor text changes to state results pages; updated jQuery to latest release (1.6.4).
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 9:03 am
Fixed Lottery Post running on iOS 5 devices.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 2:56 am
Major site update, includes prize payout results for all lottery games, including historical payouts for at least six years, but often many more years; expanded free access to lottery results and prize payouts for all guests and free members to 1 year of data; enhanced past lottery results pages to keep track of what page you were viewing, and will return to that page if you come back to the game's results within a short time; fixed bug that did not properly display past results if viewing different games in different windows; updated several Contact Us self-help topics; changed several RSS feed URLs to use 'feeds.lotterypost.com' domain (old URLs continue to operate for backwards compatibility); sped up initial display of blue menu bar.
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2:17 pm
Added breakdown of Triplets (3-digit combinations) to the Inspector 4 utility.
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 2:12 pm
Fixed "lotterypost.com" e-mail addresses for Platinum members - no longer will receive "e-mail address taken" errors (unless it really is taken).
Saturday, September 3, 2011, 8:12 am
Fixed bug that occurred on browsers that are purposely configured to hide their identify (type).
Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 12:41 pm
Added support for Android tablets ("Honeycomb"), including the standard Android Browser, Opera, and Firefox; Android Browser now properly identified in Active Users page (instead of as Safari); Fixed display glitch on mobile devices that would cause long strings of text to be shown where advertisements were supposed to be displayed; Fixed script error that rarely occurred when a browser did not properly identify itself.
Friday, August 26, 2011, 2:03 pm
Fixed bug in Contact Us page affecting Firefox that would not allow the user to enter multiple lines in a multi-line text box by pressing the Enter key (would immediately send e-mail); improved performance of the Active Users page.
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 2:43 pm
Fixed bug that would display blue menu bar at the wrong position when the page was scrolled to the top and the menu was un-pinned.
Monday, August 15, 2011, 11:48 am
Installed some fixes to the Pick 3/4 Positional Wheels Generator to improve display and handling on IE8 (and lower) Web browsers (IE7 and lower still have minor display glitches that won't be fixed); added support for the new Firefox Sessions API that puts a login/logoff button to the left of the URL bar and displays the signed-on username; made minor fixes to the text editor; fixed a bug that affected IE7 users who have installed security software that blocks certain parts of the HTTP request; made adjustments to printed page layout.
Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:52 am
Fixed two problems with the text editor: fixed problem with the Insert Image button that refused to insert the image after it was selected/identified; fixed blank Emoticons window that would appear in Internet Explorer 8 and lower.
Friday, August 12, 2011, 11:37 pm
Added significant support for HP TouchPad tablet, including fixed blue menu bar (with some minor glitches remaining), ensured all pages properly size to the tablet screen in both portrait and landscape modes, and fixed display on the Search page; enhanced Word-to-Lottery Numbers Generator to accept any length of text as input.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 10:40 am
Updated the Search page to fix major display glitch and refresh look & feel; updated rich text editor to latest release (3.4.4), which fixes several bugs and adds new 'autolink' feature that automatically creates clickable links in non-IE browsers; added prelimiary support for HP TouchPad; fixed Lottery Combinations Generator so that page does not automatically scroll past intro upon page load; Fixed display glitch that affected some lottery results displays, especially California Daily Derby.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 7:26 pm
Fixed IE7 display glitch with social sharing options on state lottery results pages; changed Google +1 button to not attempt to load on IE7 or lower (not supported in those browsers by Google); several minor performance improvements.
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 10:50 am
Fixed bug with Daily Topics page that caused it to repeatedly refresh the page.
Friday, July 29, 2011, 10:54 pm
Fixed bug with Daily Numbers Games page and VTracs Lottery Results page that would cause each page to refresh constantly. (Bug introduced in last site update.)
Friday, July 29, 2011, 10:32 pm
Added new Convert Words and Phrases to Lottery Numbers feature; fixed bug in Block List page that sometimes made the row being edited almost unreadable; added warning message to private message editor to warn if members try to send links to new members (which could get the new member banned); added social sharing features to each state lottery results page.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 7:55 pm
Fixed minor bug that would sometimes register a click on the Lottery Post page after closing a printable view (such as a printer-friendly view of a topic).
Friday, July 15, 2011, 2:06 pm
Added Québec Lotto Poker game, including all past results; updated game graphics on Iowa Lottery Results page; updated some game graphics on Kentucky Lottery Results page.
Thursday, July 14, 2011, 3:30 pm
Added news, calendar, and other posting to Twitter feed (see link below); updated "recommend" links on news story to take up less room and add Google +1 support; added Twitter page link to left navigation area.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 10:35 am
Added compatibility for Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview. Some individual features will not function with the preview build of Microsoft's browser, but basic functions like Log In will work now, permitting testing.
Sunday, July 10, 2011, 2:04 pm
Updated all UK Lottery graphics.
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 8:27 am
Fixed "Recommend Lottery Post" box to accommodate changes made by Google to +1 button.
Monday, June 20, 2011, 6:47 am
Fixed a couple bugs with IE6 browser that would throw script errors on every page (related to Google +1 button, which apparently is not compatible with IE6); altered some of the menu scripts to make page load a bit faster and fix a flashing issue that showed up in some browsers, such as iPhone; fixed a script bug in the menus that for some reason only seemed to cause a problem in IE6. (We rarely test IE6 any more, because it is no longer on our list of supported Web browsers. Therefore, these types of bugs can go unfixed in IE6 for a long time unless they are reported by an IE6 user.)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 5:45 pm
Made another dramatic improvement in page load/ready time through targeted coding inefficiencies; fixed minor bug in menu that prevented non-members using the Premium Mobile Edition of Lottery Post from seeing a "Return to Premium Edition" menu option.
Sunday, June 5, 2011, 11:24 pm
Implemented new Lottery Combinations Generator, allowing anyone to generate all possible lottery combinations for the parameters specified; additional performance increases by eliminating under-used code from several pages, and eliminating unneeded scripts from many pages.
Friday, May 27, 2011, 7:07 am
Fixed lunar calendar to show current moon image again (was not working).
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 3:41 pm
Installed several new performance enhancements, affecting pages site-wide (Lottery Post performance is now extremely well-optimized); rewrote pager code to fix some minor glitches and lessen impact on page size and download time; rewrote rating control to fix some minor glitches and lessen impact on page size and download time; fixed issue with settings on VTracs Results page not being saved between page reloads; added new optimizations to CSS compressor; fixed problem with IE9 copy to clipboard not working; minor content changes to Game Information pages; fixed text-sizing issue on premium mobile devices; fixed bug that would sometimes throw a script error in IE in threads; fixed IE6 display glitch that would hide footer.
Friday, May 20, 2011, 12:44 pm
Fixed some minor display problems, such as the spinning "wait" icon not showing up on buttons.
Monday, May 16, 2011, 2:06 pm
Fixed a display glitch in the forums; improved a URL-correction mechanism in the forums.
Monday, May 16, 2011, 1:09 pm
Implemented additional performance improvements, continuing the same line of improvements started last week; fixed security warning message that appeared on the Log In page for IE8 and lower; fixed display glitches on Log In page; upgraded to latest version of jQuery (1.6.1), which fixes bugs in IE7 and lower and fixes an animation bug.
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 3:58 pm
Fixed the Facebook "Like" option for news stories. (I forgot to mention in yesterday's update that I added Facebook "Like" and Twitter "Tweet" buttons to news stories.)
Friday, May 13, 2011, 3:51 pm
Major site-wide update that improves page load times for most pages; Added "Return to Premium Mobile Edition" menu item in Options menu for premium mobile devices (such as iPhone and Android); Improved link recognition in Change Avatar page to properly recognize some URLs that were being denied in the "use your own" box; Fixed text editor to always show simple codes editor for premium mobile devices (rich text editor fails on those devices); Improved appearance on Premium Features page.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 10:18 am
Updated Euro Millions with new game info and fixed historical jackpot amounts, which had a currency conversion problem stretching back to 2009. (All jackpots are now accurate.)
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 12:38 am
Fixed regression bug caused by breaking change in jQuery 1.6. Pages that include check all/uncheck all features are now working again. For example, checking all items in private messaging.
Friday, May 6, 2011, 1:22 pm
Added subtle performance improvements throughout the site that make pages load incrementally faster; upgraded to latest version of jQuery (1.6); reverted to using Google CDN version of jQuery, because no longer require manually patched version; implemented temporary fix of a jQuery bug that affects IE6 & IE7 - will remove the fix when jQuery fixes the bug.
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:49 am
Finished converting all "datepicker" (calendar) controls to the new control that works with all modern browsers.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 1:00 pm
Implemented a new "datepicker" calendar on the Daily Numbers Games page, which works well on all modern Web browsers. The old datepicker was getting too rickety. The new datepicker will be implemented on other pages using a calendar control in the future.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 8:58 pm
Fixed IE9 bug with calendar control on Daily Numbers Games page.
Monday, April 25, 2011, 5:29 pm
Added personalized time zone support, so each member can see dates and times in their home time zone throughout the site. Also, changed "Board Settings" to "Account Options" in the Options menu; other miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:37 pm
Added Delaware Cash 5, including past results and jackpots.
Monday, April 11, 2011, 10:14 am
Made some minor scripting fixes for IE9 compatibility; added better caching for jQuery file; fixed an Image Manager problem that occurred in IE9; improved watermark used in Search box and other places; a couple other minor scripting fixes.
Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:08 pm
Fixed redirect loop bug when clicking through to Lottery Post news story from a search engine.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:42 pm
Slight improvements to display on Premium Mobile site.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 1:04 pm
Added Ireland Monday Million Plus game, including all past results.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 11:47 pm
Fixed glitch on the Lottery Post Premium Mobile Edition (iPhone/Android) that would frequently cause the screen to blank; upgraded to jQuery 1.5.2, including a custom fix for a bug in the release; fixed a bug in the text editor that would cause strange entry glitches in IE8; added display of special drawing notes in lottery results pages (where they exist); fixed bug where Select button was not working in PermaLink popup; enhanced popup window display with more Windows-like close button and fade-out effects; fixed main menu display and functionality in IE6.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 2:23 pm
Fixed minor editor glitch that placed the cursor on the second line when replying to a private message (rather than correctly placing it on the first blank line). The bug is contained in the text editor code, not within Lottery Post's code, so the bug has been reported to the developer, with my temporary fix here at Lottery Post.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 10:04 am
Implemented a work-around for a bug in the text editor that caused extraneous question mark characters to appear in some Web browsers.
Monday, March 21, 2011, 5:28 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1:48 am
Fixed problem with IE6 and IE7 not being able to use the autosave feature of the text editor (see entry on March 17). IE6 and IE7 users now have the full autosave capability restored.
Friday, March 18, 2011, 3:20 pm
Fixed bug that prevented some pages from properly working (including Contact Us page, Custom Lottery Results, State Predictions, Daily Topics, Daily Numbers Game, and Vtracs Results). The bug existed for around an hour before it was fixed.
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 11:26 am
Fixed bug with IE6 and IE7 that prevented the rich text editor from fully loading and allowing text input. The only solution was to disable the autosave feature in IE6 and IE7, so unfortunately people using those browsers will not be able to rescue content if they accidentally close their browser or navigate away from the editor page. (Note: IE6 and IE7 are no longer officially supported by Lottery Post, as Microsoft has made it clear that those browsers are not secure and do not provide a modern Web experience.)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 11:43 am
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:43 pm
Big site-wide update today, including the following changes: Changed size of masthead to accommodate new banner ad sizes; official support for new IE9 browser (released last night); better support for Opera browser; Clicking a menu option from a secure page (such as Log In) will now go to a regular, non-secure URL; Reinstated Google Chrome sounds, as they appear to have fixed an audio bug in version 10; Improved layout for results pages and game schedules; Upgraded to latest release of TinyMCE text editor (to version 3.4); Removed "horizontal line" button in rich text editor, because it was almost never used; Improved all box shadows throughout site; Added text shadows for many headers and subheaders; Fixed Smooth Scrolling option in the Board Settings page (was not taking effect on the site); Enhanced delayed [external] images in forum posts to show "busy/spinner" while waiting for the image to load; many minor tweaks, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Monday, March 14, 2011, 9:39 am
Added Indiana Tag 6.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6:23 pm
Fixed the display of video (in news stories) on Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).
Friday, March 4, 2011, 11:52 am
Tracked down and fixed (hopefully!) Google Chrome bug that caused the browser to freeze when loading certain pages/links.
Sunday, February 27, 2011, 6:16 pm
Updated layout of main results page and all state results pages to better utilize space and appear more consistently between browser types; upgraded to jQuery 1.5.1; fixed Game Schedule grid to correctly align columns; fixed layout shifting during page load as ads finished loading; improved Related Stories box on News story page to make more compact and more readable; fixed bug on Contact Us page that could cause page to stop loading; updated top-10 jackpots grid on main results page; fixed Google Chrome bug that would jump to top of page when viewing thread post permalink.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 9:52 am
Fixed zebra stripes throughout the site.
Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:32 am
Removed UK Dream Number (game ended); added new UK Plus 5 game; added UK Millionaire Raffle (Euro Millions add-on only available in UK).
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:37 pm
Updated and enhanced Deflate 3/4 and Inspector 3/4 pages to use improved UI that debuted in Lucky's 1-Up 1-Down System, and made Filter section collapsible; fixed bug in Quick Picks page that prevented "view in sorted order" checkbox from working; fixed drop shadow effects in main menu and popup menus; improved drop shadows in tip boxes; improved IE7 warning to include verbiage about IE8's "IE7 Mode"; removed Megaplier petition links and graphic; improved IE5/IE6/IE7 style sheet insertion; upgraded to jQuery 1.5 for better performance and bug fixes; fixed rare png graphics bug that affects IE5 and IE6; fixed bug in Lucky's 1-Up 1-Down System that prevented numbers from being input in IE7
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 7:55 am
Fixed bug in forums that under rare circumstances caused the page to stop loading before it was 100% complete.
Saturday, January 29, 2011, 2:45 pm
Released new Lucky's 1-Up 1-Down System; fixed Log In page to start logging in when Enter key is pressed; added new Lucky's System icon set; added graphic icons to Systems page; added VTracs icon to all VTracs pages
Monday, January 24, 2011, 6:51 pm
Improved the graphics for all NY Lottery games.
Monday, January 24, 2011, 1:04 pm
Added new IE7 warning message, similar to existing IE6 warning message (telling IE7 users they should upgrade to IE8); Fixed display of "Québec" throughout the site to properly show the accent on the "e"; minor fixes to boxes that display thread PermaLinks; fixed IE7 display problem on state lottery results pages; changed IE7 to "warn" status in Browser Compatibility Test; fixed problem preventing Platinum members from creating custom lotterypost.com e-mail address; fixed display problem on tables that sometimes created left-over highlighted rows after the mouse passed over; fixed some linkage problems for RSS feeds; fixed post date for items in ActiveTopics RSS feed; performance tweaks in accessing certain database records - should improve performance of several pages.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 1:20 pm
Several minor site updates, including sound effect on new post alert (audible only in HTML5-compatible browsers); ability to dismiss modal dialogs by press Esc; coding efficiencies on most buttons throughout the site; BlackBerry text editor support (Simple Codes editor); Fixed jackpot display bug when lottery skips the upcoming drawing (like on Christmas); upgraded jQuery to latest release (1.4.4); several other miscellaneous big fixes and improvements.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 9:17 am
Added complete drawing history for Kentucky Pick 3 Midday (first draw: 3/15/1999), Pick 3 Evening (first draw: 11/20/1989), Pick 4 Midday (first draw: 3/15/1999), Pick 4 Evening (first draw: 4/4/1994), and Cashball (first draw: 3/6/2001). All other Kentucky Lottery games were fully loaded already.
Saturday, December 25, 2010, 9:25 am
Added complete drawing history for Wisconsin Pick 3 (first draw: 9/21/1992), Pick 4 (first draw: 9/15/1997), and SuperCash (first draw: 2/4/1991). All other Wisconsin Lottery games were fully loaded already.
Friday, December 24, 2010, 2:47 pm
Implemented a third party e-mail forwarding gateway to solve issues with mail delivery being blocked to many addresses.
Monday, December 20, 2010, 12:03 pm
Added complete drawing history for Ohio Pick 3 Evening (first draw: 12/3/1979), Pick 3 Midday (first draw: 8/16/1999), Pick 4 Evening (first draw: 4/9/1981), and Pick 4 Midday (first draw: 8/16/1999).
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 4:41 pm
Added complete drawing history for Indiana Daily 3 Evening (first draw: 7/2/1990), Daily 4 Evening (first draw: 7/2/1990), Lucky 5 Evening (first draw: 11/5/1993), and Lotto (first draw: 9/24/1994). All other Hoosier Lottery games were fully loaded already.
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 2:47 pm
Added complete drawing history for Delaware Play 3 Day (first draw: 5/18/1993), Play 3 Night (first draw: 1/24/1978), Play 4 Day (first draw: 5/18/1993), and Play 4 Night (first draw: 1/11/1980).
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 12:21 pm
Added complete drawing history for California Daily 3 Eve (first draw: Apr 13, 1992), and corrected the format of all SuperLotto Plus drawings to the 6/49 format that was used prior to Jun 7, 2000.
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 11:34 am
Added complete drawing history for Arizona Pick 3 and The Pick.
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 3:29 pm
Added complete drawing history for Georgia Cash 3 (Mid and Eve), Cash 4 (Mid and Eve), and Fantasy 5.
Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:02 am
Added complete drawing history for Washington Lotto, Daily Game, and Keno.
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 9:36 pm
Added complete drawing history for Washington, D.C. DC-3 (Mid and Eve) and DC-4 (Mid and Eve).
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 6:38 pm
Added complete drawing history for West Virginia Daily 3, Daily 4, and Cash 25.
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 2:08 pm
Completed loading of entire drawing history for remainder of Massachusetts games, including Mass Cash (first draw: Mar. 28, 1991) and Megabucks Doubler (first draw: Nov. 27, 1982). Also, loaded complete jackpot history for Megabucks Doubler, and added Season Ticket Doubler number, which started on May 2, 2009.
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 11:47 am
Added complete drawing history for Massachusetts Numbers (first draw: April 10, 1976).
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8:07 am
Added complete drawing history for Powerball, back to the first drawing on April 22, 1992.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 7:12 pm
Added complete drawing history for Tri-State Pick 3 (Eve and Mid), Tri-State Pick 4 (Eve and Mid), and Michigan Daily 3. Lottery Post is now the only Web site on the planet with the complete Michigan Daily 3 draw history online. (A handful of draws are missing in the 1980s, but we're working on adding every last shred!)
Friday, December 3, 2010, 12:54 pm
Fixed a bug that would sometimes please the word "Search" into a text box on the page after you click the Back button.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 1:46 pm
Changed much ad-handling code to ensure most ads are loaded after the main content, to reduce the amount of time before the first usable content is displayed (also handles ads more efficiently overall, improving performance and general user experience); fixed problem with countdown timers on the state results pages, which displayed the wrong amount of time left in some timezones; upgraded to jQuery 1.4.4, which offers speed improvements and bug fixes; found and fixed bug that throws an error message in the text editor if a space character is the last character in the Subject (fix may not be uploaded until next site update).
Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:37 am
Fixed the Monitor Site Activity page to play the correct sound when only member active/inactive events occur. Any other events that occur play a different sound to indicate more substantial activity.
Thursday, November 11, 2010, 5:33 pm
Improved sound support to encompass nearly all devices and browsers, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod (sound used on Sudoku, Monitor Site Activity, and in menus); improved load and rendering experience/time of Active Users page, which could get very slow based on thousands of rows of data on the page at once; improved rendering time for most tabular-format data on all pages; started to remove some "hover" (mouseover) effects for touch-panel devices (like iPad), since they only make the page harder to use on those devices.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 8:44 am
Site updates made over the past week: Added limited/partial IE9 taskbar pinning support; Improved load performance on several pages through additional caching; Improved Web browser (client) cache accuracy and re-testing to avoid stale content in some browsers; Added a new Links page that presents a collection of official lottery and industry resource links; Modified the Resources menu to remove redundant menu items and add Links page.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 8:40 am
Fixed RSS feeds for the forums.
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:04 pm
Catching up on documenting some changes made over the past couple of weeks, starting Oct.13 through Oct.27: Major restructuring of server-based browser detection, mainly to build a foundation to support a wider variety of mobile devices, but also better all-around browser detection (still more work to-do); Added support for BlackBerry devices in main Web site; Started to implement support for Windows Phone 7 (still work to-do); Fixed bug with Favorites button throbber not going away; Fixed bug with iPad being transferred to iPhone edition; Fixed bug with Notepad not being able to be cleared (saving a blank Notepad); Added Remove All option when search query keywords are displayed on thread page (for example, when viewing a thread directly from the Search page); Shortened URLs for several Amazon.com links; Fixed menus to display member menu for non-activated members; Streamlined much script code and removed some redundancies (improves browser performance); Upgraded to latest version of jQuery (1.4.3); Fixed some glitches in menus caused by changes to jQuery; Fixed minor glitches in ad displays that happened rarely in some browsers; Fixed a glitch in Sudoku game caused by WebKit (Safari, Chrome) bug that made the "Clear Board" option unusable; Fixed a stubborn bug that would occasionally show an error message and forced you to click Refresh/Reload in order to see the requested page; Fixed the redirect feature for cell phones to send people to the correct lotterypost.mobi address; Fixed a bug that occured when trying to display the RSS feed of the blog comments in which there are many lengthy comments; Fixed minor text editor glitch that occurs in WebKit browsers (Safari, Chrome) that incorrectly rendered a period followed by two spaces; Removed Quick Picks button on Premium Mobile edition for non-traditional games (such as California Daily Derby), because clicking the button would only produce an error message; Added CSS style entries for mobile devices such as iPhon
Monday, October 11, 2010, 4:07 pm
Updated several pages to fix minor display glitches (some hardly noticeable); continued replacing/rewriting key sections of code to shrink code size and improve performance.
Friday, October 8, 2010, 4:02 pm
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 7:27 pm
Fixed bug in Board Settings page that would ignore the Floating Menu Bar option. Using the pin icon directly in the menu bar is still the preferred method of pinning/unpinning the menu, but the Board Settings page will also now work to pin/unpin the menu.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:52 pm
Fixed a bug that affected IE users running Windows XP. The bug produced a script error that kept some pages (such as the Recent Posts page) from finishing loading. Vista and Windows 7 users were not affected.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 3:15 pm
Fixed bug that prevented popup menus from appearing on a few pages - for example, the My Favorites page.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:19 pm
Fixed minor bug with registration page that affected IE users.
Monday, September 27, 2010, 11:17 pm
Substantial interface changes. Replaced old menu system, which was almost unusable on many mobile operating systems -- notably Apple's iPhone/iPad (collectively called "iOS") and Android devices. The new menu system was completely re-written, and works great with both regular Web browsers and premium mobile devices like iOS and Android. Some neat little features of the new menu include the ability to turn on a subtle "click" sound played when a menu command is selected; pinning and unpinning the menu happens immediately, and the menu snaps into position right away with no impact to the page; unpinned menu no longer has a delayed "floating" effect, but is now rock solid without the annoying floating effect. Other site improvements installed: Many pages, including the home page, render quicker due to internal changes to the pages which makes Web browsers display the main content even before all the "background stuff" like scripts load behind the scenes; size of all pages was reduce to decrease page load times; several important command links -- such as the Predictions Tools available on state predictions pages -- have been changed into more visible buttons; state prediction pages should render faster and work faster when viewed on slower computers; the Worldwide Jackpots page (www.lotterypost.com/jackpots) has dynamically-sortable columns -- both ascending and descending orders -- with no need for the page to reload each time; added new spell checker to the text editor that works with all Web browsers (not just with IE, like the old one); several tweaks to text editor to work properly with the IE9 beta.
Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12:14 pm
Made minor script adjustments to accomodate some IE9 beta bugs that were preventing Lottery Post from operating correctly in the new browser. (These were not glitches in Lottery Post, but are glitches in the IE9 beta, and the LP code changes were done so that the new browser can be tested.)
Monday, September 13, 2010, 9:27 am
Added new Ontario Poker Lotto game.
Thursday, September 9, 2010, 9:05 am
Refined search results (when searching entire site - "All" tab) to exclude more search results links in the results.
Thursday, September 2, 2010, 10:54 pm
Fixed a bug affecting Lottery Post premium mobile edition.
Thursday, August 19, 2010, 10:42 am
Fixed IE6 graphics issue.
Saturday, August 14, 2010, 10:01 pm
Added instant upgrades when paying by PayPal. When paying by the direct credit card method, upgrades still take up to 24 hours to complete, but when paying by PayPal, the upgrade happens instantly when the payment is complete.
Monday, August 2, 2010, 11:30 am
Added new Georgia Five game (Mid and Eve) to GA results page and predictions board.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 12:40 pm
Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:16 am
Added all Lotto Max MaxMillions draws for all times it has occurred. Can be displayed by clicking a MaxMillions draw link in the Special Games section of any Canada province results page (or on the Multi-Province page).
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 9:40 pm
Fixed glitch with Lunar Calendar which caused blank tool tips to appear when hovering over the calendar; fixed minor glitch with Firefox browser that slightly impacted inital page load performance.
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 7:23 am
Site-wide update of core framework components, such as CSS and JS, in order to provide even better cache-busting. This will ensure web browsers are receiving the latest code even on cache-intensive ISPs like AOL.
Thursday, June 24, 2010, 3:32 pm
Fixed problem with RSS feeds for specific news topics. They were mistakenly being forwarded to the main Lottery News RSS feed at FeedBurner.
Thursday, June 24, 2010, 8:42 am
Added Puerto Rico Pega 2 con Palé, including past drawing history from game inception (May 10, 2010). Game is promotional in nature and is scheduled to end on July 31, but PR Lottery may extend it beyond that date.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 12:44 pm
Updated Illinois Mega Millions logo and added Megaplier; several minor bug fixes.
Saturday, June 5, 2010, 11:56 am
Pushed out a site update today. The biggest changes involve searching the site and the premium mobile editions. The changes include: Added "All" tab to Search page, to globally search the site using Google as a search engine; Added a Search box to the top-right position of every page on the site; Stability improvements to premium mobile editions of Lottery Post (iPhone, Android, and webOS editions); Added better "Web App" support for iPhone edition including a nice loading screen (for Web App support, go to the LP on your iPhone, and add a bookmark/icon to the iPhone Home page); Changed main RSS feeds to use FeedBurner for better support in more types of readers; Enhanced detection in Browser Compatibility Test page to detect premium mobile devices (like iPhone, Android, etc.), and eliminated screen size detection; Moved all videos for news stories to a cloud-based edge streaming solution for fast, consistent delivery of video content; Changed all videos to MP4 format, and added support for HTML5 video delivery, backwards compatible with all browsers - now has support for iPad; Fixed bug in game information for games that don't have a graphical logo; several other minor bug fixes and improvements.
Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:43 am
Removed PA Mix & Match (game ended), and added the returning PA Match 6.
Friday, May 28, 2010, 11:20 pm
Added new "All" option on the Search page. Uses an external search engine (Google) to generate site-wide search results.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1:51 pm
Implemented several changes to the site. The biggest change is a complete refresh of all the state/provincial/country lottery results pages: New graphical format that includes an official, high quality game logo for every game; all game graphics are the actual graphics used within the state, province, or country -- including the multi-state graphics; for states with midday and evening draws of a particular game, display one logo for the game along with a "sun" (midday) or "moon" (evening) icon next to the midday or evening draws; all lottery results are presented with graphical "lottery ball" symbology, to lend maximum readability and clarity to the winning numbers; special numbers, such as bonus numbers, sums, and multipliers, have unique colors and shapes to set the apart; jackpot amounts are listed together with the game results, so viewers do not have to search a different part of the page to get the new jackpot amounts; a countdown timer is shown for each game to indicate the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the next drawing is set to take place; separate links for Previous Results and Jackpot History -- two common pages for players to navigate to -- are shown prominently on each game's results; clicking a game logo takes the viewer directly to the Game Information page for that game; all the elements of the page neatly align vertically on the page, to make visually scanning the page much easier; the page easily adapts to a wide range of browser window widths; much of the "boxiness" of the previous results pages has been eliminated; alternating row colors ("zebra stripes") are used to make the individual games stand out better for visual inspection; fonts and colors were chosen specifically to make scanning the page quicker. Other changes around Lottery Post: The private messaging system has new highlighting for messages that are "checked" for deleting or moving them; the area that you can click within to select a message has
Thursday, April 1, 2010, 5:36 pm
Loaded complete history of all New York Lottery games, going back to the first drawing of each game. Also verified the accuracy of each N.Y. result that was already loaded into the LP database.
Monday, March 1, 2010, 10:54 am
DC Lucky Numbers name changed to DC-3.
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 9:45 am
Maryland Multi-Match draw schedule changed to Monday and Thursday.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 8:06 pm
Implemented several site changes, including: new feature on Quick Picks lets you display the numbers in either sorted order or "drawn" order (previously only sorted); improvement to site loading times by using external CDN for most images; added and improved lots of self-help topics on the Contact Us page; implemented latest jQuery scripting library (1.4.1), which increases performance; fixed lots of minor bugs.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 5:13 pm
Fixed some glitches with the ratings controls that only happened under Google Chrome. A fewer other minor internal coding improvements.
Friday, January 1, 2010, 7:16 pm
Performed site update, which included the ability to remove highlighted search terms from topic threads (if arriving from a search engine or from LP's search results), performance improvements, and better text editor loading among all browsers.
Monday, December 21, 2009, 11:47 am
Fixed minor linking problem that occurred rarely on the home page.
Friday, December 4, 2009, 2:52 pm
Fixed "check all/none" on Sent Items page.
Monday, November 16, 2009, 10:37 pm
Monday, November 16, 2009, 7:13 pm
Fixed bug that prevented the rich text editor from working properly with Opera 10.
Monday, November 16, 2009, 3:02 pm
Numerous changes implemented throughout the site, including: New Pick 3 and Pick 4 Positional Wheel Generator; smaller and more compact code for each page should make per-page download times a little quicker; functional improvements to iPhone Edition of the site that also includes support for Android and webOS devices (such as the new Motorola/Verizon Droid and the Palm Pre) - the site will correctly identify itself as "Android Edition" or "webOS Edition" for the newly-supported devices; better animation and "page masking" for many popup windows (page masking makes a popup window "modal", so that it must be dismissed before moving on); added Arkansas to Lottery Results Flash map and list of choices every time states are displayed (also new 3-column menu display for selecting a state from a menu); improved copying to the clipboard in several places to support more browsers; fixed some minor bugs with text editor; some final updates for IE5 browsers (probably the last I will ever do for that browser) just to get certain pages working; fixed a browser detection bug that happens for a very small percentage of users; additional caching and script-combining that speeds up the time it takes to load the text editor.
Monday, November 2, 2009, 2:20 pm
Updated the Understanding Log In / Log Off help topic.
Monday, November 2, 2009, 1:04 pm
Updated the Cookies and Cookie Usage help topic.
Saturday, October 31, 2009, 5:15 pm
Added Ireland All or Nothing game, including all draws since the game's inception (Oct. 8, 2009). Predictions can be posted, and prediction prizes are awarded as the game's actual prize amounts.
Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:58 pm
Fixed a bug in the new Quick Picks Generator that incorrectly sorted some rows. Also added new IE6 warning box and fixed a few other minor glitches.
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:33 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 11:36 am
Fixed a few ad-related formatting glitches; improved print output for many pages by eliminating unnecessary elements on the final output.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:16 pm
Implemented brand new Quick Picks Generator, using an advanced cryptographic library.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 5:09 pm
Hopefully fixed the last of the problems some people were having with the text editor: upgraded to new version 3.2.7; implemented jQuery version of editor initiator; re-wrote some of the plugins; implemented new progress graphic; implemented new, more lightweight, autocomplete function for private messages.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 10:36 am
Fixed bug in some game context menus that would navigate to the Deflate utility when Inspector was selected; fixed HTML formatting error in Inspector 3 and Inspector 4.
Monday, September 21, 2009, 5:08 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2009, 12:31 pm
Flagged Canada Super7 as "game ended", since the final drawing was Sept. 18, 2009. Added new Lotto Max game that will have its first drawing Sept. 25, 2009. Lottery Post members can post predictions for the new game starting immediately.
Thursday, September 17, 2009, 10:14 pm
Updated the text editor autosave function to work with the new Google Chrome 3.0 browser. The old version prevented the browser from showing the editor.
Sunday, September 13, 2009, 12:24 pm
Added a Fit to Window option for the Chat transcript.
Sunday, September 13, 2009, 8:45 am
Added gallery feature for all photos posted in news stories. Instead of opening in new tab/window, photos open in "lightbox" gallery.
Sunday, September 6, 2009, 9:02 am
Made updates to the chat transcript display: removed the word "says" (per member suggestion) and implemented varying colors to more easily differentiate the discussion from movement in and out of the room.
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 4:37 pm
Added latest chat transcript to the Chat page.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 11:21 pm
Updated the game names for every state to accurately reflect the exact names used within each state, and to always specify "midday" and "evening" when a state has both drawings. (Previously "evening" was often omitted.")
Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:38 am
Fixed a display glitch in the Contact Us page that showed the selected topic name overlapping the checkmark graphic; updated the content of several topics in the Contact Us page to reflect less of a USA-only perspective; continued making minor tweaks and enhancements designed to help with traffic spikes.
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 10:39 pm
Fixed Arizona 2by2 results to show numbers for the in-state game, rather than the multi-state 2by2 results; added several performance enhancements and efficiencies to help with big spikes in traffic.
Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:16 am
Fixed a glitch in the Lottery Results Search page that caused an error message to appear under certain circumstances in the Firefox Web browser. (Thanks to Doug for the screen shots demonstrating the error.)
Saturday, August 1, 2009, 12:40 pm
Fixed some corrupted results displays for a few games (such as UK Lotto HotPicks) that affected the last few drawings.
Thursday, July 30, 2009, 9:59 am
Changed Tri-State Megabucks to the new version of the game: Tri-State Megabucks Plus. The game is played in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Because the new version has an entirely different number matrix, a new draw history must be created and the old history no longer used. Click the link for the new game information.
Monday, July 27, 2009, 11:50 am
Made several improvements to the Lottery Post iPhone/iPod Touch Edition related to animation and some glitchy text handling (these changes where submitted to the iUI project for inclusion in the main library); shrunk the size of several images throughout the site to improve page load times (this will be an on-going effort); fixed IE6 styles that were corrupted in a past update; updated several of the tests in the Browser Compatibility Test page (Resources menu) to reflect the latest requirements for Lottery Post and new browser versions; fixed news tag for Canada Lotto 6/49 (the slash character previously caused a page not found error); fixed the ability to sort the Worldwide Jackpots page by different columns (sort was broken in a past update); got rid of IE7 compatibility mode in every page, and now force the use of IE8 mode when using the IE8 web browser (previously, text editor pages required IE7 mode).
Thursday, July 23, 2009, 11:08 am
Added the MyDaY game to the Nebraska Lottery Results page, including all draw history back to the first drawing of Oct. 1, 2008.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 11:32 pm
Added DC-5 Midday and DC-5 Evening games to the Washington, D.C. results page, plus removed the canceled Rolling Cash 5 from the lineup.
Monday, July 20, 2009, 8:17 am
Added buttons for automatically inserting all doubles and triples into Pick 3 and Pick 4 searches.
Saturday, July 18, 2009, 8:05 pm
Fine-turned some of the wording on the Rules and Activation pages; fixed a problem that was causing the site to freeze periodically.
Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:47 pm
Updated the IE6 Upgrade page to include information for users of Windows 98 and Windows ME.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 12:16 am
Improved Search page to clearly show when page is busy and prevent duplicate actions once a button is clicked; fixed some minor bugs in the text editor by upgrading to the latest minor release.
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 12:10 pm
Fixed the jackpot history pages for all jackpot games to show the correct number of pages. Previously, most games displayed one extra page number, and if you tried going to that page you would receive an error message.
Monday, July 6, 2009, 12:40 pm
Added ability to hide leading "0" (zero) before raffle winning numbers in the latest Florida raffle game, because many people were confused that their ticket number did not start with a zero. (The official results from Florida Lottery include the zero.)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 3:43 pm
Enhanced the animation on popup windows so that it always occurs within a certain timeframe, rather than being quick on some browsers and slow on others. This is done even at the expense of making the animation a little "jerky" on slower Web browsers (like IE). Animations on complex pages were taking far too long on IE browsers, while quick browsers (like Chrome, Safari, etc.) were going too fast.
Monday, June 29, 2009, 11:41 pm
Fixed bug with Lottery Results Search page that switched from searching just midday or evening to searching both.
Monday, June 29, 2009, 2:22 pm
Improved the Paste features of the editor. (Made several incremental changes over the last couple of days.) The editor handles styles pasted from Word and Excel better, and now also handles Lottery Post styles again. Plain Text pasting is handled better across every browser type -- now as a toggle button. To preserve all styles when pasting from Excel, the best approach is to click the Paste from Word toolbar button, and past the spreadsheet in the dialog box. When pasting from Word, the best approach is to simply click Paste or press Ctrl+V.
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 1:23 am
Fixed some bugs with the lottery results search engine when searching Pennsylvania Quinto for boxed matches. Also, now allows searching Quinto Mid and Eve together. Increased performance for all searches, particularly complex searches spanning multiple pages, and improved many of the text labels for searches spanning more than one game.
Friday, June 26, 2009, 10:38 am
Added winning number history back to the first drawing for each PA Lottery game: Pick 3 (first draw Mar. 1, 1977), Win 4 (first draw Nov. 22, 1980), Cash 5 (first draw Apr. 23, 1992). Other games not mentioned already had all drawing history in the Lottery Post database.
Thursday, June 25, 2009, 9:30 am
Added Doubler to Wisconsin Super Cash results for all drawings back to the first Doubler drawing on Oct. 23, 2005.
Friday, June 19, 2009, 11:57 am
Fixed bug in frame-busting code.
Thursday, June 18, 2009, 11:46 pm
Sunday, June 14, 2009, 12:20 am
Fixed the statistics page for Tri-State Weekly Grand.
Saturday, June 13, 2009, 12:05 pm
Added graphical jackpot chart to all jackpot history page. (Click on a game name and select "Jackpot History" from the popup menu.) Click link for Powerball example.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 9:10 am
Added complete drawing history for New York Numbers (Pick 3) and Win 4 games. Previously, results went back to Jan. 1, 1997. First drawing of Numbers was Sept. 2, 1980 and first drawing of Win 4 was July 21, 1981. Thanks to xthundercat2003 for researching and obtaining data from the N.Y. Lottery.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 4:26 pm
Improved menu organization, multi-jurisdiction game access, and Canada terminology by separating Canada multi-province games from USA multi-state games, creating new multi-jurisdiction menus in Results and Predictions, and expanding the available menus in Predictions; expanded the new multi-province grouping to all selection and reporting in the predictions system; fixed bug that caused jackpot change amounts to appear only in US dollars; added different member activity sound in the Monitor Site Activity page and added an option to turn off the sound; fixed some glitches in the new Sudoku sounds (particularly in the Chrome browser); fixed some glitchy HTML code that is output by the Browser Compatibility Test (in the Resources menu) and added auto-focus to the text input field for sending a comment to the Admin; made some improvements to the post-editor processing for any text input into the rich text editor, as well as some text input into the simple codes editor.
Saturday, June 6, 2009, 9:46 pm
First experiment with sound: added sound effects in Sudoku game and on Site Activity Monitor; fixed some links on forums pages so that a redirect is not necessary.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 5:58 pm
Updated Lottery Post iPhone Edition with smooth-scrolling between pages, just like native iPhone apps; made minor changes to copyright notice; made option to view all history in a forum clearer and easier to find in the selection list; added Windows 7 information to the Lottery Results Gadget product information page.
Friday, May 29, 2009, 12:47 pm
Friday, May 29, 2009, 6:43 am
Fixed a problem that was causing the auto-save feature to fail in Sudoku, so the board board would not be saved when you left the page.
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 12:22 pm
Fixed minor bug that made some usernames appear with strange characters in them in a few pages.
Friday, May 22, 2009, 1:03 pm
Upgraded menus to latest available version (5.822), which fixes some bugs: menu responds quicker when page first loads (previously did not always drop down on first hover); prevents a page crash in IE8 that occurred rarely; fixes some IE6 z-index bugs. This update not only helps the main blue menu bar, but also helps all popup menus for games and members, as well as the special "utility" popup menus that appear on some pages.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 11:41 pm
Changed lottery results statistics pages to work around a bug with the Safari Web browser (page was throwing an error if certain combinations of options were chosen); optimized/refined script and style combining throughout dozens of pages site-wide to reduce the number of server callbacks and therefore improve overall page load times, memory handling, and caching.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 7:32 am
Added new Idaho Double Play Daily game to the Idaho Lottery Results page and to the predictions board. The new game, which is a 5/36 lotto draw, has two drawings per day. Each ticket purchased is valid in both drawings. The first drawing has a fixed $20,000 top prize, and the second draw has a progressive jackpot starting at $20,000. The game started May 3, 2009.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 1:40 am
Implemented some work-arounds for glitches in Google's Chrome Web browser, mainly involving AJAX technology.
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 11:57 pm
Friday, May 1, 2009, 7:45 pm
Added Quebec Tango game to the lottery results pages and to the predictions pages. The past winning numbers from the first drawing on Jan. 16, 2009 to the present have been added to the database. Click the link for more information about Quebec Tango.
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 10:52 pm
Upgraded some server components to their latest versions, generally improving performance for most Web visitors.
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 12:04 pm
Several major updates, including: Improved Search page with upgraded styles and formatting, much faster performance, and better accuracy of results; better search keyword highlighting after clicking from Search page to forum topic (uses same highlighting pattern as Google); improved past lottery results pages with much faster response time when paging between results, both because of the use of AJAX technology and with simpler click-based paging mechanism; improved IE6 upgrade page, replacing IE7 instructions with IE8 instructions and making the wording clearer; upgraded many graphics to png-based files (rather than gif-based) for improved appearance; fixed minor HTML coding error on Daily Number Games page; upgraded all content, troubleshooting, and graphic images for Lottery Results Gadget to include Windows 7 information; improved performance of several client-side scripts in gradual migration to jQuery-based scripting; fixed bug that prevented some books from displaying in the LP book store; many performance and appearance tweaks/improvements throughout the site.
Friday, April 17, 2009, 11:05 am
Added Connecticut Lucky-4-Life game to the Quick Picks page.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 1:22 pm
Added "auto-skip" feature to the Lottery Results Search page, which automatically advances the cursor to the next entry space after typing a number to search for. This can save a considerable amount of time, as previously it was required that the user either press Tab after entering each number, or else had to click the mouse in the next entry space to advance the cursor.
Sunday, April 12, 2009, 11:25 pm
Fixed display glitch on Daily Topics page that could make the calendar difficult or impossible to click in certain Web browsers.
Sunday, April 12, 2009, 6:00 pm
Added new Lucky-4-Life game from the Connecticut Lottery. It is a 4/39 + 1/39 game drawn on Monday and Thursday evenings. The first drawing was April 2, 2009. For more information, click the link below.
Saturday, April 11, 2009, 5:50 pm
Removed duplicate "Input" label from Inspector 3 and Inspector 4. Also fixed the bullets in the output section, which were being displayed on top of the section headers.
Friday, April 10, 2009, 7:41 am
Fixed minor display glitch that only occured with IE7 on Windows XP.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 11:04 pm
Made improvements to each individual game information page (both content and formatting); fixed "Operation Aborted" error that could happen in some Internet Explorer browsers; minor bug fixes from the last major site update.
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 7:22 pm
Fixed a glitch that displayed an error message on the statistics page for a handful of different games, such as Ohio Kicker.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 10:25 pm
Changed the default settings for topics per page (when displaying a forum) to 25, posts per page (when displaying a topic) to 15, and PMs per per (when viewing your inbox) to 25. All of these settings can be increased on the Board Settings page.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 3:55 pm
Fairly substantial web site update: added new Sitemap page (finally!); fixed "Not Found" pages so that IE users can have the same help/search capabilities that other browsers have had for a while; added new page footer that includes help text, links, and consistent appearance; came up with a new "copy to clipboard" method for people who upgraded to Flash 10 (which stops the old way from working), and installed the new copy to clipboard on the two Lucky's systems (other pages will receive the new copy feature soon); improved some basic functionality and appearance in the two Lucky's systems; improved warning pages; changed Game Information pages to identify all games using repeatable single-digit numbers as "Numbers Games" (previously only Pick 3 and Pick 4 were identified as such); several minor improvements to graphics; more targeted use of IE7/8 RSS indicator (on browser toolbar) so it now only lights up if the current page has a relevant RSS feed; improved instructions on the Post Predictions page, as well as a very prominent graphic drawing attention to the verification area; moved the Pick 3/4 games to the top of the list on the Quick Picks page (a member's suggestion); fixed minor script bug that affected only IE6; fixed a glitch with a few button that would not correctly disabled the button after clicking it on some browsers; numerous other minor changes, improvements, and fixes.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 3:03 pm
Added new Arizona Cash 4 game (game started March 30, 2009).
Sunday, March 29, 2009, 4:55 pm
Added UK Dream Number lottery results, plus entire past drawing history (game started July 15, 2006).
Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 1:19 am
Updated content and formatting of the Post Predictions page, to make the posting guidelines clearer and to highlight the verification area (to help avoid posting mistakes).
Sunday, March 22, 2009, 10:55 am
Improved Quick Picks Generator: added new Pennsylvania Super 7 game; removed old Ohio Lot O' Play game; fixed minor formatting issues.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 2:47 pm
Web site update, fixing and/or improving several areas, including site-wide links and button styles working more consistently across more browsers, blog count limit by membership type (rule that was always in place, but with a bug was not being enforced), new About Us page, IE8 fixes, Resources menu changed to incorporate new items, iPhone formatting fixes, upgraded to latest version of rich text editor (3.2.2), upgraded to latest version of Image Manager (220.127.116.11), updated Rules page formatting (with minor content updates), improved font changer in news pages, several other minor formatting updates in several pages.
Sunday, March 15, 2009, 12:53 am
Fixed IESpell download feature, which prompts IE users if they want to download IESpell in the rich text editor after they click the Spell Check button. The file was missing for a while, and it has been restored.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 1:47 pm
Inserted additional cache headers into HTTP responses for many types of static resources to take better advantage of client-side caching. Ultimately, this can greatly improve performance of all pages.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 1:29 pm
Added Indiana Quick Draw game, which started March 1, 2009.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 5:15 pm
Thursday, February 26, 2009, 10:22 pm
Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:04 pm
Fixed bug in news pages that displayed an error when the Reply button at the bottom of the page was clicked.
Thursday, February 26, 2009, 11:10 am
Monday, February 16, 2009, 9:16 pm
Bug fixed that was preventing Atlantic Canada Bucko statistics from being displayed (error message).
Friday, February 13, 2009, 9:37 pm
Fixed rendering bug in Quick Picks page that would affect old versions of Windows.
Sunday, February 8, 2009, 10:25 am
Fixed bug in blogs pages that was displaying a blank title for all standard blogs; improved search page to provide additional suggestions (with links) if no results are found and to improve style of some elements of the page.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 11:37 am
Added new Tri-State Weekly Grand game, and closed out the canceled Tri-State Paycheck game. Both games are/were played in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. More information can be found in the Event Calendar and in each states' Results page.
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 1:18 am
Improved printable views for all forum posts, private messages, and sent items. New printable views have clearer Print/Close links; Print/Close links will not appear on printed pages; print format is more streamlined and easier to read; replies on the forums that quote another post are identified, so it is easy to see on the printed page which post is being replied to. Also fixed jackpots on Game Information pages for non-US games, so that both the native currency and USD equivalents are shown. Fixed bug in Search page that would throw an error if a forum was selected and the date was changed to All History.
Saturday, January 24, 2009, 9:05 pm
Added Sunday drawings for Mass Cash. The first Sunday drawing was this past Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.
Saturday, January 24, 2009, 10:24 am
Fixed Game Information page to show both native and USD-equivalent jackpots for non-USA games. Link below is example for Canada Lotto 6/49, showing both Canadian Dollars and US Dollars.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 5:14 pm
Installed new SSL EV certificate with 2048 bit key.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 12:50 am
Implemented the start of some slight formating improvements for links; implemented some internal changes.
Monday, January 19, 2009, 5:48 pm
Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 8:20 pm
Cleaned up past results for California Daily Derby, so that they all conform to the same readable format that Lottery Post has maintained since 2006. The lottery results were accurate, but now more clear than before for the historical results for this game.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 2:27 pm
Added ability to detect Windows 7, Android phones, and a few other browsers/OSes.
Friday, January 9, 2009, 4:43 pm
Implemented a minor fix for the editor auto-save feature. Sometimes if someone's disk space was full the auto-save feature who throw an error because there was no place to store the content. Now such errors are trapped (ignored).
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 12:51 pm
Fix minor bug that placed the blinking cursor in the subject line, rather than in the message body, when replying to a private message.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 9:41 am
Powerball information updated on Lottery Post for new game matrix (5/59+1/39), including Game Information page, Quick Picks, Quick Picks for iPhone, and predictions system.
Monday, January 5, 2009, 12:55 pm
Changed the location of search filtering options on the Search page, from the upper-right corner to just under the search box. Too many people were not noticing the options in their previous location.
Monday, January 5, 2009, 12:54 pm
Added (and then fixed) tag searching in the Search page - a precursor to adding a tag cloud. Tags get a special URL: www.lotterypost.com/tag/<tag>. Spaces are represented as underscores. URLs entered incorrectly with spaces are automatically corrected by the system. Click URL below for an example of looking up the Pick 3 tag.
Sunday, January 4, 2009, 5:01 pm
Updated the instructions and descriptive help text for "clearing your cache."
Saturday, January 3, 2009, 9:18 pm
Added Ireland Monday Million game, plus all past results.
Saturday, January 3, 2009, 3:57 pm
Fixed bug from advertising company that shows the wrong size banner advertisement occasionally, making the ad overlay parts of the page. Now such ads are clipped to the correct size.
Thursday, January 1, 2009, 5:04 pm
Made Search page more robust, a little quicker, and hacker-proof.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 9:50 pm
Fixed a glitch with the rich text editor that displayed a debug message for a small number of people; also fixed the setting that turns off gzip compression of the text editor, as it became non-functional in the last site update.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 3:41 pm
Completed remainder of corrections to Maryland Lottery past drawings, including those for Pick 4 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Bonus Match 5, and Multi-Match. All errors are attributed to the original bad data that was supplied by Lotto Strategies. A total of 62 errors in the Midday Pick 4 drawings were corrected, 79 errors in the Evening Pick 4, 24 errors in Bonus Match 5, and 2 errors in Multi-Match. Now that the errors have been corrected, the Lottery Post database contains every Maryland Lottery drawing ever conducted, and all drawings are accurate. The past winning numbers displayed on the official Maryland Lottery Web site contain about a half-dozen errors, making Lottery Post the most accurate source for past Maryland Lottery drawings in existence.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 12:40 pm
Fixed several errors in the Maryland Pick 3 Midday and Evening database, which were part of the original bad data that was supplied by Lotto Strategies. A total of 61 errors in the Evening numbers, and 62 errors in the Midday numbers.
Monday, December 29, 2008, 2:39 pm
Fixed problem with Event Calendar that prevented non-leap-year February from displaying.
Monday, December 29, 2008, 1:24 am
Simpified many page links, removing the ".asp" or ".aspx" extension, for example www.lotterypost.com/calendar.aspx is now www.lotterypost.com/calendar; Improved reliability of text editor and decreased download time via both code and transmission compression; more general performance tweaks throughout the site.
Sunday, December 28, 2008, 9:57 pm
Fixed some spelling and grammar errors on the Contact Us page's self-help sections.
Saturday, December 27, 2008, 2:12 pm
Added entire drawing history of Michigan Daily 3 Evening to the results database. Also fixed several errors and filled in gaps that existed from bad data supplied by Lotto Strategies. (Part of on-going effort to clean up the LP database and rid it of all traces of the data provided by that site. Players should avoid at all costs using any data on the Lotto Strategies or Lotto Factor Web sites, because it is so riddled with errors.)
Friday, December 26, 2008, 11:06 am
Added all published jackpots for Louisiana Lotto, back to the first available on May 15, 1993.
Friday, December 26, 2008, 10:03 am
Added entire drawing history of Missouri Lotto (first drawing was Feb 1, 1992). Previously drawing database went back to May 2, 1998.
Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:49 am
Added entire drawing history of Missouri Pick 3 (first drawing was Aug 31, 1992). Previously drawing database went back to Jan. 1, 1998.
Monday, December 22, 2008, 9:58 am
Added Puerto Rico LoterÃa Tradicional game, plus past results.
Sunday, December 21, 2008, 10:47 pm
Fixed bug that prevented the Members With Blogs page from sorting in different ways.
Friday, December 19, 2008, 7:15 pm
Added auto-save feature in the text editor; upgraded menu code to the latest release; implemented performance improvements; new graphics and text during new user registration.
Monday, December 8, 2008, 5:55 pm
Significant improvements to the jackpot history page for each game, with expanded statistical information, native currencies (for non-US dollar jackpots), and US dollar equivalents. Jackpot History page can be viewed by clicking on the game, and then selecting "Jackpot History" from the popup menu. (Link below is example for Mega Millions.)
Monday, December 8, 2008, 10:21 am
Added all past drawings for the following games: Canada Lotto 6/49, Canada Super 7, B.C. 6/49, B.C. Extra. All of these games previously had draw data back to 2001 in the database; now they go back to the first drawing of each game.
Thursday, December 4, 2008, 9:36 pm
Elevated any forums marked as Favorites to the top of the Active Topics page; changed the icons for forums to green plastic to differentiate them better from topic icons.
Thursday, December 4, 2008, 1:08 pm
Added feature that shows the forums that a member tagged as Favorites at the top of the Forums page.
Thursday, December 4, 2008, 12:45 am
Fixed a few extremely rare navigation glitches; fixed the URL on some W3C validation badges that appear in the site footer.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 5:23 pm
Updated Kentucky Lottery logo. (Thanks Chip!)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 2:06 pm
Fixed bug that made the "purchase will PayPal" buttons unresponsive in Firefox.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 1:29 am
Fixed a bug that prevented friendly error pages from being displayed. The bug was introduced in an update earlier today, and then fixed a few hours later.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 12:37 am
Fixed IE bug that on occasion prevented all the styles from loading when a state was clicked on the Flash map.
Saturday, November 29, 2008, 10:30 pm
Fixed slight formatting glitch in drawing results for approximately 10 games. Commas were being used to separate numbers instead of hyphens.
Friday, November 28, 2008, 3:46 pm
Added remaining drawing history for Quebec Astro, back to the first drawing on Sat, Jan 14, 2006.
Friday, November 28, 2008, 2:22 pm
Added Quebec Lottery's Astro game, along with more than a year of drawing history. Astro is a unique game in which a day (1 to 31), month (January to December), year (00 to 99), and astrological sign (12 astrological signs) are drawn, and players win by matching between one and four of them. Four different ball machines are used to draw the numbers, months, and signs. (Props to the Quebec Lottery for using ball machines and not computerized drawings!) Also, fixed a nagging problem that was showing square glyphs on the page instead of international characters.
Friday, November 28, 2008, 12:31 pm
Added the Puerto Rico Lottery Multiplicador, which is a multiplier added to the Loto game, and which started on Oct. 17, 2008.
Friday, November 28, 2008, 9:12 am
Increased performance of client-side scripts that manipulate styles, such as the code that generates the zebra stripes on tables.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 9:34 am
Improved e-mail validity checks for pages that request an e-mail address, such as new member registration, change e-mail address, and uername reminder pages.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 12:54 am
Added Quebec Triplex game, with historical drawing data back to Tue, Sep 4, 2007 (the first drawing). The game is a multi-line matching game, but because the game matrix is a standard 5/41, the predictions system treats it as a standard Pick 5 lotto game, allowing comparisons to other Pick 5 games.
Monday, November 17, 2008, 1:08 am
Fixed bug that made the Rich Text Edtor's HTML window too small to read.
Monday, November 17, 2008, 1:04 am
Fixed fairly major bug with the Simple Codes editor that corrupted much or all of a message post that contained a left-angle bracket; Fixed a bug the caused Safari to show error pages in the Lottery Results search engine; updated some of the buttons and links on that same page; updated styles on several pages throughout the site to conform to site-wide standards.
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 11:40 pm
Fixed broken links in the News pages that displayed a Page Not Found error if you attempted to click the previous month.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 9:30 pm
Applied Microsoft patch to URL processing that resolved an issue where certain pages (such as the Daily Numbers Games Results and Lottery Results Search) would open on the wrong date, or with results from a previous page view.
Sunday, November 2, 2008, 11:59 pm
Fixed a performance issue that would display a member's profile page slowly, or with a slight pause, if that member has many forum posts. Also affected the member's Recent Posts tab.
Sunday, November 2, 2008, 10:51 pm
Fixed several broken and/or old links in the premium blogs. Also cleaned up some formatting issues and improved the XHTML code.
Sunday, November 2, 2008, 1:21 am
Major release of improvements made three days ago (10/29). Included new Lucky's Daily Tracker system (see link below); improved IE8 compatibility without requiring compatibility mode (some glitches naturally remain, as it's a beta browser); improved ability to XHTML validate each page; fixed minor issues with page layout that caused slight differences between certain pages; improved RSS feeds to better encode content, add better tag support, and add additional atom elements; fixed check-all checkbox in manage subscriptions, inbox, and other private folders; fixed bug that took user to wrong URL after posting a reply or after editing a topic; improved and shortened several page URLs; fixed several glitches with printing in IE, especially in Deflate and Lucky systems; improved printing content, so that unnecessary page content like menus and nav area are not included in the printout; added game links to several results pages, such as Custom Results and All Results pages; fixed highlighting in purchase grid on memberships page; implemented new Media feature in rich text editor, allowing the insertion of video and other media content directly into posts; fixed some inconsistencies between browser brands of the appearance of the big buttons in the LP Software pages (www.lotterypost.com/software); updated Lucky's Followers System with several visual improvements that were made in Lucky's Daily Tracker system; fixed some page Meta tags that were pointing to incorrect URLs; new 'bad request' error page handles some server errors more gracefully; fixed menu display on some browsers that would cause it to display too far to the right; expanded and improved Introduction text for Lucky's Daily Tracker; many bug fixes; many performances improvements.
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 4:23 pm
Added Atlantic Lottery Salsa Bingo game, a non-traditional game in which 28 BINGO numbers are drawn, and you try to match various patterns on your boards (tickets), which each contain 25 BINGO numbers. It is a rolling jackpot game, drawn every day of the week.
Friday, October 24, 2008, 12:52 pm
Fixed "check/uncheck all" option on the Manage Subscriptions page.
Friday, October 24, 2008, 10:41 am
Added support for some old links to Lottery Post pages, redirecting the links to the correct current link. This is helpful for people who find a Lottery Post page from a search engine that still links to an old-style link.
Monday, October 20, 2008, 10:05 am
Installed Web site update, including: cosmetic modifications to Lucky's Followers System; updated menu to latest release; fixed minor menu display issues that occurred in Safari, Chrome, and Opera; improved overall site performance; streamlined client-side code; changed Active Topics to only show last month if user has never been there (previously showed everything); added tag support in Event Calendar RSS feed; fixed rare bug that would corrupt a topic's RSS feed if non-ASCII characters were included in the post; fixed RSS and header links in premium blogs; improved Post Prediction page to handle input errors more gracefully; improved game popup menus to gray out unavailable options; improved graphics/look of popup windows; buttons now appear with a rounded edge on Web browsers that support the feature (mainly Firefox, Safari, and Chrome); added GZIP compression to every resource that is able to support it for much faster page download time; fixed bug the did not show proper confirmation after a new member registers; many varied bug fixes and minor improvements.
Sunday, October 5, 2008, 10:24 am
Fixed bug in lottery results search engine that would throw a page error instead of showing a warning message when a member searched Pick 4 games and did not specify either Straight or Boxed matching.
Saturday, October 4, 2008, 10:52 pm
Fixed scripting bug that prevented images from being properly pre-loaded and caused extra processes to continue running in the background on some browsers (particularly Safari v. 2.0 and lower).
Friday, October 3, 2008, 8:13 pm
Added a Last Updated date/time to the Top Predictors page.
Monday, September 29, 2008, 11:50 pm
Finished recovering from substantial data center maintenance, in which the Web site was offline for approximately nine hours. Also upgraded appearance of Lucky's Followers System.
Friday, September 19, 2008, 1:18 pm
Fixed incorrect Home breadcrumb link in the forums.
Friday, September 19, 2008, 12:59 pm
Implemented several fixes aimed at preventing periodic pauses in site activity, which were happening approximately twice per day. for about 3 minutes at a time. Also upgraded the rich text editor to the latest release (18.104.22.168), upgraded Image Manager to the latest release (22.214.171.124), changed the Home page title to a simple "Lottery Post", and implemented several performance enhancements throughout the site.
Saturday, September 6, 2008, 1:37 pm
Restored Image Manager (available to premium members), which was inaccessible due to hacker filtering that was blocking some of the scripts from downloading.
Friday, September 5, 2008, 3:21 am
Final browser definitions for the Google Chrome browser were installed, providing full detection and support at Lottery Post for the new browser; implemented a work-around for a bug in the Chrome browser that would crash the browser when an emoticon was added to the editor; reduced the number of graphic images used to make the site more responsive and nimble; several minor fixes and performance tweaks.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 5:41 pm
Support for new Google Chrome browser was added. The browser is internally detected as Safari 3.1, until a full set of browser definitions is built.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 2:50 pm
Built a new number-parsing engine for the Post Predictions page, to make entering predictions much easier and more error-resistant. Users no longer need to enter each pick on its own line, and there is no pre-determined format for the numbers. Basically, anything that looks readable should be OK for the parser to handle. It will throw away extra "junk" it finds, such as extra blank lines, miscellaneous characters, HTML markup, etc.
Monday, August 25, 2008, 9:12 pm
Implemented gzip compression for all Classic ASP (*.asp) pages, all RSS feeds, and other resources that were not previously compressed, decreasing the amount of data downloaded, increasing performance.
Monday, August 25, 2008, 12:18 pm
Fixed bug preventing access to Full wheels.
Monday, August 25, 2008, 12:03 pm
Fixed bug in small date-selection calendars in which the day of week labels were shifted to the left by one day. Also took the opportunity to remove the ability to re-order the days of the week, as that feature was confusing with no apparent benefit. Pages affected are Daily Topics (Forums menu), Daily Numbers Games (Results menu), Contact Us (on input fields requesting a date, vTrac Lottery Results (Systems menu), states/provinces prediction pages (Predictions > Predictions by State menu), and Custom Lottery Results (Results menu).
Sunday, August 24, 2008, 8:52 pm
Finished implementing a series a enhancements, along with three rounds of updates to catch last-minute bugs and additional improvements. Some of the enhancements include: substantial new functionality for the Deflate 3 and Deflate 4 utilities; greatly improved number parsing for Inspector 3 and Inspector 4; new left navigation font, color scheme, and icons; new dynamic Amazon ad that rotates a wider variety and links right into the LP book store; fixed bug that allowed Guests to see birthdays on the Event Calendar; overhauled new member registration pages; rewrote and expanded some of the self-help content in the Contact Us page; improved the RSS information page; fixed bug that was preventing some graphs from appearing; upgraded all of the remaining "Classic ASP" pages to compress script and style downloads and utilize MS AJAX library (rather than custom library), changed Ireland Lotto jackpot amounts to native currency (Euro), fixed/prevented potential bug in Event Calendar that would be triggered by entering an invalid date, improved premium membership comparison and purchase pages to make for a better, clearer purchase process, other minor changes.
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 5:37 pm
Updated the Help topic, "Logging in and logging off", which provides a good basic understanding of those two processes.
Sunday, August 17, 2008, 3:08 pm
Fixed minor bug in banner advertisements that added extra entries to the browser's Back button history, which occasionally required someone to click the Back button multiple times to go to the previous page.
Saturday, August 16, 2008, 9:00 am
Entered first two years of Missouri Pick 4 into the results database (Nov 2, 1998 - Nov 3, 2000), which now makes the Missouri results database complete for all drawings in the state history.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 9:29 am
Added a Dream Books section to the Lottery Post Book Store.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 10:19 pm
Added more compression and minification of script files that get downloaded as part of each web page when using Lottery Post. It is strictly a means to increase performance, and should be noticed most by those with the slowest connections, although even high-speed connections benefit a great deal.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 2:06 pm
Added three new games to the Quick Picks Generator: Match 4 (4/24), PA Mix & Match (5/19), and PA Quinto (5-digit numbers game).
Monday, August 4, 2008, 12:02 am
Implemented another site update, to fix a few more bugs and add a few enhancements. Fixed some random error messages that were coming up occasionally on pages containing the text editor. Fixed site errors for people using IE 6.0 with Service Pack 1 (by the way, anyone using that service pack on IE6 should immediately upgrade to IE7, because it is a VERY buggy service pack), added gzip compression of all pages, which cuts the number of bytes downloaded for each page at least in half - many time it's much more than that, fixed problem with Image Manager not loading when a member stays on the same page for a long time, fixed the RSS feeds for topics containing a "post moved" message.
Saturday, August 2, 2008, 7:09 pm
Fixed a few more lingering bugs from the major update on July 30th. The bugs were mainly triggered in situations where old page data was being submitted -- not something that the typical user would encounter -- but it's important to eliminate these types of bugs too. At this point, the server under full load is returning zero errors for all web traffic, so any remaining bug(s) have been minimized or eliminated.
Saturday, August 2, 2008, 1:38 am
Fixed a few remaining bugs from the site upgrade on July 30th. As a result of the site upgrade, as well as a few small tweaks, the site is now performing with tremendously-improved performance, with most pages being processed in less than one-hundredth of a second.
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 1:28 am
Implemented system-wide changes to enhance performance, efficiency, and capacity of the site. Many small improvements were made on practically every page. The rich text editor was upgraded to the latest release, 126.96.36.199. Performance improvements are designed to condense and compress as many of the downloaded files as possible, while returning control of the page as soon as possible to the viewer. The Web site changes were installed on July 30 at approximately 1:30 AM, and small bugs that became apparent after the full load was place on the site were identified and fixed throughout the day.
Monday, June 23, 2008, 10:35 am
Fixed several of the member homes pages (for premium members), restoring the ability to use templates and ability to access all sections of the web page design utility. There were some pieces that have been broken since the server crashed in January.
Friday, June 13, 2008, 12:06 am
Performed a web site update, implementing several bug fixes, upgrades, and performance improvements. Upgraded Rich Text Editor to latest release (3.0.9), Rewrote CSS Compressor utility (available from bottom of left navigation area), changed order of left navigation links and included Lottery Post Book Store.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 10:45 am
Fixed the State Lottery Report Card to remove games that have previously ended.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 5:57 pm
Fixed some glitches with the Change Avatar page.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 5:03 pm
Fine-tuned spam detection issues from the previous web site update today.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 12:23 pm
Implemented web site improvements, including performance increases on every page, better spam control, new Lottery Post Book Store (see link), re-arranging of some menu commands, upgraded rich text editor to the latest release (3.0.8), upgraded ImageManager to the latest release (3.0.8), miscellaneous bug fixes.
Monday, May 19, 2008, 6:45 pm
Added California Daily 4 game, which has its first drawing today. The game is available immediately for posting predictions.
Monday, May 19, 2008, 5:25 pm
Added Florida Cash 3 Midday and Play 4 Midday games, which both started today.
Monday, May 12, 2008, 12:33 pm
Added Monday and Tuesday drawings for Puerto Rico's Pega 2, Pega 3, and Pega 4 games.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 4:00 pm
Improved the ability to search Private Messages on the Search page. Searches now ignore hidden formatting tags when conducting the search, in order to eliminate false matches. Searches are speedier when searching Private Messages. Also, added Sent Items to the searched content for Gold and Platinum members. Previously, the Search page only searched the Inbox and any folders the member had setup. Now the Sent Items are searched in additional to all the previous search locations. A checkbox was added to optionally revert to the previous functionality, by ignoring Sent Items in the search. (Checkbox only appears for Gold and Platinum members.)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 9:51 pm
Added a cleanup trigger to the Rich Text Editor, which automatically strips useless links from a post that contains Photobucket images. Some new members' posts were being flagged for spam when they included a Photobucket image wrapped with a useless link.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 9:49 pm
Fixed problem with Log In page when used on an iPhone or iPod Touch. The Log In page would immediately transfer to the browser compatibility test page, never giving an opportunity to properly log in. (iPhone and iPod Touch users should also be sure they are using the latest software version, which currently is 1.1.4.)
Sunday, April 20, 2008, 5:22 pm
Fixed a display issue and improved the click behavior of the paging control used in the forums, fixed minor display issue with tables displaying in non-IE browsers, where the left and right of the table would be misaligned by 1-2 pixels, added new help content to the Browser Compatibility Test page as well as links to the download pages for all four supported browsers, fixed minor display issue in non-IE browsers on the Active Topics page, which displayed a thin line under forum titles and had an inconsistent mouse-over display, fixed miscellaneous display issues the occurred when using the Opera browser, improvements to scripts used to prepare tables with alternating row colors.
Sunday, April 20, 2008, 9:44 am
Updated the browser tests on the Browser Compatibility Test page to reflect changes in supported web browsers at Lottery Post. Previously, Lottery Post officially supported IE7 and Firefox, and now the list of officially supported Web browsers has expanded to IE7, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. If the browser being tested does not meet current standards, more in-depth instructions will guide the user toward correcting the problem.
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 1:25 am
Updated several parts of the site, including: forum topics and news stories have better page titles, performance increases, fixed bug with Opera browser on topic pages which kept it from scrolling down to the latest post, fixed minor issues with popup windows, fixed log off bug, which continued showing a member as "online" in the forums after log off, reinstated the ieSpell download to occur directly from Lottery Post, avoiding a visit to the author's web site, fixed minor issues with Active Users page and decreased load time for the page.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 2:30 am
Fixed bug that did not track Guests properly in the Active Users page.
Monday, April 14, 2008, 2:28 pm
Cleaned up the forum database, to remove many "junk" messages that were posted before Lottery Post's more sophisticated post filter was implemented. Today, the filter keeps such messages from appearing at all. All of the junk messages appeared as completely empty posts, so no usable content has been removed.
Monday, April 14, 2008, 2:24 pm
Improved "hint box" (small yellow popup tip) by making it immediately disappear when the mouse passes over it, so it doesn't get in the way.
Sunday, April 13, 2008, 3:51 pm
Fixed bug with the Monitor Site Activity page that prevented "Member Inactive" messages from appearing.
Sunday, April 13, 2008, 3:48 pm
Enhanced Active Users page to recognize additional browser types, including AOL and WebTV, and to display a graphical chart at the bottom breaking down the Browser and Operating System mix.
Saturday, April 12, 2008, 7:34 pm
Fixed site problem that caused erratic overall site behavior, slowdown, and eventual crash.
Saturday, April 12, 2008, 7:33 pm
Fixed Firefox bug which caused the main blue menu bar to shrink as the mouse passed over it.
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 1:02 am
Completed a web site update, including visual interface improvements to the rating controls, performace improvements, bug fixes, a new Preview feature in the Rich Text Editor, upgraded to the latest release of the Rich Text Editor (188.8.131.52), made improvements to the Simple Codes Editor.
Sunday, April 6, 2008, 12:42 pm
Joined the Save The Developers campaign to encourage IE5 and IE6 users to upgrade their web browsers. The faster we can get people off IE6 the better it is for them, and the Web in general. A drop-down graphic appears in IE5 and IE6 browsers allowing the user to find out more information.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 10:48 pm
Made additional improvements and fixes to the new text editor, to remove poor, messy content, and leave the good intended content. (This will never be perfect, but prevents most of the messy content that people paste into the editor.)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 3:59 pm
Fixed ability to edit posted blog entries, fixed pasting tables from other Lottery Post pages so they wouldn't lose their styling, increased the amount of time blogs are able to be edited to 12 hours (from 20 minutes), added more performance increases.
Monday, March 31, 2008, 3:32 pm
Fixed popup menus that were broken as a result of the site upgrade last night. All of the broken popups were in old-style Classic ASP pages, including such pages as Private Inbox and Predictions.
Monday, March 31, 2008, 11:47 am
Fixed a few links that still pointed to the old blog entry and edit pages.
Monday, March 31, 2008, 1:47 am
Completed site-wide update, including new text editor release (3.0.5), performance increases, new features and functionality, bug fixes, and lots of tweaks. Also fixed a bug that prevented some content updates from displaying in the Monitor Site Activity page.
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 4:03 pm
Added the first drawing of the new North Carolina Pick 3 Midday game to the Event Calendar. (March 31, 2008)
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 4:01 pm
Added new North Carolina Pick 3 Midday game to the predictions page. Predictions for the first drawing on Monday, March 31, 2008, can be posted right now.
Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:46 am
Removed British Columbia PayDay, which had its last drawing March 20, 2008. Also removed Thursdays from the Extra schedule. The PayDay game info, past results, and all other info can still be found at the following link.
Saturday, March 22, 2008, 11:28 am
Lottery Post now has an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate, which is the highest form of security currently available for web transactions. The EV certificate changes the color of the Address (Location) line green when the certificate is active, in compatible Web browsers. Currently, Internet Explorer 7 is the only mainstream browser that comes with support built-in, but support for EV can be added as a plugin to Firefox, and will be available in Firefox 3.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 12:15 am
Added Tennessee Lotto Plus game, which held its first drawing tonight.
Monday, March 10, 2008, 12:05 am
Fixed bug that prevented iPhone and iPod Touch users from navigating through the main Lottery Post site. (Bug was introduced in last update.) Also, the Home link at the top of the left navigation area will take iPhone and iPod Touch users back to the Lottery Post iPhone Edition, not back to the regular Lottery Post home page. Before adding this link, iPhone users had no way to return to the iPhone Edition once they navigated to the main site.
Thursday, March 6, 2008, 4:30 pm
Fixed bug introduced in last site update that prevented the Favorites button from working properly in a topic thread. Removed some unnecessary code from several pages to improve download times.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 11:55 pm
Launched new iPhone / iPod Touch edition of Lottery Post. The new edition is built especially for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, and launched with two main features: lottery results and quick picks. The interface is designed for easily adding new features in the future. iPhone and iPod Touch users are brought directly to the new edition when they come to Lottery Post, and have the option of navigating to the main site. Also implemented in this release are several bug fixes and performance improvements for the main Lottery Post site.
Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:16 pm
Updated PA Cash 5 game to 5/43.
Sunday, March 2, 2008, 9:40 am
Changed the multi-state 2by2 game to 7 days per week (from 6 days per week).
Friday, February 22, 2008, 11:00 pm
Enhanced jackpot grids on the main results page and each state lottery results page in order to match the layout of the updated full jackpots page. Fixed small glitch that listed some games in the wrong order on state results pages. Fix bug that prevented special drawings from appearing after the last site update. Updated pager control on vTracs results history pages. Fixed bug that corrupted the display in Lucky's Followers System after the last site update. Continued making performance improvements - one example is the state lottery results pages, which now can typically be generated within 6-one thousandths of a second.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 2:25 am
Changed the order that games are displayed on a state results page, making it more readable and intuitive.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 2:24 am
Implemented substantial architectural changes in program code, in order to eliminate as many potential memory leaks as possible. Memory leaks are most likely responsible for some outages that occurred over the past two weeks.
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 2:23 am
Upgraded web server memory.
Sunday, February 17, 2008, 9:18 am
Made a site update this morning incorporating many internal coding changes, hoping to solve whatever is causing periodic server crashes. Also added a few bug fixes and performance increases during the code re-write.
Sunday, February 17, 2008, 2:34 am
Updated pager control drop-down graphics to more visibly show the current page, and use a highlight color and graphic icons that match the rest of the site.
Sunday, February 17, 2008, 2:33 am
Fixed editor glitch affecting Netscape and Firefox browsers, which inserted extra linebreaks when editing a post and when replying to a private message.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 11:53 pm
Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the new Private Message popup box to continue re-appearing every other page click if the member decided not to read the message.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 1:15 am
Installed a web site update that touches many pages. New Worldwide Jackpots page offers faster performance, a simpler link (and sorting links), dual currencies (currently for Euro Millions, will expand to others), and guests can now view the page. Cookies have again been tightened up to consume less bandwidth. Redundant links have been consolidated, so that instead of multiple links pointing to the same material, all links to a page (but one) will re-direct to the one correct link, making site organization more efficient and easy to understand.
Sunday, February 10, 2008, 12:38 pm
Added RSS 2.0 syndicated feeds for every blog entry, so that anyone can receive updates via RSS when new comments are added to a blog entry. The link for the comments RSS feed is on the page where comments are viewed and/or entered for a blog entry.
Thursday, February 7, 2008, 12:45 pm
Added new South Carolina MegaMatch 6 game.
Monday, January 28, 2008, 4:55 pm
Added a WebClip Bookmark Icon so that iPhone and iPod Touch users can save Lottery Post to the Home Screen.
Sunday, January 27, 2008, 9:27 am
Devised new way of loading script and styles that negates the need for members to clear their browser cache in order to load the new code; improved Lunar Calendar with mouse hover tips clearly showing the moon phase for the day being hovered; fix small memory leaks on Lunar Calendar, contact page, and Event Calendar; improved state lottery results pages to include mouse hover tip on game schedules, clearly showing the draw time for each game on a particular day; fixed glitches in new Simple Codes editor that sometimes trimmed styles from the beginning and/or end of the text; added Event Calendar changes to Monitor Site Activity page; general performance improvements.
Thursday, January 24, 2008, 11:34 am
Fixed Rich Text Editor bug that did not display the proper sizes of fonts upon initial page load when editing a post or replying to a private message that contains font sizes different than the standard size.
Thursday, January 24, 2008, 8:24 am
Implemented new Send Private Message page, which utilizes the new Rich Text and Simple Codes editors, much better reply support for the Simple Codes editor, and new auto complete functionality when entering the "To Member" information.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 8:25 am
Big improvements in the way the Simple Codes editor is able to edit posts, preview messages, and compose messages. (The Simple Code editor is the editor that is used when the Rich Text editor is disabled in the Board Options page.)
Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:02 pm
Installed large site-wide update, focusing on performance improvements, stability on different web browsers, and new features, including an Event Calendar. See the link for a detailed post describing all the changes.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 11:23 pm
Added Hot Lotto to Oklahoma results page.
Thursday, January 10, 2008, 10:59 am
Fixed quirky menu display and behavior in certain web browsers, such as Opera. Improved menu behavior in Safari, but the menu in Safari 3.0 stills runs off the right side of the page by about 10 pixles, causing a horizontal scroll bar to appear at the bottom of the page. This will be fixed during the next major site upgrade, which is scheduled to take place within the next 1-2 weeks.
Sunday, January 6, 2008, 12:48 pm
Add Report Spam option to all Standard (free) member blog entries.
Sunday, January 6, 2008, 11:04 am
Add Report Spam option to all private messages, which notifies the Lottery Post Administrator about the spam message.
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 11:15 am
Added Kentucky's 3 Line Lotto, including all past results and past jackpot amounts, starting with the first draw on April 17, 2007.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:52 pm
Fixed small IE memory leak with DHTML popup windows.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 12:51 pm
Released Sudoku game, which allows anyone to play Sudoku online for free, using either the custom Sudoku boards generated by Lottery Post, or by entering pre-made boards created elsewhere.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 4:21 pm
Upgraded site to Microsoft's latest .NET library version (.NET 3.5). Made substantial performance improvements, mainly by condensing style sheets and script files into a minimal number of external files, compacting the files, sending them with Gzip or Deflate encoding, doing intelligent caching, and placing script files at the end of the page, rather than the beginning. Performance improvements will be felt most dramatically by those with slower internet connections. Also implemented bug fixes and improvements, including: corrected display of polls, fixed results for Lucky's Followers System for New York and Texas, fixed "send report to administrator" feature in the browser test page, mad changes to the "change avatar" page, and made several other minor changes throughout the site.
Thursday, December 6, 2007, 10:14 pm
Added the New York Lottery's Lucky Sum results to both Numbers and Win 4 games. All past history for Lucky Sum was added as well (1/29/2007 to present).
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 2:51 pm
Fixed the vTracs Results page by removing the Texas Sum It Up data and fixing the table and column widths.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 12:50 am
Thursday, November 8, 2007, 10:27 am
Added entire history of Illinois Lottery drawings to the Lottery Post database. First drawing was February 19, 1984 (Pick 3). Previous database history went back only until 1997.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 9:22 am
Fixed the Change Avatar page to allow avatar URLs that contain a tilde character ("~").
Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 8:57 am
Fixed a minor display issue that occurred in the Opera web browser. When a user clicked the close button on a popup window (like a rating window) the window would not always disappear until the page was scrolled or moved.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:58 am
Upgraded the rich text editor to the latest stable release (2.1.2) and upgraded the ImageManager to the latest release (3.0.4); re-arranged the order of the forums to place more emphasis on Lottery News and the new Lottery Results Gadget; re-arranged the Resources menu and added the Lottery Results Gadget to it; added Lottery Results Gadget to the Results menu; fixed a glitch with the Lottery Results Gadget download link, which prevented direct linking; added numerous small efficiencies to internal code.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:53 am
Added new Lottery Results Gadget forum, which is for discussion and support of the Lottery Results Gadget.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:52 am
Added e-mail alert subscription for Lottery Results Gadget. Notifies subscribers via e-mail of new releases and other news about the gadget. Also, can subscribe to general Lottery Post announcements.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:51 am
Added RSS feed for Lottery Results Gadget. Notifies subscribers of new releases and other news about the gadget.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:50 am
Added substantial documentation and support for Lottery Results Gadget, which includes setup/installation support, general instructions, FAQ, troubleshooting, and general Sidebar gadget support.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:48 am
Added new Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista. Sidebar gadget which displays near real-time lottery results on Windows Vista computers.
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:47 am
Made a large number of changes over past three days. The next few entries will highlight the changes. First, added new software section, which will be used as the home page for stand-alone software. The first software package is the Lottery Results Gadget.
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 3:25 pm
Added a feature to the forums that limits the display size of test quoted from another post. If the size of the quote exceeds the maximum size, the quote box is shrunk, and scroll bars are added to the quote area. Each member can set their own maximum quote size on the Board Settings page. The default size is "medium". The feature can also be turned off, which makes quotes work exactly like they did before the feature was added.
Friday, October 26, 2007, 3:44 pm
Release the Site Activity Monitor, which displays a real-time list of events that occur on Lottery Post.
Friday, October 26, 2007, 3:08 pm
Added Hot Lotto to the Idaho results and predictions pages.
Friday, October 26, 2007, 2:49 pm
Improved CSS Compressor to reduce color names to numeric equivalents (whenever doing so would increase compression), removing units on zero values, and removing all zero decimal places (".0").
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 10:08 am
Published a substantial web update, touching several pages on the site -- bug fixes and small improvements. Added "Digg this Story" to every news story. Fixed News link on left navigation. Created new section to be announced within a week, supporting a new software release.
Monday, October 22, 2007, 6:34 pm
Decreased the time it takes to display the Predictions main page from over four seconds to about 3-tenths of a second.
Monday, October 22, 2007, 12:17 pm
Monday, October 22, 2007, 11:01 am
Add the hyphen ("-") as an accepted character in member names. Improved the new member registration page to automatically check to see if the member name is valid and/or not already taken. Removed tile ad from secure pages to get rid of security warning message.
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 1:39 pm
Added new feature to the topic threads, which displays any individual post's Permalink [Permanent Link] in a popup window when you click on the small post icon on the forum post. The previous behavior was to jump to that post when the post icon was clicked on. The new behavior allows the user to copy the link URL to the clipboard, or to navigate to the URL.
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 12:58 am
Found and fixed a minor display issue on the Control Panel page that has probably been in there for about 3 or 4 years, unnoticed.
Friday, October 12, 2007, 9:45 pm
Fixed script error that occured on a few pages.
Friday, October 12, 2007, 1:15 pm
Fixed a bug preventing people from seeing the Forums main page.
Friday, October 12, 2007, 10:59 am
Fixed problem of ampersands ("&") being inserted into posts that have more than one consecutive space character.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 12:17 am
Added options to (1) turn on/off smooth scrolling, and (2) turn on/off the instant new post alerts. Both options can be set in the Board Settings page. Explanations of both options are available there.
Monday, October 8, 2007, 7:02 pm
Finally tracked down the source of a multi-second delay that frequently happened when posting a new reply or new topic. The delay would occur after clicking the ""Post" button, but before jumping to the next page.
Monday, October 8, 2007, 2:08 pm
Revamped the home page appearance to cut down on the "boxiness" of the sections, and to place emphasis on the most recent news stories. Also, 20 news stories are now available on the front page, rather than 10 previously. Changed the title bar of all boxes to match the appearance of the new Lottery Post pages.
Sunday, October 7, 2007, 1:44 am
Added new feature to thread page, which will notify you -- as you're viewing a thread -- if there is a new post made to the thread. (This is an original Lottery Post creation.)
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 12:37 am
Fixed a certificate warning message on the Log In page. Added a menu option to go directly to the logged in member's prediction statistics page from the Predictions menu. Updated links to download Adobe Flash plugin. Added new syndicated tile ad and updated banner ad.
Friday, October 5, 2007, 11:13 am
Simplified many URLs: member profiles can now be reached by www.lotterypost.com/member/<Member ID> or www.lotterypost.com/member/<Member name>. One can go directly to a tab in their profile by adding the tab name like this: www.lotterypost.com/member/<Member ID>/favorites. Also, all game information pages can be navigated to with the URL format: www.lotterypost.com/game/<Game ID>.
Friday, October 5, 2007, 11:08 am
Improved predictions statistics page for each member with a better bar chart and zebra stripes on the summary table. Also, site-wide, made several minor adjustments, bug fixes, and spelling corrections that were in the site from the big Sunday update.
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 10:47 pm
Installed an immense web site update, reaching across the entire site. It is the culmination of changes made for the past 6 months. Perhaps the most noticeable change is the completely new Contact page, which is a revolutionary new concept developed by Lottery Post, combining self-help with guided information entry, wrapped with interactive AJAX technology.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 12:27 am
Saturday, September 15, 2007, 10:58 am
Added Ireland (Irish) Plus game (5/50). Also available to post predictions.
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 7:26 pm
Fixed ability to scroll individual forum posts that are too wide to fit on the page, using IE7. IE6 users still cannot scroll individual posts, so the workaround for extra wide posts is to click the Print button on the thread to see the printable version, which can scroll.
Saturday, September 1, 2007, 11:11 pm
Posted the entire drawing database of Maryland Lottery draws, starting with the first draw on July 29, 1976.
Friday, August 24, 2007, 12:49 pm
Fixed the Western Canada Extra results, which were incomplete and formatted incorrectly.
Monday, August 20, 2007, 4:01 pm
Updated the Flash maps on the Lottery Results main page. Changed the clicked link URL to the new shorter format and added a click sound.
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 5:53 pm
Published a site updated that included many minor tweaks and improvements. Streamlined W3C badges in the footer. Removed long-term Harry Potter ad. Made several web site changes preparing for upcoming product release.
Thursday, August 9, 2007, 2:02 pm
Saturday drawings added for Oklahoma Cash 5.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 2:03 pm
Added new Ohio Ten-OH Midday and Evening games (computerized drawings).
Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 1:01 am
Made several bug fixes and small improvements. Brand new activation page (used after new member registration and e-mail changes). The new activation page is much more accurate about reporting specific problems, and integrates with the Log In page, if the member is not logged in. Also, uses the latest look & feel.
Monday, August 6, 2007, 11:24 pm
Made many changes to the FAQ page in the Help forum, fixing broken links, old content, and bad formatting.
Monday, August 6, 2007, 8:41 am
Fixed problem of popup menus being offset from the member links in the private message pages.
Friday, August 3, 2007, 5:37 pm
Upgraded the 90-day predictions activity graph view in the member stats pages to use the same performance increases that were documented yesterday.
Thursday, August 2, 2007, 11:37 pm
Substantial performance increases were architected for prediction statistics, including all the statistics reports for each member, and all the Top Predictors reports.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 12:16 am
Corrected a few problems with the deployment of new features yesterday, the most significant of which made each thread page much larger (in terms of bytes downloaded) than it needed to be.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 9:36 pm
New RSS information and feed listing published.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 6:16 pm
Big site-wide update, including simplified URLs, many more RSS feeds (forums, topics, active topics, news stories), enhancements to topic pages including bottom button, fixed bugs on login page, new button that prevents double-clicking, updated content on main results page, lots of small enhancements and fixes.
Sunday, July 29, 2007, 10:36 am
Fixed script error on certain pages, which only happened with IE 5.5 and IE 6.
Monday, July 23, 2007, 11:43 am
Fix bug which prevented many news stories from showing up in Search results.
Sunday, July 22, 2007, 2:41 pm
Fixed more bugs with the login process. The latest bug was caused by some very old code, which was why it was not found more quickly. It was from a time when the login key was much shorter, causing the new new, longer login key to be truncated on older pages.
Saturday, July 21, 2007, 1:20 am
Continued work on the login and logoff functions. Several bug fixes, changed "Remember Me" option on login page to 2 separate options, better interoperability between classic ASP and ASP.NET technologies, much stronger logoff feature that addresses potential security issues.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 12:01 pm
New Browser Diagnostics page has been added, which test the current web browser across a variety of metrics to determine the level of compatibility with Lottery Post.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 12:00 pm
Login issue identified on 19 July has been fixed. Page now properly redirects to the correct page after logging in. Also, logoff process has been re-architected to function more consistently.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 12:50 am
Updated login page using new technology that verifies browser compatibility. There is a know problem that the page does not redirect to the correct page after successfully logging in.
Monday, July 16, 2007, 8:11 am
Improved login process to remove the "login successful" notification from the back button history.
Sunday, July 15, 2007, 2:25 pm
Finished a series of massive internal upgrades and rewrites, which are laying the groundwork for upcoming features.
Thursday, July 5, 2007, 2:04 pm
Much easier access to state results pages, by typing the URL. For example, to go to New Jersey Lottery Results page, enter the following into the browser Address line: www.lotterypost.com/results/nj (main results page is www.lotterypost.com/results).
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 10:14 pm
Fixed bug that did not switch to the correct initial tab when requesting a member's Favorites or Recent Posts. Also, added a Change Avatar link when viewing your own profile.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:58 pm
Upgraded the Image Manager to the latest version (3.0.2). Also implemented several other minor site-wide tweaks and bug fixes.
Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:14 pm
Fixed massive problem affecting the way Lottery Post images display in the Opera web browser. Many images were appearing improperly sized, positioned, or duplicated throughout the site. The root of the problem was that Opera does not properly handle a certain indexed GIF file format that all other web browsers seem to handle just fine. The majority of Lottery Post's GIF images were meticulously regenerated in a more generic GIF format, so now images appear as they should in the Opera web browser.
Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:09 pm
Fixed "pin" function on blue menu bar, which would not properly toggle the floating menu bar status on many pages.
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 10:14 pm
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 10:13 pm
Updated the help text for enabling cookies.
Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:14 pm
Fixed bug that occured when viewing certain forum topic threads that contain external images. The bug caused a script error to be thrown.
Friday, June 15, 2007, 4:01 pm
Upgraded browser identification module, so Safari under Windows was properly identified.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 6:17 pm
Fixed nagging issue with ImageManager, which caused strange URLs. This directly affected the Change Avatar page, which did not work correctly if ImageManager was used to select the new avatar image. URLs are now formed correctly using ImageManager, and ImageManager can again be used for uploading and selecting an avatar.
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 10:57 am
Fixed bug with member profile pages that corrupted the tabs on IE6 and lower (made them appear vertically). The tabs now appear and operate properly in IE6, with some minor visual glitches in the panels.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 3:47 pm
Increased vigilance against spam by "de-spamifying" any external links posted to the forums. The attribute *rel="nofollow"* is automatically added to every external link posted to the forums, which causes all major search engines to *ignore* the link. This takes away some of the incentive for spammers to post their junk on the forums. Also, all links posted in the forums will open in a new window, so the person clicking the link will not lose track of what they were viewing at Lottery Post. Before this change *most* links had this same behavior, but there were some instances where it was not working properly.
Saturday, May 26, 2007, 11:41 pm
Upgraded the ImageManager software to the latest version for all pages that use the old editor -- private messaging, blogs, and signatures.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 1:04 pm
Implemented new version of ImageManager. The new version is much better looking and working, and has new features such as Favorite images and Recent images.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 10:16 am
Upgraded the rich text editor to include many bug fixes and performance improvements. Also updated state results pages to include a new "Special Games"section, which is currently being used to display results of raffle games, but can include any other type of results in the future.
Sunday, May 13, 2007, 12:42 am
Added Pennsylvania Lottery's new Treasure Hunt game, a midday 5/30 game.
Monday, April 30, 2007, 12:54 am
Updated thread page to show Print, E-mail, and Permalink options as separate buttons along the top, instead of all three functions embedded in one drop-down menu. Also updated the Print feature (Printable Version) to exclude signatures, unless the Show Signatures link is clicked. This has the effect of un-cluttering the printout, by showing only the relevant content.
Friday, April 13, 2007, 11:28 am
Added Quebec's new Jour de paye game, which replaces the retired Joker game.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 1:58 pm
Changed forum posting procedure to disallow double-posting if the member double-clicks the Post button.
Monday, April 9, 2007, 11:29 pm
Added Western Canada's new PayDay game, which started on April 5, 2007.
Monday, April 9, 2007, 1:24 pm
Updated main Blogs page, including updated opening summary language and links to important Lottery Post blogs. Also updated Premium Memberships page to correct blogs language.
Saturday, April 7, 2007, 11:46 pm
Made improvements to the sequential paging control, which is used at the bottom of lists of items to switch to different pages of items. The paging control is currently used on the Change Avatar page and the Favorites page when a member has more than 15 of a particular favorite type. (Note, this is not the forward/back/drop-down control that is used to change thread pages.)
Friday, April 6, 2007, 9:55 pm
Updated Premium Memberships page to reflect new features that have been added since the last update.
Friday, April 6, 2007, 12:13 pm
Added new Browse button to Change Avatar page, which is displayed for premium members on the "Your Own Avatar" option to allow uploading and choosing of avatar to/from member's private image space.
Friday, April 6, 2007, 9:28 am
New page for adding, changing, or removing a member's avatar. Premium members can now have avatars up to 100 x 100 in size, and premium member avatars will stay in their original proportions, rather than being forced into a square shape. Standard [free] members have the same avatar shape and size as before (64 x 64).
Sunday, March 25, 2007, 4:48 pm
Changed setting to allow ratings of old topics that have been locked to new replies.
Sunday, March 25, 2007, 2:48 pm
Replaced all instances of old-style modal popup windows to the new Vista-style popup windows. Affected functions are the PermaLink window and three popup windows in the Simple Codes editor (Forum Codes, Emoticons, and Preview). Fixed bug that threw an error when an asyncronous SpeednetAjax server call returned an empty string. Minor performance increases on a few pages.
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 10:40 pm
Updated the Active Topics page, adding the same ratings and layout features that were recently added to the new forums pages.
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 12:07 am
Implemented planned enhancement to the ratings [of topics] that allows people to view who rated the topic, and what their ratings are. Also implemented new DHTML popup window that displays the ratings. The new popup windows was created by the Lottery Post developer to mimic the Vista popup windows, and uses transparency and shadow effects in capable web browsers.
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 11:27 am
Added Washington Lottery's new Hit 5 game, which replaces the retired Quinto game.
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 10:51 am
Implemented recent Arizona lottery changes to The Pick and Pick 5 (formerly Fantasy 5). Changes to The Pick include adding three balls to the matrix (now 6/44), eliminating the bonus ball ($10,000 prize), and increasing the low- and mid-tier prizes from $2 to $3, from $40 to $50, and from $1,000 to $2,000. (The annuity term also increased from 25 to 30 years.) Fantasy 5 was renamed "Pick 5" and the top $50,000 prize became a rolling, pari-mutuel jackpot that starts with a guaranteed $50,000 and increases until it is won. The other prizes, the game matrix (5/35) and all of the odds for Pick 5 remain the same as before.
Monday, March 19, 2007, 6:42 pm
Completely re-programmed all Forum pages (the pages that show all the topics in the various forums) using ASP.NET 2.0 technology. New features include updated look & feel, new-style paging controls, paging controls at the top of the page, the ability to quickly change forums, ratings displayed for any topic that was rated by at least one person, and a new 5-year view.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 11:32 am
Fixed bug that caused the page to throw an error when a vote was discarded, even though the discarded vote was correctly tallied.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 10:35 am
Fixed 'out of memory' error with Deflate 4. Changes in memory handling in Deflate 4 will also be propagated to Deflate 3 and Inspector 3 & 4 to prevent future problems if a similar nature with those tools.
Sunday, March 4, 2007, 2:00 am
Implemented new version of the rich text editor (v. 2.1.0), which is faster and has lots of bug fixes.
Sunday, February 25, 2007, 7:40 pm
Added Windows Vista markers to the Active Users page, to distinguish Vista users from other Windows users.
Sunday, February 25, 2007, 5:39 am
Fixed bug introduced in last update which prevented polls from being properly displayed.
Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:18 pm
Added new "All" feature to Drawing Statistics page, allowing Platinum members to view statistics for any game that include all drawings available in the Lottery Post drawing database.
Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:16 pm
Added all drawing history for New Jersey: Pick 3 (first draw 5/22/1975), Pick 4 (first draw 9/1/1977), and Pick 6 (first draw 5/15/1980).
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 9:14 pm
Moved the menu options for managing topic e-mail subscriptions and the block list to the Members menu. (Both were formerly in the Options menu.)
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 1:13 am
Expanded delayed image replacement technique, to also include external images posted in a message body and in signatures. The technique (described in last Friday's entry) delays loading images not hosted at Lottery Post until after the basic content of the page finishes loading to the web browser. At that point the user gains control of the page, so the images loading at that point do not lock the page while they load.
Friday, February 16, 2007, 5:28 pm
Enhanced the thread pages to delay loading of avatar images not hosted on the Lottery Post web server ("external avatars") until after the page loads. Some members use avatars that are hosted on free image servers (i.e., slow servers), and every page such a member posted on would take a long time to load and appear to be "stuck", as the page attempted to load all of the slow external avatars. With the new enhancement, the page finishes loading quickly and can be used right away, as the external avatars get laoded in the background.
Friday, February 16, 2007, 5:21 pm
Fixed bug that showed the wrong last poster after a post was deleted from a topic containing more than one post.
Friday, February 16, 2007, 10:06 am
Changed last item on member popup menus from "Find posts by..." to "Recent posts by...", which now navigates to the Recent Posts tab of the Member Information page. Added a new section, "Members Watching You", to the Favorites tab when a member views their own favorites. Performance improvements on every page, which greatly speeds up page generation times for those pages with many member popup links. More minor bug fixes and graphics improvements.
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 10:28 am
Fixed bug causing "Guest" to appear instead of a real member name in the Quoted Text area of the Post Reply page. Fixed the Add/Remove Favorite Member option in the new member popup menu.
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 1:51 am
Numerous graphics, menu, and content improvements. Several minor bug fixes.
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 1:51 am
Replaced "buddy" portion of Buddy/Block List by moving buddies to the Favorite Members section on the Shared Favorites page.
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 1:50 am
Replaced Buddy/Block List with the new Block List page.
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 2:06 am
Added a site-wide ad campaign for the new Harry Potter book - The Deathly Hallows - which is the final book in the series (book #7).
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 2:04 am
Fixed bug that prevented about 5% of the member profiles from properly loading.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 10:04 am
Fixed bugs with Simple Codes editor that caused all posts to appear as money symbols. Also fixed the Preview feature of the Simple Codes editor.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 10:04 am
Substantial site-wide improvements including completely new Member Profile page with tabbed interface, Favorites listings and control, Lastest Posts, and mystical information; smooth scrolling when the page has to move up or down; ability to save favorite forum posts; improved forum graphics, new AJAX functionality based upon Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX extensions; drag-and-drop popup windows; general performance improvements.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 12:59 pm
Added cell phone lottery results for Pennsylvania's new Mix and Match game.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 12:58 pm
Pennsylvania's new Mix and Match game added to the Lottery Post results pages.
Saturday, January 27, 2007, 10:07 am
New version of IE Spell (2.5.1) available for download.
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 10:36 am
Added cell phone results support for new Tri-State Paycheck game.
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 10:31 am
Added new Ohio Lottery game, Classic Lotto. Also added cell phone results support for Classic Lotto.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 11:34 am
Overhauled the Jackpot History page for each lotto jackpot game, including increased performance and elimination of a bug that made it impossible to perform some sorting operations on games with a large amount of history.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 2:21 pm
Updated the Lunar Calendar using AJAX technology to quickly and smoothly change months without refreshing the entire page, and without adding to the browser history.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:16 pm
Added new Systems menu item on the main menu bar; moved some items from Resources menu to Systems; changed name of Control Panel menu item to Options; changed order of menu items on menu bar; updated items in Options menu.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:15 pm
Added new Systems Home Page to consolidate and organize all Lottery Post systems on one page.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:14 pm
Added Lucky's Followers System, a new feature for Platinum members that produces lists of Pick 3 numbers with a tendency of hitting after the current drawing results.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:13 pm
Fixed Lunar Calendar to remove minor bug that occasionally pushed a lunar event ahead by one day.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:12 pm
Fixed bug in Drawing Statistics page that reset the number of drawings to 50 when either 15 or 25 was selected.
Friday, January 5, 2007, 12:36 am
Added new Lunar Calendar to Lottery Post.
Thursday, January 4, 2007, 9:08 pm
Fixed same label display bug in Inspector 3/4.
Thursday, January 4, 2007, 9:06 pm
Fixed bugs in Deflate 3/4: incorrect description when deflating past results, and Reset Filters button was not resetting the pairs filters when clicked.
Sunday, December 31, 2006, 1:32 pm
Modified Inspector 4 with the same improvements that were recently made to Inspector 3: added Pairs classification, added compressed report format, and refined format and styles.
Sunday, December 31, 2006, 12:17 pm
Added Pairs filtering to Deflate 4.
Sunday, December 31, 2006, 10:24 am
Improvements to Inspector 3: added Pairs classification, added compressed report format, and refined format and styles.
Friday, December 29, 2006, 1:08 am
Added substantially more past draw data to the statistics page. Statistics can now include up to 1,000 past draws.
Thursday, December 28, 2006, 12:18 pm
Added a pairs filter to Deflate 3, which will eventually be added to Deflate 4 as well.
Friday, December 22, 2006, 4:17 pm
Allowed the computerized drawing petition thread to fall back into the regular forums, and off the top of each forum.
Monday, December 18, 2006, 12:12 pm
Removed box title bar graphics from printed pages, because on some web browsers when the page prints on more than one printed page, the title bar graphics overwrite text at the top of the page from page 2 onward.
Friday, December 15, 2006, 5:12 pm
Upgraded Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX extensions to latest release; made interface improvements, including better Guest menus with grayed-out options, new petition graphic in left nav, removed petition ad from top banner, several other minor changes; added temporary Christmas theme to logo.
Thursday, December 14, 2006, 5:23 pm
Posted a series of miscellaneous bugs fixes, plus changed the style sheets to make them load faster by reducing the number of styles that need to load on each page.
Monday, December 4, 2006, 11:56 pm
Fixed a nasty bug that prevented someone from discarding their vote in a poll. The bug was a side-effect of unrelated new code.
Monday, December 4, 2006, 6:34 pm
Improved drop-down menus for United States lottery results and United States predictions by changing to a 2-column menu panel, eliminating the need to scroll.
Friday, December 1, 2006, 2:06 pm
Implemented new lottery results pages for every country and state.
Friday, December 1, 2006, 2:05 pm
Fixed bug in Deflate and Inspector when loading with both midday and evening predictions.
Thursday, November 23, 2006, 9:05 am
Launched new Lottery Results Mobile Alert service, which sends the latest lottery results for any game directly to a person's cell phone.
Thursday, November 23, 2006, 9:04 am
Launched completely new results main page, including much improved Flash-enabled map selection.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 9:47 pm
Implemented more restrictive link policies for new members, to make it much harder for jerky spammers to post their trash here.
Sunday, November 12, 2006, 6:36 pm
Fixed bug that showed incorrect Oregon Megabucks jackpots.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 9:27 pm
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 3:05 pm
Rebuilt compression engine for rich text editor, which makes the editor load size ~75K bytes instead of ~257K bytes. Load size is number of bytes required to be downloaded to PC every time editor loads. Reduced load size means the page will be ready quicker, especially for dial-up connections.
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 8:39 am
Fixed bug that caused ImageManager in old editor instances to show broken images (i.e., with red 'x').
Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 1:05 am
Fixed several compounded bugs with the Image Manager that were introduced when the site was changed over to the pre-compiled deployment model.
Monday, October 23, 2006, 6:41 pm
Upgraded New Poll page to use the new rich text editor and ASP.NET 2.0 technology.
Monday, October 23, 2006, 6:41 pm
Upgraded entire web site to use a pre-compiled deployment method, so web site updates no longer create long real-time compile pauses, and helps prevent loss of content by someone posting to the forums at the same time as a site change.
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 11:20 am
Support added for new IE7 Search Providers, allowing instant-access searching of the Lottery Post forums from anywhere on the Internet.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:38 pm
Added new privacy setting allowing members to disable the password reminder feature on their account. Also disables the Username reminder feature. The setting should only be used if there is no chance it will be needed in the future, since they themselves cannot obtain a password reminder after it is disabled. The new setting is located in the E-mail Settings page.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 6:54 pm
Completed major new caching programming that prevents many of the web site outages that have been occurring in the past several weeks. This is an expansion of the programming code and techniques described in the log entries on October 4, 2006 (6:08 pm) and September 13, 2006 (10:19 am).
Monday, October 16, 2006, 6:50 pm
Fixed bug with past drawing results [history] pages, that caused the page to show an error message.
Saturday, October 14, 2006, 6:31 pm
Added 32 new avatars, 31 donated by bellyache and 1 by Lkydeb*594.
Friday, October 13, 2006, 8:45 pm
Improved latest blog posts section on Home page to show all blog posts in last 24 hours by latest 15 bloggers.
Friday, October 13, 2006, 9:50 am
Changed blog policy to allow all blog entries for all members to be visible, without expiration.
Monday, October 9, 2006, 4:19 pm
Improved performance on all members' predictions statistics pages.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006, 6:08 pm
Completed a substantial rebuild of the entire Lottery Post database, eliminated several minor bugs that were caused by the rebuild.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 11:58 am
Fixed bug in the Lottery Results Search page, which did not properly retrieve search results when the "Oregon Midday and Evening Pick 4" option was selected. All other games and options were not affected.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 10:03 am
Fixed problem with SSL certificate that caused some web browsers (e.g., Firefox) to display a warning message on the Log In page.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 9:26 am
Fixed a second bug with the Sent Items folder that preventing it from saving sent messages.
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:58 am
Fixed a bug wuith the Sent Items folder that caused it to stop saved sent messages. Overhauled some of the private message processing in preparation to implement further changes aimed at improving performance.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6:38 pm
Added new popup window for displaying a topic's PermaLink. Optimized many of the graphics used by the site, compressing their size to decrease download time.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 10:50 am
Added a feature to some web buttons that immediately disables the button after the person clicks it, in order to guard against double-clicking of the button. After a test period I'll see if it merits propagating the change to all posting buttons on Lottery Post.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 12:38 pm
Fixed bug that prevented the thread page view counters from tallying new views for the past few hours.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 12:32 pm
Added the new Oklahoma Cash 5 game to both the Oklahoma Lottery Results page, as well as the predictions page.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 10:19 am
Improved the main database query that generates the thread page views so that it should scale better, resulting in better overall performance.
Thursday, September 7, 2006, 9:22 am
Fixed bug that affected users who are not logged in ("Guests"), where they would be sometimes transferred to the wrong page when clicking the small green "last post" arrow on the Active Topics page.
Saturday, September 2, 2006, 12:55 am
Made a number of big fixes and incremental improvements. The Preview window for the Simple Codes editor is now properly placed on the page, and it is draggable (movable). The same popup code will be used for other popup windows in the future. Resolved may web server memory issues that were causing frequent application memory pool recycling, which made usability poor.
Monday, August 28, 2006, 8:52 am
Fixed bug on Member List that caused 'Unknown Error' when a letter was clicked. Took the opportunity to AJAX-enable the page, so that paging and searching operations do not refresh the entire page, only the list.
Sunday, August 27, 2006, 8:31 pm
Implemented new URL pattern for going to a specific post - www.lotterypost.com/thread/xxxxxx.htm?get=yyyyyy, where xxxxxx is the topic ID, and yyyyyy is the post ID. The old URL format required the use of the "#" sign at the end of the URL.
Saturday, August 26, 2006, 2:04 am
Added a Permalink to every forum post in a topic, so people can link directly to a post. The permalink can be obtained by clicking the small icon to the left of the post date/time.
Saturday, August 26, 2006, 1:41 am
Completely new member rankings system, based upon consistency of posting to the forums. Long-time participation combined with consistent daily pariticpation yields the highest rankings. Also: removed 1-5 star display that used to show the member level, and replaced with graphic badges showing the member level.
Friday, August 25, 2006, 3:17 pm
More performance enhancement spanning the entire site, and improving every page.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 8:04 am
Fixed bug that caused some pages to display an error message in rare cases.
Thursday, August 17, 2006, 2:33 pm
Fixed bug that would show the first post in the topic after posting a reply, rather than the reply message that was just posted.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 12:17 pm
Added feature that prohibits people from being the first to rate their own topics, which will provide a better, more unbiased rating.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 12:16 pm
Added many performance improvements, particularly for dial-up users.
Saturday, August 12, 2006, 5:42 pm
Made further performance increases for the thread pages.
Thursday, August 10, 2006, 10:26 am
Fixed bug with member post count not being updated immediately after a new forum post.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 12:56 pm
Upgraded URL rewriting engine to make it more flexible for creating URLs in the future that are more human-readable.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 12:55 pm
Fixed a bug with Deflate 4 that caused it to crash because of a memory issue.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 2:21 am
Created new RSS engine that outputs richer RSS feeds, with a greater number of attributes. Converted the main News feed to use the new RSS engine, and will convert the other RSS feeds at another time.
Friday, August 4, 2006, 1:19 pm
Created a new petition page that includes a CAPTCHA control to stop the jerky spammers from posting bad entries in the petition. Also added more content validation to prevent people from posting invalid information.
Friday, August 4, 2006, 11:51 am
Changed the home page, renaming the "Latest Blog Entries" section to "Latest Bloggers" and changed the way it works. Now, instead of just showing the last 15 blog entries, it shows the most recent blog entry for the 15 latest bloggers (blog authors).
Thursday, August 3, 2006, 3:00 pm
Fixed concurrency issues with sessions tracker. When number of sessions grew to approximately 400 or more, collisions in sessions threads would crash and rebuild sessions list.
Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 10:04 pm
Re-architected sessions objects and program code, which keeps track of who is online at any one moment. Created new Active Users page. New sessions code ties old "classic ASP" pages with new ASP.NET 2.0 pages to give an accurate count.
Sunday, July 30, 2006, 11:11 pm
Added forum post blocking (from Buddy/Block List) to new thread page. The functionality was not migrated from the old pages at the time the new pages were launched.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 11:29 pm
Added e-mail notification to new threads page -- was missing after upgrade to new page. Also, fixed miscellaneous minor page formatting issues, fixed bug that brought member to first post in thread after replying rather than the reply they just posted, fixed formatting and content bugs on news threads, fixed bug with popup menus for any member with a semicolon in their username, added substantial new code to guard against certain runtime errors that crashed the threads page
Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 1:03 pm
Fixed bug that returned a Page Not Found error for old-style thread URLs (i.e., "www.lotterypost.com/threads______.htm")
Monday, July 24, 2006, 7:53 pm
Added Reply button at the bottom of the thread page to mimic old functionality. Fixed bugs with rich text editor. Editor now gets input focus when page loads.
Monday, July 24, 2006, 6:30 pm
Implemented database safety features to predictions posting page to prevent partial posts.
Monday, July 24, 2006, 1:22 pm
Added Homepage link to member popup menus.
Monday, July 24, 2006, 12:34 pm
Monday, July 24, 2006, 10:04 am
Fixed bug that displayed an error message when a new poll was created; fixed bug that displayed Page Not Found after a member logged in; fixed bug that prevented image uploads in Image Manager.
Sunday, July 23, 2006, 10:45 pm
Patched security hole in the Image Manager.
Sunday, July 23, 2006, 10:45 pm
Implemented substantial upgrades to many pages, including the main thread view, post new forum post, reply to forum post, member list, active topics, error pages, and vtracs pages. Pages have been completely re-programmed in ASP.NET 2.0, utilizing significant functionality through AJAX, which helps improve responsiveness of pages without the normal page flicker of a web browser.
Saturday, July 22, 2006, 7:54 am
Significantly improved the load time of the Jackpots page. The page was timing out many times, and most of the time taking 30 seconds or more to load.
Saturday, July 15, 2006, 8:58 pm
Added a Clear button and a Reset button to the Lottery Results Search page.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 9:11 am
Quebec Extra updated to 7-digit game.
Thursday, June 8, 2006, 10:26 am
Added new Indiana Mix and Match game to the Indiana Lottery Results page and added its game matrix (5/50) to the Quick Picks Generator.
Monday, June 5, 2006, 4:47 pm
Fixed timeout error that happened about 5% of the time after posting a new Blog entry to a Premium Blog.
Friday, June 2, 2006, 11:26 am
Added new lottery-themed avatars contributed by Lottery Post member bellyache. The new avatars appear at the top of the list.
Thursday, May 25, 2006, 1:53 pm
Made significant changes to New Topic and Edit Post pages, converting to a new version of the rich text editor, with the pages written in ASP.NET 2.0. Also, added Simple Codes (non-rich text) editor, added help text for both editors, and improved the preview function for the Simple Codes editor.
Friday, May 19, 2006, 7:03 am
Upgraded premium member Home Page space: Platinum members now have 30MB, Gold members now have 10MB.
Saturday, May 13, 2006, 11:04 am
Fixed bug that was preventing the New Folder, Rename Folder, and Delete Folder private message features from opening the dialog boxes.
Saturday, May 13, 2006, 8:23 am
Emoticon support added to new Editor testing page.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 9:57 am
Changed Lotto Texas to a 6/54 game in the database to allow predictions in the new game format. Added 6/54 to the Quick Picks Generator, and removed the old 5+1 Lotto Texas entry.
Saturday, April 1, 2006, 6:18 pm
Lottery Post Mobile: Added lottery results for every game in the USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. The results are updated at the same time the results at the Lottery Post web site are updated.
Saturday, April 1, 2006, 1:15 pm
Improved Lottery Post Mobile for viewing the Lottery Post discussion forums on a mobile device. The session errors that frequently occurred have been eliminated, and performance and navigation have been greatly improved.
Friday, March 31, 2006, 10:27 pm
Added instructions for posting images to the Help forum.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 10:44 am
Updated all Ontario games to "tranditional lottery ball machine" status.
Sunday, March 26, 2006, 11:16 pm
Increased accuracy of Georgia Fantasy 5 jackpot history by storing actual jackpot amounts calculated following the drawing.
Saturday, March 25, 2006, 12:13 pm
Added Vtracs Pick 4 mirror combinations page, showing every Pick 4 combination that corresponds to each Vtrac.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 7:01 am
Add all California Daily Derby past results (back to drawing #1).
Friday, March 17, 2006, 7:12 am
Fixed bug that prevented content from being highlighted with a mouse in the Vtracs pages.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 12:14 pm
Overhauled and rebuilt Active Topics page using ASP.NET 2.0 technology. Built bridging layer between old ASP pages and new ASP.NET pages, making transitions between pages seamless.
Saturday, March 11, 2006, 9:52 am
Completely rebuilt Member List page using ASP.NET 2.0 technology, which is the technology being used to add all new pages and functions to Lottery Post. Eventually, Lottery Post will become completely transformed to ASP.NET technology.
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 10:53 pm
Fixed a small bug in the Vtracs Results page that would cause the page to "forget" some of the settings between page loads. Also fixed printing glitch and fixed problem that prevented people with a space in their Username from accessing the page.
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 4:50 pm
Added Vtracs drawing history for every Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers game in the USA and Canada. The page can be viewed by clicking on any state in the Vtracs Results page.
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 12:30 am
Added major new section: Vtracs. Section is devoted to the Vtracs system, including drawing results, systems, and resources. The section will continue to grow over time, as new functionality is added.
Thursday, March 2, 2006, 11:05 am
Overhauled the way popup menus work, vastly increasing performance of pages that contain many popup menus. (For example, on predictions pages that contain many game names and member names.)
Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 11:06 am
Added ability to add the Lottery Post search engine to the integrated web browser search capabilities in any Mozilla browser or Safari (or anything that is compatible with Sherlock).
Saturday, February 4, 2006, 11:27 pm
Added small "Add to My AOL" icon in left navigation menu, which allows AOL users to add the Lottery Post news feed to their personal AOL web page.
Friday, February 3, 2006, 9:21 pm
Three new lottery games added to the drawing database, with the first drawings on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006: Ontario Pick 4 (new game), Maryland Multi-Match (replaces classic Lotto), and North Dakota 2by2 (new state added). All games are immediately available for posting predictions.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 8:11 am
Search page and keyword matching improved, including placing heavier emphasis on Subject content matches (like how Google works). Quoted text included in a post is ignored, so only new content added by the author is searched.
Friday, January 27, 2006, 7:05 am
Loaded drawing histories of all three Ireland Lotto games, enabling results searches and statistics.
Thursday, January 26, 2006, 10:05 am
Added Ireland lottery results, including ability to post predictions.
Saturday, January 21, 2006, 7:17 am
Greatly improved performance of the predictions page used for viewing predictions of one member. The page had slowed to the point of producing timeout errors.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 8:20 am
Added four games to the Quick Picks Generator: Ohio Lot 'O Play, UK Daily Play, Keno 10/70, and Keno 10/80.
Saturday, December 24, 2005, 7:18 am
Corrected the drawing method for the multi-state 2by2 game to computerized. The State Lottery Report Card was also updated.
Sunday, December 18, 2005, 9:13 am
Members can now disable the word processor-like rich text editor if their web browser is not capable of displaying it. A "lightweight" editor will be used if the rich text editor is disabled. The Board Settings page contains the option to switch between editors.
Sunday, December 18, 2005, 12:28 am
Upgraded the rich text editor to the latest version. The rich text editor is used to post messages in the forums, to send private messages, and to post Blog entries.
Saturday, December 17, 2005, 7:01 pm
Added premium members' (Gold and Platinum) expiration date to the main Control Panel page.
Thursday, December 15, 2005, 7:50 pm
Added ability to specify gender in member profiles.
Friday, December 9, 2005, 2:07 pm
Added the ability to limit a search to a particular forum.
Friday, December 9, 2005, 8:22 am
Improved Search page by adding forum link for each result, and including Help topics in every search, except when a specific forum is selected (upcoming feature).
Thursday, December 8, 2005, 3:43 pm
Added ability to control date range of searches in new search engine, from one week to all history.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 5:48 pm
Implemented new Search page, offering Google-style searches, and including many more sections of the web site: Forums, Blogs, By Username, News, and Private Messages.
Sunday, November 20, 2005, 9:21 pm
Improved the way the MUSL game 2by2 is displayed on all results pages. Instead of the old "aa-bb-cc-dd" format, the results are now displayed in the format "aa-bb + cc-dd", so that people can more easily distinguish the first two numbers from the second two.
Sunday, November 20, 2005, 9:13 pm
Added the actual prediction and drawing result to the Prediction Winners page. This lets anyone see at a glance not only who had accurate predictions on any particular day, but also exactly what those predictions were.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 9:31 pm
Added Oklahoma to the lottery predictions and results pages, in preparation for the first Oklahoma Pick 3 drawing on Thurs., Nov. 10.
Sunday, October 30, 2005, 4:15 pm
Added ability to load results shown on Daily Number Games page directly into Deflate and Inspector 3/4. Fixed bug so that Tri-State displays when United States is selected.
Thursday, October 27, 2005, 12:28 am
Added Daily Numbers Games lottery results page, which displays all Pick 3 and Pick 4 (Midday and Evening) drawings on one page. This view is a long-time favorite of many players, because it provides a snapshot of all their daily games in one compact view. The page also offers historical views for every state, providing the same compact format, and showing one month of results per page.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 11:18 am
Monday, October 24, 2005, 3:33 pm
Added all remaining California SuperLotto Plus drawing data (about 1,000 additional draws), going back to the start of the game.
Monday, October 24, 2005, 3:32 pm
Implemented compression and consolidation of editor code, increasing performance for all pages that show the rich text editor.
Thursday, October 13, 2005, 10:41 am
Added new Ohio Lot O' Play to the Ohio Results page, and changed Kicker to its new Tues and Sat draw days.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 2:28 pm
Added RSS Feeds for every Premium Blog, plus automatic "pinging" of new Premium Blog entries at weblogs.com.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 10:16 am
Updated the Rules page by adding "Stick to the topic..." and tweaking the language in several of the other rules, as well as modifying the signature rules.
Friday, August 26, 2005, 12:40 pm
Changed the Next Blog button that appears on the top-right corner of each Premium Blog page. Instead of randomly selecting the next Blog, it now cycles through each Blog in a specific order, so that everyone's Premium Blog will get equal representation.
Thursday, August 11, 2005, 11:30 pm
Added Fullscreen Mode to the Lottery Post editor, which temporarily expands the editor to the full size of the user's screen, to make editing of large posts or Blog entries easier. In this respect, it also acts more like a real word processor. A new Toggle Fullscreen Mode button on the toolbar switches back and forth between Normal and Fullscreen mode. Every instance of the Lottery Post editor is Fullscreen mode-capable.
Sunday, August 7, 2005, 4:10 pm
Added the ability to turn off Minimal E-mail Notification. If disabled, we will send one e-mail for each and every reply to a topic you're tracking. The option can be turned on/off in the E-mail Settings page.
Sunday, August 7, 2005, 2:20 pm
Changed the forum e-mail notification system, so that Premium members who choose to hide specific members' posts will no longer receive e-mail notifications when those hidden member(s) post messages to topics that are being tracked by the Premium member.
Monday, August 1, 2005, 9:11 pm
Added additional profile information that can be displayed on Premium Blogs. The additional options are available to select on the Premium Blog Settings page in the Control Panel menu, and the values are taken from the member's Lottery Post profile.
Monday, August 1, 2005, 1:02 pm
Implemented the Premium Blog Search page.
Sunday, July 31, 2005, 12:47 pm
Added missing games to the Quick Picks Generator -- mainly 5+1 and 4+1 games. Also, changed the appearance of the output to make it more readable.
Friday, July 29, 2005, 6:58 pm
Updated Blog links throughout Lottery Post in order to give a special appearance to Premium Blogs, and to navigate to a Premium Blog (instead of the standard view) when it is available.
Friday, July 29, 2005, 12:41 pm
Updated Memberships page and Premium Features page with latest Gold and Platinum features.
Thursday, July 28, 2005, 12:09 pm
Added additional support for Premium Blogs throughout Lottery Post. (When a member has a Premium Blog, their premium link is show, rather than the link to their standard Blog.) Also, slight performance increases throughout Lottery Post.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005, 2:26 pm
Lottery Post Image Manager added as a new premium feature. Gold and Platinum members get an extensive image management system that lets them upload images directly to the Lottery Post server (in their personal web space), edit the images, and post them directly into message using point-and-click. The new feature is accessible from clicking the Insert Image button in any editor.
Saturday, July 23, 2005, 11:17 am
Added a link on the Login page to send a member their Username corresponding to the e-mail address in their account. Sometimes people register an account and then forget the Username they selected.
Thursday, July 21, 2005, 11:15 pm
New Premium Blogs are online and available for all Gold and Platinum members. New menu options in the Members and Control Panel menus, as well as new Control Panel left-menu options, provide access to the page to create and/or update Premium Blogs. There are initially 31 professional web templates available for use.
Monday, July 18, 2005, 3:33 pm
New restriction on Avatar size (75K bytes) will ensure that pages load faster. Some members using very large avatar files would cause people with slow Internet connections to take a long time to load each page.
Sunday, July 17, 2005, 3:10 pm
Made internal changes to the Blog system in preparation for new Blog web site feature for Premium members.
Saturday, July 16, 2005, 12:26 pm
Fixed a bug that only occured in MS IE, which caused the browser to freeze when displaying a topic thread when the browser window is very narrow.
Thursday, July 14, 2005, 3:00 pm
Added significant new functionality to the Buddy/Block List. Gold and Platinum members can now choose to block specific members from posting comments in their Blogs, and can hide forum messages posted by specific members. Hidden messages can be individually revealed, if the member chooses.
Sunday, July 10, 2005, 1:36 pm
Fixed a bug which caused the Jackpot page to skip a few numbers in the rankings (reported by Jake649).
Friday, July 8, 2005, 2:46 pm
Performed some performance tuning on Microsoft SQL Server (the database technology running the Lottery Post database), which appears to be improving performance on most pages.
Thursday, July 7, 2005, 8:59 am
Add Private Messaging convenience feature: When viewing new private messages in the Inbox, automatically goes to the next new message after deleting the message being viewed.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 10:32 pm
Added the ability for new members to resend themselves their activation e-mail. Added spam configuration warnings to even more pages.
Saturday, July 2, 2005, 9:08 am
Added the new function "Remove SmartQuotes" to the Lottery Post rich text editor. Upon clicking the new toolbar button, any instances of SmartQuotes in the editor will be changed to regular "flat" quotes (both single and double quotes), and any instances of two single-quotes placed together will be transformed into regular quotation marks.
Sunday, June 12, 2005, 10:15 pm
Added a troubleshooting section to the Chat page to help those with difficulty logging into the Chat window.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 2:47 pm
Added the Lottery Post CSS Compressor to the left nav menu (as a small option at the bottom). This unique utility, written by Todd, was used to help reduced the download size of each page, by squeezing Cascading Styles Sheet (CSS) files to their smallest possible size. Lottery Post is making this functionality available for anyone to use on their own web sites.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 11:36 am
State Lottery Report Card officially added to Lottery Post menu, along with updated text. Also changed the URL of the page.
Monday, June 6, 2005, 11:49 pm
Added ability to search All States Pick 3 and 4 Midday and Evening drawings separately.
Monday, June 6, 2005, 2:38 pm
New Daily Topics page allows any member to see all the posts for one day. Also, the page can filter the results to see the posts for just one member. Easy-to-use calendar selection tool is used to select the day.
Monday, June 6, 2005, 2:22 pm
Added RSS feed for the changelog.
Monday, June 6, 2005, 1:56 pm
Fixed small IE bug that sometimes compressed replies so that the footer options would move up into the message area.
Thursday, June 2, 2005, 11:25 am
Added Sum Last Digit Filter to Deflate 3 and Deflate 4 (see last Change Log entry for description of Sum Last Digit).
Thursday, June 2, 2005, 9:52 am
Added Sum Last Digit to Inspector 3 and Inspector 4. Classifies number sets based on the last digit of their sum (e.g., Sum Last Digit of 7-8-9 is 4: 7 + 8 + 9 = 24, last digit of 24 is 4).
Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 8:47 pm
Changed State Predictions page to allow better and more flexible date selection, including the use of the new calendar selection tool. All Premium (Gold and Platinum) members can now see the predictions from any date in the LP predictions database. (Standard members are still limited to viewing the past 10 days and next 6 days.) Also, a "Page Loading" indicator lets the user know that the date selected has been accepted, and the new page is loading.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 1:02 am
Changed the Custom Lottery Results page to include a new, better calendar selection widget, made entering a drawing date easier (now just one entry space instead of three), and provided the ability to modify the results options.
Saturday, May 28, 2005, 12:33 am
Improved The use of tables in the rich text editor, including much better pasting ability from Excel.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 10:36 am
Completed compressing all CSS files using a custom-built CSS compressor that re-writes CSS code to take advantage of CSS shortcuts.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 7:11 pm
Added new Nebraska Pick 3 game to Results page.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 4:13 pm
Monday, May 23, 2005, 10:49 pm
Added and revised prototype of Lottery Game Report Card. Updated rich text editor, fixing bugs and adding context-sensitive right-click menu.
Sunday, May 22, 2005, 11:44 pm
Added indicator to Game Information page for every game, showing if the game is drawn by computer or by traditional lottery ball machine.
Friday, May 20, 2005, 11:43 pm
Updated the Lottery Post rich text editor with new features: Insert Plain Text, Insert Word Text, and Table Merge and Split Cells. Implemented minor bug fixes to editor. The editor is used throughout Lottery Post, including for Forum posts, Blog entries, and private messages.
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 8:51 am
Fixed a bug in the Key Wheels page which prevented Gold members from producing a valid wheel. Added Kentucky Tic Tac Cash results starting May 17, and the new Michigan Classic Lotto 47 was added yesterday.
Monday, May 16, 2005, 1:11 pm
Added new Game Information page, which displays a full summary of information about any lottery game in the USA, Canada, and UK. The information page is accessed through the game's popup menu.
Monday, May 16, 2005, 10:39 am
Sunday, May 15, 2005, 5:35 pm
Added additional warnings and a required checkbox to the Registration form, requiring that users add lotterypost.com as a Safe Sender in their e-mail's spam configuration. Too many activation e-mails are getting nabbed by overly-aggressive spam filters, especially AOL's, which suspects just about every e-mail is spam.
Sunday, May 15, 2005, 3:24 pm
Fixed bug with poll voting in which it was difficult or impossible (depending on the browser used) to discarded the vote.
Sunday, May 8, 2005, 12:58 am
Fixed a bug with Search that caused "Search by Author" to return results when the member subscribed to a thread, but did not post any text to it.
Saturday, May 7, 2005, 10:36 am
Fixed a number of bugs with the new text editor. Most of the bugs involved the validation engine, which processes the user input after they click the button to post a message.
Thursday, May 5, 2005, 8:13 pm
New Lottery Post Web site activated.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 11:38 pm
Fixed several bugs in new Beta web site, including ability to maintain formatting when pasting from Office products like Excel, fixing rogue footer elements that would occasionally float into the body text on IE browsers, and several other miscellaneous bugs.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 11:45 pm
Fixed a bug in the predictions page, which would occur if a member tried to post a multi-day All State prediction starting on a Sunday. The days posted after Sunday only posted for those games which had a drawing on Sunday. Now, it posts all the games available on each different day.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 11:43 pm
Posted new version of Lottery Post as a Beta Test site. The new website represents a wholesale change to every page in the site. The main goal of the new site is to preserve the existing look and feel of the existing site, while complying 100% with XHTML 1.1 standards, using 100% CSS (table-less) layouts. Also, an all-new rich text editor is implemented, which adds a variety of new editor features, plus brings rich text editing to modern Mozilla-based browsers, such as Firefox and Safari. Every page in the web site was recoded.
Sunday, March 27, 2005, 9:12 am
Added L'ours chanceux (Quebec) in the Results page and Predictions page. Simulated prizes for correct predictions are calculated using the Texas Two-Step prize structure, not the actual L'ours chanceux prize structure, allowing comparative analysis between 4+1 games.
Saturday, March 5, 2005, 10:41 pm
Chat feature completed, first chat scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 8 pm - 10 pm.
Friday, March 4, 2005, 2:58 pm
Substantial performance increases throughout the site.
Sunday, February 27, 2005, 11:30 am
Changed "Send Private Message" feature to go back to Inbox after sending. Updated membership matrix and Premium Features page to include Wheels features. Completed working prototype of Chat feature (not publicly accessible).
Friday, February 18, 2005, 3:01 pm
Fixed uploading features in Member Home pages. System was throwing errors when trying to upload graphics files.
Friday, February 18, 2005, 2:33 pm
Added and updated several Pick 5 and Pick 6 wheels, including 5/52 and 5/53 wheels that work well with Mega Millions and Powerball.
Thursday, February 17, 2005, 12:06 pm
Created the changelog web page
Thursday, February 17, 2005, 11:48 am
Fixed private folder dialog boxes, so that they work properly on the Mac Safari browser