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Posted: November 15, 2009, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

I am happy to announce the latest lottery tool now available:  Pick 3 and Pick 4 Positional Wheel Generator

Based upon a similar wizard-style interface used by the Quick Picks Generator, the new positional wheel generator for Pick 3 and Pick 4 games is very simple to use, but offers a tremendous depth of control over the exact wheel output.

The new tool is for Gold and Platinum members, but free members can still test the tool right up to the point when the wheel is created.  That way, free members can evaluate the tool and decide if it is something they wish to upgrade for.

Platinum members get an extra set of filters that includes every form of filtering now available in the Deflate tool -- that is, they get A LOT of filter choices.

Also, the tool includes an extensive help guide, as well as context-sensitive help, so all the terms are fully and clearly defined.

The best way to figure the tool out is to experiment -- which is pretty fun to do.  I think you'll find that the positional wheel generator is an awesome tool for generating a set of combinations that fits a specific crtieria you have in mind.

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In addition to the new positional wheel generator, I have also implemented numerous changes throughout the site.  Casual observers may not notice many differences, but they are there.

Among the changes:

  • 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 coopying 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.
  • So many other minor changes that I couldn't count them all.

 

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    Posted: November 15, 2009, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

    Fantastic !  Thanks Todd !

     

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      Posted: November 15, 2009, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

      Nice feature Todd,

          Makes things a lot easier from my standpoint. Also thank you for the other site additions.      Thanks again..!                         

                                                   

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        Posted: November 15, 2009, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

        Great job Todd.   Thank you

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          Posted: November 15, 2009, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

          Oh boy!   I could just kiss you Lovies

                                                                         Thank you!!!

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: November 16, 2009, 12:20 am - IP Logged

            Very cool indeed! It's nice to have Pick 3 and Pick 4 wheels to go along with the other wheels on the site. Thank you!

            Hurray!

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: November 16, 2009, 12:37 am - IP Logged

              Thanks Todd for all that you do. It is appreciated.

              Libra Dave

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                Posted: November 16, 2009, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                Thanks Todd!! I really appreciate all the Great things that you do to keep this site running so smoothly.

                I have learned a lot, and I learn something new everyday. Keep up the Great work! Thanks to you and all the LP family I am really Blessed.

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                  Posted: November 16, 2009, 1:39 am - IP Logged

                  Pick 3 and Pick 4 Positional Wheel Generator

                  Sun Smiley Todd, thank you !!!

                  I particularly love this part: "...the positional wheel generator is an awesome tool for generating a set of combinations that fits a specific crtieria you have in mind." 

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                    Posted: November 16, 2009, 2:16 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks Todd,

                    I'm gonna knock back some Jack in your honor.

                    This is a great site and it's nice to know you're always on top of things working to make it even better.

                    Salute!


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: November 16, 2009, 4:45 am - IP Logged

                      Thank you Todd!

                       

                      looking forward to give it a whirl!

                       

                      DD

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                        Posted: November 16, 2009, 5:04 am - IP Logged

                        I am happy to announce the latest lottery tool now available:  Pick 3 and Pick 4 Positional Wheel Generator

                        Based upon a similar wizard-style interface used by the Quick Picks Generator, the new positional wheel generator for Pick 3 and Pick 4 games is very simple to use, but offers a tremendous depth of control over the exact wheel output.

                        The new tool is for Gold and Platinum members, but free members can still test the tool right up to the point when the wheel is created.  That way, free members can evaluate the tool and decide if it is something they wish to upgrade for.

                        Platinum members get an extra set of filters that includes every form of filtering now available in the Deflate tool -- that is, they get A LOT of filter choices.

                        Also, the tool includes an extensive help guide, as well as context-sensitive help, so all the terms are fully and clearly defined.

                        The best way to figure the tool out is to experiment -- which is pretty fun to do.  I think you'll find that the positional wheel generator is an awesome tool for generating a set of combinations that fits a specific crtieria you have in mind.

                        •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •

                        In addition to the new positional wheel generator, I have also implemented numerous changes throughout the site.  Casual observers may not notice many differences, but they are there.

                        Among the changes:

                        • 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 coopying 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.
                        • So many other minor changes that I couldn't count them all.

                        This is a nice feature - Thank you Todd !

                        Good Luck Lep

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                          Posted: November 16, 2009, 6:28 am - IP Logged

                          Thanks Todd

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                           Caring more than others think is wise;
                           Risking more than others think is safe,
                           Dreaming more than others think is practical, and
                           Expecting more than others think is possible."  Author Unknown

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                            Posted: November 16, 2009, 6:30 am - IP Logged

                            Thanks Todd for android updates....it works great on my phone now...

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                              Posted: November 16, 2009, 7:24 am - IP Logged

                               

                              Thank you Todd, for also adding keno to the quick picks..Hyper