PSA: PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Removed from Service Aren't Yours to Keep Forever - Push Square
Special Episode: Roe v. Wade Is Overturned - The New York Times
Some states move quickly to ban abortion after Supreme Court ruling - CNN
More protests expected this weekend amid fury and anguish over the Supreme Court's abortion ruling - CNN
Russian military offensive in Ukraine could soon grind to a halt, Western intelligence predicts - The Washington Post
Oslo shooting near gay bar investigated as terrorism, as Pride parade is canceled - CNN
Gunman opens fire at Oslo gay bar, killing two on Pride parade day - Reuters
Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv - Reuters
Amber Heard appeal – latest: No settlement as actor hints at Johnny Depp ruling challenge - The Independent
Ukrainian defenders destroy one Russian Su-25 attack aircraft, 8 armoured combat vehicles and an ammunition depot - Yahoo News
Two killed after reported shooting at Oslo's London Pub gay bar - The Washington Post
Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA - The Associated Press - en Español
Ukraine spy chief: Russia's Putin in poor health, Americans may be freed - USA TODAY
New WWE Money In the Bank Names Revealed, Another Possible Change - Wrestling Headlines
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Appears To Feature English & Japanese Lip-Syncs - Nintendo Life
Natalie Portman on Thor: Love and Thunder, World Premiere Clip & School Pick Up with Chris Hemsworth - Jimmy Kimmel Live
Tear gas used to disperse protestors outside Arizona Capitol building, officials say - CNN
Morocco: 18 migrants die in attempt to enter Spain’s Melilla - Al Jazeera English
Morocco: 18 migrants die in attempt to enter Spain's Melilla - Al Jazeera English
U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion -
Austin Nola gets winning RBI vs. brother Aaron Nola -
Jorge Mateo hit by pitch causes White Sox Orioles benches to clear -
Los Angeles Dodgers fear Daniel Hudson suffered season-ending ACL injury in appearance vs. Atlanta Braves - ESPN
World leaders condemn US abortion ruling as ‘backwards step’ - The Guardian
Key tripping call that flipped Game 5 'a tough one', says Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar - ESPN
Justin Verlander, Astros end Yankees' home win streak -
Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade abortion landmark - Reuters
Avalanche vs. Lightning score Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Tampa wins 3-2, stays alive after Palat game-winner - CBS Sports
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade live updates: Truck runs into pro-choice protesters at Iowa rally after Roe v. Wade ruling - New York Post
PFL 5 results: Mattheus Scheffel upsets Bruno Cappelozza, Stevie Ray taps Anthony Pettis with twister - MMA Fighting
6/24 WWE Friday Night Smackdown results: Powell's review of Gunther vs. Ricochet for the Intercontinental Title, Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Shotzi vs. Tamina in Money in the Bank ladder match qualifiers, The Viking Raiders return -
2 dead, 14 injured in mass shooting at gay club in Norway - New York Post
Bellator 282 results: Johnny Eblen dominates Gegard Mousasi to win middleweight title - MMA Junkie
Bellator 282 results: Live streaming play-by-play updates | ‘Mousasi vs. Eblen’ - MMA Mania
Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs. The Usos: SmackDown, June 24, 2022 - WWE
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Oct 3, 2021, 6:48 pm
News settings were not sticking very long. Cookies set by JavaScript only stay for a week on Safari. The news feed query is done server side and embedded into the home page. These settings need to be cookies.

Moved the news cookie setting code into PHP to bypass the Safari limitation.

To minimize cookies, which are sent on every HTTP request, the links cookies have been isolated to the links pages.

In other news, button colors needed to be explicitly set for Safari 15. They turned blue if they linked to anything. Problem solved, along with other maintenance and security updates.
News in the News
May 19, 2021, 7:59 am
The News system has been updated. Faster and more consistent display.

Tech Details: Feed links are working. Open articles resize with the browser window and settings options. Time of day is calculated by the browser, eliminating time zone issues. News is updated every 10 minutes (was 20 minutes). News is kept for 48 hours (was 24 hours). Displays updated to reflect keeping the data longer (instead of "34 hours"... "1 day, 10 hours"). New display option (100 articles). When there are multiple feed matches, the top matching feed on the list is always the one displayed. News Javascript processing is asynchronous, allowing weather to load faster. Articles load from files, not the database. This eliminates the large text field, reducing disk-based temp tables, and eliminating PHP processing on request. Articles are cached on the browser page until a news refresh. Article text search is maintained with a 511 character copy of the article with HTML tags removed.

On other fronts... upgrades all around. New versions of Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, Coppermine Gallery. Changed MyISAM tables to Aria (more efficient). Most of the tables are InnoDB.
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Feb 20, 2021, 4:21 am
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Elsewhere on the site: Script loading is optimized (header code was in-lined to allow removing main page code from all other pages), images collapsed (reduced image load counts by up to half). Initial news load is in main page request, eliminating the loading delay.