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Rumour: Switch Online Datamine Uncovers Plans For "At Least" 38 N64 Games And 52 Sega Genesis Titles - Nintendo Life
 
Budget 2021: Sunak promises new post-Covid economy - BBC News
 
Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Halyna Hutchins pushed for safer on-set practices before she died, report says - The Independent
 
Deutsche Bank posts fifth straight quarter of profit despite slide in trading revenues - CNBC
 
NHL Highlights | Jets vs. Ducks - Oct. 26, 2021 - SPORTSNET
 
NHL Highlights | Wild vs. Canucks - Oct. 26, 2021 - SPORTSNET
 
Washington orders Chinese phone carrier out of US market - Fox Business
 
NUGGETS at JAZZ | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | October 26, 2021 - NBA
 
Warriors join historic company with comeback win over Thunder - NBC Sports Bay Area
 
MLB World Series 2021 -- Braves turn on power, Charlie Morton breaks his leg and other big moments in Game 1 win over Astros - ESPN
 
Ex-Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she was sexually assaulted by US senator but repressed memory for years - The Independent
 
US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes - CNN
 
Shiba Inu hits a new record as a petition asking Robinhood to list the coin gets over 300,000 signatures - Fortune
 
Kristen Stewart Says Filming 'Spencer' in Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Look Was a 'Spooky Day' (Exclusive) - msnNOW
 
Australia to lift outbound travel ban for vaccinated residents from next week - Reuters
 
Alec Baldwin 'Rust' movie shooting: Authorities recovered revolvers and ammo from set, warrant says - Fox News
 
New York school district bans 'Squid Game' Halloween costumes - New York Post
 
Clinton running mate Tim Kaine compares Virginia's Youngkin to Jan. 6 rioters during McAuliffe rally - Fox News
 
Chinese authorities have told Evergrande's billionaire founder to use his own money to pay down the company's $300 billion debt, Bloomberg reports - Yahoo News
 
Russell Westbrook FUELS Lakers to OT Victory! | Near Triple-Double - NBA
 
Men shot by Rittenhouse can't be called 'victims' during trial, but 'rioters,' 'looters' are OK, judge rules - NBC News
 
Alaska reports 11 COVID-19 deaths and near-record hospitalizations Tuesday - Anchorage Daily News
 
Russel Westbrook's best game as a Laker so far! 33 PTS, 10 REB, 8 AST & 1 HUGE OT dunk - ESPN
 
USWNT dominates Korea Republic, 6-0, in Carli Lloyd's final game | FOX SOCCER HIGHLIGHTS - FOX Soccer
 
NHL Highlights | Sharks vs. Predators - Oct. 26, 2021 - SPORTSNET
 
Twitter profits slump after settling long-running lawsuit - BBC News
 
San Antonio vs. Los Angeles, Final Score: Spurs fall in OT thriller to Lakers, 125-121 - Pounding The Rock
 
Authorities on 3 Continents Crack Down on Dark Web Drug Sales - The New York Times
 
California In-N-Out shut down over vaccine mandate | TheHill - The Hill
 
SpaceX has discovered urine leaks on 2 Crew Dragon spaceships - Business Insider
 
Patrick Chung charged with assault and battery on a household member - NBC Sports
 
LeBron-less Lakers Beat Spurs In OT, Westbrook & Davis Step Up - Lakers Nation
 
Dozens arrested as Indigenous people lead mass Ecuador protests - Al Jazeera English
 
Hamilton High students allegedly assault girl, film attack - Los Angeles Times
 
BIG Russ Slam IGNITES the Lakers in OT! - NBA
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Cookies Lightened
Oct 2, 2021, 7:48 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 18, 2021, 8:59 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.
Optimized. For Speed.
Feb 19, 2021, 4:21 am
The weather code was expanded to include current conditions, alerts, hourly definition in daily graphs, real feel, precipitation, wind, snow, clouds, humidity, visibility, pressure, and solar graphs. Changed the icons to a weather icon font. Added loading indicator when changing locations. Added buttons to jump through the forecast one day at a time. Significant performance enhancements: Graph loading time was reduced by over 10 times. Graphing library was customized to include only necessary functions (85% reduction).

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.