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SITE HISTORY FOR THE YEAR 2003


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  • 12/31/2003 finished the year with 1,784 website awards, 9th most awarded site in the world
  • 11/21/2003 added improved version of NBC/ISCC 267 color centroids
  • 11/5/2003 100,000th visitor recorded since May 23, 2000 when the counter was added. An estimated 1000 could have been here in the first month this site was active.
  • 10/13/2003 Review of a site caused Netscape to lock up. After rebooting, the disk on the small system got crosslinked files on drive C and corrupted Netscape. It was causing the connection to crash just as Netscape was brought up. Scandisk deleted the crosslinked space and 16 bit Netscape 4.08 was reinstalled with no problems. Lost clusters were also reclaimed on drive G which relieved other problems, since that area was used for Windows swap space. The home page (Google) now comes up correctly.
  • 10/1/2003 Average number of visitors has reached 10,000 per month
  • 9/6/2003 Mother Of All Color Charts RGB data expanded from 32 tables to 138 tables to reduce page size. Color data will be loaded and expanded as time permits.
  • 9/6/2003 Mother Of All Color Charts Hue data expanded from 36 tables to 360 tables to reduce page size.
  • 8/17/2003 Texas Precancel Club Award of Excellence accepted in Palion Award Index (Peter Müller, Berlin, Germany) at level 4.
  • 8/13/2003 9th most awarded site in the world with 1753 awards.
  • 7/16/2003 8th most awarded site in the world with 1742 awards.
  • 7/10/2003 FIPS will not have a philatelic web award contest this year. This site was a 3 star site in 2002.
  • 6/10/2003 Size of site has reached 100 megabytes. 400 megabytes are still available at the current location. 200 megabytes are also available at the texas.net dialup, but is too sensitive for traffic.
  • 5/18/2003 FeaturePrice.Com is self destructing and all services are suspended. I transferred the ISP hosting flag to iPowerweb.com. I changed the nameservers at godaddy.com where tx4.us is registered. Since FTP was working, I spent 3 days uploading 95 megabytes worth of files and associated graphics. Since I saw a default index this morning, I simply had to delete it and my site was up at the new location.
  • 5/1/2003 "Mother Of All HTML Color Charts" section added. It's large already, but I also have an extensive file of other colors to be added. The add page is too large to be online.
  • 4/25/2003 slipped back to 7th most awarded site.
  • 4/15/2003 3rd anniversary of website, over 50000 visitors as of today
  • 3/15/2003 A horizontal bar from www.tmbfree.com was stretched and shrunk to make some content separators See Anderson County.
  • 3/15/2003 Award #1710 received. 6th most awarded site in the world.
  • 3/5/2003 Xenu link checker was run on the new computer, and showed over 10000 unique links in the domain tx4.us.
  • 3/5/2003 Award #1701 received. 7th most awarded site in the world. Rudolf's Wander Page, #6, has received many awards lately, including treasure hunt "awards", though.
  • 3/1/2003 Award program status page added.
  • 2/21/2003 Award #1700 received. 6th most awarded site in the world.
  • 2/20/2003 Added brief history for each county, plus defunct counties.
  • 1/5/2003 Award #1673 is WebsAwards Best Site of the year 2002. This site also won the WebsAwards Best Site of the Year 2001.
  • 1/10/2003 Background colors being added to towns in county list to denote different national post office administrations.
  • 1/10/2003 Rowspan and colspan being added to towns in county list with multiple openings/closings. This should make the table easier to read. See Anderson County. Add them to the TR for the whole line.
  • 1/11/2003 Events page split out into purely precancel events and philatelic events.
  • 1/13/2003 Texas Precancel Club Award of Excellence program upgraded by WebsAwards to 10 Supreme * Duke
  • 1/15/2003 Award #1681 passes Steen's Little Corner of the World for 6th most awarded site in the world.
  • 1/16/2003 A precancel device status code in the precancel box and operating box is implemented as in Caldwell County. Precancel box: Red=no device, green=device known. Operating: red=not visited, green=visited and device found, yellow=visited and device gone or not located. Sometimes, new devices are even discovered, as at Yoakum.
  • 2/1/2003 Texas Precancel Club site has its 40000th visitor.
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