I'm going to be the guest on tonight's Satellite Nation. Listen live at 8PM ET tonight, or the recorded version will be available for download tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
By Trip Ericson on Wednesday, May 15 2013, 18:42
Tuesday, May 7 2013
By Trip Ericson on Tuesday, May 7 2013, 09:37
I'm pleased to announce that the RabbitEars Tower Query is now finished, though bug reports are welcome, and it is now available to the public: Tower Query
Please be careful with the Tower Query; you can bog your system down pretty quickly if your search is too broad.
Additionally, I've begun work on the new front page. Opinions are welcomed: New Front Page
Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 30 2013
By Trip Ericson on Tuesday, April 30 2013, 14:14
I got no feedback on my last post about making some changes to the site, so I went ahead and made at least some of my changes. You'll note the menu has been rearranged at the top of the page. Coming soon, time permitting, I will take the advice a friend offered me more than a year ago and move the blog off the front page in favor of a page to help people find their way to the important things on the site. The blog will still exist, just not on the front page.
Opinions are welcome.
Friday, April 26 2013
By Trip Ericson on Friday, April 26 2013, 10:53
I've been thinking about rearranging the "Odds and Ends" section of the website, and would like some opinions. I created it initially as a place to store all the various things I did that didn't really fit anywhere else at the time. Nowadays, a number of the functions are duplicated elsewhere.
For example, there are lists of all DN, DM, and DTS facilities. At the time, the TV Query did not exist. Now it does, and is much more feature-packed than the simple lists I produced way back when. I propose to eliminate those entirely along with other now-redundant features, move some of the more useful features to other places on the site, and possibly make some other cuts and changes.
Let me know what you think in the comments. Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
By Trip Ericson on Tuesday, April 23 2013, 07:41
I wanted to apologize for the extensive down time the site experienced yesterday. The issue has been corrected and should not return.
Sunday, April 14 2013
By Trip Ericson on Sunday, April 14 2013, 03:00
Today is the fifth anniversary of the public launch of RabbitEars. Hard to believe it was April 14, 2008 when I first made the site public, as it exists today. And look how far it has come!
Many thanks to Bruce, without whom this site would not exist.
Here's to many more years!
Saturday, March 9 2013
By Trip Ericson on Saturday, March 9 2013, 13:23
Okay, I've got a backup of my Dotclear install and database from January that I have now restored. I will manually replace the other blog entries at a later date, as I do have a copy of them.
The comments, however, I do not have.
EDIT (3/11/13): I've replaced the non-time sensitive entries that were lost, except for the one on Spectrum Speculation, which was lost for the second time this time around, so I'm done dealing with it. I also did not repost the announcements about the feature additions of the PSIP Maps and Allocation Maps, available in the Tools menu. Please feel free to comment on those under this post.
Thursday, February 14 2013
By Trip Ericson on Thursday, February 14 2013, 17:00
I am proud to announce that I have accepted a job with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC. I will be working in the Office of Engineering and Technology with the nifty, new OET69 software that was announced last week. In the coming weeks, I will be relocating from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Alexandria, Virginia.
I have greatly enjoyed my time at Luken Communications and greatly appreciate the opportunity I was given there. I wish the folks there the very best as the roll out of TNN continues. RabbitEars will continue to be hosted by Luken Communications for the foreseeable future, and I expect to keep in touch with the many friends I have made during my time there, both inside and outside the company.
My last day with Luken Communications will be February 21, and my first day at the FCC will be March 25. Once I am moved into my new place in late February, look for an update from me on my local reception, which should be very favorable. I expect it to be significantly easier and less of an adventure than reception has been in Chattanooga.
Monday, January 21 2013
By Trip Ericson on Monday, January 21 2013, 00:17
I'm pleased to announce that I extended an offer to the user "northgeorgia" on Satellite Guys, who has started producing a spreadsheet documenting the many channels available free to air on Galaxy 19 (97°W), and he accepted my offer. Under "Listings" in the menu above, there is now a link titled "Galaxy 19 Spreadsheet" which takes you to a page to download the spreadsheet. It's very thorough, detailed, accurate, and updated frequently, so if you have an FTA dish or are considering getting into FTA satellite but haven't yet done so, have a look!
By Trip Ericson on Monday, January 21 2013, 00:12
As previously noted here, TVGOS is being discontinued, starting with the PBS stations, and concluding with all others by the end of April. As of today, TVGOS has been delisted from the main listings, and the list that is now under the "Discontinued Services" section of the "Listings" menu will no longer be updated. This was done to save myself a significant amount of work, and to prevent people from believing that TVGOS would continue operating into the future.
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