As discussed in my post a few weeks ago, I've made the first of the site changes.
Tracking of Mobile DTV other than whether it is on or off: Gone, except I am also still tracking how much bandwidth Mobile DTV uses in total.
Indicator of whether a station is a member of MCV or Mobile 500: Gone.
UpdateTV: Still present for now, as I have been unable to confirm it is 100% gone. That said, the UpdateLogic website is no longer active.
AFD and the broadcast flag: Gone.
PIDs, Source ID, and bitrates: Still present for now, but slated for removal. When it happens, the entire section below the "TSReader Data" and "Bitrate Allocation" rows will be removed, as all remaining data that I would track will still be at the top of the listing. I'm also considering moving the Translator Data into that space since it seems more related to technical data than historical data. I'm still pondering how best to make the TSReader data more prominent before doing any of this. I would probably need to include a guide for how to read it for those people who can read my bandwidth usage and other numbers but would be lost in the raw data. (If anyone who falls into that category is reading this, please write and let me know--that will confirm that I need to do it!)
I'm also thinking forward to the future. The FCC is planning to retire its CDBS database at some point in the next few years, and its replacement, LMS, is ramping up. The RabbitEars source code is based entirely on CDBS, and thus if CDBS updates were to become unavailable, updates to FCC data would cease unless I wrote a conversion tool to convert the data into CDBS format as I've done for the Canadian database. I'm considering how to transition the site over to LMS, whether I should write that conversion tool or make more fundamental changes to the code underlying the site. I'm leaning toward the latter, actually, if only because there are some design choices that I made in bolting things onto Bruce's original site code that I now wish I had done differently, and I would hope that the site code can be sped up by removing pieces that are no longer in use. The problem with that, of course, is that it would require more time coding and testing than I may have available to me. Just something to think about.
Opinions and suggestions appreciated. Have a great weekend!