Station & Blog Tweaks

I spent some time today upgrading from CQRLog 0.96 to 1.1.0.  That was a pretty major behind the scenes upgrade because it changes the database from Firebird to mySQL. Over the updated was pretty simple. I added CQRLog to my software repository in Ubuntu and then it shows up in the add/remove programs feature. Another nice feature is that method of installing will also let the OS solve the install dependencies for files that might be missing. Another nice feature is that the future updates will be downloaded as part of the OS upgrade/patch management process. (My system checks for updated daily.)

I also spent some time working on getting Logbook of the World setup. I uploaded 2268 log entries (everything since we moved into this house in 2005) and had 707 matches in the system. Now that the encryption certificates are taken care of I should be able to upload & download LOTW from CQRLog on a regular basis.

Now that CQRLOG and LOTW are setup & updated I spent a few minutes looking at some stats and posted them to my blog:

Online Station Log

6m Grid Squares that I have worked

2m Grid Squares that I have worked

Someday I will automate uploading the station log.  --It is on the list of things to do, but you can guess how long my list is.

Finally as part of putting up some new pages on the blog & website I ran into a snag...  the new pages messed up the navigation lok & feel at the top of the pages. I spent a few minutes searching through the Wordpress docs and found out where the magic code is located.

Look in: header.php for string: wp_list_pages

 <!-- Page Navigation -->
<div id="blackband_top_right">
<ul id="dropmenu">
<li class="page_item<?php if (is_home()) {echo ' current_page_item';} ?>"><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>"><?php _e('Home','grey_matter'); ?></a></li>
<?php wp_list_pages('sort_column=menu_order&title_li='); ?>

Remove the line:
 <?php wp_list_pages('sort_column=menu_order&title_li='); ?>

That resolved the issue with the navigation showing up on the header bar near the top of the blog.

73 de NG0R