Sunday, March 22, 2009

EMRR Winners Announced!

Had a nice time at NARCON... watch for the posting of my presentation in the next day or so... thought more would be there (and at my presentation which had many ohh's and ahh's in it!).

While at NARCON, we had the audience randomly pick the winners for the $108 Semi-Annual Super Hit List and the EMRR Quarterly Rocket Give-Away. Congratulations to John Bergsmith and Glenn Roth, respectively.

Have completed a general site update… will be looking after the Challenge updates tomorrow AM, so if you see I missed something… please, it’s okay to send me a note.

Monday, March 16, 2009

EMRR is Going to NARCON - Site Updated

A general site update... still have a number of reviews with formatters... they'll be updated after NARCON.

Anyone going to enter the Elevate Eleven contest?

Last change to pre-order your "EMRR on CD" for pick-up at NARCON.

We are pleased to re-introduce Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews on CD (technically DVD). After over 3 years, EMRR can once again be enjoyed online or offline which makes it available to virtually everyone.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Updated and "EMRR on CD" re-release

"EMRR on CD" We are pleased to re-introduce Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews on CD (technically DVD). After over 3 years, EMRR can once again be enjoyed online or offline which makes it available to virtually everyone.


Elevate Eleven Idea: What if your rocket had 11 fins?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

You know that sound in Pac-Man?

Well, I did it. I was converting a bunch of files for EMRR on CD and BAM! They had enough of me hogging their CPU time.

EMRR will be transferred to a VPS (whatever that is)... and that will take about 20-30 minutes. It should come back up running fine.

I can't afford to keep it on a VPS though, so I will be looking at ways to trim the CPU consumption further. I have made tremendous strides with all the file caching and I know you folks have seen a tremendous improvement in navigational speed as well.

It is my maintenance scripts that are hurting me right now.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

  • The 2009 Box O' Parts Contest is now officially in the build process. All swaps and surprizes will be sent out at the end of today. You still have until the end of today (3/1) to declare your participation.
  • 2009 EMRR Challenge: Entrants should be sure of several things:
    • A: Don't forget to send in the names of the rockets for the Guest Generated Hit List
    • B: Be sure to ID someone that you can introduce to EMRR because they need to submit something by 7/1/09
    • C: Look over your present scores and be sure I haven't missed anything.
Elevate Eleven