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What's New at Irvania.com?

Here's a list of changes and new stuff on Irvania.com:

Latest Blog Entry: May 20, 2013 (yeah, I know...)

June 9, 2016:

May 30 - June 4, 2016:
  • Added the structure for the new Irvania web comic
  • Updated the entire web site, mostly the same ol' stuff with new dates on the bottom of each page
  • Updated the menubar (the graphic at the top of the screen on most pages that you can click on to get to various sections of the web site)
  • Updated the Irvania.com site map
  • Added a new page in the Scary Monsters section for our dog Teddy

June 6-11, 2013:

May 15, 2013:

April 6, 2013:
New photo galleries:
March 29, 2013:
Added graphics and links to Terry Manton's artwork to various stuff pages:
March 24, 2013:
Added more new site functions: New content:
March 23, 2013:
Adding new site functions:
March 20, 2013:
Redesign/revamp/cleanup of the entire web site completed
  • Changed the look-and-feel from white Arial font on a dark blue background to black Times New Roman font on a white background, which is supposed to be easier on the eyes
  • Simplified the main menu system to make it more suitable for reading on smart phones
  • Moved all the old junk into archives
  • Created the new Vote for Dave section

March 7, 2013:
Began complete redesign, revamp, and cleanup of the entire web site:
  • Making the whole site easier to read on smart phones
  • Reorganizing all the old content into archives
  • Making new index pages to find old content
  • Adding new content (mostly photo galleries of wargame miniatures and plastic models)
  • Adding sections for the new projects

Removed outdated/obsolete links from this point on down:

April 17, 2011:
Moving the Discussion Forum and updating contact information:
  • Opened up the IrvaniaList on Yahoogroups to replace the old Discussion Forum here on Irvania.com
  • Closed down the old YaBB-based Discussion Forum
  • Updated the Contact Dave page with links to follow me on Facebook and Twitter, and the new IrvaniaList on Yahoogroups

February 7, 2011:
Site security:
  • RickRolled the spammers and hackers trying to break into the Blog and Discussion Forum

January 13, 2011:
Minor updates and improvements to the site:
  • Updated the Writing Projects with current project status
  • Created the Fudge Theory inspirational message and added it to the Writing Projects status page
  • Added excerpts from the Bad Day novel in HTML, PDF, MS Word, and plain text formats
  • Updated the Bad Day Archive with links to the TWAHABD story excerpts
  • Updated the Contact Dave page with information on how to find me on Facebook and Twitter
  • Updated the Writing Stuff page with info on the new Bad Day novel excerpts
  • Added redirects with current locations for Buckburn.htm and Oldgames.htm
  • Added favicon.ico icon for Irvania.com (finally!)
  • Added scary picture of Raymond to Irvania.com menubar (aaaaaaah!)
  • Updated the Irvania.com main page (finally!)

January 5, 2011:
Rewrote and moved the Irvania Blog:
  • Rewrote the blog pages in HTML
  • Migrated all the old articles over to the new format
  • Moved the blog location from wordpress directory to blog directory
  • Deleted all the old Wordpress software
  • Updated links and redirects to the new blog location

April 1, 2010:
Added excerpts from They Who Are Having A Bad Day:
  • Voltoon Walks Through Town
  • Benster Aconoyde's Last Guard Duty
  • The Deity Convention

March 27, 2009:
  • Updated the Big Fiction Projects status page

March 23, 2009:

December 13, 2008:
  • New photo gallery: Slargeball at Historicon, Lancaster PA, July 1994
  • New sections in the Club and Convention Games Photo Gallery:
    • The Hat Club: my first game group. RAF Bentwaters, England, 1981 to 1982.
    • The Bloomsburg Area Gaming Society, or BAGS: my game group throughout my college years and after, until I moved to NJ. Bloomsburg Pennsylvania and surroundings, from the summer of 1985 through 1994.
    • ArmourSoft Inc.: actually, we did exist. Bloomsburg PA, 1991 to 1994.
    • The Hopatcong Organized Gaming Society, or HOGS: Flanders/Budd Lake/Hopatcong New Jersey and environs, 1995 to 2000.
    • The Friday Night Irregulars: West Caldwell New Jersey, 1999 to 2003.
    • The Pennsylvania Wargamers' Militia, or PaWM: Scranton Pennsylvania, 2004 to the present.

December 11, 2008:
  • New sections in the Science Fiction Games Photo Gallery:
    • Early playtest of Generic Legions, Bloomsburg Area Gaming Society (BAGS), Bloomsburg PA, late 1991
    • Generic Legions at Crusades, Darien Connecticut, January 1994
    • Generic Legions at Historicon, Lancaster PA, July 1994
    • Generic Legions at PicaFight II, Dover New Jersey, February 2000
    • Generic Legions at the luxurious Fernsdome, Friday Night Irregulars, Budd Lake NJ, August 1999
    • First playtest of Red Chicken Rising, Hopatcong Organized Gaming Society (HOGS), Budd Lake NJ, February 2000
    • Red Chicken Rising at PicaFight II, Dover NJ, February 2000
    • Death Before Distemper, Friday Night Irregulars, West Caldwell NJ, September 2002
  • New sections in the Naval Games Photo Gallery:
    • Hyptothetical Spanish-American War 1898, D-CATR Naval, Fall In, Gettysburg PA, November 2001
    • Jutland 1916, Shipbase III, Friday Night Irregulars, Picafight II, New Jersey, February 2000
    • Dogger Bank 1914, Shipbase I playtest, Bloomsburg Area Gaming Society (BAGS), Bloomsburg PA, 1991
    • Coral Sea 1942, Shipbase III playtest, BAGS, Bloomsburg PA, 1992
    • Tsushima 1905, Shipbase III playtest, ArmourSoft Inc. staff, Bloomsburg PA, 1993
    • Lissa 1866, Shipbase IV playtest, ArmourSoft Inc. staff, Bloomsburg PA, summer 1993

December 9, 2008:
  • The Scale Model Photo Gallery page now has stuff on it! Woohoo!
    • Part 1: the Early Years
    • Part 2: Irvanian Commandos and the Infamous Princess Leia Brigade
    • Part 3: 'Sters, 'Saurs, and Slargeball
  • Added a new section for Tank Games in the Gaming Photo Gallery. New pages added there:
    • First Panzer III playtest
    • Second Panzer III playtest
    • Miscellaneous tank game photos

December 5, 2008:

December 1, 2008:
  • The Shove Off, Gridley! project page finally completed, with downloads
  • Photos from the first playtest game of Shove Off, Gridley! in Scranton PA, 2 August 2008
  • The Radio Free Irvania live recordings of Irvanian Poet Laureate Eggar Allen Poo are now in MP3 format, so you can download them onto your MP3 player and listen to them over and over and over again. And over again. And again.

November 28, 2008:
  • New page for the Panzer IV Ausf A project finally completed, with new screen shots

November 27, 2008:
  • The Shipbase 5 Anti-Aircraft Factor Calculator stand-alone utility (can be used to calculate AA factors for Shipbase III, Shipbase 5, and D-CATR Naval) is now available from the wargames downloads section. (This calculator is built into the D-CATR Naval program.)
  • Restored and updated the old page for the D-CATR Naval project

November 22, 2008:
  • Newly reorganized menus/roadmaps for all the various sections
  • New Site Map
  • The new New Stuff page, listing stuff that's new
Still on the "Things to do that I haven't gotten around to yet" list:
  • Adventures with Dogs photo galleries

Irvania.com webmaster: Dave Ferris
Last updated: June 9, 2016