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August 25, 2004
Star Wars
Scanned old photos of the premiere of Return of the Jedi at the Loews Astor Plaza and added them to the OT section.

June 23, 2004
Rollercoasters
Fixed title and page header on Cedar Point Midway photo page (page was showing same title and headline as the Sunrise page).

May 30, 2004
Understanding
SAMHSA self-help guides added to Understanding Depression section. Subnavbars added to the Depression pages.

May 27, 2004
Star Wars
Uploaded Bart's images of Dutch newpaper and made links local.

Created temporary banner graphic for link to nyline.org.


May 26, 2004
Star Wars
Fixed links to Bart's Website (Dutch newspaper and photos).

May 4, 2004

Restyled nav bars for better visual location, revised all alt and title tags on nav bars.

May 3, 2004
Links
Added Shopping Links page. Revised icons.

April 30, 2004
Star Wars
Updated navigation on Star Wars index page.
Rollercoasters
Updated navigation on Rollercoasters index page.

April 17, 2004
Entire Site
Keywords refined and modified site-wide.
Index
Amazon Associates link added.
Rollercoasters
Amazon Associates DVDs and Books links added.
Star Wars
Amazon Associates DVDs and Allposters.com poster links added.
Understanding
Amazon Associates Books link added.

April 14, 2004
Index
Added Allposters.com affiliate program link

April 10, 2004
Index
Changed Welcome graphic to new version with motion (animated GIF)
Modified floating box "ShowHide" script to include surrounding black area... moving the mouse into that area now brings back the Welcome box. Previously only the top right logo would show the Welcome box.
Links
Added Amy's Werld link
Entire Site
Changed generic green bullets in lists to iDexter diamond bullet.

April 2, 2004
Rollercoasters
Dorney Park update finished and brought online.
Individual coaster index page filenames changed.

March 30, 2004
Rollercoasters
Changed Cedar Point logo to new version that includes Snoopy.

March 28, 2004
Rollercoasters
Coney Island Cyclone page completed.

March 27, 2004
Rollercoasters
Completed Cedar Point section and brought it online.

March 26, 2004
Rollercoasters
Changed coaster lists in subnavbars to alphabetical order rather than date order.
Replaced index slices for Busch Gardens photo index pages.

March 24, 2004
Rollercoasters
Updated Montu and Kumba photos, backgrounds cleaned up in Photoshop sb/3.0/9.1

March 17, 2004
Guest book
Added "Location" field to the database.
Rollercoasters
Fixed type on Lock Ness Monster page, "interlocking vertical links" corrected to "interlocking vertical loops."

March 16, 2004
Rollercoasters
Fixed backward links on Giant Wheel page.
Changes nav boxes on photo pages: smaller text and border.
Changed filenames of photo index pages.
Added photos to Busch Gardens parks index pages.

March 15, 2004
Links
Updated the look of Rollercoaster Links, Miscellaneous Links, and Reference Links. Added logos where available.

March 13, 2004
Understanding Dexter
Sordid Produce Lust added to poetry section.

March 12, 2004

New Guestbook icon added across site.

March 11, 2004
Info
Added guestbook

March 8, 2004
Rollercoasters
Updated Busch Gardens Williamsburg section.

March 5, 2004

Added cross links between Info, Understanding Dexter, and Understanding Depression sections.

February 29, 2004
Rollercoasters
Begin conversion of Rollercoaster section to new style. ACE and Busch Gardens FL sections done.

February 27, 2004
Links
More personal links added.
Entire Site
Cleaned up extraneous code in several pages in the "Star Wars" and "Understanding" sections, due to duplicated nav bar component "graphic preload" entries.

February 26, 2004
Star Wars/Links
Link to Village Voice article on the NYLine has been dead for a while, page no longer available on their website. Page was rebuilt and posted on iDexter.com for viewing.

February 22, 2004
Understanding
Clarified text on "Understanding Dexter" icon.
Added animation on hover to "Understanding Dexter" icon.

February 21, 2004
Understanding
"Understanding Dexter" section added, for poems, essays and short stories. "Haunted", "Night Falls", and "Flight" included initially.

January 2, 2004
The House
Style changes completed in the The House section of the website.

January 1, 2004
Click-and-Tell
Style changes completed in the Click-and-Tell section of the website.

December 31, 2003
Star Wars
Style changes completed in the Star Wars section of the website.

December 29, 2003
Entire Site
Makeover! Began redesign of entire website. New look, new graphics, removal of frames. New section "Understanding" added and "Movies" section removed, to be linked from updated "Web Links" section. "Millennium" section moved under the new "Understanding" section, and a click-through link to Understanding Clinical Depression added (also under "Understanding").

This redesign is expected to take some time and will be taken "live" a bit at a time.


October, 2003
Depression
Added paper Understanding Clinical Depression (at this time, only available with a direct url link).

June 22, 2003
Click and Tell
Added Segway Owner gathering-Part 2: Christie's at Rockefeller Center

June 20, 2003
Click and Tell
Added NY Segway Owners gathering at Cafe Blue
Links
Fixed links to Dead People Server, Star Wars Message Board, and SWNYC

November 13, 2001
Click & Tell
Renamed click-and-tell folders to descriptive names.
Links
Moved click-and-tell links to their own section.

November 5, 2001

Moved click-and-tell pages to their own section in the folder structure. Updated links throughout website.

November 4, 2001
Click & Tell
Added Click & Tell IV: Charity Dinner with Jeremy Bulloch.
Links
Updated the link to the Dead People Server.

October 18, 2001

Added madmax's photos from the World Trade Center.
Links
Added link to madmax's photos, updated link to Kevin's website.

September 9, 2001
Star Wars, Links
Changed NYLine URL from www.nyline2002.com to www.nyline.org.
Added banner for NYLine website.

August 12, 2001

Click and Tell III: The July 21st "FanForce Gathering at the Brooklyn Museum of Art" photo section added.
Links
Added separate link section for "Click and Tell" photos.

July 1, 2001

Finished layout changes and CSS conversion on index and coaster section.
Rollercoasters
Added info on Talon in Dorney Park section.

June 25, 2001

More work on page layout and CSS conversion. Finished all but Rollercoaster section.

June 24, 2001

Cleaned up fragmented HTML code that was showing up on the bottom of some pages.
Added dates to miscellaneous photo pages, and header bar to navigate to home page.

June 23, 2001

Began restructuring site using CSS to replace font styles (this restructuring is far from complete!)
Restructured folder structure (AGAIN!) for easier maintenance and easier access for users using direct access to URLs.
Rewrote "missing" page to provide direct access to pages that were moved
Star Wars
Added link to the NYLine2002 web page.
Rollercoasters
Removed "new window" option that was added as an experiment in March. Replaced that functionality with an instructional tip for using a contextual menu in most browsers.
Links
Added links to "private" photo sections for Fanforce gathering and Scott's Message Board member meeting, and added link to Alia's photo page.

April 2, 2001
Rollercoasters!
Preseason Nitro photos added, from Dexter's trip to Great Adventure for season pass processing.

March 26, 2001
Rollercoasters!
Added first impressions of the Nitro structure on the main coaster page.
Fixed typeface on ACE page.

March 18, 2001

Giving entire table background of header pages a background image (as opposed to individual cells) seems to fix the Netscape 4 problem. Adjusted dimensions of logo graphic (adding 6 pixels of white space to left edge) to readjust spacing to edge of bar to accommodate the table background change.
Rollercoasters!
Began reconstruction of content.

March 12, 2001

Yes, I changed the logo colors again :p
Rollercoasters!
Busch Gardens: Added 5th Alpengeist photo.
Cedar Point: Added Millennium Force photos! Added Blue Streak, Corkscrew, Iron Dragon, Gemini and Power Tower photos. Added 3 new Mantis photos, 4 new Mean Streak photos, and 11 new Raptor photos.
Great Adventure: Added 2 Chiller photos and 3 Medusa photos.
Kennywood: Added 1 Steel Phantom photo.
King's Dominion: Added Volcano photos, Avalanche photos and Anaconda photos.

March 10, 2001

Added background image of colored pixels to empty table cells serving as header bars in hope of fixing the image in Netscape 4 browsers.
Changed arrangement of navigation icons on header pages for better look.
Redid folder structure (AGAIN!) putting all images and photos into folders separate from HTML pages. This way when experimenting it will be much easier to upload updated HTML quickly.
Still changing logo colors. Soon I'll be satisfied. Or die. Whichever comes first.
Index
Changed typeface on section headers to a better-looking serif face. The Sans Serif Verdana looks good small but looks horrible bold and large IMO.
Links
Fixed bookmark to Star Wars links.
Make links at top non-breaking to control wrapping and improve appearance in small browser windows.

March 5, 2001
Home Page
Adjusted frame grid for better and more consistent appearance.
Rollercoasters
Fixed background of header page to show proper white background in Netscape browsers.
Moved park logos below photos on photo pages for a better view when opened.
Created alternate thumbnail list pages to provide the option of opening the coaster photos in new windows instead of in frame panes for users with small browser windows.
Info
Eek, fixed the history date of the last change from 2000 to 2001.

March 4, 2001

Major reconstruction of overall site design and graphics.
Redesigned home page using javascript and DHTML for a new look and interactive graphic rollovers. Compatibility is now limited to IE4 and above and Netscape 4 and above due to these changes.
Restructured folders to reflect division of new sections and lesson the importance of the millennium info which is now "old news"
Recreated navigation, putting navigation bars into page headers rather than at the bottom of the main pages which I think was clunky.
New colors, new graphics, new look, new design. Same old content, for now. That's next ;)

February 21, 2001
Rollercoasters
Fixed TOC link to King's Dominion (it was going to the Kennywood page instead)
Fixed bookmark anchors on Busch Gardens TOC.
Links
Removed link to the Countdown Alliance, replaced it with link to FanForce.net.

February 20, 2001
Home Page
Fixed scrolling on upper frame so that page appears correctly in IE5 for Macintosh.

February 17, 2001

Major restructuring. Moved website to new domain at idexter.com.
Rebuilt home page to reflect the new domain and shift emphasis away from the "old news" of the change of millennium info. Gave the index page a new look and structured it as a frames page.
Renamed all pages with longer filenames for more flexibility.
Joined the two halves of the site, formerly split between my @home webspace and my CompuServe webspace due to storage space restraints; they now reside together on one server under my own domain name.
Updated some external links as well as my personal email address. Cleaned some of the HTML code for consistency and to reflect current usage of GoLive 5 for site design and maintenance.
Renamed homepages of the sites major sections to "index" to make it easier for patrons desiring direct access to one of those sections.
Site Info
Changed employment info and software info for updated circumstances.

January 14, 2001
Not the Millennium!
Changed home page title to "It's NOW the Millennium"; changed text to reflect the passing of the 2001 new year.
Updated the "Not the Millennium" page, changing text to past tense.

September 17, 2000
Rollercoasters!
Added Busch Gardens Virginia Photos. First update using GoLive 5.0.

August 28, 2000
Rollercoasters!
Fixed text flow in Great Adventure section (text was centered instead of aligned left).

June 27, 2000

Simplified folder structure of site.
Rollercoasters!
Added Great Adventure coaster photos.

May 14, 2000
Rollercoasters!
Added photos for Kennywood's Steel Phantom and Wildwood's Great White coasters.

April 11, 2000
Site Info
Changed link to Dead People Server, it moved to its own domain since I first set up my site.

March 28, 2000
Not the Millennium!
Nobody ever noticed this near the top of the calendar explanation:

    The calendar we commonly follow is the Gregorian calendar, introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, with the help of astronomer Christopher Clavius, to correct errors in the causing the occurrence of the yearly previously used Julien calendar. These errors were equinoxes and solstices to drift away from their assigned calendar dates.

Fixed this old cut & paste error that must have occurred during my last edit of this page.

Home Page
Changed the "Welcome" graphic one more time... fine tuning its look.

March 27, 2000

Changed all occurrences of "Millenium" with "Millennium".

    (My original dictionary lists either spelling as acceptable, and I built my original site using the "double n" version. When I rebuilt my site, I switched to the "single n" version, thinking it would be easier to maintain, but I recently changed my mind and decided to revert back to the original spelling. In print and in alternate dictionaries, the "Millennium" spelling seems to be preferred overall, including the case of the new Millennium Force rollercoaster opening at Cedar Point this spring. So I changed them all back (I hope). What a PIA <g>)

Changed "welcome" graphic on info page to reflect new spelling.


March 7, 2000
Rollercoasters!
Added news about 2000 being Kennywood's Steel Phantom's final year.

March 5, 2000
Media and Movies
Added prominent links and graphic buttons to Scott's Star Wars Message Board.
Altered links to Scott's board to reflect correct URL.
Edited content to better distribute credit the many individuals and organizations responsible for the success of the Episode I CountingDown lines.
Site Info
Changed links and descriptions of Star Wars Lineup sites to better reflect current status.
Fixed URL to Scott's Star Wars Message Board.

March 2, 2000

Reconstructed entire site using Adobe GoLive.
Redesigned home page, added new home graphic.
Made small alterations to the look of the entire site.
Changed site typefaces from the default to Verdana
(display will use Helvetica or Arial where Verdana is not available.)
Fixed some small typos.
Removed Rollercoaster WebRing navigation, which appears to be defunct.
Changed location of primary host of the site, moving it from the webspace on my CompuServe account to the webspace on my @home account, mainly to facilitate easier uploading of the site via FTP.

September 6, 1999

Site Info
Added links to theForce.net and Jedinet.com.
Restructured Links page for easier use.

August 26, 1999

Media and Movies
Put NYLine images on HTML pages with navigation bars
URL to Bart's website changed.
Site Info
Added iMaul link
Removed Force.net link.

August 21, 1999

Added counters to each site section to count direct access to each.
Rollercoasters!
Added links to Cedar Point's Millennium Force announcement.
Added link to "joyride.com" site.
Site Info
Consolidated links from other section of the website on my links page for easier surfing.

August 20, 1999

Added counters to each site section to count direct access to each.
Rollercoasters!
Moved WebRing HTML fragment to this section from index page.
Reregistered site with WebRing for better access.

August 19, 1999

Media and Movies
Added my review of the Star Wars Digital Presentation.

August 18, 1999

Rollercoasters!
Added info on Busch Garden's Apollo's Chariot.
Added info on King's Dominion's Volcano.

August 8, 1999

Media and Movies
Restructured section as frames.
Changed background.
Added Star Wars links to "Asciimation," "Jar-Jargonizer," and "Sith Academy" sites.
Edited Star Wars info to reflect the passage of time (changed Phantom Menace
references from future tense to past tense) and added additional commentary.
Added links to NYLineup photos and Bart's NYLineup photos.
Site Info
Restructured Info section as frames.
Finally eliminated ugly backgrounds!
Not the Millennium!
Changed background graphics...
I guess the ugly "Site Info" graphics needed a new incarnation!

August 2, 1999

Media and Movies
Posted photos of the NYLineup event and added link to the new area.
Changed MovieLink logo and hyperlink to the new moviefone.com site.
Updated some of the date sensitive info pertaining to Star Wars.

July 11, 1999

Rollercoasters!
Added links to open coaster photos in a new window without frames.

July 9, 1999

Restructured common elements as included pages
to facilitate easier editing in the future.
Rollercoasters!
Restructured entire coaster section as frames!

April 18, 1999

Website added to the Theme Parks, Coasters and Thrill Rides WebRing.
Rollercoasters!
Fixed background image error on Magnum photo pages.
Media and Movies
Fixed a few Phantom Menace typos.

April 11, 1999
 
Rollercoasters
Added experience of riding Medusa to the Great Adventure page.
Media and Movies
Added more Phantom Menace info and personal insights.

April 6, 1999
 
Media and Movies
Added more info on Phantom Menace including links to "countingdown.com"
and their associated "Lining Up" events.

March 13, 1999
 
Media and Movies
Removed defunct link to the "Ultimate Star Wars Links" page.

March 6, 1999
 
  Updated look of Home page and Rollercoaster section.
Fixed several broken or changed links.
Rollercoasters!
Redesigned layout and links to photos to simulate a frames-type site as an experiment.
(If it doesn't work out too well, I will consider creating true frames,
although some web surfers find them despicable.)
Updated info on several coasters and added info on new coasters.
Media and Movies
Updated info on Star Wars to reflect the coming of Phantom Menace!

April 14, 1998
 
Rollercoasters! Added bookmarks
Fixed text associated with links on photo icon images.

April 12, 1998
 
Rollercoasters! Added Busch Gardens-Florida Photo page with Kumba and Montu photos.
Updated info on Kumba and Montu in Busch Gardens section.
Site Info Added info and link to Seattle Filmworks.

April 11, 1998
 
Rollercoasters! Added Raptor, Mean Streak and Magnum 200XL photos to Cedar Point photo page.
Added Dorney Park Photo page with Steel Force photos.
Added Wildwood Photo page with Nor' Easter and Great White photos.
Added bookmarks to parks with photos available.

March 28, 1998

Changed layout of all pages, added textured backgrounds. Is it ugly?
Changed navigation bars.
Rollercoasters! Started adding photos! (Added Cedar Point Photo page with Mantis photos)
Made park logo images clickable links to park's pages.
Media and Movies Made logo images clickable links to company websites.
Added link to Castle Rock. Thanks, again, to Kevin K. for finding that.
We go to Pancake House?
Site Info Added link to the Randy Sleeping Cat Website. Thanks to Kevin K. for finding this site!
Removed "secret" page.

January 6, 1998
 
Media and Movies Updated link to The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5 to reflect their move to a new server.

September 27, 1997
 
Rollercoasters!
Added ACE logo.
Changed Six Flags logo to Great Adventure logo.
Changed transparency on several park logos.
Site Info Added links to friends sites.

September 13, 1997
 
Rollercoasters! Added links to Paramount King's Dominion and Paramount King's Island web sites.
Added King's Dominion and Six Flags graphic logos.
Added info on Cyclone and Wildwood rides.
Site Info Added this list of changes!

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