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RocketReviews.com Web Site Update

Just a quick update on the status of the RocketReviews.com web site ….

I’ve been fighting back-to-back colds or the flu since Christmas and it’s caused me to fall behind in doing things like posting reviews that have been submitted and in answering emails. I’m working on catching up now. I apologize for the delay in publishing reviews that have been submitted. There are about a half-dozen in the queue right now.

The site’s Rocksim and OpenRocket Libraries currently have some problems. When I added the OpenRocket Library, I based it on the existing Rocksim Library and I discovered a problem. To fix the problem, I had to delete entries for many of the Rocksim files. The entries are being re-added over time, but some of the meta-data describing the entries is still missing. I’ll update the entries as time permits. Eventually, though, I need to revisit how the design files are stored and indexed.

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Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

RocketReviews.com’s Featured Rocketry Blog Posts page list posts selected from rocketry blogs that are especially interesting. The page displays summaries of featured posts with links to read the entire post or to view a list of related posts. The Featured Rocketry Blog Posts page gathers the best of the rocketry blogs in one place.

RocketReviews.com Tag Cloud

“Tag clouds” (or “word clouds”) are displayed on many web sites in general and, specifically, on most blog sites (including this one). A tag cloud is a visual way of representing the “tags” assigned to posts or pages of a web site. Usually the size of the font used to display each tag is proportional to the number of times the tag appears within the site.

Even though I don’t think tag clouds are very useful as navigation tools, they are kind of cool looking. And, generating a tag cloud isn’t difficult. So, I added one to Rocketreviews.com.

Above is a snapshot of the tag cloud. Click on it to see the real tag cloud. The darkness and size of the font used to display the tag is proportional to how often the term is used within RocketReviews.com. The most commonly used phrases are darker and larger. Some word clouds

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