Kukla's Korner Hockey
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I am off to Game 2 of the ALDS between Oakland and Detroit. A 12:07pm start is a little early but who's complaining.
I will have my tablet with me and will update any important hockey news while at the game, otherwise, don't expect anything from me for the next six hours or so.
from the folks who host Kukla's Korner.
During our standing maintenance window tonight we will be making some needed adjustment to our core routing infrastructure. We generally strive for a longer notification period before work like this, but the working being done was deemed needed sooner rather than later.
Maintenance Window: 11pm to 2am (Central US)
Outage length: 15 to 45 seconds x 3 or 4 separate incidence during the window.
note: Just moving this to the front page so more eyes see it. Original post was 9/5/12 at 12:41am.
This feature is only available to KK Members (register here, free and allows you to participate in the conversations) and is one many of you have been waiting for.
First you need go to Profile at the top right of any KK page, then select Edit Profile, then scroll down a bit until you see Please Select the Blogs That Will Appear on Your Member Homepage.
Follow the directions, update click and/or bookmark your new homepage.
Your homepage will also be available to you at the top right of any KK page in case you forgot to bookmark it.
Remember, the blogs you list are the blogs that will appear on your homepage, if you don't list the blog, it will not appear (no option for KK Hockey, sorry, you are stuck with that)..
Also, if you visit the regular KK Homepage, you will get all the blogs so make sure to use your homepage link if you want certain blogs not to appear on the KK Homepage.
One last note, KK has a new web developer who is responsible for the software upgrade and also for these enhancements. His name is Jacob Russell and if you need his services, feel free to contact him.
Next up, KK Members will be able to edit comments, look for that in the next week or so.
Probably the most requested from members was the ability to ignore another KK Member in the comments.
Well, it is in place now.
Go to your Profile, top right of any KK page, select utilities and then from there Manage Ignore List.
Add the member's screen name, click Add Member and you are finished.
Now when that member posts a comment, you will see You have chosen to ignore comments from this member.
The major KK software upgrade has been completed.
We are doing this in steps and within days you will see some major enhancements.
Remember, only KK members can post now, which will eliminate much of the spam and flaming comments.
If you go into your Profile, upper top of any KK page, you will notice under Utilities, a manange ignore list. Click it, type in a screen name you wish to ignore and you won't see comments from that person.
That option will be coming within days along with the ability to edit your comments and embed YouTube videos in comments.
If you see an issue, feel free to leave a comment below.
added 4:02pm, I forgot to mention KK members will have the ability to have their own homepage which will list the blogs you want to see.
All will be worked on this week.
With not much hockey news, I may as well do a major software upgrade tonight.
This upgrade is much needed and because of the uniqueness of how the blogs at KK are set up, this was a major undertaking.
After some major and minor tweaking, it looks as if the upgrade will take place sometime after 6:00pm ET tonight and 6:00pm tomorrow night.
During the time of the upgrade, KK will be down (1-2 hours) and if you try to access KK during that time, you will receive a notice the upgrade is in progress.
One decision I have made with the new software is you need to be a KK member (register here, takes 10 seconds and is free) in order to leave a comment.
This serves two purposes, about 90% of the non-member comments are either spam or consist of flaming. Also, shortly after the upgrade, members will have the ability to ignore comments from any member which has been a popular request by current members.
Whenever KK has a direct advertiser, especially one that is hockey related, I like to do a little promo on them and this one happens to be special.
I’ve been in conversations with Sport On for almost one year to the day, anxiously following the development of their product, NHL Video Ringtones for Android smartphones.
In case you haven’t heard about them, here is a little information about SportOn a company I can say I’ve watched overcome numerous hurdles to deliver a great product for your Android phone.
Basically, they let you personalize an Android smartphone with your favorite NHL goal….every time the phone rings. So instead of hearing your phone’s standard ring, you get your favorite player scoring a goal - Video and Audio.
SportOn, the company that created the app has worked with the NHL and now has a library of 3,500+ videos from the past 2 seasons to chose from.
It’s a pretty cool concept and being a start-up they want people to test it out. The link below gives you 1 free voucher to select any Video Ringtone on your Android phone. Enjoy….oh and pass on the link!
Since hockey news is real slow these days, I’ve decided to kick-back a little this weekend.
That probably means not as many posts as usual but I will get back to the computer quickly if anything major develops.
We are in August and not many more weekends to enjoy the summer, so the grill will be open, the lawn chairs spread about and the cooler filled with my favorite beverages.
I need a bit of a break and I am going to take a break now through the rest of the night if possible.
Of course if anything major breaks, I will post but in the meantime, I am going to relax and enjoy a barbecue (no grill needed, just drop the steak on the driveway).
I will be back bright and early tomorrow and continue on with the daily routine for the foreseeable future, then maybe a little vacation break.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
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