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Sept. 12, 2020 - LIVE ON DOCKER

We are now live on docker w/ an anisible playbook to deploy! The old prod server has rolled to a staging site to test things on.

The compose will fail to start because it needs certs to start up. You can make self signed certs to make ...

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May 11, 2020 - A sample reloading shopping list.

This list is a decent list of materials. Several of these have options. I'll talk to you about them in person. It's too much to put in here as a news post at this time. ...

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Sept. 20, 2020 - Bootstrap Theme

For a learning exercise, I'm looking around at what's involved in changing the theme/skin of the website while it's in use. Here's what I'm probably going to move the site to Sample Page
Sept. 1, 2020 - Added: Deer Harvest Logbook

I added a couple items to the menu. Its function is similar to the groundhog logbook but there are a couple changes. There is no location associated with the harvests and there is a point system. My wife is amazing and does all of the pro ...

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Aug. 21, 2020 - #splatFactor votes!

I'm starting to use more 'font awesome' stuff. I've added an icon for items that are over 1,200 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle as that's a requirement in some states. However with that in mind, I've come to realize that not all rounds are going ...

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Aug. 21, 2020 - Website bug/feature list

Most of this is going to just be tracked via github. If you want to help us out there, feel free to add an issue and we'll go from there. GitHub Project

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Aug. 9, 2020 - Playing PIG

This was my daughter's second time shooting. She went for her 9th birthday and now a late 10th bday visit. We are playing PIG and to make things a more even match she gets to be prone with a 3x scope. I'm sitting, using iron sites and shooti ...

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Aug. 8, 2020 - Clearing of the short range

I took "the toy" and cleared out some of the weeds behind the targets. This makes it easier to deal with target setup and clean up. I've got a lot more work set aside for this area but the first step was to make it manageable again.
Aug. 6, 2020 - Added a new POLL

I've added a new poll. Vote away! here
Aug. 6, 2020 - Grid Defense

A while I got a grid defense pistol upper. I didn’t do shot testing on it for several months because of personal reasons and I just didn’t have time. Since then I have tried it and I keep getting keyholing!!. I’ve sent to barrel bac ...

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July 27, 2020 - Added Images To News

Too many times now have I wanted to add an image to the website that wasn't a groundhog removal image. I've decided to add images to news posts and I'll see how that goes over. To save page loading time, it'll only load a 'font awesome' image of a ca ...

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July 27, 2020 - Safer or More Dangerous?

I looked at the CDC website today and noticed that some countries are not reporting COVID cases. Do you think that's because they are safer or more dangerous? I'm happy to be at a place that reports its faults. Without faults we are perfect, or lying ...

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July 26, 2020 - Added Restart Control

I decided to add a feature which allows me to restart the website without having to remote in and do it manually. It's restricted but should be fine.
July 6, 2020 - BugFix: Firearm Detail

Every time you change your barrel or things attached to it you should verify your zero. If that change is a suppressor which may or may not always be attached you run into a challenge. The challenge is remembering both zeros for multiple firearms or ...

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June 30, 2020 - Load Development Process Trail Change

For a few years now I've been using Dan Newberry's OCW (optimal charge weight) load development system. It had it's advantages over a traditional ladder development but presented its own issues. If the shooter screwed up and pulled it, the test wa ...

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June 27, 2020 - Name change

I decided to change/normalize the name of the website. Short sweet and easy to understand over my traditional "IMRUnicorn" name.
June 22, 2020 - Added Second Image

There have been too many times that I wanted to share more than one image. I've setup the site to allow two images. Really what would be better is to allow "several" images but two is fine for now.
June 22, 2020 - Added Time To Groundhog Logbook

I've added a timestamp to the database in attempt to figure out when the groundhogs are being dispatched. Times before 6/22/2020 are estimated, which is why it's a field now so I don't have to estimate. I suppose the images on my phone should have me ...

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April 12, 2020 - Image upload

"It works on my dev box!" hahah but seriously, it works on dev and on test. When I try to put it on production, it doens't work. Nginx gives a server 500 error. I'm not sure what it is at this time, i'll figure it out eventually. Turns out, the produ ...

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April 3, 2020 - Adding "buy me" links.

I found another spot that there are no links to the products to buy. IE: on the groundhog logbook ( shown here ), it shows the "load detail" but doesn't show links t ...

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March 31, 2020 - Users can now add calibers!

I'm adding the ability for users to add information to the website in a controlled way. Tonight I added the ability to add calibers. They don't get approved by default, I'll have to go in and approve them. This should cut down on spam. Also, if there ...

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March 31, 2020 - Top groundhog removers!

I'm working on adding a scoreboard type of display. The list will show the primary locations that groundhogs are being removed and who's doing the most removing. This is mostly for a 'how do I do this in django/python' but also for tracking for next ...

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March 29, 2020 - 52gr Matchking

mmMmMMM 22-250 laser beams.. BUY NOW.
March 28, 2020 - Added AmmoSeek links

I've added links to several components that takes you to AmmoSeek's website. AmmoSeek has saved me so much time and money, I'll never use anything else while it's active.
March 25, 2020 - Improvise, adapt and overcome

I got an email this morning from a person who's part of Project Appleseed. I wanted to share it with you all.

Improvise, adapt and overcome.

These words are an essential part of the message that Project Applese ...

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March 22, 2020 - Adding Projectile Links

With the update to I'm going to update the site to link directly to the projectiles used. Here is an example of the 69gr bullet I use, Read Full Post
March 20, 2020 - Rifleman's Creed

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire m ...

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March 20, 2020 - Added database driven blurbs

I updated the back-end of the website to allow the message blurbs to be updated easier. It's not fool proof but it'll do... It'll do.
March 13, 2020 - Groundhog hole map

I'm going to start storing the lat/long info for groundhog holes. Perhaps a way to count the number of groundhogs per location also. I would like to have a way to track them so i know if i'm having ANY effect on them. I remove 20-40 groundhogs a year ...

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March 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Affected Map

I'm pulling the image from use their website for better info not mine obviously.

March 11, 2020 - Sticky News

I've added a sticky bit to posts. They will appear at the top of the news posts regardless of date published. They also have the Noodly One next to the title of the sticky post.
March 10, 2020 - No Logins

I can't tell you how many times I've been told they can't login to the site. There is no login for anyone other than me at this time. Which was on the login page itself but people don't read it. Login is a magical link, they see it and MUST.. ...

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Due to personal obligations, I'm going to have to cancel several trips to the farm this year.

I've made a note of who you are and will revisit next year. All the guests have been great. They all had a great time and I didn't get ind ...

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Closed. COVID-19 has prompted a closure of invites. They will resume at a later time and I'll update the status accordingly.

I've come to the realization that I need a check box for people that I work with so I can sort on that. This allows me to 'pre-approve' people among other things.

I added a rotations per second output field to the load data. The formula for RPM is V * 720 / TwistRate, which I divide again by 60 for RPS. Check it out on the load data page.

Today both guests had to back out but it worked out because a secondary person was able to backfill the the slot. Too it off with; this guest had never shot past 100yards. We zeroed his rifle then Kentucky windage got 3 shots on shotgun clays at 200 ...

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This article is just here to serve as a light end point to test my arduino uno code. I wanted a light weight endpoint, this is it!

I've added a shot log book to the site. Users have accounts, create a profile w/ firearm (or firearms), and load details. Once that is done, they can log their shots. It's needs a few more things before it really gets released but for now it's workin ...

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The experience of thousands of shooters over the last few hundred years has been distilled down to these six steps for firing the shot. If you will put aside all notions on shooting acquired until now and try this, it will improve y ...

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I shifted the data model a bit to a more logical composure. It doesn't mean much to most of the visitors/guests of this site right now though. In the long run, users will be able to store their own load data and DOPE on the website if they choose. Th ...

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I've had to shuffle a couple of registrations here and there due to plans my amazing wife made for me that I didn't know about. Happy wife, happy life.

A spot may have opened up for Saturday morning due to bad contact info. I'll give him another day to reply but then I'll open it up to others. Some lady got 'random' text messages from me this evening. Hahhaa good thing I send out a PING type text me ...

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I've added a latest news section or what is new which is similar to a blog but will only show the most recent published article. I'll probably take this and make it like a blog at some point but for now it's just a 'latest news' section.

I consolidate global functions in the code base. This allowed me to reuse the same code in various portions of the website. I had tried before but I couldn't get them to display properly. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong before but it seems to be ...

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