News and Updates Page

A page to collect the various updates to the Roll of Arms, and the webpages.


Updated the Roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2017-03-18
September Laurel Letter has been added.

Another update, another month added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-10-03
Roll of arms is up to date through the July 2016 letter, which is at the time of writing the latest.

updated and up to date through 6/16 letter.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-09-19
Another update, and caught up all the way to the latest letter of accepted devices from Laurel Sovereign of Arms.

New Browse Page! Populace Badges!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-08-08
I was tinkering with the code the other day, and added a new way to view the Roll. By Populace Badge! Not every branch has one, or at least has not told me theirs, but those that are available I link to the entry (based on OP location data). Just another fun way of looking at the data. You can find this page under Browse the Roll.

Appledore populace badge linked...
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-07-30
Thanks to a herald letting me know that Appledore has a populace use badge, so I linked it. Any other branch populace use badges I can add?

Added the Wealdsmere Populace badge.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-07-23
I found the populace badge for Wealdsmere, and added it to the DB. Because of the links between the OP and the Roll, I can identify the home branch, and add a populace badge to the page of the Arms. The list currently contains Madrone, Aquaterra, Lions Gate, Blatha an Oir, Borealis, Dragons Laire, Dragonsmist, Glymme Mere, Montengarde, Stromgard, Wyewood, St. Bunstable, Glyn Dwfn, Midhaven, Terra Pomeria, Fire Mountain Keep, False Isle, Three Mountains, Hartwood, Valley Wold, Wastekeep and now Wealdsmere. If I am missing one please let me know.

Three Letters added to the Roll of Arms.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-07-02
Feb March and April letters are up, all current and up to date.

January Letter added to the Roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-05-24
Next up February 2016 acceptances to be added.

December 2015 LoAR added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-03-25
Just added some more armory to the roll from the latest letter. Also, the Barony of Wastekeep registered a populace badge, so I added it to display with those arms known to belong to Wastekeep.

Roll of Arms up to date, and Gremlins...
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-02-28
Ok, caught up on the latest letter so we're up to date again. However, it looks like Gremlins got into the database and corrupted some letters. I think is one of the code updates, somehow things got messed up for special characters. Not sure how that happened, but now I've got the task of going through and fixing them all manually. If you see a name or blazon with a funky little diamond shape, and question mark, not to worry I will eventually get to fixing it. No need to tell me.

Back on and working...
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-02-26
So, funny story about hard drives... actually, not that funny. Anyway, my laptop where I do all my Roll work decided to crap out. Luckily I have everything backed up, it was just losing all my program set ups, and the hard drive itself. I got a new hard drive and finally got all my programs working again so I will be updating the roll again. I just uploaded a half dozen or so, and will get the rest in the coming days.

LoAR through 08/15 posted tonight
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2016-02-01
I've got a little more work to do, but the rest should be up over the next few days.

Updated arms from the 07/15 LoAR.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-11-15
Added eight new arms from the 07/15 LoAR. Updates to the Roll will be slightly delayed from time to time through the end of the year as this is my busy time at work.

The Avacal Roll of Arms is up!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-06-28
I recently helped the Avacal College of Heralds build their own Roll based on the code of the An Tir Roll of Arms. Check it out at http://heraldry.avacal.org/rollofarms/. It's still a work in progress, but it's off to a good start!

Roll of Arms updated....
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-06-27
I just added the latest registered arms from the May, 2015 Letter from Laurel.

Baronial Pages get an update
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-06-10
I dipped into the well again, and improved the synchronization between the roll and the OP. For each branch that has a Baron/Baroness I link to their arms on the page. I will hopefully extend this to the principality pages as well.

Branch Populace Badges!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-06-07
Just added a new feature, Populace badges. If the OP knows where a person is located, the Roll will display the populace badge for that branch (if the branch has one registered and in use.) This is a new feature, so if you see one missing please let me know. If you have the wrong populace badge, please contact Dexter over at the OP to update your current branch affiliation. Also, I've been doing a lot of work under the hood so to speak to update code, and make it easier to update. Nothing you would notice, but it's running much more smoothly now trust me.

Master of Defense added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-06-03
I added the link in the Browse by Awards page for the new peerage, Master of Defense.

Complete through January 2105 letter.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-03-15
We are now up to date again through this most recent letter.

Complete through December 2014 letter.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-02-12
I just completed the December 2014 on the site.

Updates to the Roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-02-07
Finally got my new laptop set up for doing the roll the way I want. My old laptop finally gave up the ghost just before the holidays, so I got myself a nice Xmas present of a new laptop. I had to resinstall and set up all my tools and processes to do the roll the way I like, and that took a bit. So, you should be seeing updates more frequently now, and I just added several backlog letters and emailed requests today.

A little behind
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2015-01-28
As you probably noticed, the roll of arms is a bit out of date. A combination of the Holidays, and a very hectic mundane work schedule has me behind in updating the Roll. I hope to be caught up soon, so I should be getting to all the emails and requests in the near future. Sorry for any delays.

All caught up
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2014-05-27
Finally caught up on the backlog, and added a few missing imports.

Two more letters added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2014-05-18
Added two more LoARs to the roll, and catching up on the backlog.

Some miscellany updates
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2014-05-17
Caught up on some email correspondence and fixed a few errors, and out of Kingdom transfers. More to come as I work through the backlog.

Another long overdue update.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2014-04-07
Another long overdue update. Finished July and August LoAR, and updated a bunch of name changes from recent letters. I am set up and grinding through the backlog now. Your humble herald was beset by a series of events including the Holidays, and a change in work position and workload. Things will be back on track again soon.

Roll Updated through June Loar
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-08-23

Hackers
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-08-20
The roll of arms was defaced by a hacker recently, I've fixed all the damage from a back up and modified the security. However, they are probably more clever than I am so if you see something funky with the site please let me know right away. Thanks go out to Adrianna and Matilda for the quick notification! Also, while I have your attention, I've got two LoAR to add this week, sorry for the delay, I was on vacation, and had big work deadlines when I got back, like ya do. This week or next should have them up.

Updates for the new year
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-07-17
Added arms from 1 and 1/2 letters of acceptance. Plus some new imports to the kingdom. Several letters still to go.

April letter added.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-06-06
The roll of arms is up to date again through the latest Laurel Letter.

March 2013 Letter added to the Roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-05-03
The Roll of Arms is up to date through the most recent Laurel Letter marked March 2013.

Data...!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-05-03
I was messing around with something, and accidentally cleared some of the name data. I was able to restore all the data, but there might be a few minor things wrong. If you see an error, please let me know. Most likely error would be a recent name change. Pro tip for you kids out there, back up your data frequently!

February 2013 Letter added to the Roll.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-04-03
The Roll of Arms is up to date through the most recent Laurel Letter marked February 2013.

January 2013 Letter added to the Roll.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-03-03
The Roll of Arms is up to date through the most recent Laurel Letter marked January 2013, plus one name change to reflect a paperwork error corrected.

All caught up!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-01-22
The Roll of Arms is up to date through the latest Laurel Letter, November 2012.

December 2012 Letter added to the Roll.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-01-22
The Roll of Arms is up to date through the most recent Laurel Letter with submissions from December 2012.

Up to date through October LoAR
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2013-01-20
Complete through October Letter of Acceptances and Returns. Will be working through the rest of the Backlog over the next few weeks.

April 2012 LoAR added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-06-16
Added two new registered arms to the roll from the April LoAR, and updated the Blazons for a bunch due to changes at Laurel for blazoning crescents. Roll is up to date.

March 2012 LoAR added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-05-06
Added three new registered arms to the roll from the March LoAR, and reblazoned one device. Roll is up to date.

Latest LoAR up to date
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-04-08
Just finished the latest Laurel Letter, which consisted mostly of reblazons, and name changes. One name change resulted in a new entry being added. Up to date.

A huge thank you and new Award listings
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-29
I wanted to publicly thank the heralds list for helping connect a bunch of arms to their OP listings, especially Alicia le Wilfulle who contributed a huge amount of research time. Also, I extended a new bit of functionality in connection the Roll and OP, by creating Rolls for some Kingdom level awards. I will work on adding all Kingdom orders, but for now you can see a Roll for Lions of An Tir, Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, most Grant level awards and AoA. Check here to browse the Award Listings or click on link on an individuals page. Also, up to date through the latest LoAR.

Roll of Arms up to date, and new feature...
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-25
Finally all caught up to the most recent Laurel letter of Acceptances. I just finished adding: 03/2011, 04/2011, and 05/2011 and also added a new browse type page for finding people missing a connection to the OP. There are a lot of people who have registered arms, and have an OP entry but are not connected because the names do not match exactly. Please take a look through the Missing OP Connections page and see if you can locate any connections that need to be made. Just contact me and let me know what OP entry they are to be associated with and I will make the connection.

Letters 11/2010 - 01/2011 added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-22
A new batch of Arms posted to the roll with three Letters from Laurel added, next up are LoAR 03/2011, 04/2011, and 05/2011. Also fulfilled a request to place one device on a Lozenge instead of the standard Heater shape. If you'd like it on a lozenge or a circle instead of the standard shape, please let me know I am happy to accommodate.

Roll of Arms up to date through most recent LoAR 12/2011
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-20
Finally caught up on the back log of entries, and the Roll of Arms is up to date. If you see any missing items, please let me know and I will make sure to add them quickly.

Roll of Arms NOT up to date through most recent LoAR 12/2011
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-20
I just discovered a batch of LoAR from Laurel that I missed. Bad Herald, no bisquit! 7/2010 - 1/2011 I will be adding those in the next update as I find the time. Sorry about that, I'm in groove now so it should not take too long.

More catching up done tonight
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-20
A whole bunch of new Arms posted to the roll with three full Letters from Laurel added, next up are LoAR 11/2010, 12/2010, 01/2011 and 03/2011

Brand new feature for the Roll of Arms: Branch Listings!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-14
As I work on further integrating the Roll of Arms with the data from the OP, I cobbled together a way to display branch information for registered arms (if there is any OP information). I also can show a page with all the arms from a single branch! Try out the new Browse by Branch feature!

Arms from 08/2011 letter added plus lots of others
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-13
Another batch of Arms were added to the roll, slowly catching back up. Also I went through and added quite a few changed, or imported from out of Kingdom residents. I'm currently about 3 letters behind, but all the updates are taken care of. I made some additions to the code by request to put up an image for a Grey Goose Shaft, and White Scarf in the list of Grant level awards.

Arms from 09/2011 letter added.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-13
More catching up done tonight, another letter this one from the September 2011 Letter of Acceptances and returns. I one big letter from 11/2011 to go, as well as a single entry from 12/2011 and I'll be caught up as far as the Accepted devices are concerned.

Arms from 06/2011 and 07/2011 added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-02-12
The Roll have been updated, with two full letters. I've had to rewrite a ton of code to try and prevent another hacking. More letters to come soon.

Roll of Arms updates coming soon...
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2012-01-08
Yeah, I am a bit behind on the updates, I know. Life kind of got in the way, and the with Hacking of the site I had to remove all my scripts that I manage the site with so it a little more difficult to update. I'm working on clearing the back log of additions, and fixes soon. thanks for your patience.

Site Hacked
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2011-06-15
The Site got hacked recently and some of the database entries were changed. I've gone through and fixed what I can find, but if any one sees anything odd, please email me and I will fix it. I am also going to be fixing the issue quickly to prevent this happening again.

May 2010 Letter added..
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2011-05-12
As promised I've started work on catching up with my back log of arms to add to the Roll. Starting with May 2010.

Not dead...
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2011-05-10
I'm not dead, but I did have a major extended attack of life. I am working on updates currently, and will be posting new content soon.

LoaR Updates part 2
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-11-02
Caught up on some updates to the tune of about 14 new entries fixes and updates. I also worked my way through part of my back log of LoAR entries, and still have a couple to go. I know I am behind but I am making really good progress and have added close to 50 entries in the last couple days. I will keep working on it though as I really want to catch back up and get to doing closer to when they come out. Thanks for your patience.

LoaR Updates
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-10-31
Just catching up on a few letters from back there a bit. I'm catching up a little bit at a time, and I have two new LoAR entered and posted. More to come in the coming evenings.

Even more backend code updates
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-09-19
I've been working on the back end code more. I needed to fix up the code that integrates with the OP, and I created a number of small tools to help me edit and keep the connections up to date. Things should be working a lot smoother now, but it still remains a mostly manual process to connect someone to their OP entry. If your registered name matches your OP entry name exactly though, it will get updated automatically! Also, speaking of manual, if you want to help me connect people to their OP entries, check the Missing page for names that might connect to someone in the OP, and get me the link to their OP entry (not their OP rank, just their name on the OP or link to the page).

Some code updates
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-07-13
Had a great time at KWHSS, it was good to be among heralds again. I made a couple updates to the code recently to make it more likely that the OP information will show up, and to finally format the dates in a nice way. Regarding the OP, if your name is registered different than what you use, or what is in the OP it might not show up in either. Names needs to match to be linked, or we need to manually add a link between your names. If you want to link an OP entry and a Roll entry, please email Dexter or myself and ask that your registered name be added to your entry as an AKA. More work is being done on the Roll/OP integration.

Two LoAR added, OP Integration on Hold.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-06-09
Added two new letter of Accepted devices. I have two more to go. The integration with the OP is kind of on hold. I got flooded with data, and I got slammed at work at the same time. Don't worry, I will keep working on it. I will also be coming down to KWHSS this weekend believe it or not.

New Letter added
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-03-07
Just added the LoAR for 2009/11/01, and have one more to go to get caught up. Working on lots of new features for the roll, and integrating with the OP more fully. It will be a work in progress for a while, so bear with me.

Beta moved up a notch!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-02-14
I just changed beta 2.1 to 2.2 because we've started a new feature set. I say we because I am working with the webteam on the OP to integrate the new OP and the Roll since they are on the same server now. I have a basic proof of concept working, but it must be an exact match between registered (roll) name and OP name. Right now it is just a link to the OP when it matches, but I will keep on working on the integration.

Moving Day!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2010-01-23
The site has moved (finally) to An Tir Heralds site. I (Frederic Badger) will still be keeping the Roll up to date, it will just live on the An Tir Heralds site.

Up to date through 2009/07 LoaR
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2009-12-05
More updates, just added two LoAR, including the big 07/09 letter. Two more letters come in the next week or so.

Up to date through 04/09 LoaR
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2009-08-09
Finished the rest of the February items, and added the newest April LoaR's. The Roll is up to date, and just passed 2000 entries!

Made a bunch of updates today
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2009-07-12
Sorry things have been slow to update, but I've gotten to some of the updates, additions and requests sent in. Next up is the February LoAR and it's a big one!

06/08 - 07/08 LoAR added. Catching up.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2009-02-21
06/08 - 07/08 LOaRs added to the roll. Finally catching up after the holidays and a crazy busy period at work. More to follow in the coming days.

Added through 11/08 LoAR and now caught up.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2009-02-21
Big batch of additions added spanning a couple of months of Acceptances, finishing up all the back due.

Added through 01/09 LoAR.
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2009-02-21
Added January LOAR, and working on February soon. Other edits have gone up as well.

04/08 LOaR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2008-09-14
Updated the Roll through 04/2008 LoAR, and is currently up to date. I also got through some of the backlog, and found a few items that I had lost in my inbox. I got caught up on a lot of those, and figured out a much nicer way of tracking requests.

05/08 LoAR added to the roll, plus some updated arms
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2008-09-14
Updated the Roll through 05/2008 LoAR, and is currently up to date. This update includes some updates as well including removing one duplicate entry, updating someones artwork and adding another older arms whose art I needed, and marked a couple laurels. Marking the peerages is done by hand, and is not automated to my liking. At some point, no promises when, I'll get it integrated into the OP, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

03/08 LoAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2008-08-05
Updated the Roll through 03/2008 LoAR, and is currently up to date.

Caught up!
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2008-06-01
Holy crap, did I really fall that far behind? Apparently so, but now I'm caught up to the current LoAR, and lots of new entries added to the roll.

September 2007 LOAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2008-01-05
First update of two thousand and eight. Updated the Roll through 09/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date. This includes the new branch arms of Grimwithshire.

October 2007 LOAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2008-01-05
Updated the Roll through 10/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date.

08/07 LOAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-12-10
Updated the Roll through 08/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date. Additionally I made a bunch of edits that had piled up (Laurel mandated reblazes, etc.) and added a few imports to the kingdom. Also, I added some features in this update. A new browse page, for browsing by contributor/artist. This field is not a hard and fast rule, the name listed is not always the artist, it's who I got the device image from usually, or who I know created the image. Since this is a bit confusing (it confuses me) I also updated the FAQ to added some information on it. I also changed the footer to show that credit was for the original web template which I used as a base for making this site.

July 07 LOAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-11-26
Updated the Roll through 07/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date. There are no registrations for An Tir for June.

May 07 LOAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-09-02
Updated the Roll through 05/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date

New history page
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-07-04
I've added a new history page to the roll, where you can see what was added to the roll on what date. It's not a very useful page, but it's a page I've been wanting to add for a while. It's sort of the same page as the Browse by Date Added page, but laid out in a different format, grouped by the dates arms were added to the Roll. Kind of crazy to see that the first batch got added to the database back in December 15th 2001! I will probably combine all the browse pages onto one page soon, or maybe I'll just do it now.

Roll of Arms is now Beta 2
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-07-04
I'm officially calling this latest update, Beta 2. I added a new browse history feature, rolled all the browse pages into one page, updated the search code to display the results graphically, and created a new back end news function. Comments on the new functionality and layout are welcome!

New Browse Feature
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-07-04
I'm on a roll! (pun intended). I just added a new browse feature back to the roll. Browse by sub category. Shows the Peerages, and Branch listings. I am thinking of adding the Lions of An Tir Honor as a sub category.

Changed Search Results Display
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-07-03
As per a request on An Tir Heralds list, I changed the search results to display the arms as well as the names. Name and Device searches do this, but I am hoping to make it optional later.

Fixed two Shamrock Errors
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-06-30
Updated the shamrocks for Mór ingen Fhaíltigern to four leaved as specified in the blazon, and changed Megan Althea of Glengarriff's shamrocks to the proper three lobed variety.

Updated Roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-06-19
Updated the Roll through 03/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date.

Updated Web Template
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-06-09
Major update to the web design of the Roll. Based on a really nice template that I found. Credits for the original design are in the footer.

Search Page Update
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-06-09
I added search functionality for Blazon searches on the Search page.

Site Down
posted by: Frederic Badger on 2007-04-01
The roll of arms is down to a server move. The site is being re-written and will return soon. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 07 LOAR added to the roll
posted by: Frederic Badger on 0000-00-00
Updated the Roll through 05/2007 LoAR, and is currently up to date