I’ve added a UserVoice feedback link to the front page of EVE-Central. UserVoice is a very handy little feedback suggestion system which allows anonymous users a quick way to add comments to the site and vote on other people’s suggestions. I’ve already collected two good pieces of user feedback from the system (and fixed one bug!).
This is complementary to the other methods I’m (trying) to track, including EVEO forums (please use the official thread if you do comment directly – other threads get lost far too fast) and the Bugzilla list (for developer input bugs).
I’ve only placed the feedback side tab on the front page for now – I may add it other places or provide a less “in your face” version on the new page footers.
First, a small change that others have been asking for. Now, when you search for items in the main interface, blueprints won’t be shown by default. Since there really isn’t a player market for these, there is no reason to show them to you. Uploads and API access will still be accepted for those that want to know.
Edit: You can once again search for Blueprints. If you add the term “Blueprint” to the end of your search, all blueprints which match will be returned. Feature added by popular request.
API transaction pulling is ongoing and the system has been collecting a good amount of data which helps to fine tune algorithms. Work on this feature was a bit slow due to real work and other life activities, but gave me more data to play with, so its not entirely bad. While there is no direct display of data as of the site update tonight, the underlying database contains an entirely new pricing model. I expect the introduce the display of this data in the upcoming week. If you want to help, feel free to register on EVE-Central and input your full API key.
On a side note, I have been playing with producing a market lookup iPhone application, which pulls data from EVE-Central.com. It will take awhile to push it out of the door (and pass through Apple’s approval), but perhaps by the time of the iPhone 3.0 OS launch it will be a reality.
As a statistic for the internet, I would like to report that my Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter works just fine. I purchased it from new stock at an Apple store on April 2nd, and am using it with a 2009 Mac Mini base model (+ putty knife upgraded RAM). The monitor is an NEC LCD3090WQXi, running happily at 2560×1600.
Which brings up two main complaints:
I know this is an active adapter, with a full DisplayPort to DVI protocol converter (and high bandwidth DVI for that matter). But why is it $99? That is 1/6th of the value of a new Mini.
And why does the new Mini still ship with the same gargantuan power brick that the original Mini shipped with? Its nearly 1/3rd the size of the computer! I know Apple has worked hard to miniaturize power adapters – every other adapter is much smaller! Even the Time Capsule has a built-in power supply…