My own sol statistics site sol.hmm.iki.fi has now been in use for almost a year. So far I have mainly developed it to suit my own use but I hope to get more feedback about ideas how to improve it through this blog. Feel free to comment and suggest new ideas to either my sollog site or perhaps even completely new tools.
Which sollog version would you prefer?
For a start, even if I have quite often mentioned it in the race chats, not everyone is aware that there are two version of my sollog pages. The official one is of course sol.hmm.iki.fi but there is the "development" version in staging.sol.hmm.iki.fi which includes quite a lot of more numbers calculated hourly from the boat information. The main difference is that the staging version includes the weather data from sol server and thus can calculate things like speed, twa, tws etc. hourly for each boat.
I myself have been recently using the staging site because of the extra information it has but on the same time I have hesitated a bit to make it the "official" version as I fear that the amount of different numbers can be quite confusing. Then again, I believe that the average virtual sailor probably is pretty comfortable with data like this and if (s)he isn't it might be good to show what kind of data is essential for performance in virtual sailing (and in real sailing of course too).
So for this first post, I'd like to have feedback which version people would prefer. Of course it could be possible to continue having both sites or having "simple" and "detailed" versions of the pages on the same site but perhaps there is need for only one version.
firstname.lastname@example.org (or hmm at sol race chats)