Saturday 26th February
I was somewhat unhappy with Camelot tonight because I had
to phone seven times to get the full main lottery
results (over an hour after the draw) and a further two
more calls and 15 minutes to get the full Thunderball results.
At least the live TV show commentary and draw went fine and
I was still the first to put up the full results, despite
the delays. Moved the pre-formatted Total Prize Pools page's
total column one char to the right because the grand total
exceeded £10 billion tonight.
Wednesday 23rd February
The live TV show commentary and draw went fine this evening
and there was a reasonable attendance (thanks to a bit of
advertising in the Liverpool FC chat room). I put the full
results up before anyone else.
Sunday 20th February
Fixed an embarrassingly long-standing (and obvious) bug in the Thunderball
ticket checker - the manual typing/pasting page wouldn't allow a Thunderball
to be entered that was the same number as any of the five main numbers.
Surprising it took 37 weeks for people to spot that one though :-)
Saturday 19th February
Tonight's live TV show commentary and draw went fine, with
a reasonable number of people in the room and no technical
snags, even if it did take a while to wrestle control of the
house phone :-) I put the full results up before anyone else.
Wednesday 16th February
I sandwiched doing the live lottery TV show commentary and
draw (which went OK) inbetween listening to local radio
updates for a Liverpool FC friendly that was on this evening.
I didn't cross-check with teletext this evening to see if
I beat them to the full results (it was probably touch and go
whether I did or not).
Saturday 12th February
I was in both the lottery and Liverpool FC chat rooms
tonight (keeping miscreants in line in the latter),
though I still managed to successfully cover the live
TV show and draw in the lottery room. I put up the full
results before anyone else.
Wednesday 9th February
Because it was a rollover evening, I plugged the live and
exclusive Internet lottery TV show commentary and draw in
the Liverpool FC chat room, which persuaded a few people to
wander in from there to boost the numbers.
The draw went fine and I was the first to put up the full
results. Bought two more tickets this morning
for tonight's rollover draw.
Saturday 5th February
The chat room was surprisingly quiet until just before
the main draw. The live draw went OK this time and I
put up the full results before anyone else.
Wednesday 2nd February
As fate would have it, my browser crashed with 2
minutes to go to the draw, so I switched to a Web-only
live update (I couldn't get back into the chat room without
restarting the chat room Java server !), which worked OK.
Despite that bit of chaos, I still managed to put up the
full results before anyone else.
Tuesday 1st February
Updated various pages in the Background Info section
(e.g. scratchcards, TV show) that were due for some new text...