archive: October 2008

13
OCT
2008

That’s right kids! 2.7 has been officially featured freeze which means no new ‘functionality’ will go into the 2.7 code that is ‘major’. With this quote from ryan (one of the 5 main developers) earlier tonight in the #wordpress-dev channel:

19:43:04 – rboren Sent mail to hackers and testers giving quick status dump
19:43:09 – rboren Feature freeze is today

NY Apartment Tour

Posted by Shane
Corner Apartment (Exterior)

Corner Apartment (Exterior)

So some of you have seen my Virgina Apartment… I might put those up for comparison, but it’s really hard to do that since the Virgina Apartment was a studio vs. a one-bedroom apartment. I took photos before I moved one thing of furniture in and then shots after I had everything placed in the apartment just how I wanted it. I will be showing the after photos.

This photo you see on the top here is the exterior of my apartment, which is on the corner of the building. It only has two other neighbors. My bedroom touches my neighbors living room (to the right) and the other neighbor (behind) my kitchen/living room touches there living room. There is a lamp next to the door, but I rarely have that on unless I go outside during the night time so I can find my way back in to the apartment. Lighting is not good. There is one street lamp, but I am very far away.

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My Subaru Forester

Posted by Shane

Between two services on my 2001 Subaru Forester S-Model, I got over or around 330mpg. Now it’s back down to ~ 300mpg. This picture is from when I drove from VA to NY without stopping at a gas station along the way.

330 for one tank?

330mpg for one tank?

12
OCT
2008

Chicken & Red Potato’s

Posted by Shane

Last night, my sister came over and we had dinner together and watched a movie from my extensive DVD collection. What we cooked for dinner, together, was Chicken and Red Potato with Green Beans. The meal was very good and we cooked enough that there is enough chicken to last a week. This meal has lots of steps so I am going to break down the process in each part of the meal with the final result posted at the end since you are really cooking three meals and combining them on one plate.

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09
OCT
2008

According to John, the Woopra King, beta registrations will be closing once the total number of sites hits 50,000. Currently roughly ~ 45,000 websites are being monitored and recorded, which is a huge enough sample to remove any outlasting bugs that may reside in either the application or the structure of the servers itself. So if you still want in, sign up now at Woopra! Otherwise you will have to wait for the offical release.

Over the past several days I been working on upgrading the attachment system to include multiple gallery support in the code. I am please to announced that this feature coded and ready to be put into the trunk. For those who are currently using 2.7.x on your production blog (who what to test out this system by using the patch file provided here), you will have to run the upgrade script (wp-admin/upgrade.php) as your attachments will not be in the attachment tab (formally the gallery tab) for multiple gallery items to work. [ gallery ] and the subsequent user-defined items should still work as normal unless you start to item up into different galleries. Then you will need to define the group number (i.e. group=”1” ).

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08
OCT
2008

VAB Tribes 2

Posted by Shane

As of November 1, 2008, Sierra, the game publisher for Tribes 2, will be officially shutting down the master servers for this great game. Though I used to play this all the time (Now it’s mostly Team Fortress 2) this is a sad day to see such a great game being thrown into vaporware.

There is an upside. A number of developers from within the Tribes community gave created an interesting mod using the Enemy Territory – Quake Wars engine. So far the results of there madness is pretty good. It looks like a combination of Tribes 2 and Tribes 1 mixed together. What was the original intention of Tribes Vengeance, but that’s a WHOLE other issue. Another issue that might come up is the source code to Tribes 2. There might be a slight possibility that the source code will be released when the game is officially dumped off the records making us developers to work on an alternative master server and maybe even fix Tribes 2 itself.