category: computer

07
SEP
2008

If it does, you are in luck! Or your server (like mine hosting this blog) has FTP/FTPS disabled and only uses SSH2 for shell and file transfers, you are even more luck!

Working with the WordPress dev team in IRC (irc.freenode.net, #wordpress-dev) and after becoming frustrated that I couldn’t use the automatic plugin upgrade feature and the new core update feature that is coming out for version 2.7.x, I took it upon myself to start writing a SSH2 transfer protocol class file. Along with a few people in the channel (in particular DD32) we have completed this major task in getting it working. (Check the status of it’s progress in this trac ticket.)

read more ‘Does your WordPress server support SSH2?

31
AUG
2008

Well after a few weeks of testing the 1.2.1 release, we have gone ahead and released 1.3. By now most of you who have the Woopra plugin should already have this installed, but I am glad to have helped out Elie and the rest of the Woopra team.

I have also become a moderator of the Woopra support forums as I know the Woopra system inside and out like Elie. I am proud to be a full member of the team. If you don’t have a Woopra enabled website signed up, sign up today and get the best Live Analytics program out there!

19
AUG
2008

TF2 Heavy Update, A+

Posted by Shane

As I talked about earlier in my postings, the latest class to be “updated’ was the heavy class. Over the past week or so they been updating the heavy update site each day (minus the weekend) for the 6 different major changes they made to the game.

This heavy update also makes it almost not fun to play spy since everyone will play heavy for the first few days, but in the mean time as spy I will be able to stab a whole bunch of heavies. Below is what they released and my review on everything.

read more ‘TF2 Heavy Update, A+

16
AUG
2008

I been working with Elie, the main programmer of Woopra, ever since the initial release in different aspects of the program. Testing theĀ  Java App, Javascript Chat, PHP/XML coding, general “previewer”, and coding buddy. With the 1.2 of the Java Application already released, some new features including access the new Woopra API become available as of today.

read more ‘A Mini-Woopra App for your WordPress Install

09
AUG
2008

Media Center Online!

Posted by Shane

I been putting it off for a while, but today I got my media center online. It is a flash based component that reads off a database and formats an XML “document” for the flash component to read correctly. I still haven’t done the back-end code yet — the current two images and one album where manually entered into the database.

All I want to do for that is select the files I want to upload, upload and then get a box to fill out the information that will submit it to the database. Since I am using WordPress as the back-end CMS, it’s very tough to design a back-end for a plugin now a days, but I know in the end I will get it. For those who are wondering, the system will be independent of WordPress’s “media” library, but will use the same components to upload.

So I still got work a head of me, but I think in the end I will be able to pull it off! :)

Star Trek Online

Posted by Shane

I am not a big fan of Massive Multi-player Online (MMO) games minus the one I want to develop for Dangerous Waters, but the Star Trek Online MMO is one that I been following since 2002. Since then it has gone from being developed to the company who won the license becoming dissolved to develop and soon release.

read more ‘Star Trek Online

05
AUG
2008

Since this design have been evolving, I wanted a Live Comment Preview so you, the reader, would see the comment show up as you typed it. Now there was a number of plugins that did this. I downloaded and uploaded this one and even after I edited the PHP to format the code correctly, even to use Gravatar, I stepped back just for a moment. I just learned jQuery so there got to be a way to do it. Just as quickly as I had uploaded, I deleted it off the system.

So I did some searching and I found this post on the subject. The idea and concept on the post was good, however it lacked a few things that I required. One of them was formatting the preview to what your “comments” would look like when they were posted and when you removed all the content from the “comment” area the Live Preview stuff was still showing; the live comment area should be removed if we are not entering a comment.

For me, that just doesn’t work. So I went ahead and created by own style and built it in directly to my theme. After a number of tries I came up with code that works out perfectly where it has my formatting in place and also disappears if there is no comment.

Anyway, another win for jQuery (2 – 0, Prototyping) and one more section knocked off the “to-do” list for this theme.