August 2nd, 2007
Posted by pftq

News and Forums Joined, Site Fully Combined

Something I’ve been trying to get to ages ago. The site is finally properly combined. Register on either the news, blabberbox, gallery, or forums and it registers for the entire site. Log in on one section and it logs in for all, etc.

The plugin I used for the SMF/Wordpress bridge is not completely stable and I had to do some modifications to get it to work right. Let me know if you find any quirks when logging in or editing your site account.

Finally the forum has one final layout change. News header which was removed long ago has been added back in and blended in. Ads have been moved to between the news and boards, fitted into its own cubby hole in the forums.

Overall it’s pretty crowded but hopefully better than before. Let me know if the new layout bothers anyone. Suggestions welcome.

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July 31st, 2007
Posted by pftq

New and Faster Forum Skin

        I’ve been noticing some lag in the forum.   It turns out to have been the theme I was using, which I have using since I first started the site.   Obviously some of the code is not as refined as it should be; I went through and started a new theme from scratch.   Hopefully the forums look a bit cleaner (although much the same) and run much faster.   Let me know if you find anything that looks out of place to you.

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July 22nd, 2007
Posted by pftq

File Renamers

  I finally taught myself enough Java to make something useful (to me anyways).   Have not done any real programming in ages - this really took alot more effort than it should have, but here they are:

  I use these two programs primarily to rename photos and videos I take on camera.   The EXIF Renamer renames your photo based on the date it was taken.   The File Renamer uses the Last Modified Date (for videos and other files which lack EXIF data).   These programs have helped me rename over 15000 files; I hope others find some use of it as well.

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July 13th, 2007
Posted by pftq

Gallery Updates

At the request of a friend, I’m working on some code that should cause a gallery to “hide” the photo files  it shows you.     You can view photos but not copy or download them (not from the site anyways).   For testing, I’ve applied it to my own gallery.   Over the next few days, I will tweak and hopefully improve the code further.

Please let me know if you find any breaches and are able to copy/download photos. :P Of course, it’s not going to prevent indirect copying (recording the screen and cropping) but you won’t get the full original files that way.

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June 16th, 2007
Posted by pftq

Easy Page Creator 1.3

        I’ve made some rather significant changes to the database software I have listed on this site.   The changes are actually accumulated from a year’s work; the software has been used for various clubs and sites that have requested my help.   I just never got around to putting all the changes into one package before - now it’s done.

    Easy Page Creator 1.3

  • Manage multiple databases in one script.
  • Link multiple databases together.
  • Sort by chart, list, or both
  • Automatically installs additional databases
  • User management that allows for multiple admins and helper users.
  • Control which users have access to which databases.
  • Many more features - while keeping same simplicity.
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