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Comments April 24, 2012

Google Summer of Code

Filed under: MOD Writing, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 1:33 pm Comments Off 

I found it interesting to read that phpBB is participating in the Google Summer of Code this year. One of the features that they hope to get out of the process is a post revision history… something that I started designing years ago, and will be releasing into production on my largest board within the next few weeks! Great minds thinking alike and all of that…

Turns out that in this case, phpBB2 was probably easier to work with than phpBB3. With phpBB2 the post text is already separated from most of the other post meta data (such as poster, poster IP address, and so on) which made it very easy to design a way to track post revisions. In phpBB3 they combined the phpbb_posts and phpbb_posts_text tables into a single table. In order to track post revisions in that case, the design would call for splitting the text out into a separate table in order to track the post text revisions without having to duplicate all of the other post meta data.

In any case, I have finished the coding and testing for everything and it’s functional. What’s left is going back and adding in some security checks to make sure people can’t do things they’re not supposed to do…

Comments April 9, 2012

Party Like It’s 1992

Filed under: General — Dave Rathbun @ 10:00 am CommentsComments (3) 

Alternate title for this post was “The Butterfly Effect.” You have have heard about that concept, where a butterfly flapping its wings in New York causes storms in Tokyo or something along those lines. I had a similar moment this weekend when I discovered that a clock being set ahead by one hour resulted in iTunes deleting songs after they were synced to my iPod. It’s a long story, so I’ll start at the beginning. More…

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