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(01-01-2019, 05:34 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]It really wasn't luck though. these skills were acquired through lots of study and lots of practice.

Oh I understand that...

Anything I've become a supreme expert at has taken a lot of time and practice too...

Banana

But in all seriousness, I know it all comes at a price. I am not saying you "lucked up on it" or anything like that.

When you're years removed from all the hardest learning hurdles associated with whatever you have the most expertise in, there should be a time when you can look back and be grateful you did it and consider yourself enriched by the knowledge.

That's more so what I'm talking about when I refer to being lucky. Maybe that's not the appropriate word...

shrug

Sounds right and feels right to me though.

(01-01-2019, 05:34 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]As far as their being lucky, they haven't paid the bills or put food on the table in over a year, so where's the luck exactly?

Yeah dude that's a real bitch right there.

Seems like you'd have to build a selection of these things and package 'em and offer them for a price.

I'm sure you've tried that in the past.

I don't know what the secret to making any of this kinda stuff pay off is, but I think the most worthy attempt to make is to try and have independent success, i.e. not work for other people.
(01-01-2019, 05:44 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]I generated 360 stylesheets from the ColorScheme program and saved them all as CSS files.

AND YOU NAMED THEM ALL TOO.

DIDN'T YOU?!?!

DIDN'T YOU?@?@?@?

Guest

(01-01-2019, 05:49 PM)MO Wrote: [ -> ]AND YOU NAMED THEM ALL TOO.

DIDN'T YOU?!?!

DIDN'T YOU?@?@?@?

No. The script named the files "0.css" through "359.css" based on which degree of the color wheel the theme was based on.

The reason I did all of that was so I could tweak the script without having to manually go through each color scheme. So of them really popped, while others were quite dull and hard to read. I optimized it to create a decent theme most of the time, but some will still need to be weeded out. There should be at least 50 to 100 good ones left. I'll name the ones I like and discard the ones that don't move me.

Guest

Time for a progress report. The World Wide Web is about to become kewl as fuck again. If this thing catches on, you'll be seeing 2001-style private websites popping up all over the place. You know...

The kind of websites you used to spend hours on because they were so goddamned much fun!!!!11

BananaFuck YeahBanana

Ahem. But I digress.

The PHP class library is essentially done. These are the software objects that model the data and provide services such bbCode parsing, file uploading, and so forth. I'm going to go back through them and add strategic query result and HTML fragment caching to improve performance. Without caching, hitting the database with the same queries and re-rendering the same pages over and over for every pageview will bring the server to a grinding halt. Best to have as much of that shit pre-assembled and stored in files as possible.

The SQL queries for the alert system started looking quite hairy, with long, inscrutable conditional clauses based on user preferences, so I decided on a programatic approach for filtering them based on cached user preferences and bookmarks. I think updating the mailbox and alert windows no more frequently than every 30 seconds will keep things running smoothly. Ain't nobody gonna be in that big of a hurry when they're chillin' with their buddies all day anyhow.

To keep the bookmarks module simple, it will only bookmark member profiles, as that was what MO specifically requested. The bookmarks window will have a little search engine for finding bookmarked users by username or phrases in their custom titles and "about me" sections, with username matches appearing first in the ranked search results. Searching the forum and blogs will be handled by the main search engine.

The JavaScript for chat, private messages, alerts, and updating your profile and preferences is essentially completed. I need to go back and tweak it a bit to work with the newer backend classes.

After that, more or less the only thing left to do is to write the main scripts that make use of all of the above modules to render HTML pages. Then I'll go through the CSS files, weed out the lame ones, name the pretty ones, and add them to the database.

Next comes the testing phase to make sure all of this stuff works as expected.

Finally, the beta release and fixing user-reported bugs.

Guest

That reminds me. I need to add rainbow and gradient bbCode tags to the MessageParser. You know, to annoy the n00bs.

nod
(01-03-2019, 12:26 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]Time for a progress report. The World Wide Web is about to become kewl as fuck again. If this thing catches on, you'll be seeing 2001-style private websites popping up all over the place.

Drool 2

We're so cool. We have excellent taste. We're shaking the collective out of their weird stupor with some retro. We're making the Internet cool again.

Guest

(01-03-2019, 02:27 PM)MO Wrote: [ -> ]We're so cool. We have excellent taste. We're shaking the collective out of their weird stupor with some retro. We're making the Internet cool again.

The kewl kidz know what time it is. Pimp

(01-03-2019, 12:35 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]That reminds me. I need to add rainbow and gradient bbCode tags to the MessageParser. You know, to annoy the n00bs.

Oh, and a rot-13 spoiler tag.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROT13

Post your ideas for moar bbCode tags. Banana
I have one and only one suggestion...




[MARQUEE]

Guest

you sure got a lot of hang ups little lady !

take a chill pill , 4reelz

Guest

(01-03-2019, 02:53 PM)MO Wrote: [ -> ]I have one and only one suggestion...




[MARQUEE]

Dude.

Duuuuuuuuuuuuude!!!

I had completely forgotten about that one.

Old skool in da house! Banana

Guest

Added a TextEffects class to handle rainbow, gradient, spoiler, and marquee.

The gradient effect uses naive averaging rather than a complex gradient snob algorithm because, you know, we want things to move along quickly and not waste time computing font colors. It should be good enough to not matter, and besides, you're getting it for free, so quit yer bitching.

The marquee tag will likewise be quick 'n' dirty. Putting other tags, emoticons, links, etc. inside the marquee will not work correctly at first. Again, you'll take what I give you and like it.

Guest Wrote:gradient snob

ROFL

I kill me.
We're fucking amazing. We need our own version of the Members Only jacket.

Guest

I had a Members Only knockoff in high school.

Laugh

Don't taze me, bro.
I feel like all these view counters all over everything really take the element of surprise and mystery out of what we share on the internet.

Like the views on YouTube vids, or the number of subscribers, or... I mean just any view counting thing on any of these platforms.

I don't care how many times people did or didn't look at something or watch something.

I'm basically tired of ALL the modern internet standards. LOL. All of these precedents set by social media ghettos which were designed to dumb down and make people dependent from the get-go...

Fuck everything they've done.

Guest

Hit counters were a highly touted feature way before social media, but I understand the sentiment. There's not really any room in this page layout for a hit counter anyway. I'm packing fun features into every available square inch of screen space. The n00bs and lusers don't really deserve this much fun, but fuck it. We may as well raise them right.
It's gonna make their brains tingle.

Guest

Hackers take over up to 70,000 "smart" devices and force them to promote PewDiePie!

Fuck Yeah

I was wondering how long it would be before they got pissed enough to teach the Internet shitlords a lesson.

(01-03-2019, 08:13 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]Hackers take over up to 70,000 "smart" devices and force them to promote PewDiePie!

"The entire internet is hacked"

http://www.sectual.com/thread-2050.html
They can do this anytime they want...
This is exactly the type of event which I spoke of...

http://www.sectual.com/post-77341.html#pid77341

(12-08-2018, 02:35 AM)MO Wrote: [ -> ]It may be a sort of 'one-off' occurrence wherein all of it is hacked and accessed at once and mass released.

I doubt a 'slow trickle' would really work for this because once word got out that stuff was hacked, people would stop using it and then it would be worthless.

Sort of like the FitBits that were invented just to track people...

http://fortune.com/2018/01/29/strava-hea...-military/

http://www.sectual.com/thread-358-post-7...t#pid76701

There comes a time when "they" have found what they were looking for when they popularized and distributed the device in the first place...

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