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The Pub / Re: Microsoft to turn off Windows Messenger on 15 March
« on January 13th, 2013, 01:05 PM »
Note that these days Skype allows you to sign in with a Microsoft account as well. I can't shake the feeling Skype usernames are going to be deprecated at some point.
The Pub / Re: New maintenance task
« on January 12th, 2013, 04:48 PM »
Just a quick note, if you're opting for plugins not touching the core files in all cases, you could even take it one step further and check a hash sum of each source file against the official ones...
Off-topic / Re: Doctor Who
« on December 26th, 2012, 10:08 PM »
So, what were your thoughts about last night's special?

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Plot-wise, it was a bit light-hearted, eh? Loved most of the dialogue, though! Love the new intro -- "the face" returns! Not feeling the new TARDIS interior yet, but it looks like a machine again -- right in time for the 50th anniversary, of course.

As for Clara... really looking forward to seeing more of her. Did you notice her date of birth? Ties in nicely with the show's first broadcast. Also, the fact that she's died twice... remind you of a certain series? Perhaps I'm going on a limb here, but at least some aspects of her character seem to be metaphors for the show, somehow.

Is it April yet? ;)
Plugins / Re: Something I started working on
« on September 23rd, 2012, 01:29 PM »
Just a quick note ...

Shouldn't those two be labeled row colours instead of column colours?
Off-topic / Re: Doctor Who
« on September 17th, 2012, 12:38 AM »
Have you noticed ...
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... every episode this series (including Pond Life) has had flickering lights?
... the opening sequences getting darker every week? They even changed the font colour this week.

Obviously connected to the fifth episode.
Off-topic / Re: Doctor Who
« on September 1st, 2012, 10:39 PM »
Yeah, without Pond Life the beginning would have made very little sense.

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So very excited for the Christmas episode now! Wondering how on Earth the Moff is going to pull this one off.
Features / Re: Plugin revs
« on June 17th, 2012, 01:36 AM »
Quote from Arantor on June 17th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Um, I don't have a Prt Sc key on this keyboard because it's the MacBook Pro keyboard, so there's no numeric keypad either... Prt Sc on Windows is carried out with Shift-Fn-F11 but I don't think it works on OS X and I can't remember how to do screenshots otherwise, heh.
You can make a screenshot with Cmd+Shift+{3,4}, where 3 will take one of the entire screen and 4 allows you to select a region or a window -- the latter requiring you to press space before clicking a window (the cursor changes, too).
Features / Re: Action buttons: positioning
« on May 10th, 2012, 11:32 PM »
Quote from Nao on May 10th, 2012, 06:08 PM
(Still working a lot on Wedge, it's just that I'm so overwhelmed by the amount of changes to commit, that I'm postponing my next commit every time...)
To be frank, that really sounds like you should really give Git a try sometime soon. It allows you to commit files partially — it interactively asks you which parts you want to stage (and commit). Plus, the entire versioning process is done locally — you just push changes to a central repo/server from time to time, if you like. Probably saves you a lot of headaches in the long run!
Features / Re: Action buttons: positioning
« on May 5th, 2012, 01:55 AM »
I like the new position of it, actually!

Few nit-picks: the like-link isn't horizontally aligned with the text in the post above it (alignment is important!). More importantly, it doesn't really look like a link anymore – to me, it looks like it's just a prefix now; mostly because of the text colour being the same as the link colour, I think.
Features / Re: Action buttons: positioning
« on May 5th, 2012, 12:34 AM »
I, too, much prefer the action buttons at the bottom. It could do with some tweaking i.e. visual clues that separate post and buttons (different background colour, perhaps?), but I certainly like it better overall.

As for the quote button's position: why not swap the Like and Quote buttons? (I see three buttons on most posts, including the 'more' menu.)

While we're on the subject: I guess post headers can be narrowed down a bit now, by aligning the date next to the post subject. Not sure whether that'd look good, though; on my own forums, I usually separate posts quite visibly — see the attachment for an illustration. (And yes, I actually had plans to move the action buttons, sometime, haha!)
Features / Re: New revs - Public comments
« on April 25th, 2012, 07:44 PM »
Not sure where to post this, but can I just say I like having the action buttons below the posts? It could do with some more tweaking (the 'more' menu is empty for me now, for instance), but it's a promising move, I think. :)
Features / Re: New revs - Public comments
« on April 23rd, 2012, 09:17 PM »
Haven't had time to look into things at all, sorry. It's on my to do list ...
Features / Re: New revs - Public comments
« on April 22nd, 2012, 10:22 PM »
Quote from Nao on April 22nd, 2012, 04:00 PM
Also -- I looked into loadLanguage and it has an oddity.
loadLanguage('index+Errors') would be an acceptable call. It will explode the string and deal with both language files.
- it could benefit from being turned into an array parameter, like loadSource etc...
Yes, please! That's how it should've been done in SMF, too. (I like how PHP 5.4 will allow you to write loadLanguage(['index', 'Errors']), too.)
Features / Re: New revs - Public comments
« on April 22nd, 2012, 12:12 AM »
I'm glad to see you guys tackling these internationalisation-related issues, really. :)
Will you guys be switching to a row-based group membership solutions, too? While it would cost a few extra tables, it'd be great to finally get rid of the old FIND_IN_SET implementations...