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Jacob Barkdull
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I just pushed my latest code for HashOver to Github, this includes changes to 55 files, with 5918 additions and 2264 deletions. That sounds like a lot, but it's mainly under-the-hood stuff.

https://github.com/jacobwb/hashover-next

Some things users might find useful is the addition of the "Latest Comments" widget, that can display the latest X number of comments (default is 10) from either a specific page or from every page.

You can also dislike comments now, if you enable it. This allows Reddit-style voting.

You can set a "Break Point" where only a specific number of comments (default is 3) will be shown and then a link that will display the rest when clicked.

Threaded versions of each comment sorting method. Meaning, you can sort by date, for example, and still read the replies in regular order.

However, there are honestly too many changes to list here. So for those of you who are interested, be sure to check out the change log: http://tildehash.com/hashover/changelog.txt

Oh yeah- and a redesign of the default theme!
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I've made improvements to my #PHP CMS, it's the same test case as last time, and am again inquiring with you all about its performance ;-)

For reference, it runs 1.52327 seconds faster than last time, it uses about half as much memory as well: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111337167003168794318/posts/f7GDJJLun4k
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Now it's great!
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Now it's good.
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Could still be faster.
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IT NEEDS MOAR SPEED!!! MOAR POWAAAAH!!1!
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Still very slow, ever so bloat T^T
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Processing time is fine, difference is not too far apart.
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How good is this performance, for a #PHP CMS?

These statistics are of it reading and displaying a two paragraph summary with some basic automatic formatting of 1,152 articles of an average of 1,000 words each, stored in individual XML files.
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+Ryan Lawrence Um, no.

For clarity's sake, this file:

http://tildehash.com/pages/about.xml

Creates this page:

http://tildehash.com/?page=about
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Once again we are seeing GNU erasure with this "Shellshock" bug, people are treating it as a Linux security issue when it's really a GNU security issue. One that quite possibly predates Linux itself. Shellshock isn't a Linux security issue, as it affects systems that don't use Linux, like Mac OS X, BSD and Windows systems running Cygwin.

Systems that run Linux but not GNU, like Android, aren't affected. Embedded devices like routers often don't use GNU Bash either, and aren't affected. There are also a number of other shells available for systems running Linux that aren't affected.

I hope someone steps up and helps fund the development of the necessary patches to Bash, and more than that I hope if someone does fund Bash they fund the GNU Project specifically, not some specific distribution or fork of Bash. #gnu #linux #shellshock #bash  
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Although my Identi.ca share button has been dysfunctional since Identi.ca's move to Pump.io, it has now been officially deprecated. Anyone still using the button on their website will now see this popup upon clicking the share button.

Regarding Identi.ca and Its Share Button: http://tildehash.com/?blog=regarding-identica-and-its-share-button
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Whoohoo!

HashOver was "Script of the Day" yesterday on Softpedia!
Tired of your commenting system slowing down your site? Maybe it's time you look at an alternative. Our suggestion is that you check out HashOver...
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I believe this post should be removed as it is merely unnecessary and offensive name calling: https://plus.google.com/103946072733536767958/posts/Wi1YcN4rd6V

Also, I believe +Titan ThinkTank to be unfit as a moderator, perhaps they are somehow posting to Announcements despite not actually being a moderator. I think an investigation is in order.
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Just noticed.

Not having a way to find past discussions I participated in was one of Google Plus' biggest flaws. I would see a post on my stream (?), I would post something in response, useful and/or interesting discussions would start, and then as time would pass and people would stop posting, the post would disappear off my stream.

Naturally.

However, I often participate in discussions where useful information is shared, like code snippets, and programming explanations. Not being able to ever find those discussions short of searching Google (oh the irony) or bookmarking everything I think I'll need to find again, was a huge negative for Google Plus.

Literally, every other social network has had some clear and easy way to find YOUR OWN POSTS!

#maybeonedaygoogle
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In response to my discussion here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111337167003168794318/posts/f7GDJJLun4k

I've decided to test XML vs. SQLite vs. SQL read and write speed, and the results are in! It appears that it is much faster to write XML files, but slower to read them, by around 0.01 seconds. So, I'd say the benefit of being able to edit an article in any old text editor outweighs the slightly slower read time. One thing else is made clear, my CMS' 1.7 second load time isn't normal, and something else is causing it.

CC: +Alessandro Pellizzari +Jeff Hubbard
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+Jeff Hubbard True, but I don't ever foresee needing to write 100,000 new articles at once, nor do I need to read that many at once. At the lower, more likely numbers XML writes faster and reads only slightly slower, by a difference literally barely within human perception.

The benefits outweigh those tiny negatives.
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Around three months ago I wrote a blog post agreeing that the popularity of Firefox has been declining*, suggesting that Mozilla should focus on advertising Firefox's newest web technology, such as Emscripten (asm.js), if they want to regain users.

And sure enough, Mozilla is now doing just that, with the Humble Mozilla Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/?asmjs_bundle&utm_source=Firefox&utm_medium=Snippet&utm_campaign=Humble%20Mozilla%20Bundle

* The popularity of Firefox is definitely waning!: http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-popularity-of-firefox-is-definitely-waning
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Bad now cant play some videos and sounds on Android! It is slow to and wait time on android to se page is 6-8 sek always! 
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#GNOME 3.13.92 just landed in #Debian Jessie (testing), and naturally this was my first performance test of the new window animations ;-) #GNU #Linux  
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This may be making its way to GitHub soon!

It's a simple plain- #JavaScript chart generator. I wrote it for my recent article "The popularity of Firefox is definitely waning!" (http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-popularity-of-firefox-is-definitely-waning) It needs a bit of improving, mainly just documentation and code clarifications, but also verifying it's as efficient as I know how to make it.

The image below shows some of its various options. #opensource
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What am I to say? I'm a huge dork, a proto-nerd, and I love music and try to make it, too. I write tech, science and political articles for multiple publishers, online and rarely in print.
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