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Jacob Barkdull
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HashOver 1.0.2 released! It primarily includes fixes to problems many people have encountered using HashOver on Windows.
Bug fix release primarily for problems many people have encountered using HashOver on Windows.
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*Happy Holidays!* HashOver 2.0-dev gets basic Markdown support! Thank you! To everyone who helped in 2015!
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HashOver 2.0 gets AJAX action! There is a great number of changes, testers are appreciated. See the changelog for more information: http://tildehash.com/hashover/changelog.txt

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

Play here: http://tildehash.com/comments.html
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HashOver 1.0.1 released! Anyone who has had trouble getting 1.0 working, should have better luck with this release.
Bug fix release for problems many people have encountered since version 1.0's release, primarily PHP Strict Standards messages causing JavaScript syntax errors.
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7,437 additions and 5,056 deletions to 70 files later and the latest #HashOver code is now available on GitHub!

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

This is once again a release focused primarily on under-the-hood improvements. New users won't notice much of a difference between this release and the previous, existing users however, will have to convert their comments to the new format and will have to make all of their setting changes all over again.

Advanced users have a lot to look forward to in this release. Those of you interested please read the ChangeLog.

http://tildehash.com/hashover/changelog.txt

#PHP #software  
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HashOver Gets a Logo!

http://tildehash.com/?blog=hashover-gets-a-logo

Over the past few days I've been in talks with a nice fellow named Kamil Jablonski, a concept artist, graphic designer, and web developer who recently contributed a Polish locale for HashOver. He shared with me a logo design for HashOver, that after some back and forth became, in my opinion, a very cool design.

http://bluemorpho.ie/blog/hashover-logo.html
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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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HashOver gets required fields! Useful when you really need to store your users' info, like for blocking by e-mail.
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This change technically happened back in September with the release of GNOME 3.18. You could make the claim that it took far longer than 3 years, you could say it took 16 years to get this functionality, and I personally have been waiting for this since I first started using GNOME back in 2006 with Fedora Core 6. Also, the "Rename" and "Move to Trash" options aren't available in the "Open File" dialog, but in retrospect that's not really necessary.
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F2 for renaming, Ctrl+supr for thrash and Shift+supr for delete it completely B-)
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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 good.
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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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Freelance Web Developer & Musician
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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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Tech Writer, Freelance Web Developer, Programmer, Graphics Designer, Video Editor, Volunteer
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Proficient in PHP, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS versions 4.0 through 5.0
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    Tech Writer, Freelance Web Developer, Programmer, Graphics Designer, Video Editor, present
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