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Captchas and other updates
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:04:28 -0500
#updates

Captcha's have finally arrived to cut down on the spammy mc spambots that have been plaguing my inbox for the past year! I am looking for funny ones so if you have any suggestions, use the Contact Us link at the bottom.

The code has been cleaned up fairly well and the forums are under development.






Code Loops
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:30:29 -0500
#ffs

Did I mention I hate Mysql?

I chose to use Sqlite for file databases for simplicity and ultimate portability. I could use 1 file for configs, another file for per user settings, etc.

Now I'm seeing the performance impacts as the codebase grows larger.

...

I need to find a better solution than to say rewrite the code just for 1 database type. Sure theres abstraction layers but I remember years ago they were somewhat limited. Some features were implemented for mysql while not for postgresql, and hardly any for sqlite. It was a pain in the ass to support 2 let alone 3 DB types. I'm hoping this has changed in 2018.

The development version of FFS has added mailboxes /w attachments, pdf output, dynamic directory support, a hidden mode for I2P & Tor, with many more features planned. The need for more and more database calls is growing and I already see sqlite crying bloody murder here and there in the logs.

A need for a pause and a partial rerwite has come.

Bang. Fire.






Things On Demand Opening Date Set
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:21:20 -0500
#3D

Things On Demand is set to re open October 2018. The wide-format and 3d printers are being warmed up and put thru their paces in preperation for production runs.

I did a remake of my older design of a Bic Table Lighter Holder and put it up on Etsy for some feedback. Check it out below:

Bic Lighter Holders






3D Printing to rescue... the Toilet!
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:55:26 -0500
#3d

Needed a part to fix the toilet so I opened up Tinkercad and designed a Flush Arm Catch and printed it along with a new Toilet handle and arm.

Done!

Flush Arm Catch Photo






PHP 7.2.9 in testing on Archamedis.net
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 18:47:03 -0500

7.2.9 is in testing with PHP-FPM, built from source.

Not many changes needed to get it running thankfully.

I'll continue to optimize and build some packages for safe keeping.



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