T.

The sad realization

You know it’s sad really. When you first play World of Warcraft you discover that you really rarely see a loading screen. And the first concept of this is awesome, you think, WOW I can go anywhere in real time!

Yea… real time… meaning… if you have to go to from one side of the world to the other… it’s going to take you one hell of a long time. And there’s no in-flight movie either!! *sigh* And then of course you realize… why the hell am I wasting all this time… oh yea… for that damn Epic Mount or some crap.

F.

Forums, Forums, Forums

Well I’m working on my fancy forums software for Re-Nuke. Granted they’re not THAT fancy. I’ll have a public version up and running once I finish some more security in it and they’ll be available at http://skool-of-tactics.secnem.com/.

The reason I need to make some forum software is because phpBB2 is such a… oh what’s a good word… needy software. And it’s not very flexible in PHP-Nuke considering it doesn’t even take advantage of the PHP-Nuke themes.

The forums I’m making use the existing PHP-Nuke theme and have an indefinite thread tree structure. Meaning you can have a thread inside a thread inside a thread inside a thread inside another thread, and so on. At the moment I’m working on permissions for threads as at the moment anyone can post/create anywhere.

R.

Re-Nuke

Well I’m sure not a lot of people know of my Re-Nuke project, but for the past few weeks I’ve been re-designing the PHP-Nuke software to be a bit more secure and efficiently written.

I started the project when I decided I was fed up with having to find a PHP-Nuke theme that worked for the website AND the stupid phpBB2 forums. The only problem was trying to remove the “Your Account”, “Private Messages”, “Forums”, and “Members List” to make it more of an independant CMS system.

So far the project has gone well. I’ve shrunk most of the core files down to below half their original size except for the “mainfile.php” most of the code in there is actually required for things. The most entertaining thing is my Re-Nuke changes are still almost 100% compatible with the existing modules. There’s a few bugs here and there still that I need to work out but that will come eventually.

One major change I made is that the new system runs on sessions instead of cookies. This makes it almost impossible to hack/spoof anything. The only downside to sessions is there’s no easy way to “keep me logged in”, but oh well. At the moment all the registering, logging in, and logging out is handled by the “Mainfile.php”. I’ll probably eventually move them back to the “Your Account” module, but so far it’s working well in the Mainfile.