Brandon D

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  1. Brandon D added a post in a topic: IP.Blog attacking my mailbox   

    No kidding. My inbox was flooded this morning :-p 
    Took it as a sign that I should finally check out IPB/S4 
  2. Brandon D added a comment on a blog entry: JLogica new apps   

    [quote name='larva' timestamp='1347592265']
    to my see, your one more developer just looking for money. i bet you will want to charge for all your apps. =
    good luck .

    Whether or not its a true assertion, what does it even matter? That logic just completely hurts my head. Do you expect a mechanic to fix your car for no charge? Go to the grocery store and walk out without paying for your groceries? What makes a developer any different from any other profession where services or goods are exchanged for currency? It's how our entire world has worked for a very long time.
  3. Brandon D added a comment on a blog entry: JLogica new apps   

    Indeed. In its lifetime as a $20 set price, Links Directory receieved a number of updates (one of which was packed full of additional features). I originally thought this was a good model as I didn't want to charge much for the product, even though I had written it from scratch and maintained it since the IPB 3.0 beta days as a free application. In all fairness, the $20 was nothing compared to what you received, especially if you benefited from the few included updates. If you expect great support and great development then I agree with JLogica, unless the developer is doing it in his free time and/or out of the kindness of his heart, the current model does not work. Even so, it may not work for very long as in my case. If you want further proof you can look at the many free or practically free mods out there and how they've been neglected.

    I hope JLogica brings fresh ideas and new vigor to the app, and I believe he will :-)
  4. Brandon D added a record in IP.Board   

    Canonical link on tag search results pages
    public_core_search_search
    [code]$this->registry->output->addCanonicalTag( 'app=core&module=search&do=search&search_tags=' . $this->request['search_tags'] . '&search_app=' . $this->request['search_app']. $extra, $this->request['search_tags'], 'tags' );[/code]
    $this->request['search_tags'] should have something like urlencode wrapped around it, as tags with spaces or other special characters cause the FURL to fail and output an invalid URL that Google is no fond of.
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  5. Brandon D added a post in a topic: The inefficiency of blocks renders them as useless.   

    Overreacted*

    Look at the date :-)

    Confused the hell out of me.
  6. Brandon D added a post in a topic: Strange email - is it legit?   

    Best to open a support ticket and ask. I wouldn't put that "really bad english" past a server admin creating a notification script.

    It's really not "really bad english" either -- maybe a bit too blunt and pretty useless in terms of what you can do.
  7. Brandon D added a comment on a blog entry: Links Directory 4.0 Final Released   

    Yes kalel. That's a bit of a upgrade though, so if you have any problems feel free to PM me.
  8. Brandon D added a blog entry in IPS Marketplace Blog   

    Links Directory 4.0 Final Released
    I'm happy to announce the release of Links Directory 4.0 final after a successful BETA.

    Links Directory, or previously IP.Links, is a tightly integrated IP.Board application that provides a community based web directory. Allow your members to submit websites for approval in your defined categories, mark websites as official affiliates, and comment on the various links in your directory. All the while still enjoying everything the IPB framework has to offer: searching links, view new content, tagging links, reporting links, "liking" links and more!

    Click here to access the file within the IPS Marketplace . You can find out more information about Links Directory here .
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  9. Brandon D added a post in a topic: Remove or improve "Help Files"   

    Either remove them or make them context sensitive. For example, if you click on help from the registration page it displays the help article on registering or if you click on help from the post screen it displays the article on posting a topic.
  10. Brandon D added a blog entry in IPS Marketplace Blog   

    Links Directory 4.0.0 BETA Available
    Links Directory 4.0 BETA is now available for download in the IPS Marketplace . If you've already purchased a previous version of Links Directory you should have access to this download (and any future downloads) at no additional cost.

    Changes and additions in 4.0 include:


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  11. Brandon D added a record in IP.Board   

    redirectScreen() and inline messages
    Function output::redirectScreen() fails for external redirects because it uses an inline message for the redirect message and then uses a silent redirect instead. When you're redirecting to an external URL the user won't see this message when they're redirected, but will see if if they return to the community during their session (obviously the message is of no help at this point).

    I was able to work around this bug by setting the IPS_FORCE_HTML_REDIRECT constant, but in reality I think this function should be doing the logic to check a) for the IPS_FORCE_HTML_REDIRECT constant and b) ensure it's not an external redirect.

    Have not tried to reproduce in 3.2.3
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  12. Brandon D added a comment on a blog entry: Ask IPS!   

    Great idea, but it boils down to another excuse for me to not get any work done by reading all of the responses LOL
  13. Brandon D added a post in a topic: IPB3's Application Framework   

    I think I've made one of these posts before, but I felt another was appropriate with 3.2 now released.

    IP.Links was one of the (if not the) first 3rd party application released for IPB 3.0 utilizing not only the new application structure at the time, but also all of the various extensions available to add on applications. It was incredibly easy to integrate my application with IPB3 using these extensions making it feel like it was part of the core product.

    Fast forward to today with the release of 3.2, and while I haven't been near as quick to adopt the new features as I was with IPB 3.0, it has been equally as easy to do so. So far I have implemented the "Like" system (note the reputation was already implemented in previous versions), following content, and tagging. Even though there wasn't any documentation (that I could find), I was able to quickly integrate those features by simply looking at the forums application. I look forward to tackling notifications within the next couple days, and from a first glance it seems it too is just a matter of implementing a file and a few lines of code here and there.

    Point being, you guys introduced a great framework in IPB3 for modification authors, made only better by the fact that not only do your own 3rd party applications make use of it, but core functionality like the forums do too.
  14. Brandon D added a post in a topic: Is the main site down or is it me   

    Works for me :-)
  15. Brandon D added a post in a topic: Template System & CSS   

    Most (probably 95%+) of the work in updating Links Directory to 3.2 was with the skin. It was well worth it though, as I now have the various goodies you mentioned at my fingertips.

    The same goes for some of the framework additions; working on the new version of Links Directory has allowed me to see how easy it is to add new app functionality such as the follow system.

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  1. xCurlyx » Brandon D

    happy bday!

  2. AndyF » Brandon D

    Long time no speak :) , hope you're doing well Brandon.

  3. Brandon D

    IP.Links / Links Directory Update: http://topic.to/linksdirectory

    1. AndyF

      Thanks :)

    2. 4joys

      Thanks Brandon!!

    3. Clickfinity

      Brandon, are you still developing Links Directory?

    4. rastaX

      That link and, it would seem, all others relating to the links directory are dead. Any word on the status of this project would be greatly appreciated by those of us using it. ;)

      Thanks.

    5. The Nomad

      Just installed your links on two of my sites, they are first class and I'm sure along with many others would love to see this extended to 3.2 (per-lease)

  4. Glumbo » Brandon D

    Ip converge wordpress module please :)

  5. Brandon D

    The time has come, for me to take a shower

  6. AndyF » Brandon D

    Thanks :) Not bad, although I seem to have an excess of things to do, I think I'll put some of them off till Monday as it is the weekend afterall, so I should be resting :D , hope you're well ? :)

  7. Brandon D » AndyF

    Hope you're having a good weekend :D

  8. AndyF » Brandon D

    I'll go look in a few minutes (I don't tend to use Facebook very often) :)

  9. Brandon D » AndyF

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Andy. I accepted your friend request on Facebook btw -- I wasn't actually using facebook until just the other day, figured I'd give it a try finally :p

  10. AndyF » Brandon D

    Happy Birthday ;) !

  11. Brandon D

    I had 3 donuts today. Kinda ruined my whole healthy living thing I've been trying.

    1. Iestyn

      You only live once, why not =P

    2. Brandon D

      The same excuse could be used to as a reason to eat healthy :-p

    3. joelle

      That's why I feel obligated to the season of lent. ^^

  12. Brandon D » AndyF

    I've mastered the ability to simultaneously surf the 'net and sleep. I hope to patent it one day.

  13. AndyF » Brandon D

    Does BrandonD ever sleep ? :o He's always here :)

  14. Morrigan » Brandon D

    Congrats on the weight loss dear!! Keep up the good work!!

  15. Connor T » Brandon D

    Coming down to Southern Florida in march :p

  16. ZackL » Brandon D

    @your siggy's status: Use Eclipse instead of NetBeans. :P

  17. AndyF » Brandon D

    Thanks Brandon. Same to you too :)

  18. Brandon D » AndyF

    Happy New Year :-) Hope you have a good one.

  19. Brandon D » The Geek

    Welcome to IPB :-)
    Check out your settings to enable notification of profile messages (via PM or email):
    http://community.invisionpower.com/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members

  20. AndyF » Brandon D

    http://www.apple.com/imac/ , lol I do not have that kind of ca$h :( , I wanted to spend about £200 max

  21. AndyF » Brandon D

    I just noticed your avatar is the wrong colour (I think) :p :(

  22. BONNUS:) » Brandon D

    did you read the PMs I sent you 29 October? are you interested?

  23. AndyF » Brandon D

    Your MSN is broken :( (or I have the wrong one)

  24. AndyF » Brandon D

    I hope you have a meaty, powerful server (or cluster) for what your intending to do ;)