Faraaz Sareshwala

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  • Birthday 07/25/1987

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  1. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Bitcoins   

    No, I haven't had a chance to finish this addon just yet. I'll try again in December. I'm currently out of the country handling some family matters so once I'm back I can give it another shot.
  2. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Bitcoins   

    Hi guys,

    I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark. I haven't forgotten about this, but am just a bit busy with a high priority project at work. Once things cool down with that project, I'll begin working on this again.
  3. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Bitcoins   

    I am currently working on a bitcoin payment gateway. I completed about 70% of it last night. I should have one up in the IPS marketplace by the weekend.
  4. Faraaz Sareshwala added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Requesting "Messenger Output" Data Hook Points
    hi there. i had a request for a new data hook point location. i was actually modifying the side pane in topics with a data hook and wanted to do the same modification to the post side bar in the conversation. i was hoping for a data hook point after:



    /* Get member data */ $memberData = $this->fetchTopicParticipants( $topicID, TRUE ); /* Get reading member's data */ $readingMemberData = $memberData[ $readingMemberID ]; /* Fetch topic data */ $topicData = $this->fetchTopicData( $topicID, FALSE ); this is in the file admin/applications/members/sources/classes/messaging/messengerFunctions.php to this i edit the $memberData but im sure people could find the $topicData useful as well. So could I request:

    /* Get member data */ $memberData = $this->fetchTopicParticipants( $topicID, TRUE ); IPSLib::doDataHooks( &memberData, 'messengerParticipantMemberData' ); /* Get reading member's data */ $readingMemberData = $memberData[ $readingMemberID ]; /* Fetch topic data */ $topicData = $this->fetchTopicData( $topicID, FALSE ); IPSLib::doDataHooks( &topicData , 'messengerTopicData' );

    What does everyone think? I find this very useful.
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  5. Faraaz Sareshwala added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.1.0 Dev Update: Hook System   

    hi there. i had a request for a new data hook point location. i was actually modifying the side pane in topics with a data hook and wanted to do the same modification to the post side bar in the conversation. i was hoping for a data hook point after:



    Is there a chance this could be added?
    /* Get member data */ $memberData = $this->fetchTopicParticipants( $topicID, TRUE ); /* Get reading member's data */ $readingMemberData = $memberData[ $readingMemberID ]; /* Fetch topic data */ $topicData = $this->fetchTopicData( $topicID, FALSE ); this is in the file admin/applications/members/sources/classes/messaging/messengerFunctions.php to this i edit the $memberData but im sure people could find the $topicData useful as well. So could I request: /* Get member data */ $memberData = $this->fetchTopicParticipants( $topicID, TRUE ); IPSLib::doDataHooks( &memberData, 'messengerParticipantMemberData' ); /* Get reading member's data */ $readingMemberData = $memberData[ $readingMemberID ]; /* Fetch topic data */ $topicData = $this->fetchTopicData( $topicID, FALSE ); IPSLib::doDataHooks( &topicData , 'messengerTopicData' );
  6. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Members IP address info integration into IPB   

    A little bump :P
    I think its not added yet. If this could be added it would be awesome.
  7. Faraaz Sareshwala added a topic in General Chit Chat   

    Hybrid Onboarding
    Just saw this on the Google blog and thought I would share with everyone else:
    Does anyone actually like passwords? Most people can't stand them because they end up having to keep track of a long (and often memorized) list of usernames and passwords to sign into the websites they visit. Website owners hate them because it's hard to get people to create a new account on their website, and almost half of those account registrations are never completed. Thanks to the utilization of new technology, we're now seeing large-scale success in eliminating the need for passwords while increasing the successful registration rate at websites to over 90%. The most visible examples come from Plaxo, Facebook, Yahoo! and Google using a technique the industry calls hybrid onboarding. In the past, if you're a Gmail user who got an invitation to use Plaxo or Facebook, you were asked to perform the traditional process of creating a new account with yet another password, and then you might also have been asked to provide the password of your email account so Plaxo or Facebook could look up the list of your friends. With hybrid onboarding, if you click on such an invitation in your Gmail, you'll see a page like one of these: Clicking the large button on the Plaxo page takes you to a page at Google like this: If you give consent to share a few pieces of information, you are sent back to Plaxo with all key registration steps finished. The registration process used to involve more than 10 steps, including requiring you to find one of those "email validation" messages in your inbox. If you've followed the steps above, you can now sign into Plaxo more easily — by simply clicking a button. While Plaxo showed the first successful results of this technique in early 2009, other companies like Facebook are starting to use the same model and to recognize its business value potential. At the same time, the hybrid onboarding model improves authentication security because websites like Plaxo that use this technique never see a password from you at all. Since you don't have to enter your password on additional sites, your password remains closer to you and is less likely to be misused. We'd like to applaud Plaxo and Facebook's work in designing the user experience needed for this technique as well as pushing us to create the optimizations needed to carry out their design. Today we're happy to announce that all of these login flow designs are now available to any website operator. All of these hybrid onboarding techniques are based on industry standards that both Google and Yahoo! support, and that other email providers are beginning to support as well. For more technical details, check out our Google Code Blog post. Hybrid onboarding is also being used by Enterprise Software-as-a-Service vendors — such as ZoHo — that want to eliminate the need for employees at their customers' businesses to create another password. More details are available on our Enterprise Blog. In addition, after a thorough evaluation of the security and privacy of these technologies, the same techniques are being piloted by President Obama's open identity initiative to enable citizens to sign in more easily to government-operated websites. There is still a long way to go before you'll be able to trim down your long list of website passwords, but this progress demonstrates the potential for even the largest websites to adopt to adopt the hybrid onboarding model. We hope many other websites will follow.

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    This seems like a step forward in login management. What do you think?
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  8. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic 3.0.4 detailed list of changes   


    It has been posted in the [url=" section :P.
  9. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic MacBook Pro sound problems   

    I had this problem with my macbook pro. It turned out that the slot where you put the headphone jack had a pin loose. Get a paperclip and carefully nudge it back and your sound should return. Be careful!
  10. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Statistics Center messed up   

    Nope, this happened for us too once we had upgraded to IPB 3.
  11. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Preorder   

    My copy was delivered today :D. Just installed it. Haven't really noticed any speed boosts yet :P.

    Scratch that. Safari seems to be a lot snappier in page rendering times.
  12. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic RTE for Safari   

    I would like to see this too and I believe Charles has said that they are going to be working on it sooner rather than later :D.
  13. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Amazing purchase   

    Awesome! I just installed it and am getting to work on customizing it :).
  14. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic Merge the new upcoming CCS into a Community Licence.   


    Charles posted some information on his blog.
  15. Faraaz Sareshwala added a post in a topic getsatisfaction.com, the Future IPB   

    Why should new technology be held back by old technology? IE 6 users have had three years to upgrade. I'm not sure why people continue to use such a featureless, insecure browser. Can someone explain it to me?