No, I’m not going some place luxurious, in fact I’m still sitting where I was 13 hours ago when I woke up. Pecking away at my keyboard trying to finish the 50 or so modules that I have in the works. I would like to thank Ben for his contribution today. It’s the first contribution I’ve had in nearly a week. Of course it didn’t help that my site was down for half the time either. I would also like to welcome a new advertiser on Pligg yohyoh.
I’ve added a wishlist to the site today. It’s basically a list of items I really wish I had. Things that would help me in my coding, which in turn helps you. I especially need the wind turbine and the battery pack as to not go without power again. If any of you corporate users out there want to make a Christmas special for one needy guy. I’m your man.
I’ve also updated the Rewards page. All contributors will now also receive a back-link on the sidebar. If I missed anyone, just shoot me an email and let me know and I’ll add it in there. I’ve also added my Facebook Page. You can follow me and get my daily updates from this site as they come in.
Those of you who have been following my daily posts over the past month know that I’ve been working on a windows desktop client for Pligg sites. As more and more people are used to using Apps on their mobile devices I felt it would become beneficial if site owners could provide that same type of experience on a desktop/laptop. So far the client is a little think in the skin, but it’s functional. One of the hurdles I had to come up with was a way to make it so the site owner can have some control over the customization off the app. So I made a companion module that comes along with the executable. The executable file, or .exe is the file you would offer to your users to download from your site to their desktop. So far the app runs pretty slick. Changing from “published” to “upcoming” has a similar side swiping action to it. It checks for new content every 10 minutes and the user can minimize it to the tray. Here is an early alpha snap shot of what it looks like. It will work with all versions of Pligg including the new upcoming Pligg 2.
Saturdays are generally pretty slow around Pligg.com and the forums. But it’s still interesting to watch the realtime statistics. Did you know someone downloads Pligg or installs Pligg from installers such as Fantastico, Simplescripts, Softaculous, and yes even Godaddy has an auto-installer for Pligg, about once every second? Here is what it looks like right this very minute as I type this. You should see it on a Tuesday! It’s pretty crazy.
I saw that someone posted my blog here to the Pligg Demo last night. At the time of this writing it has minus 3 votes. Talk about kicking a man while he’s down. I wonder what kind of person it takes to down-vote something like that. Knowing that there are people out there that are happy to see me get sick? It’s not like I planned to get sick. Hell, I didn’t even post it. But it does show what kind of people I have to deal with on a daily basis. Yankidank and I have had this discussion a few times. You see, as we’ve grown, and thus become more user friendly and more accessible to people, the overall IQ level of our user-base drops. It’s kind of like those people that want you to work on their site but then won’t give you access to their server. Thinking I can somehow magically make changes to their code just by thinking about it. It would be like taking your car to get fixed and not letting the mechanic under the hood. Yes unfortunately we have these kind of people. There is not much we can do about it. Designing and working on a popular Open Source CMS such as Pligg is rewarding in a sense that you are making the world a better place by providing a platform for content delivery like no other, and yet most of the time all we here are the complaints. 99.9% of them are from people that either can’t comprehend instructions or just flat out fail to read them. Like I said above, there is not much we can do about that.
Anyway, I rambled on enough for today. Please help by making a contribution. That is the best way to thank me. Can’t contribute financially or through the wishlist? You can use this link to get 5GB of cloud storage free from Dropbox, and by using that link, you get an extra 500mb, and so do I. There is even a free Dropbox module for backing up your Pligg site.
Until Tomorrow Night