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Things You Don't Know You Want

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kompressaur, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. kompressaur

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    The last few months ive been trying to collate things that i want/need in life before they move me from 'ESA Don't Hassle Him pay him £247 a fornight' to 'Job seekers allowance £147 per fornight'.

    I HAD TO GET IT IN WHILST I HAD HALF A CHANCE.

    So i stocked up on.....

    1. Dell Venue 11 i3 11 inch Windows 8.1 tablet. - I fucking love it and might have got away with a cheaper atom based version but 'dell outlet' UK let me hav this for half the price. It's gonna fuck up as you get nowt for nowt but 1yr collect and fix warranty seems o on paper. worse on email no doubt. This thing fucking rocks (unless you want o play games etc. Might be ok just never looked) It HAS replaced my desktop PC and is more powerfull tha any computer ive ownded. Windows 8.1 gets some used to but 'it is better' tha the widows you know IF you read up on it.
    2. 1tb WD (western digital) ultra passport. Less than £50 tiny and lets you save complete disk images from your tablet/laptop/pc so as you ca reinstall everything as you ever want.
    3. Goosneck Tablet Holder - waiting for this to come from amazon not many good us but i might have done ok. Basically lets you hav your head covered in touch screen tablets, One for poker and browser and the other for playing your latest downloaded video.
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    1. Android 'Ebook Reader' - Download as many ebooks from torrents and read them all off your virtual bookshelf. Ive got to the point where upon i would RATHER have an ebook tha an old paper one.. Never thought it would happen but now it has.
    2. Use the 'differant accounts' in Chrome. Great to open a 'betting browser' and have all my links. Ive got a 'webmaster one'. and errrr just a normal one.
    I will have more to come. Feel free to tip us all with what youve found out.
  2. AnothrSpacecat

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    lol well done komp, how many tablets do you have?

    I've recently discovered thaf I like cups of tea over coffee.
  3. kompressaur

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    I bought a flask spacecat and i luuuurv it.mFill it every morning 900ml of hot milk, some sweetext, nice coffee and one of my selextions of coffee syrup (vanilla, hazlenut, caramel or gingerbread). I must get about 5hrs of piping hot coffee in bed.

    Just got my i3 windows 11 inch tablet and my 7 inch hudl. Still got my old laptop for downloading so im lile a pig in shit. Just a shame i worked this giro up to £220 and then blew it all 10 minutes ago on the online slots. looks like my big btablet is off to cash convertors tomorrow :(
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    i like a nice lemon tea though now you mention it spacecat. lemon and ginger. very refreshing.
  5. AnothrSpacecat

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    still on the slots then. these sites all have self exclussion things on them specific to slots and casino games, I've used them all as most sites as it blocks their ads and spam emails, id give it some serious thought.. its the crack of gambling as they say.

    what websites you working on these days? I've just renewed my shared hosting account with bluehost as I like the comfort of knowing its there even though its a drain of 70 quid a year, I feel like I should be using it and need ideas.
  6. AnothrSpacecat

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    I was on the flasks aswell for a while, those caramel sweeteners are fucking great, no use in my cups of cold tea now.
  7. AnothrSpacecat

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    komp im thinking about jumping from wordpress to drupal. would it be suicidal for me to ask for help when the time comes?
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  9. AnothrSpacecat

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    I'm not so sure winew. he was doing some interesting things with hashtags a couple of years ago i want in on, wordpress solutions are sending me in circles.
  10. kompressaur

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    sorry spacecat i missed this. Believe it or not i use wordpress as well as drupal these days. Their both just easy ways to present php really and have their own merits. Depends what you want to output really.

    single user blog, shops etc then wordpress but drupal for more serious websites that you have full control over without having to write your own php.

    Drupal though spacecat as you know ive found to my cost takes at leeast 2 years of casual website making to do anything usefull with. You can do what appears to bee the same with Wordprress in a week or so.

    Main reason i dont use wordpress is 'not being able to write my own database queries' for lists etc and also the lack of 'context' on the categories. I think the best way to describe it is-

    Biology = Wordpress
    Chemistry = Wordpress
    Physics = Drupal
    Quantum Physics = php coding

    Basically your never gonna be able to make anything that suits your usercase fully with wordpress unless your happy with the web basics (forums, grid lists etc)

    If i was to do it all again i would have just learnt Javascript or Ruby on rails and have just kept it all to a development site. good luck whatever you may chose thought. Ill help you all i can (IF YOUD BLOODY LISTEN!!!)
  11. kompressaur

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    Nope as like poker spacecat i don't mind sharing what took me years to learn if it helps a character like yourself. Making websites is hard as no cunt wants to share their info with you incase it costs them in the long run. I could teach you what took me 3 years of scrabbling about to find out in a matter of weeks, Seems the wway of things with people online regaarding programming knowldge etc is to baffle you with their science and make you learn it yourself as IT IS the best way. Only now that i'm into boolean logic and the nitty gritty of programming languages that everything else, wordpress or drupal, starts to make sense.

    One tip i'll give you from the off spacecat is that both wordpress and drupal allow multisite (differant web addresses all running off the same codebase) I was drawn to wordpress initally because of this but just the other month i sussed out how to do the same with drupal. bah if only not being an arse on public forums was as easy for me.

    Web making has destroyed me mind spacecat. It can castrate fertile minds. Beware.
  12. kompressaur

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    ps ive got some webite addressess if you want them before i dont

    onlinebettingblogs.com - ideal for both wordpress and drupal. Even if your just using it to host multisites. I have punterslife.com on kompressaur.com for instance. I havent even looked at komp.com. It just hosts my drupal network.

    gamblergifts.com - just hosts my wordpress multisite network. I host other wordpress sites for a flat fee of 100 quid and 60 per year. Great for shops and blogs with their own taxonomy.
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    this windows augumented glasses thingy is easily the best thing to happen in the past 20 years imo. It's what first generation gamers, technophiles and futurists have been waiting for.



    In effect spacecat don't build websites build human interfaces. It all has to be RDF and ready for the semanitic web. Facebook and twitter have changed the game regarding websites and if websites aint 'plugged in' to the new net or just good standalone sites then theyre gonna be forgotten by the likes of google etc.

    Still we are safe in the knowledge that whoever makes these great new websites will still have a problem getting folks to give up any information. If your happy just making what you make for your own means then it will naturaly be accepted by the semantic web. The semantic web enbraces websites that care. Content will be king again.
  14. kompressaur

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    Getting away from wordpress can only be a good thing for you. If your a hotshot php developer then wordpress can be made to act like drupal. Im too old to even attempt to become a hotshot php programmer so im happy that drupal lets me write my own database queries and create my own logic (for anything i can think of)

    Wordpress is fine if you want a shop, a personal blog or a website that looks and acts just like 30% of every other website that you visit.

    If you do decide that drupal is the better option in the long run for you then stick to the 7.? version. D8 is nice but its far removed from D7. Its all object based code and more geared towards those that have studied a programming language. There has been a 'fork' on D7 by folks that want to keep it all nice and simple php/wordpress/facebook style. It will save you time in the long run.

    I personally recommend that you get decent webspace, $7 a month i pay (MDD Hosting) Auto install Wordpress (with multi blog option) and drupal 7. I'll sort your drupal multisites out with you one night and then your free to create as many websites as you wish and add any domains to them as you see fit. It's all just as simple as copying your main default site etc etc

    All this from me a man whos owned about 40 domain names and has never finished a website in his life :lol

    ach the journey is the destination for me. I wouldnt know what else to do with my time if it wasnt for websites. Fuck i'd probably just post on them (shudder)
  15. kompressaur

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    just to be the nippy arse that i seem to be spacecat....

    Drupal - Komp's Newcastle Long

    Acetyl Pyrazine 5%0.272
    Brown Sugar Extra (TPA)0.1351.3
    Coconut Extra (TPA)0.1551.5
    Kentucky Bourbon (TPA)0.38123.8
    Red Oak (TPA)0.0520.5
    Toasted Almond (CAP)0.1861.8
    Vanilla Bourbon (TPA)0.2172.1
    Vanillin 10% (TPA)0.141

    Wordpress - Castle Long
  16. kompressaur

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    the important part being that i make my own Castle Long with drupal. I make it to suit. Some might prefer just buying 'Castle Long' though and fuck the hassle.

    Also a good point to know and one you don't ever read is 'with drupal you can make wordpress'. Your a whole level behind what you think your doing. this confuses people a bit. Your not making a website, your making a CMS like wordpress which you can THEN make a website from. If your CMS is shit at making easy websites then youve only got yourself to blame for not making a better framework for your CMS.
  17. AnothrSpacecat

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    I'm stuck in work ATM so I'll digest all that later. Good to hear drupal didn't beat you though komp, shame you didn't try WordPress 2 years ago during the betmental era lol.

    I'm way out of my depth on something I suspect you've maybe come across on your travels but shall post later. I've a new job now, which isn't helping matters as I could be at home learning to code better but stupidly I thought it was time I took life more seriously and did the working/earning money thing but its killing me just 3 months in.
  18. AnothrSpacecat

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    Actually fuck it. I'm in work just now but I do have a computer sat in front of me why not ask.

    Before I decided that living a 'normal' non-bedsit, non-being a lazy cunt life was in my future and applying for a ton of jobs, I was working on an idea finding trending hashtags on twitter by the number of times they are searched/clicked per user (rather than just typed or copied), with the idea of simply putting up a one page site showing the latest REAL trends. The problem I was looking to solve was that any group of people can get an item trending just by spamming a hashtag through a small network of users, the trending information is then used by millions of other sites, to me the trending system is inaccurate for any sort of analytics use due to easy manipulation and simply measuring what people are actively clicking on makes more sense than what people are just parroting.

    Anyway on my travels I stumbled on stocktwits.com, a more streamlined clone of twitter used by stock market traders but with better analysis tools on what companies people really are interested in. Regardless of how accurate or useful the data generated from the users activity on there is, its interesting to me for the fact is there are folk out there interested in it (obviously as a niche social network it works too).

    So me being me, I decided the world needed a gambling version of stocktwits, with similar analytics and twitter-lite structure. The twitter-lite structure is actually easily produced on wordpress, its the measuring and reproduction of data I got snowed under by. Taking it one step at a time makes it real obvious that wordpress will never be up to the task on its own, it can record and store the data required with ease, extracting that info back out and having it used in a manner a human would understand is not.

    So naturally I gave up on it and got a job. Back when I first posted on here (jan 7th) I was thinking about trying again but have since shelved the idea and look forward to the day somebody smarter than me puts it all together.

    I better go just now and make some coffee and smoke loads of fags, even thinking about websites right now makes me want to vomit.
  19. kompressaur

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    stockwits looks like a drupal site wwaiting to happen to me Spacecat. As i say you can 'do anything' with drupal and that seems right up its street. Wordpress is good for 'run of the mill' sites but it couldnt event begin to do what you might want if your into doing anything interesting with a website.

    Best advice i can give you really Spacecat is to do the website courses on codeacademy . com. Wish i done them 9 years ago. Might have saved me a few years. Actually it would have.

    ps drupal is great for 'taxonomy' (hashtags and the like) you can also also write custom queries based on the data that you have. Thats why i fell i love with it. It's all about data collection and data display. Wordpress seemed happy with forums and laterly 'custom content types' to be 'more drupally'.

    Drupal aint the best, far from it, but it allows non coders with IDEAS to make their ideas happen. Wordpress simply does not offer this. It's the differance between buying 'apple pie' ejuice and making your own apple pie from unlimited sources as mentioned before. You'll never know the differance spacecat unless you got into it. We onlyy have one life though and is it that important to manipulate data as you see it rather than how others do? Prob not.

    Going back to stockwits its all achievable with drupal. In truth its actualy quite simplistic. The trending thing at the top, depending on how up to date it is, is easily done for a diligent webmaster. the side block tab is again quite simple from what i can see. You'll probably even not have to touch the website again once you got it set up spacecat. It's a nasty looking twitter bootstrap theme too. they dont give a shit as theyve got funcky graphs lol
  20. AnothrSpacecat

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    Yeah the twitter side of it I think is the easy bit, even on WordPress its possible. I even got as far as having a system that none of these cunts use with js where clicking a hashtag automatically added it to the form a tweet would be posted in. Plus I was able to set up a working twitter stream that could be used anonymously, where @mentions simply acted like a normal searchable term with unregistered usernames. I put together a better system for displaying tweet threads than the horrible floating lightbox thing twitter and stocktwits uses that Grey's out the rest of a page. The ajax loading of new posts (eg- ' Press here for '3 New Posts' at the top of the stream) all was working, I was pretty much there on that side of things just in WordPress but the analytics side of what I wanted was and still is way way out of my league.. The funky graphs as you call them.

    Its in the past for me as of now like I say but that'll only be for as long as I'm willing to work 40 pissing hours a week, the days of me spending 24-48 hours straight on notepad++ will be back but not until I've earned my cash here for a while. I'm back to doing sales work for a recruitment agency, first time I've done sales since I was a handsome young 23 year old but I've found my feet and websites are way on the back burner now I'm earning a wage an adult can live on.

    Do you think its a waste of time having a stocktwits for gamblers? For me the only real value it would have would be the analytics aide of things as tbh its just a fancier dressing for a gambling forum, which makes it an impossible project for me with my lack of skills. I actually think my biggest demographic would be yanks, who love all that stuff and the EU users would just use it to send people abuse.

    Of those domains I reckon punterslife.com is the pick of them, could do a whole load of different things with that, why are you getting rid of it?

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