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My blog, or the idea of it, is about life:

The wisdom that I have grasped,
The plights that I currently endure,
And the potential of the future.
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Completed a Major Upgrade

Posted April 9th, 2008 at 01:54 AM by Kiros
Updated April 12th, 2008 at 04:44 PM by Kiros (Reset Category)

I've had our entire site moved to the newest, fastest server available with PHP 5.2.5, OpenSSL 0.9.8, and MySQL 4.1.22. I upgraded the forums to vBulletin 3.6.9, reset the Datastore to use a file-cache system, and set the database connection to use MySQLi (a new feature found in MySQL 4.1+). I reverted all templates that the upgrade required, upgraded our shoutbox to Inferno vBShout 2.5 (build 2), and recoded all of the templates that I reverted to handle add-ons that we have installed while retaining the benefits of the new vBulletin and other add-on versions. I have revamped countless settings and enabled new features for a better member (and guest) experience.

And now, at 1:55AM on a school night, I have completed another upgrade, vBulletin Blog 1.0.4. It has not only cost me $50, but also hours of rearranging plugin and template code to properly fit it into our custom styles. So if this software is worth the time and money, it should be fantastic.

I'm sure that this add-on speaks for itself, so all I have left to say is...

Have fun!
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    HOLY COW ben youv out done yourself thanks so much wooot go ben sam 50$ dang good job
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 02:12 AM by japanman japanman is offline
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    Wow, is what I must say. Great job. I blogged.
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 02:25 AM by Mzor203 Mzor203 is offline
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    This feature rocks, i love it,
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 01:20 PM by iJack iJack is offline
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    Thanks Ben!
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 01:57 PM by Bobby Bobby is offline
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    Aηdy's Forum Picture
    Ben, I really hope everyone appreciates(sp?) all the work, time, effort and even money you have put into this site. I certainly can't thank you enough, and you have done an amazing job for all of us. :thumbsup:
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 02:35 PM by Aηdy Aηdy is offline
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    Thanks Ben for all the work you do here.
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 03:08 PM by Maverick Maverick is offline
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    Kiros > God.
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 04:09 PM by Underground_Network Underground_Network is offline
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    Falk 'Ace' Flyer's Forum Picture
    Seems to be of much higher quality than that arcade script I got for $50. Man, what a ripoff. I got a better one for free the next day. Has that ever happened to anybody else? You look and look, and finally purchase something thinking it;s the best you could find, and then something twice as good shows up that was there all along.
    Posted April 9th, 2008 at 04:49 PM by Falk 'Ace' Flyer Falk 'Ace' Flyer is offline

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