Monthly Archives: May 2006

Welcome back… again!

GrayshirtSo here we are with grayshirt.com version 3.0! It’s not just a new coat of paint, but it’s a whole new system powering the site now.

Just FYI: if you want to post comments, I’ll have to approve it. This’ll hopefully cut down on the clueless spamming and defacing crowd that my site seems to draw πŸ˜‰ But don’t feel like you have to sign up. You should be able to browse the entire site without creating an account. You’ll just need an account to interact with me through here.

If you notice any bugs or issues with the site, please let me know.

And in case you’re wondering, yes I’ve removed the old photo galleries, and no, I won’t be putting them back up. It’s too much effort to re-import them into the current system, and I don’t think many people cared about the pics that much anyway. And those that did can just visit either my or my wife’s family’s sites. I’ll probably occasionally post random pictures and images where I see fit. Kind of like the ol’ “Beef: It’s What’s for Breakfast” picture on the front page πŸ˜‰ Figured it’d help tie in the old site with the new one. And plus it makes me giggle, heh.

I’ve got a little bit of personal information posted here so far, hopefully as time goes by I’ll post a little more, but probably nothing like it used to be. I’m going to try to use this site, primarily as a source of information for my free/open source software projects.

So again, welcome back to the old fashioned blandness of http://grayshirt.com πŸ™‚

BuBOL is not dead! Long live BuBOL!

BuBOLSo, if you’re one of the possibly 2 people on the planet that actually know what BuBOLΒ is, I just want you to know that it is most certainly not dead!

BuBOL stands for Bulletin Board Object Library. It’s basically an API and framework I’m writing in PHP (version 5 and up only) for creating online bulletin board or discussion forum type software. It includes all of the basic core functionality like categories, forums, threads, posts, user registration, an authentication and authorization system, and extra subsystems like private messaging and so forth. It’s still in the early stages of development.

But it’s not dead! I’ve just been side tracked with real life issues and other side projects, including redoing this site. Once I get XBB (eXtendible Bulletin Board, the proof of concept bulletin board written using BuBOL and currently driving BuBOL’s feature development) up to speed with implementing BuBOL’s current features, I’m planning on ripping out BuBOL’s database abstraction layer and replacing it with PDO. Of course I’ll still have the PLI (Persistence Layer Interface) still wrapping around PDO, but PDO should be much cleaner than my own current database abstraction layer.

So just to repeat: BuBOL is not dead! πŸ™‚ Check back here and on the SourceForge pageΒ for the latest BuBOL news and releases.