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Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:26 PM

Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.8.1

Michael Dale

Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.8.1 is now out. This version fixes a few bugs found in 1.8.

I've got a few ideas for BTEV 2. I'm hoping to start on it soonish, although we'll have to see about time.

I just installed WordPress 2.0.11 to test BTEV (yes it still supports 2.0) and wow, it is so much cleaner and quicker than WordPress 2.5.

The next version of WordPress is going to have Google Gears support, which is cool but shows how bloated WordPress has become.

Fri, 23 May 2008 8:05 PM

Tournament of Minds Judging Program

Michael Dale

So I have started writing a judging program for Tournament of Minds that will be used in the Sydney East section this year. If everything works out it will be used throughout NSW next year.

So this is what it is starting to look like :)


Sat, 03 May 2008 5:17 PM

Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.8

Michael Dale

Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.8 is now out.

Version 1.8 has updated styling to match WordPress 2.5 and also adds an RSS feed for recent events.

I also got an email from Ozgreg yesterday (one of the developers who writes WPG2) saying that they now use BTEV for debugging and unit testing for their plugin, awesome!

Sun, 27 Jan 2008 4:52 PM

Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.6

Michael Dale

Bluetrait Event Viewer (BTEV) 1.6 is now out. It has a few fixes that should make it compatible with WordPress 2.5 (due out in March I believe).

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:42 AM

Syntax Highlighting

Michael Dale

I wrote a small plugin for Bluetrait 2 that allows some basic WordPress plugin compatibility. The first plugin that works is WP-Syntax the only change that was required to this plugin was to rename the main plugin file.

Let's give it a test:

span style="color: #808080; font-style: italic;">/*
	Bluetrait 2.0 Cron Support
	Michael Dale Copyright 2007
//stop from running over and over again :)
		//too noisy
		//trigger_error('Cron ('.$cron_interval['description'].') Successful', E_USER_NOTICE);
Looks like I need to make a few changes to the CSS. But it doesn't look too bad.

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 10:38 AM

PHP 5.3

Michael Dale

I had a play around with PHP 5.3. The main new feature is namespaces. I am looking forward to using this in future.

Unfortunately PHP 5.2 isn't very common so using namespaces in my code will need to wait.

This is a good website if you want to learn about how namespaces will work in PHP 5.3


Tue, 18 Dec 2007 8:06 AM

WampServer 2

Michael Dale

I've been using WAMP (a Windows package that includes: MySQL, PHP and Apache) for dev purposes and it has been great.

The new version WampServer 2 is even more awesome. It is now possible to install multiple versions of Apache/PHP/MySQL. WampServer provides a tray icon that allows you to switch to a different version.

So now I can easily test Bluetrait with multiple versions of MySQL and PHP *is happy*

Bluetrait works with PHP-6 dev too!

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 4:02 PM

SQLite is a pain

Michael Dale

SQLite is a pain to work with.

The problems I'm having:

  • Where are the DATE functions!?
  • Why can I not modify a table stucture with the MODIFY command!?
  • Why don't LIMITs work on deleting and updating!?

Such a pain.

The only good thing about SQLite is that it just comes with PHP5 and you don't need to install anything.

MySQL has been working perfectly as usual.

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 10:25 PM

Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.5

Michael Dale

Bluetrait Event Viewer (BTEV) is a plugin I wrote for WordPress that adds an event viewer similar to the one found in Bluetrait 1 and 2.

BTEV has just been updated to version 1.5.

Version 1.5 now includes an auto prune function to remove old events.

BTEV seems pretty popular, it has almost reached 700 downloads off the WordPress site.

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 11:59 PM


Michael Dale

I'm slowing building up a collection of plugins I've written for Bluetrait...

Bluetrait 2 Plugins.