Category Archives: Common

Chunk… new theme

After many many years I changed the theme and reduced the number of plugins :-)

Windows 8 failed

I’m upgraded since a month to Windows 8 and I tried to give it a real chance, but I need to say : It failed… I missed the start button, I hate the Modern UI, the App store is full of crap. Windows 8 is a mixture of good old Windows and iOS, but nobody needs a mixture. Well, iOS is build on top of Mac OS, but it’s even _not_ a mixture of MacOS and just a couple of touch elements. It’s a pure Touch UI (same for Android).

The Metro Modern UI try to combine both, but that doesn’t work for me. When I try change some settings in an App it’s sometimes hidden in the Charms bar, but the Control panel itself is a classic Windows styled UI, how awful must this work on the Surface Pro ? I often need 2-3 seconds to remind how I can go back to the Control panel, did you every try this when you work with a dual monitor setup (and work on the left monitor) ? Yes it works, but I missed often the upper edge.

The app store could be a real benefit , better than Steam, better than the iOS App store, cause we have so many games played in the past on Windows, search for a good classic point and click adventure…. nothing. Ok, I admit, the store needs some more time. but I don’t need that tiny silly iOS games which I played on my first iPod Touch back again, not on a Full HD desktop PC (and please no more Star Trek Angry Birds). AND a simple mail/browser/calendar app program needs to be open instantly.

My biggest issue : I need to work in my daily business with Windows 7 (Visual Studio will _never_ Metro / Modern / Touch UI friendly), so a switch between old/new UI is horrible when you return to your home computer. I missed the start button, I forgot about the Charms bar and other shortcuts…

Microsoft should cut off (and even improve) the good old desktop UI from the Touch UI, both are ok, but both needs their own devices.

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Slowdown

Now a half year later…

Snow, snow, snow

Back from my ski trip, now back to work.

Release of NextGEN Gallery 1.9.0

WordPress 3.3 is coming with big steps, so it’s time to update NextGEN Gallery. As said in my previous posts, I’ve included Plupload to this plugin as soon as you jump to WordPress 3.3 version. Moreover I fixed a couple of bugs. Here is a short list :

  • NEW : Keep images transparency for PNG and GIF format
  • NEW : Switch to Plupload, support now HTML5 Upload (only with WordPress 3.3)
  • NEW : Added client side resize feature (only with WordPress 3.3)
  • NEW : Support for gallery templates in album shortcodes [ album id=x template="name" gallery="templatename" ]
  • NEW : Added new hook ngg_delete_picture
  • Changed : Updated to jQuery Cycle Version 2.9995
  • Changed : Always cache the single pictures, remove option
  • Bugfix : Couldn’t use bulk operation for serach results
  • Bugfix : Bugfix for Edit thumbnails under IE 8 + 9
  • Bugfix : Allow empty altext in ngg.editImage
  • Bugfix : Various PHP notice fixes
  • Bugfix : Resize fix for Shutter effect and mobile Browser
  • Bugfix : FTP Import missing slug field into database
  • Bugfix : Check also EXIF field “DateTimeOriginal” for timestamp

Download NextGEN Gallery Version 1.9.0
Release Version @ wp.org