Category Archives: Site Update

PHP 7

Hi there, it’s been almost two years, but I just updated the backend of the site to PHP 7, doing some basic restoration work on the site that comes with it. In particular, this breaks the Pokehub application, which was never fully restored anyway, and I also noted a few other things that were long since unsupported (like the OSU Dining Map).

Widescreen blog

Juuuuuust a little heads up… I saw a comment on my last post about International LDRs, replied to it, and thought, ‘well, this looks bad. The comment is squished so thin it takes up an entire page.’ So I changed the theme to make the blog expand to fit your screen. I do tend to write a lot, after all…

Mind the gap

Hey, it’s been nearly two months since my last blog post, so I’m overdue for one. I have definitely been working on stuff, but I have been busier than ever (I took a trip to the Philippines the second half of January which you might hear more about, I’ve also been angling for a full-time job which I am going to start very soon, and some personal issues I’m not ready to put out into the open because it’s still a stressful, rapidly changing situation). I do want to do a few blog posts (about the trip, about the two website-material things I’ve been working on, and some other things). But, you know, I haven’t been too active on the blog, so who knows when those things will come.

One thing for now: Yeah, the OSU Dining Map has kinda fallen through now. Trying to remake two apps while maintaining a third is… well, I think I have more important things to do. Branching the map out into apps, while a great experience for me, kinda doomed the project by multiplying the work (and yes, trying to unify the three systems so they would be easier to manage was my goal, but that’s still a lot of work). Sorry about that. If it’s any consolation, the hours from Fall semester barely changed for Winter/Spring.

Dining Map Apps

Yes! A double treat for users of the Dining Map App!

I’ve restored the Windows 8 Metro App to full working condition. Now you have all the features you have in the website version minus geolocation, including all terms since the app fell into abandonment earlier this year.

But not only that, Windows Phone users get another treat – a similar app is now available to download for their phones! I published it two or so days ago. Looking somewhat similar to the Metro app, the Windows Phone 8 app features everything that its desktop/tablet version does.

For more on the apps, visit the map page on the site!