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Well, even if you don't want to work with PHP, as an user you don't need to see the code. Was there anything Wordpress lacked in functionality that helped you make the decision to write it from scratch as a custom website?
I realize that WordPress wants to appeal to people who can't code at all, but I suspect that if I ended up being the one to put together a site for someone else, I probably couldn't help myself but to dig down to the actual code. So...fair warning, I guess.
I was wondering too as I've recommended Wordpress for basic websites. There are tons of themes, include commercial ones (not too expensive), 1000s of plugins, very customizable, easy import/export, etc.
It looks great, John. Neat, crisp and simple, the way a web experience should be. I've studied a bit of MVC site building, but haven't had a chance to implement what I've learned. Simple as it is, this inspires me to try something along the same lines, if for no better reason than to keep my finger in the water... Thanks for the encouragement!
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
What was the reason you used MVC for this type of site? It looks like a basic Asp.net/html site, nothing fancy, simple and clean. Are you planning on a lot of DB work, etc. in the future? Will users have accounts, etc?
Just curious if the technology was worth it. Perhaps it was, if you are going to scale in the future.
When in High School, a gang in our class had a home alone New Year's party, but I'll say we were reasonably well behaved. For firing off the rockets, we set bottles firmly into the snow as a launch ramp and moved away to safe distance after the fuse was lit.
When I lit my biggest rocket, it went straight into the air, hit a 22 kV power line, bounced right back and made its grand explosion right in front of the neighbour's living room panorama window, where the couple were standing looking out. Their reaction was what I'd call 'noteworthy'.
I was very happy that they never demanded to know who was responsible for that rocket launch. And really: I didn't feel guilty. I had taken all standard precautions, and I certainly was not the one deciciding to run that power line right there.
I once sent a homemade D20 bottle rocket through the eves of the house by accident/stupidity. Only took 2m to build up enough speed to punch out a perfectly round hole complete with nipple from the stick through the cement sheeting.
We laughed about it till we cried the other day - enough years had passed that dad wouldn't get the look of death from mum for finding such a stupid act so funny.
I've still got the nearly 20 year old newspaper clips from when people thought our massively overpowered bottle-rockets were UFOs. You shouldv'e seen the way those endburners got up and boogied when the black powder ran out and the double-base shotgun reloading-powder started to provide the thrust!!
Hahaha - I've still got an Estes Executioner and pack of D12s waiting for assembly (for the past 5 years!)
I used to scratch-build both the motors and the airframes. I could start in the morning and fly in the arvo, as long as I'd rolled the motor tubes the day before and let em dry. The one time I made a 3 stage A-10 taking model, it kicked over sideways during the 1st --> 2nd stage separation. Last seen flying towards the unfinished houses at over 800kmh.
Was it one with the tiny Cox motors? Free flight models usually had very small motors and less than a minute of fuel, so that it does not get too far away.
As to your question:
1) I don't like multicopters.
2) I had a new T-Rex 500X under the tree, but it's not assembled yet.
3) The weather not good enough to go flying with my other helicopters.
3) I still have work to do on my Huey, so the bad weather was quite ok. At the moment I'm arming it.[^]
This is still a prototype, put together from test prints of the parts. I have designed the parts in Blender and printed them on my 3D printer. The camera is unvorgiving. I should use more sandpaper on the final version.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
IS a CCC expected today? I was kind of assuming to return next Tuesday with one, but if there are enough of you around looking for something to ease the old grey cells back into shape, then I'll come up with something...
...meanwhile, if anyone wants a real challenge, you can always have a go at the RSS annual quiz[^]...