Side Project 1: Real Time Bus Map in Vancouver

Since TransLink released their new mobile Next Bus site with real-time GPS updates of bus locations, I’ve been trying to find ways to get the data and rehash it into something that  Metro Vancouver transit enthusiasts (more specifically, enthusiasts who chase buses and monitor the transit system’s operation) will find useful. There were two main shortcomings of TransLink’s site from the viewpoint of a transit enthusiast: Can’t search for a specific bus.  Often times transit enthusiasts “chase” a particular bus, usually a new bus, a fresh bus after a midlife refurbishment, or a bus with a new advertisement wrap. Can’t Continue Reading

MyBB 1.2 Beta: Translation Manager

Another of my Admin CP addons: The Translation Manager. This is also known as the “Language Packs” section, “Language Editor”, and other variations). It allows administrators with the new permission “Can Manage Languages” to edit each individual language variable in each language file, and also the properties of the language. Below is a screenshot of the main page: There are two menus for each language. One menu allows you to choose the method of editing the language variables. The other menu allows you to perform operations on the language pack as a whole. Currently the only operation is editing the Continue Reading

MyBB 1.2 Beta: Custom Moderation

Custom Moderator Tools are one of the new sections in the Admin Control Panel in MyBB 1.2. Also known as ‘multi-moderation’, this feature allows you to add ‘tools’ to the standard moderator options that allow you to do many moderator actions at the same time. For example, for our beta boards, we have a tool to mark fixed bug threads with a [F] and move it into the appropriate “Fixed Bugs” forum, and also add a reply stating that the bug was fixed. The tools allow moderators to do many actions in one, saving time and effort. In the Admin Continue Reading

MyBB 1.2 Beta: Multi-quoting

I’m going to be posting this series of screenshots in new posts now. One of the new features of MyBB 1.2 is multi-quoting. This function allows you to select as many posts as you want, from a one or more threads, and have them all ‘pre-quoted’ in the message box when creating a new thread or reply. The following screenshot shows the postbit. The multi-quote button is the one to the right of the “Reply” button (which was “Quote” before 1.2). (The postbit display of the new reputation system is also shown here) The screenshot below shows the new reply Continue Reading

MyBB 1.2 Beta

Every few days I will post a screenshot of the MyBB 1.2 Beta for those of you who didn’t get invited into the beta group (or beta-testers who are still interested in looking at these screenshots). In case you miss one, they will be archived on my Flickr gallery. June 28, 2006 A view of one of the new sections of the Admin CP. You can now add in your own custom MyCode (using Regex expressions) without having to use plugins. June 27, 2006 With the new reputation system, the reputation is user-based instead of post based. Now you can Continue Reading