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Leaving the Acceptable Ads initiative

 

We all hate ads. They're annoying, don't respect your privacy and are usually distasteful.

Here at Pulsir, we try to make the ads okay (and we don't even make any money from them...) and this is what we had in mind when we joined the Acceptable Ads initiative in 2014.

Unfortunately, due to disagreement with Eyeo about the method of letting partners know about changes in the terms of the Initiative, we left the Acceptable Ads initiative as we felt that we couldn't trust Eyeo anymore, although their actions were justified.

Because of our move, Adblock Plus users won't see ads on Pulsir unless they disable ABP on pulsir.eu or add these exceptions:

    pulsir.eu#@#.pulsir-ad
    pulsir.eu#@#.ad-content

Don't worry, we still love you! Our ads will stay exactly the same -- they won't turn into South Park-esque ads and that's our promise to Pulsir users.

😙,

-- the Pulsir team

CloudFlare on Pulsir

 

We're now using CloudFlare on pulsir.eu! You'll notice benefits soon, but please let us know if you encounter any problems in using Pulsir, as there may be some issues while we're adapting.

This means that you can now use https on Pulsir if you have a fairly recent browser and OS, but you may notice some issues while we adapt to SSL. For that reason, we're not yet redirecting traffic to https, but we will be offering the feature to force https soon.

Making ads okay.

 

Ads usually suck. There are usually waaaaaay too many ads, they're huge or just suck.

Here at Pulsir, we want you to... like not hate our ads, so we've made small, simple, moderated, 1-ad-per-feed ads. And in collaboration with AdBlock Plus, we're now a part of their Acceptable Ads Initiative. This means that AdBlock Plus won't block ads on Pulsir for users that are okay with such simple ads, which is great news for us :D and because the ads aren't intrusive, your experience on Pulsir won't change much.

If you're an AdBlock Plus user, consider enabling Acceptable Ads, and if you're a website owner, consider applying for the Acceptable Ads Initiative.

Hugely thankful to AdBlock Plus,
-- the Pulsir team

Thoughts on "Today society"

 

And I was just about to go study when I saw this post.

So, people have always mocked others and felt superior to them if they had something the person didn't, but that, of course, isn't desirable behaviour. In a beautiful world, people would just be happy with what they have -- they wouldn't be envious and they wouldn't mock others for not having the thing they have.

But the world isn't beautiful. Let's be honest, people are awful. Should someone feel superior just because they have better shoes than someone else? Nah. And yet, people do. Not all people, though -- just the kind of people who care too much about feeling superior and their possessions. That's okay if you don't mock others who don't have such possessions -- and while this isn't a big problem with adults, it's a big problem with children who love to mock others about not-having-Nike-shoes or whatever. This causes depression and a sense of inferiority in the child -- it's something I vividly remember being sad about. All the kids were wearing brand-name shoes, and I was walking in some no-name ones in elementary school. (Why would a fourth-grade student have to wear brand-name shoes for, exactly?) That shouldn't happen.

But I understand people being envious. Actually, envy can be benign ("oooh, I want to have the shoes you have, but not your shoes!") and malicious ("I want to incinerate your shoes or otherwise take them away or harm them!"). Benign envy is okay -- that's what makes us want to work and make money, but malicious envy creates problems.

I'm running out of time, so I can't finish up my thoughts on this. I'll take more about this in a future post, but for now, these are my thoughts.

Like it dark?: The Sequel

 

A while ago, we introduced Dark Mode for Pulsir 2. While that's not coming back, with our new custom CSS engine, it can work even better! :D

Here's a dark theme we've made for you:

body, p, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, span, div, input, textarea { background-color: #404540 !important; color: #e5e5e5 !important; }

Please be aware that your custom CSS applies to your posts and blog as well. :)

/Vl@do can be happy again :D

Launching Pulsir 3

 

After months and months of hard work and procrastination, we're finally launching Pulsir 3, which is a whole new experience of Pulsir, complete with a new design and a load of new features.

We're proud to introduce this and we hope that you'll like it.

Who worked on Pulsir 3?

/ZDroid worked on the beautiful new design and the Whitey theme, I coded a lot of the things out (with the help of amazing GitHub contributors :D), /masteroman made sure it worked and Nathan managed community things while we were focusing on the core software.

So, what's new?

First of all, the design! As features go, this is going to be a long list...

  • a template/theme engine
  • better sessions
  • a settings panel that allows you to change everything about your profile
  • account exports in beautiful JSON
  • a better API
  • custom CSS support
  • you're now able to fully delete an account manually
  • you're now able to revoke all sessions
  • you're now able to edit posts and delete them after publication
  • you're now able to set a custom domain (but you need to contact our support team to do that because of some things we have to do server-side)
  • better, more secure signups (username collisions, fallback hashing algorithms (as PHP sometimes feels clever and stops crypt() from working properly), things like that)
  • two factor authentification (still in beta)
  • Pulsir Spotlight, a place where we highlight the best posts on Pulsir
  • better spam protection thanks to Akismet <3
  • better XSS and CSRF protection
  • cookie warnings that make sense
  • NSFW warnings on NSFW posts
  • Markdown support
  • replies that make more sense
  • posts no longer need titles or tags
  • and even more features coming soon!

THAT'S NOT A REALLY LONG LIST! Why did it take that long?!

We're all volunteers and develop Pulsir in our own free time, so it takes waaay much more time to develop. Also, we're humans -- we need to rest as well, we can't code day and night. Software that works takes months, great software takes years.

What's next?

We'll be working on twofactor authentification, drafts (probably) and some backend things for our next version. Maybe even an OAuth2 & write API. We don't know yet. If there's anything you'd like to see in the next versions of Pulsir, please let us know in a post reply or send us an email over at say.hello@pulsir.eu and we'll work on it.

Is this a Medium/Silvrback clone?

No. Pulsir is a blogging tool for people who like to write, not a publishing platform. Although we have some similarities with Medium and Silvrback in design and URL structure (Medium especially), we're quite different from them. If you don't like our logo, you can hide it with custom CSS on your blog and posts. Don't want to have your posts on our domain? Set up a custom domain. Our focus is on you and your content, not ourselves.

How does Pulsir make money?

The short answer, we don't. We may sell actual ads in the future (but the size and placement will mostly stay the same and we'll never show ads on your content or blog) or do commercial services, but as of yet, Pulsir does not make money in any way. However, Pulsir will continue to work even if it doesn't make money -- you don't have to worry about the future of Pulsir.

What about privacy?

We know that you care about privacy and we don't invade your privacy. We only log the things we need when we need them and we don't track you. For more information about what we do with your data, read our human-readable Privacy policy. You can export all of your data (and yes, all of it) at any time in a single JSON file (this can size up to a few megabytes if you have a lot of posts and custom CSS).

How can I believe that you log only those things?

We're open source, so you can go look at the source code at any time.

I'm a coder and I looked at that code and puked.

Sorry. Pulsir is not an example of good code. Pulsir is written to work.

It doesn't always follow good language practices. It's bad code, written in a limited period of time by volunteers. We'll be working on making the code less messy, but in the meantime, there are a lot of flaws in regards to best practices.

We're sorry about that.

I want to help out!

Great! If you're a coder, you can start on GitHub, and if you're not or just need some help getting started, just send us an email at say.hello@pulsir.eu and we'll point you in the right direction.


That's about it. Pulsir 3 is now out. Let us know what you think about it :)


If you need any help, visit the documentation (still a work in progress) or talk to the humans.

Even more replies!

 

Yay threading!

A reply!

 

Replies now work better than ever.

NSFW posts are now hidden from the /new feed

 

yay :)

(Still, no porn please.)

Markdown support!

 

Just trying this out.

HTML still works. :)

What are we working on?!

 

As you may have noticed, Pulsir has been down for maintenance for a while now, and we said that A new Pulsir experience is coming soon. Well, it is!

Okay, so the first thing you'll notice is the fresh, new, awesome design and amazing continuity throughout the whole Pulsir website. It isn't perfect, and there are still a few things we want to make better, but we'll release it really soon, as the current Pulsir interface is a mess. If you're interested, the frontend is powered by Heyday, our own frontend framework based off Bootstrap.

Also in our sea of improvements, we have a brand new WYSIWYG post editor, which we coded out ourselves and will release as opensource. It's called Caneta, and you can find it on GitHub. It probably won't be released as soon as the redesign will be, but it's coming and it will make editing your posts way easier if you don't know HTML.

We're also working on a new settings panel and a better password reset mechanism, both of which will take quite a lot of time, as we want to make them good. They're coming this summer for sure, along with new inline moderation tools for our moderators, a new admin panel for self-hosting users, a new support portal and the ability to delete and update posts after they've been published. (We'll probably throw in drafts or something as well)

And... when we finish all of this, we'll finally hit 3.0 Stable, so fingers crossed :)

Analyzing analytics.

 

Featured image by Luc Legay, generated by LinkedIn

In April, we started using Awstats for analytics, and we've decided to share some data we've gathered from using it :)

Since April, we've had 1903 unique visitors, and 9361 viewed traffic hits (hits from real people), which took up 322.51MB of bandwith. We usually had the most traffic on wednesdays (why?!) and the most hits were on 18:00-19:00 GMT.

The most visits came out of the US and Croatia:

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As operating systems go, Windows is the most popular with 50.3% of visits coming from Windows-powered machines, and 32.7% of traffic came out of Linux machines, while Mac OS-powered machines account for 13.6% of all Pulsir visits.

Chrome is the most popular browser with 32.7% visits, while (believe it or not [I don't]) comes on a close second with 26.5% of visits, closely followed by Firefox at 25.1%. And, somehow, 5 visits were using Netscape Navigator. I seriously hope this is user agent spoofing.

We had more than 65000 visits from bots. You can see more about that and more interesting data in our full Analytics Report.

What's the most interesting stat you have found or gathered? Let us know :)

Introducing Pulsating Bits, the Pulsir team blog.

 

From now on, we'll be blogging about our thoughts, contemplations and web development on Pulsating Bits, our team blog.
It's still powered by Pulsir, of course :D, and shows a hint of what group blogging will look like when we finally release it publicly. :)

Whitey now supports featured images

 

The default Pulsir theme, Whitey, now works great with featured images :)

Ads.

 

For the first time ever, we're introducing ads!

At the moment, they are Community ads, that is, free ads for things our community cares about, but premium ads will probably be available soon.

To apply for a community ad, you need to send us an email telling us the following:

  • the content of the ad (140 chars max)
  • the URL it will link to
  • the favicon
  • your Pulsir username, if you have one
  • from what date you want it to show up
  • until which date it will show up

Our email is say.hello@pulsir.eu and we welcome all your ads :)

Don't worry, the ads are small and unobtrusive, and you can block them by blocking the pulsir-ad class.

Now introducing: Featured images

 

Not an April fools joke!

Under Additional options, you can now set a featured image, which some themes may use. Fun :)

(Note that the default Pulsir theme, Whitey, does not support featured images at the moment)

Facebook is joining Pulsir

 

We're excited to announce that we have acquired Facebook, the leader in acquiring companies social media. We firmly believe that Facebook technologies and employees will help shape Pulsir's future in a way that we never could before. 

In a deal with Zuck, we managed to buy Facebook for $14 quadrillion, which probably marks the most expensive acquisition ever. Facebook will continue its operations, and their policies, plans and future will remain intact. In return, Facebook employees will help us in creating the best experience for our users.

Facebook has been buying a lot of companies lately, so Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus employees will also join the Pulsir team, where they'll work on the Pulsir mobile apps and experiences, and the Pulsir VR headset, which we're going to introduce properly later this year.

All your favorite Facebook apps and services will remain operational forever, and will continue being actively developed. 

We're looking forward to this combined future of ours.

Retiring Pulsir Mail Service

 

Today, the era of Pulsir Mail Service is coming to an end. We're retiring the unfortunately named PMS.

We've introduced it quite a while ago, and as we have quite limited resources, it has to come to an end.


If you already have a @pulsir.eu, it will continue to exist and work properly until, at least, 31/08/2014. Some time after that date, we'll delete all existing accounts from non-contributors. If you're a regular Pulsir contributor or team member, you get to keep your email. Please back up your emails and move until that date. 


Thanks,
-- the Pulsir team.

Hrvatizacija hrvatskog

 

Nerijetko se govori da je hrvatski jezik kroz povijest bio pod utjecajem germanizacije ili mađarizacije... No, mislim da je u zadnje vrijeme hrvatski jezik pod utjecajem hrvatizacije. 

Kroz povijest su lingvisti (a propisnih lingvista definitivno imamo previše) pokušavali nametnuti razne reforme riječi, neke od kojih su bile više, a neke manje uspješne. Famozno međunožno guralo je primjer neuspjele, a zrakoplov jedne koja je začuđujuće dobro prošla.

Ali... u zadnjih par godina, na strane riječi koje se rabe u hrvatskom jeziku se gleda izrazito negativno i nastoji ih se, iz nekog razloga, zamijeniti "hrvatskim" riječima, unatoč tome što su to već usvojeni izrazi, nerijetko za donekle stručne pojmove. Popup? E pa nije! Baš je iskočnik.  Datoteka? Pfft, nedovoljno hrvatski! Datnica je savršen izraz. Email? Poruka elektroničke pošte.

No, taj trend me, iskreno, zabrinjava. Hoćemo li monitor zamijeniti predočnikom? Hoće li nam CSS renderirati izvršnik, i je li GRUB samo još jedan pokretnik?  Kako biste nazvali ovaj element?PonudnikSelektor


Ne znam za vas, ali ja ću pratiti novi pravopis na svom predočniku.



I da, znam da je kroatizacija tu ispravniji izraz, ali to ipak nije dovoljno hrvatski. :P

Edit 1: sada sa hrvatskijim izrazom!

Introducing: Dashboard.

 

We've added some additional functionality to the /new page and made it even better :)



It's now named Dashboard, and shows you more things that matter to you. We're still working on it, and any kind of feedback is welcome.

We've also introduced some smaller, less noticeable changes to the Pulsir landing page, such as session-aware login/logout links.

:)

CSRF attacks are now fixed

 

Seems like we're less vulnerable to CSRF attacks now :)

Search engines

 

Want to talk about something that you wish didn't appear on Google? Well, now you can. Check Disallow indexing under additional options, and we'll use a meta tag to tell search engines you don't want that to be indexed. :)

Happy blogging!

A lot of changes

 

A number of changes have happened here, and you should really know about them.

First of all, we now have proper routing. When I say proper... This means that we don't have to create every profile by hand and that everything happens automatically. Unfortunately, this also means that if you had a profile URL different from your Pulsir username (say, /iweb is your URL and iweb [dev] is your username), you'll either need to change the URL or the username - it's really up to you.

Our routing system also uglifies URLs a bit, unfortunately. All the links work - /add still opens the post creator, but it changes the URL in the process to /add.php


Also, we have updated both our TOS and Privacy policy, moved them to a permanent location and added some additional policies, all of which are valid as of the 21st of February 2014. They aren't final and expect some changes to them :)

You can visit them at http://legal.pulsir.eu


Some smaller changes that happened:

I think that's it. :)



Wallpaper (RE)

 

Može link na wallpaper?

Quick posting from the bakery

 

People have told us that we're becoming more and more like Facebook in the aspect of product development, and now I'm officially starting to worry, as we're introducing simple posting from the /new feed. Of course, that's still in beta, and it isn't as feature-packed as is our regular editor over at /add, but it's a decent thing for quick, pure text/HTML posts. :)

Great TV shows you should go watch now

 

There are a few TV shows I love, and I'll list a few of them here. If you haven't, you should go watch them now. Even if you're working. YOU REAAAALLY NEED TO WATCH THEM.

Sherlock

Like crime dramas? Dry humour and sociopaths? You'll love Sherlock. A contemporary crime drama set in London produced by the BBC, written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Stephen Thompson. Sherlock is a genius, Anderson is a stupid dick, and John is a blogger. Find out more

Doctor Who

A science fiction series about a man from Gallifrey who travels around the Universe in a TARDIS. Sherlock's Steven Moffat is the showrunner, and it's great. Go watch it now, it's on iPlayer.

Arrested Development

Now Netflix's, originally Fox's comedy TV series on a disfunctional wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son that had to keep them all together. It's Arrested Development. Go watch it on Netflix.

I also recommend Death in Paradise, another BBC crime comedy/drama, Torchwood: Children of Earth, a Doctor Who spin-off - Children of Earth is by far its best season, and of course, Game of Thrones, HBO's amazing adaptation of the fantasy book series The Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin.

So, what are your favourite TV shows? Leave a reply here or tweet at me.

I watch waaaaay too much TV.

Invite only.

 

Ever since we made signups invite-only we've been asked one question a finite, but a large number of times: why?

Today, I want to answer that. We don't want a horribly large userbase, we'd rather set for a bit smaller userbase that produces quality content. 

Now, we probably will change our approach to this, maybe with sorting algorithms or something, but we want to make good content stand out, and this is our current approach to it.

We will continue to periodically give out invites to everyone to expand our userbase and make it a bit different. As we're at it, http://pulsir.eu/invite?hash=yowzah33

This is a rather short post.

Introducing pastes.

 

You can now paste pure code or whatever on Pulsir! woo :)

Check This is a paste under post options to make it a paste. (All HTML entities will be escaped.) If you want syntax highlighting, tag the post with a SyntaxHighlighter brush alias. The list is at http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/manual/brushes/

Terms of Service, version 3 Alpha

 


Time to change our TOS has come again, and we want your thoughts on it! Everything. If it's too much, too little, if it's confusing - we want to listen. (We'll also be changing our Privacy policy soon enough)

So, without further ado, here's the alpha version of the Terms:

The following legal speak governs all use of the Pulsir website and all content, services and products available at or through the website.
very legal
  much terms
  so lawyer
many conditions
  wow


Even if you usually just click Accept, it's a really good idea to read this, just to make sure we won't sell your newborn. (spoiler: we won't)
Also, this document is licensed under CC0 1.0, so feel free to use it wherever you want. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions about these terms, please leave a reply here.

1. By accessing or using any part of Pulsir, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use Pulsir. :(

By using Pulsir, you also agree to the Pulsir Privacy policy.

2. Pulsir reserves the right to change the terms of service or the privacy policy, or any other document governing your use of the site, at any given moment, with prior notice for major changes. You'll be notified when we change the TOS, either via email or the Pulsir site.

3. If you create a Pulsir account, you are responsible for maintaining its security,  and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur in connection to your account. Pulsir may change parts of your profile to follow the TOS (you'll be informed before that happens) or in some cases, disable or delete it with or without your permission.

4. You are entirely responsible for the content you post on Pulsir and any harm originating from it. By posting content on Pulsir, you warrant that your content:
does not violate international or Croatian laws, including, but not limited to, copyright and trademark laws, anti-spam laws, patent and trade secret laws and so on;
does not contain or install malware or other harmful or destructive content;
is not spam or automatically generated content, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or their search engine rankings, or link to unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead visitors as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate rights of others (for instance, doxxing);
* is not misleading in a way that makes you appear to be a person, business or an entity that you're not.

5. You retain ownership of all copyrights and any other intellectual property rights in your content. Pulsir retains ownership of intellectual property rights in all content not generated by users. Pulsir can't and will not use or sell your content without your written approval.

6. Pulsir may terminate your access to all or any part of Pulsir at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this agreement or your Pulsir account (if you have one), you can simply discontinue using Pulsir.

7. By posting your content to Pulsir you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, or publicly display your content in any medium (we should phrase this better) and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so.

Wait, what does this mean?! They get to own my content even though they state at #5 they don't? Um...


You end up seeing this claim everywhere and it is packed with pretty intimidating legal terms so I want to parse it down. The individual components mean this:

  royalty-free: we don't have to pay you to display the post/comment that you posted
  perpetual: the right to display what you posted doesn't disappear after some specified time
  irrevocable: once you posted it, you can't just say "hey wait, no, you can't display that." (In practice though, we allow you to delete it, but in case we do not successfully delete it or remove it fast enough, we wouldn't want there to be legal liability associated with that)
  non-exclusive: THIS IS IMPORTANT - non-exclusive means that you retain the rights to what you posted, i.e. you can still publish it elsewhere. We are just claiming a license to display it in addition to your own rights. This is something that has come up a lot - people often wonder when we claim such a wordy and broad license to their contributions whether they still retain rights to it: you absolutely do. You can take your own stuff and make it into a book, or republish it on your website, or anything you want. We just retain a non-exclusive license to be able to display the content you wrote
  unrestricted, worldwide: these rights aren't restricted to e.g. Croatia, because anyone in the world might use [Pulsir], so we need to be able to do that in any country.
  derivative works, copies, publicly display: thumbnails are derivative works, and snippets can be as well. [as for
  authorizing others to do so: we may need to pass the content through any number of service providers in the course of doing business. The biggest one is CDNs or hosters, who redistribute/cache our content through edge networks to servers closer to you in order to reduce latency and load on our origin servers.

8. Pulsir is provided “as is”. Pulsir  disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Happy New Year! Also, improvements

 

So, it's finally 2014. Woo! :D Also, we've improved reply browsing so you can now follow discussions in a simpler way, and for all of you non-coders, we have a new WYSIWYG editor up, so you can click your way into HTML. It's an older, opensource version of the awesome Redactor, so enjoy! :)

Like it dark?

 

Introducing dark mode

Like dark backgrounds? Your eyes bleed when looking at that awesome white background of Pulsir? Well, you should speak to a doctor. Also, use Pulsir's new Dark mode.

Our /vlado has always wanted a dark background for Pulsir, and to his heart's desire, we've done that. Dark mode can be enabled on this page and stays on for a year unless you disable it.

I know, the colors are crap, we're working on them, don't worry.

Jutarnji.

 

Jutarnji list krši autorska prava u članku o kršenju autorskih prava. Evo maila kojeg sam im uputio.

Znam da će ovaj e-mail vjerojatno ostati nepročitan u vašem inboxu, no svejedno ću ga napisati. Pišete o kršenju autorskih prava dok ih i sami kršite. U članku u kojem govorite o tome kako incijativa U ime obitelji je kršila autorska prava benda The XX , stavili ste kao primarnu sliku onu s Wikipedije, ne obraćajući pažnju na ono što piše pod License i objašnjava kako su autorska prava autora slike zaštićena. Tamo jasno piše da je slika dostupna pod Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic licencom, koja jasno govori da "možete umnažati i redistribuirati materijal u bilo kojem mediju ili formatu" te "možete remiksirati, mijenjati i prerađivati djelo u bilo koju svrhu, pa i komercijalnu", no "morate adekvatno navesti autora, uvrstiti link na licencu i naznačiti eventualne izmjene. Možete to učiniti na bilo razuman način, ali ne smijete sugerirati da davatelj licence izravno podupire Vas ili Vaše korištenje djela", te da "ako remiksirate, mijenjate ili prerađujete materijal, Vaše prerade morate distribuirati pod istom licencom pod kojom je bio izvornik". Ne znam jeste li ovo previdjeli ili ste namjerno ignorirali, ali smatram da je takvo ponašanje neprihvatljivo te da time oštećujete autora slike, koji vam je za to mogao jako lijepo naplatiti, no odlučio se licencirati ju pod Creative Commons licencom. Mislim da dodati u članak "Slika: Stefano Masselli" nije problem, niti će vas ljudi zbog toga manje poštivati. Autor djela će biti zahvalan na tome, a možete izbjeći i tužbu zbog kršenja autorskih prava. Nadam se da ćete u budućnosti razmisliti kod korištenja slika.

Naravno, dobio sam mailer-daemon odgovor s errorom.

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at popbox.iskon.hr. I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses. This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out. <gmedia05+redakcija@jutarnji.hr>: Recipient's mailbox is full, message returned to sender. (#5.2.2)

Let's all just sell out.

 

Google is experimenting with huge banners on search results. And today, Microsoft seems to be doing the same with their search engine, Bing, The Verge reports.

Sure, it makes sense to display hero-like banners for official sites when you search for them. But when you search for a Ford and get ads for the new Volkswagen, I'd think about switching search engines.

We here at Pulsir have tried to avoid ads when possible, but there was a stage when we were hosted at VlexoFree where we had to display AdSense ads, and the money had to go to them. We hated them, and tried to make them as unobtrusive as possible. Unfortunately, they didn't like the idea of us making the banners display only if you want them to display (if you hover a specific corner). Instead, they wanted to make us throw ads at your face, insulting your intelligence and annoying you with 6 simple tips how to burn body fat that doctors don't want you to know about! Those greedy a***ole!

Needless to say, we ended up moving hosts. Hero banners for Southwest Airlines when you search for Southwest Airlines are a good idea, but they take up way too much space, and if you're searching for DigitalOcean and get hero ads for MediaTemple (happens), that's not a very good idea.

Sure, you'd probably earn a fuckload of money from advertisers, but it's a bad thing to do to your users.

So, let me conclude this post with a promise: If we ever implement ads, they're going to be small, simple, text+favicon only ads with a maximum height of 16px.

Nice!

 

Zakon! :)

A short film: What is Pulsir

 

You've probably seen a post or two from 'mbmjertan', a dummy account I've made for a horribly edited short film about Pulsir's features. Please ignore the posts :)
Here's the video:
https://vimeo.com/75700950

Post replies: a new way of commenting

 

As Livefyre was really bad, and we didn't want to go back to DISQUS, we decided to do something simple: post replies.

Think of post replies as video replies on YouTube - you reply with a post to a post, and then your reply shows up on the original post. It's done simply through tagging. How, you may ask? Each post's reply tag consists of the word "reply" and it's post ID. Of course, you don't have to sift through URLs or do an API query - on the end of each post, there is a reply tag ready to copy/paste.

It's a simple solution to a big problem.

(Yes, this post is a reply to my last post. As of the moment, you can't go back and forth in a conversation, but that's coming soon :D)

Tell me what's the error, Windows

 

I downloaded Office 2013 from... khm, that site we all download Microsoft products from. After an hour of downloading, I mounted the ISO and doubleclicked setup.exe, when a green modal appeared, saying I can't run that app on this PC. No explanation, nothing.

What the fuck, I thought. It was 32-bit Office on a 32-bit OS, so I proceeded to Google it, but that also wasn't very helpful, and I still can't run Office.

Basically, Windows 8 decreased in helpfullness and usability to be simpler and, at first, and only at first sight, prettier. Who the fuck did Microsoft hire to work on usability in Windows 8? 

Livefyre trouble

 

Livefyre isn't showing up on comments, and we're terribly sorry about that. We're working around the clock to fix it.

Also, /zdroid is our new designer :D

A few changes, again.

 

I know what you're thinking. "Another change post? Arrgh! WHYYYYYYYYy?!"

Yeah. Sorry. Okay. First of all, we're introducing a new commenting system! We got rid of DISQUS and replaced it with Livefyre, which is just more awesome. You can now comment with your Livefyre, Facebook, Twitter,  OpenID, Google Account and probably something else I can't think of right now. It's awesome. Go try it out.

Also, we have changed our post editor interface a bit. We look even more like Medium now. Rest assured, we are not trying to mimic them in any way, except borderless post editors. That s[beep]t's awesome. :D

And, another change. We're moving bug reporting and organization to JIRA OnDemand. Atlassian was awesome and has given us a free license. Love you guys! <3


Yeah, that's about it. Here's a badly photoshopped sloth in space.
 


Changing paths, part two

 


Earlier this year, I wrote a post about Pulsir's future and this is a sequel to that post. We've decided to rebrand the Pulsir blogging thing to something. Probably feedt. We don't know yet, but we'll move the Pulsir blogging and mail services to a new name soon, and the Pulsir anonymous posting service will simply be called Pulsir. You won't lose your posts, don't worry.

This was a busy week for us. We moved to a new server, had some downtime and we had a lot of bugs to fix, and no time to fix them. (Yes, we're working on them now) We're sorry about that. :(
We're also working on implementing new features like verified accounts for our team members and possibly other people in the future and group blogs.


So, I had another bad experience with support.

 

I tried out vps.me, but they actually don't provide any kind of support for free users, and their privacy policy doesn't cover pretty much anything, so I decided to delete my account, but before that, I wanted them to delete all of my data, including my phone number that was stored on the server. I contacted their sales department (the only one I could) using live chat. I spent 43 minutes talking to them until I gave up.

I published the transcript of the conversation over at my personal blog, which you can find at http://mario-borna-mjertan.from.hr/?id=23 if you're interested. I really need to get this off my chest.

Also, we're moving our support forums away from Tender. Stay tuned! :)

Registrations are open, emails and changes to the privacy policy

 

This is a really quick post as I need to travel in the morning, but there are a few changes I'd like to talk about.

First of all, registrations are now open to everybody, although Pulsir is still in deep beta and a lot of features are missing. Be aware of this. Also, new users will along with profiles, get @pulsir.eu email adresses hosted in Croatia (so you can hide from PRISM), and existing users may request access to the Pulsir Mail Service (yes, the name is a quick joke, deal with it) by contacting support at say.hello@pulsir.eu.

We've also changed our privacy policy to disallow us from gathering all sorts of data about you. You can visit it at http://pulsir.eu/privacy

That would be it. BAAAAAAAAAI

Opening up.

 

Pulsir will open up registrations for everyone soon, but profiles will still have a waiting time.

Introducing: Private posts!

 

Facebook and all that other social crap spy on you. Instagram sells your photos. We, on the other hand, value your privacy. Today, we present Private posts, a way to share things on Pulsir privately.
We will always follow the Pulsir privacy policy when handling your data and we will never access it without your knowledge.

Private posts work on a simple priciple: you check that little checkbox when adding a post. The post doesn't show up in the New posts feed or on your profile, rather just on a special URL that displays your private posts. To get that special URL, you need to contact support (preferably by emailing dev@plsr.tk).

We hope you like it :D

Changing paths.

 

A long, long time ago, at a laptop far, far away, sat a man named... Okay, enough. Pulsir was in its earliest phase just a blog about things that interested me and some time later, I decided to replace it with a blogging service called "Pulsir 2.0". As you can see, we dropped the "2.0" from the name. Later on, we introduced profiles and turned open source. Actually, at the same point, I think. But that's not the point. The point is, we've changed already, and we're considering doing it again. But what would the new Pulsir bring?

I sat at my computer bored, as I fixed all the issues I had with KDE screen management and wasn't frustrated by anything, I invited /jazavac, a developer at Pulsir and a friend to Campfire and we talked about what we needed to do for the next version of Pulsir and he suggested that later in the year when we're done with all the things (yaay :D) we go on a conference call, plan things out and code the shit out of ourselves, ignoring Lighthouse (bugtracker), Tender (support desk) and everything, on which I replied with "okay, but we're ignoring the bigger question here, what do we want to accomplish with Pulsir? what do we want it to become?". That started a whole new conversation.

He summarized his idea into this: "Imagine a site where anyone can post, and that post is visible to everybody. No accounts, complete anonymity, secured by https, proxyies, 0 logs and so on. The basic idea is to write open letters, a journal or whatever you think of. There is a voting system, so there's a sort of a front page where you can read the best posts ever/weekly and so on". Basically, it's like reddit, only completely private, open and anonymous, limited only to the core functionality of posting, voting, and maybe comments. No profiles, nothing like that. It could also feature other things, like self-deleting posts that delete after being viewed a number of times (the number set by the creator), and they would be excluded from all feeds, or tags/categories, but that's not really certain.

We would probably keep your posts and blogs for at least a month until you export them, and we'd provide a way to download all posts in a format we didn't think of yet, but we want to check this with you. What do you think? Should we do this or not? Please let us know, it would really mean a lot.

What the fuck just happened? An overview of today

 

This post represents the official thoughts of the Pulsir team. I apologize for the use of profanity in the title.

So, if you visited Pulsir today, you might have encountered an redirect to worddictionary.com.au, a dictionary site or something. I don't know. Basically, as the WOT rating suggests, they really like to spam and do such things, and they even went to the extent of somehow... hijacking or manipulating our domains. We don't know what really happened, but as far as I know, our domain was disapproved by the .tk team and then the system went to redirect to that site. I didn't see it in time, but after it was down for probably hours, I saw it and contacted the .tk team via Twitter (because if you don't pay them to allow strangers to steal your domains*, they won't help you via email), on which they responded:

@impetiredome Your domains didn't work or weren't public. I've re-authorized them, but please resolve any issues you have.

— Dot TK (@dottk) May 22, 2013


Our domain was working, however, or we weren't aware of the downtime, but this really sucks. We're sorry that this happened and we'll try to make sure that nothing similar happens ever again, and if you notice something like that on any of our domains again, shoot us an email at dev@plsr.tk or directly to me (better) at iweb@plsr.tk and we'll work our buts off to fix it.

*hyperbole. please don't take away our domains just yet.

Would you pay for Pulsir themes or addons?

 

This is just a hypothetical question and it isn't likely that we're going to do this, but would you pay for Pulsir themes or addons? If you write them, they're free, if we write them, you've got to pay a small, one time fee, like 2,99$ for a plugin, 4,99$ for a more awesome plugin and 6,99$ for a theme.

A new privacy policy.

 

It's short and easy to read, based on reddit's awesome privacy policy :D
Visit it.

Pulsir TOS, v 2.0

 
This document is outdated. Please refer the new version of it

Sorry, this post has been deleted.Reason: outdated

$laptop_charger == 'dead';

 

:(

We fixed WYSIHTML5!

 

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! :D

A simpler, different post editor

 

Say hello to our new post editor with a simpler and a bit weirder interface.

The editor is still powered by the awesome WYSIHTML5 editor and the biggest change that you'll see is that there isn't a 'Save' button. Okay, there is, but it doesn't say save. We decided to replace it with a 'fragmented circle' that looks like this. http://d.plsr.tk/circletosave.png" /> Click it and your post will be saved.

There are bugs with the new editor, the biggest being that you're not able to use the buttons in WYSIHTML5 because of... well, we don't know, but we're working on fixing it! :D

Don't redesign save.

 


I’ve been reading a lot about people trying to redesign the Save [] icon. Yes, the save icon is old, since the start of the GUI development, people have used the save icon and it has a meaning to it.

This post is actually for my blog at impetiredome.koding.com/blag, but I'm publishing it here as well.

In the beginning, the GUI’s had to be obvious for people not to go back to command line interfaces confused by the logic, so the designers thought: ‚Hey, if they’re saving on a diskette, let’s make a diskette icon for the Save button.’ And they were right. People just got it and liked the simplicity instead of memorising CLI commands. Do you know what ‚dir’ does in the Windows CLI? The same thing as ‚ls’ on UNIX based system - it lists files. But it just isn’t as obvious as clicking on things like ‚My Documents’. It’s much more complicated, and people liked the simplicity.


But I digress. Anyway, people got used to the Save icon - it’s widely recognised as a simple icon for a simple task. Yes, yes, it’s old, nobody uses diskettes any more, yadda yadda yadda. It doesn’t matter. What matters though, is that it has a meaning, an idea behind it, and that it’s recognised.


It isn’t how pretty it is what makes a good icon, it’s how understandable it is to the general population what makes a good icon. If it’s the prettiest icon in the world, but nobody understands what it does, it sucks.


If we’re going to redesign save, we might as well redesign the phone icon, because nobody uses the analogue phone these days anyway. And maybe even the phone book icon, who uses that old thing today?! Or the search icon because most people don’t use it any more. Postal mail is rare these days, so why do we still use it as an email icon? Because it’s recognised. It doesn’t matter if something’s old, if people like it and if it’s widely recognised and used. If we follow the „it’s old” logic, we might as well reinvent Jesus.


Tango projects actually don’t use the Save icon, and I’m okay with that, as long as people don’t get confused, but redesigning a perfectly functioning icon just to look newer, doesn’t make sense to me. Tango aims at new users, not old users frustrated by idiotic decisions at design and most of their icons have a relation to every day life, just like Save had 10 years ago. It may not be true to say now, but it has become so widely recognised that it shouldn’t be changed. Not yet. It should be redesigned once it becomes less recognised, but that moment isn’t right now.


 Yes, of course, this whole article is purely my opinion.

A list of requirements

 

As we didn't ever publish how we give 'invitation ratings', that is, how we pick the best content creators to get Pulsir blogs, we have now decided to publish the questions content creators need to answer, in full.

  1. Do you own a Mac? (Correct Answer: Y)
  2. Are you a hipster? (CA: Y)
  3. Do you have a Twitter/Facebook account? (CA: N)
  4. Do you have a cactus? (CA: Y)
  5. Do you hate your cactus? (CA: Y)
  6. Will you write about your cactus? (CA: N)
  7. Do you like One Direction or Justin Bieber? (CA: Y)
  8. Will you write about 1D/JB? (CA: Y)
  9. Do you need their music to "live in happy"? (CA: Y, it's a YGS reference)
  10. Do you listen to it while drinking coffee in Starbucks? (CA: Y)
If you have correctly answered all the question, you are now... a teenage girl/hipster. And you'll probably get a Pulsir blog right away. Send as an email at dev@plsr.tk.

Simpler, clearer and better Terms of Service

 

Pulsir's TOS are pretty much the same as they were when we first started, and a lot has changed since then. 


So here is a working draft of our new Terms of Service. We want to hear your thoughts and we'll surely use your feedback to make the Terms better and simpler.

They are based on Automattic's awesome TOS CC-BY licensed TOS: 

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Pulsir website and all content, services and products available at or through the website.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services.

USERS:

  1. Your Pulsir Account and Site. If you create a blog on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Pulsir may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Pulsir liability. You must immediately notify Automattic of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Pulsir will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. Depending on the quality and content of your blog, Pulsir reserves the right to not approve your blog submission or to delete your blog afterwards. 
  2. Responsibility of Contributors.If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Pulsir or otherwise.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Pulisr has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Pulsir’s sole discretion (though we will send you a notice in most cases) refuse or remove any content that, in Pulsir’s reasonable opinion, violates any Automattic policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or  terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Pulsir’s sole discretion. 

VISITORS:

  1. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Pulsir has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Pulsir does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Pulsir disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
  2. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Pulsir links, and that link to Pulsir. Pulsir does not have any control over those non-Pulsir websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Pulsir website or webpage, Pulsir does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Pulsir disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-WordPress websites and webpages.
  3. Copyright Infringement and Copyright Violation Policy. As Pulsir asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by WordPress.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Pulsir in accordance with The Pulsir Copyright Violation Policy. Pulsir will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Pulsir will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Pulsir or others.
  4. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Pulsir to you any Pulsir or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Pulsir. Pulsir, the Pulsir logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Pulsir, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pulsir or Pulsir's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Pulsir or third-party trademarks. (Please do note that if you are just polite and send us an email, we'll give it to you :D)
  5. Advertisements. Pulsir reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you selfhost.
  6. Attribution. Pulsir reserves the right to display attribution links such as 'Powered by Pulsir, hosted by [hosting name]' theme author, and font attribution in your blog footer.
  7. Termination. Pulsir may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Pulsir account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability. 
  8. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Pulsir and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Pulsir nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

:(

 

Nora, djevojčica koja je digla cijelu Hrvatsku na noge i za čije liječenje su Hrvati donirali tisuće dolara, izgubila je bitku s leukemijom.

Žao nam je. Borila se do zadnjeg daha, a ni skupo liječenje u SAD-u joj nije pomoglo.

U ime cijelog Pulsir tima, izražavam sućut njenoj obitelji.

:(

The login system is live!

 

Yes, and now you need to be logged in to post. A link will show up if you aren't logged in. (You will be able to post, but your username will always be 'Guest')

This means that if you haven't set your password already (which you should have done by now), you'll be locked out of your account until you do so. The easiest way to do it is to send us an email with your username and password using the link on the login page (it's dev@plsr.tk, but you probably know that already)

So go ahead, tell us what you think about the login system and don't forget to set your password if you haven't done that already.

About the login system: You need to set a password

 

As you probably already know, we're working on a login system.
It'll probably look something like the image below, I'm still working on it. 


But you first need to set a password. If you're a Pulsir user, you probably have recieved the email. Logins won't be mandatory until at least 50% of users have set their password, and if you haven't already, you should really do it or you'll be locked out of your account. (We'll let you in later.)

Log in, baby!

 

We introducing a login system and you'll need to set a password.

Don't worry, you'll get an email with instructions.

Tagging is fun!

 

Today, we're rolling out a simple new feature: tagging posts.
For now, you are able to add only a single tag to a post, and it should be descriptive (say: review, column, blog, travel, pope)

What are your thoughts on simple tagging? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Valentine's day!

 

<3

Opt-in reklame

 

Prilikom dizajna Pulsira imamo vrlo jednostavan content-first pristup - stavljamo sadržaj na prvo mjesto, a Pulsir branding i reklame su najmanje važne. 

Stoga danas predstavljamo opt-in reklame, vrstu prikazivanja reklama na Pulsiru gdje vi birate hoćete li vidjeti reklamu ili ne. Primijetite u donjem desnom kutu sivi gumb s tekstom Ads. Prelaskom miša preko njega prikazat će se reklama, a ako pomaknete miš u stranu, zatvorit će se. 

Ako imate komentar ili prijedlog, ostavite svoje mišljenje u komentarima ispod.

TL;DR - ads are now opt-in, hover the Ads button to see them / reklame su sada opt-in, prijeđite preko Ads gumba da biste ih vidjeli

API i nova verzija Pulsira

 

Privremeno smo ugasili API zbog zastarjelosti. Bit će vraćen u idućoj verziji Pulsira. 

Novi dizajn naslovnice

 

Nakon što smo osvježili dizajn Pulsira prije par tjedana, došlo je vrijeme na daleko zastarjelu naslovnicu.

I tako, večeras predstavljamo novi dizajn naslovnice. 

Mišljenja? 

(meni osobno jedino smeta ogromna promjena između buttona za dodavanje posta i trenutno samo linka, što je zbunjujuće)

Profili su otvoreni za javnost!

 

Tako je. :D
Nema više beta testera, profili su od danas dostupni svima.
[beta tester] badgevi će biti uklonjeni s profila uskoro.

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#quickblog

Načini za dobivanje podrške

 

Budući da vjerojatno neki od vas ne znaju kako zatražiti podršku na Pulsiru, evo kako.
Ima više načina, pa krenimo.

Načini dobivanja podrške


1. Pomoću e-maila

Dobri stari mejl. Svi ga imaju, većina ga koristi. Tako i mi.
Slanje maila na dev [at] plsr [točka] tk će otvoriti privatnu diskusiju na našem Tenderu. (bit će vidljiva samo članovima našeg tima)

2. Pomoću Tendera

Možete i otvoriti javnu ili privatnu diskusiju na našem Tenderu pomoću gumba Start a discussion.

3. Pomoću Twittera

Da, i preko Twittera. Samo uključite #pulsirsupport, a odgovorit ćemo s @pulsir, @impetiredome ili @max360se računa. Ako želite, rasprava se može odvijati i preko DM-a, samo nas obavijestite o tome.

4. Ovdje.

Slobodno dodajte i novi post ovdje. Samo u polje Autor poslije korisničkog imena dodajte .pomoc, kako bi to bila privatan post. Nakon toga, potrudit ćemo se riješiti vaš problem.


Dobro, to su načini. Ali kako zatražiti pomoć?
Evo par savjeta.

  1. Budite ljubazni. Trudimo vam se pomoći, cijenite to.
  2. Detaljno opišite problem. Ako dobivate grešku, datum, vrijeme i sadržaj greške su jako korisni.
  3. Nemojte spamati. To nam otežava praćenje zahtjeva podrške.
  4. Imajte na umu da smo samo ljudi. Nemamo supermoći odgovaranja na n upita istovremeno.
  5. Ako ne dobijete odgovor, javite nam se opet. (48 sati je preporučeno vrijeme čekanja, maksimalno se javite 3 puta)
Hvala na razumijevanju,
--iweb

Predstavljamo Pulsir. Opet redizajniran.

 

Uzeli smo u obzir vaše kritike i složili novi dizajn. 
Dostupan je na cijelom Pulsiru, a svoje komentare možete ostaviti ispod.

Aaron, počivao u miru.

 

Mislim da je glupo od mene što već nisam napisao ovaj post. 

Kao što već vjerojatno svi znate, Aaron Swartz je prije tri dana, 11. siječnja 2013., počinio samoubojstvo. Više o svemu tome možete pročitati na LZS-u.

Neću pretjerano govoriti o njegovim doprinosima otvorenom Internetu i općenito društvu. Učinio je jako puno toga i mogao bih o tome napisati knjigu, ne post.

No reći ću ovo. Svijet je izgubio jaku važnu osobu, i bez njega, Internet sigurno neće biti isti. On možda više nije ovdje, ali njegovi doprinosi jesu, i nadajmo se da će se još dugo pamtiti.
 

U ime cijelog našeg tima, izražavam sućut njegovoj obitelji. 

--iweb

reddit, PHP 5.5.0 i mysql(i) funkcije.

 

Gubeći vrijeme na redditu jedan dan pomoću mobitela, ugledah vijest da će mysql_ funkcije biti deprecated u PHP 5.5.0. Malo sam se zabrinuo, ali nastavio sam gubiti vrijeme uz pokoji meme.

Budući da sam danas slobodan, odlučih poraditi na prebacivanju Pulsirove infrastrukture na mysqli umjesto mysql funkcija. Očekivao sam da to neće biti prevelik zahvat i da će biti dovršen u roku od nekih pola sata.

No, prevario sam se. PHP dokumentacija je bila vrlo nejasno napisana i gotovo sve što sam učinio je rezultiralo u greškama na cijelom Pulsiru budući da je proceduralno pisan. Uglavnom, sve je to uzrokovalo toliko problema da su svi linkovi (osim jednog u sandboxu) preusmjeravali na http://plsr.tk/down, tj. davali 500 grešku.

Na kraju odustah od prebacivanja Pulsira na mysqli i kompatibilnosti s 5.5.0, barem zasad. U svakom slučaju, napisat ćemo Pulsir 'from scratch' tj. ispočetka, koristeći objective-oriented framework kako bi izbjegli da cijeli Pulsir zahvati bolest pogrešne varijable.


Pozdravite našeg najnovijeg člana tima.

 

Bokić.
Dobili smo još jednog člana tima - pridružio nam se Marino a.k.a. max360se kao support guy!
Da ponovimo, support mailove ćete dobivati ili sa službenih @plsr.tk ili našeg Tendera. Nema nikakvih Gmail, Hotmail i sličnih mail servisa. Potpisujemo se s našim korisničkim imenom ili imenom i linkom na Twitter/lkd.to /Pulsir profil.
Također, pružamo i podršku putem Twittera i Google Plusa - samo dodajte #pulsirsupport :D

____,
-- iweb

Naša nova politika privatnosti

 

Danas stupa na snagu naša nova politika privatnosti, to jest, naša pravila o čuvanju Vaših podataka.

Budući da neki linkovi još uvijek linkaju na staru, poštivat ćemo ih obje. (wat?)

Našu novu, jasniju politiku privatnosti možete posjetiti na plsr.tk/privacy

Hvala,

-- iweb

Doviđenja Aloha, dobrodošao WYSIHTML5

 

Imamo novi uređivač teksta prilikom dodavanja teksta.

#quickblog

Twitter, Chrome and {searchTerms}

 

So, everytime I go to twitter.com via Chrome, it redirects me to this URL:

https://twitter.com/search/%7BsearchTerms%7D?source=desktop-search

It's really annoying. I even tried reporting a bug in Chrome, but nothing. Any help?



Profil ovog korisnika

SPAMBOT NO MORE

 

Trudimo se spriječiti spamere i zato uvodimo moderaciju postova.


#quickblog

Pratite LKLK2012 uživo!

 

LinuxLab konferencija Linux korisnika je počela! Možete ju pratiti uživo putem live streama.

Raspored predavanja

09.45 Otvorenje konferencije
10.00 dr. sc. Željko Jeričević: “Android u obrazovnom procesu”
11.00 Vedran Živičnjak, Igor Vuk i Marin Bjeliš: “Ima li kruha u open source-u?”
12.00 David Dubrović: “Video montaža pod Linuxom”
12.45 Podjela zahvalnica. Pauza za ručak.
15.00 Matko Hrvatin: “Creative Commons licence i autorska prava”
16.00 Vlado Blažon: “Otkrivam Linux na pragu pedesetih”
17.00 Vedran Miletić: “h4x0rske tehnike u prevenciji prepisivanja”
18.00 Valent Turković i Valentino Šefer: “Projekt Otvorena mreža”

57 sati downtimea - kako, zašto i tko je kriv

 

Nisam ja!
Pulsir je nedavno pretrpio dugih 57 sati downtimea. Evo objašnjenja.

    1. server je "otišao offline" zbog nečega što je trebala biti obična zamjena otkazivajućeg diska od strane našeg hostinga, no nije bilo tako.

      Nažalost, zaposlenici datacentra su zamijenili disk. Bez syncanja diskova prije toga.
      No, nevolja tu ne prestaje. Stari disk je bio zagubljen u datacentru.

      Nakon što je pronađen i nakon što je zaposleno dodatno osoblje da bi se podatci vratili, konačno smo opet up, kao i naš hosting.
      Nije došlo do gubitaka podataka prilikom prijenosa podataka - sve je kao što je bilo i prije.

      Ispričavamo se svima na koje je ovaj downtime utjecao i potrudit ćemo se da se ovaj slučaj ne ponovi.

Službena objava VlexoFree hostinga u vezi ovog downtimea. | Pulsir Status

Novosti, opet. :D

 

Nakon malih promjena u dizajnu, imamo još par novosti. 1348846780.png Profili su još jedna nova mogućnost Pulsira, a trenutačno je u beti. Rani primjer profila možete vidjeti ovdje. Bit će (mnogo :D) izmjena i neće ostati isti kao danas, baš kao i sam Pulsir. 1348848452.png Pulsir je od početka koristio otvoren kod i mislimo da je vrijeme da vratimo nešto zajednici. Predstavljamo Pulsir, otvorenog koda. Možete ga pronaći kao projekt na Launchpadu. Znam, znam.


Pulsir je dobio redizajn mali facelift.

 

Kao što ste mogli primjetiti, dijelovi Pulsira su bili redizajnirani, a tu je sada i pozadinska slika "The London Eye". Što mislite? Ostavite komentar ispod.