Still Plugging Along

So as interests bounce back and forth I just wanted to put down a few words as to what I’ve been playing with. Bugerator and the lost and found are more or less feature complete. They are usable as is and don’t need a lot of attention. I still pay close attention to any issues people have and make improvements as necessary. I may work on new features in the future but nothing is planned for the immediate time.

I’ve been doing a lot with AVR chips (arduino pro mini among others). There is a time based switch turner on-er and off-er in the git here. It is designed to use a NRF24L01 and keep its own time with occasional communication from a Raspberry Pi. The AVR (client?) side is more or less there. I have one switching multicolored lights on my house. The raspberry pi side is not there. I have something in place to communicate manually. When I make more progress I’ll do a proper write up.

Since we are planning on buying a child care center in the near future I’ve initially started WordPress plugins for accounting and child care management. Why WordPress? Well I’d rather trust their established security. Besides as mentioned before I’d rather have everything all encompassing than install this in this folder and install that in another folder on a web host. That way there is one user name/password that can be used for many different things. Daycareator and accounterator are in the git for now.

Why the ator names? Well I didn’t want to totally copy the inator from Phineas and Ferb. Tickerator sounds good enough and its just kind of my thing.

’til next time.

5 thoughts on “Still Plugging Along”

  1. Do keep in mind WordPress out of the box is still very much exploitable and highly suggest you add a security plugin if you haven’t to ensure people do not inject XSS into your comments, or attempt to brute force into yours or other wordpress sites you maintain.

    One example is WordPress still uses the very much so outdated mysql_query as opposed to mysqli or PDO with prepared statements and is known for having been broken through by malicious users.

    Loving bugerator though, keep up the awesome work!

  2. Hi David,

    (Hopefully this is an appropriate place to post this.)

    Just found and have been playing around with bugerator the other night – really like it so far, thanks for taking the time and sharing it out to the wp community!

    I have an email-related feature request for your consideration, and a potential email-related bug I may have discovered after that.

    When an issue is created in a project, with no user assignment, no email is generated. Is this by design? When you have a community of beta testers who don’t know the roles of the developers, many times they won’t know which developer to assign a particular issue to, so they will leave it blank. As a developer, a notification that a new issue has been submitted to the project would be really handy (along with a configuration option to specify a ‘default notification’ email address.)

    Additionally, I’ve noticed that if I submit an issue and assign it to a developer right then and there, no notification email gets sent to that developer. However, if I go back in and edit it, changing the assign: to , saving it, and then changing the assign: to one of the developers, and re-saving it, then an email *does* get sent. It feels like the email trigger only happens when the Assign: field is changed. Again, not sure I’m doing something wrong here, or if this is a bug, or how you intended it to operate, so I figured I’d share what I was seeing with you, and ask.

    Thanks again!

    1. In theory they should be able to subscribe to the project and get any new entries. That’s the design. Log into the project, then go to the profile tab. It should give you the option to subscribe to that project. If that doesn’t work let me know and I’ll try to track it down.

      1. Yes, that was my issue. I had subscribed to several individual issues initially, and it wouldn’t allow me to subscribe to the project as a whole until I unsubscribed from all of the issues first (clicking the “Subscribe to this project” link at the bottom in the Profile tab basically did nothing until I unsubbed from the specific issues, and now it shows that I’m subscribed to the project.) Once I did that, it’s working as expected and notifications are being sent for all updates to the project now. Thanks very much, and my apologies if I wasted your time with the question.

  3. No trouble at all. Sorry that didn’t work better. I may need to revisit this soon and make that a bit easier to have it work.

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