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Parallelus says

I have to cast my vote for Runway. :P

Runway website: http://runwaywp.com
GitHub Repository: https://github.com/parallelus/Runway-Framework

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Parallelus says

BuddyPress and bbPress are two plugins that I hate so much! The code base is trash and there is always something that will not work properly.

I don’t really have a problem with bbPress. It’s not nearly as complex as BuddyPress. You can get decent results from it without much work. Similar to BuddyPress, if you try and customize it too much it there can be problems. The main difference, to me, is the things bbPress does by default do not bother me nearly as much as BuddyPress. That leaves me with far less to change in order to get a good result.

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Parallelus says

Have you ever developed a BuddyPress theme? If you do anything unique or custom at all it’s nothing but trouble. They’re a pain to create and even more difficult to maintain. Just say no to BuddyPress.

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Parallelus says

How heavy does the new iPhone Plus feel? My Note 3 does not feel heavy in my hand, but that’s because of my previous phone. It had a physical keyboard that slid out and a massive battery. It was a brick, making the Note feel much lighter. I know the iPhone is very thin but I haven’t held one. Is it heavier then the 5 or about the same?

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Parallelus says

Had the same problem on my support site to verify users. I’m using file_get_contents() instead of curl. Updated my code as shown below and it’s working again.

This is what I had:

// Old code
$json_url = 'http://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/'. $envato_username .'/'. $envato_api_key .'/verify-purchase:'. $license_id.'.json';
$json_contents = file_get_contents($json_url);

This is the new code, including a custom user agent string.

// New code, includes user agent string for Envato API changes (10/2/2014)
$options  = array('http' => array('user_agent' => 'buddypress-group-verify'));
$context  = stream_context_create($options);
$json_url = 'http://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/'. $envato_username .'/'. $envato_api_key .'/verify-purchase:'. $license_id.'.json';
$json_contents = file_get_contents($json_url, false, $context);
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Parallelus says

Any issues with it laying flat or the camera sticking out slightly? I never heard any feedback on that.

I actually forgot about it when I got it and didn’t notice it. I mean it will rock if you push on it but it’s not really a big deal. A lot of other phones have cameras sticking out. I just added the leather case and now it sits flush. :)

Absolutely, a case will fix that. It’s the same on my Note 3. It has a big camera sticking out in the top center and if you use it on a flat surface with one hand it can rock slightly if you press the screen around the upper area on a side. But with a case, it’s flush and sits even. I’m sure that’s even a consideration now, not to mention one reason they keep making the phones slimmer so that with a case it’s a “good thickness” is my guess.


Yep. That was something that drove me nuts and was one of the reasons (not the primary reason though) that I exchanged the 6 for a 5s after spending the weekend with it. Main reason was that the size just wasn’t working well for my hands. I wouldn’t say that I have small hands but I am female and the size wasn’t optimal for me.

I used to think my phone was too big for my hands. Give it a couple weeks and you don’t just get used to the larger size you kind of fall in love with it. I would not be able to go back to a phone the size of the iPhone 5 at this point. I could use the 6, but nothing smaller. Truthfully, I think Apple users that get comfortable with the bigger phone, even the Plus, will eventually love it. You may even start cursing Apple for not making them bigger sooner. :)

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Parallelus says

Any issues with it laying flat or the camera sticking out slightly? I never heard any feedback on that.

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Parallelus says

Got an iPhone 6 with Apple’s black leather case. Coming from an iPhone 5, I just LOVE it. The size is perfect, battery life is awesome (for me personally, this would change depending on how you use your phone), and I love the curved shape. It’s gorgeous in person. No issues with bending so far. ;)

I said it before, the design is beautiful and the size increase was a must. Seems like the Apple fans were critical of the rounded edges but I think it is really nice. Easily my favorite iPhone yet.

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Parallelus says



Got tired of installing Linux on your phone already ;)
not even started :) was too busy with the bended iphone drama
:D Have you seen this already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHEmO-kRCSs

Nice to see people having fun with it. I can say that my Galaxy isn’t bent or flaccid. :D

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Parallelus says


hahhahahhahaa

SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iPhone 6 users discover iPhone 6 bends , http://uniladmag.com/articles/apple-users-distraught-discover-iphone-6-bends/ … via @unilad #BringBackOuriPhone5s

but if still works then is a great curved phone :)

this looks bad, if true I’m glad apple proved my point I’ve made a couple of days back, here:

http://videohive.net/forums/thread/ios-8-released-/142571?page=3#1120767

I’ve had a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for almost a year and never had a problem with it fitting in my pocket or “bending” issues. Maybe they’re making iPhones out of cheaper materials now. To be honest, I hardly know anyone with an iPhone that doesn’t have a cracked screen or the back isn’t shattered into pieces. My sister-in-law goes through iPhones so fast you’d think they were disposable. They seem to break a lot, and I’m not even talking about the new one.

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