How to Create your Custom WordPress Login Image from Scratch

August 23rd, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Although I agree that WordPress deserves all the publicity they can get, I want my site logo to show on the login screen, and not WordPress because it’s my site, and I want people to know that they are logging into my site. In this how to article, I am going to explain step-by-step how to create a WordPress login screen like the one I have in place.

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Blocking Firefox – N00b Response to AdBlock

August 21st, 2007 / 2 Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Many people have seen the Digg article on blocking Firefox in response to Adblock, which blocks inline ads and shows the webpage like the ads never existed. The owner of this site argues that it is stealing because the ads are what pays for and maintains the site. While that may or may not be true, blocking all Firefox users is a bad response to this “issue” that a select number of people have made of it.

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Shocking Flaw in Dell’s Power Adapter (P-12)

August 16th, 2007 / 1 Comment » / by Andrew Wells

I recently serviced a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop. It suffered lightning damage, and as I was looking at the power pack, I noticed something quote dangerous that could shock an unsuspecting victim.

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Support for PHP 4 Ends – Plan Ahead for PHP 6

August 15th, 2007 / No Comments » / by exporter

Unfortunately for all of you that are to lazy to check and modify your code for PHP 5, your procrastinating days are drawing to a close. Support for PHP 4 ends on December 31, 2007. Ever since the PHP5 official release on July 13, 2004, the PHP group has been supporting both versions 4 and 5 together, allowing plenty of time for the developers to check and tweak their code.

Now to review, the fact that they say they are not supporting it on their website does not mean that you won’t be able to use it. It just means that you shouldn’t expect any more updates. According to PHP’s website, they won’t be releasing any major updates to PHP 4.4 after this year, and they will be releasing critical updates on a case-by-case basis only until August 08, 2008.

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Fix PSP Error with OpenDNS – (80410418)

August 13th, 2007 / 19 Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Does this sound familiar?…

(80410418) Communication with the server failed. A DNS error has occurred.

A friend of mine had that problem on a wireless network a bit ago, and not being a hard core gamer, it wasn’t easy for me to figure out because I’ve never used one of those things before (so sue me).

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cPanel Can’t Make Up Their Mind

August 10th, 2007 / 2 Comments » / by Andrew Wells

If you are on the Internet a lot, chances are you have a lot of accounts to remember. How do you remember them? Do you keep them in your head, or do you write them down? Some people opt to write them down because they can’t remember them, but others say writing them down is bad because other people can find it. Well, cPanel can’t make up their mind because they contradict themselves right on the set password page.

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Issues Resolved With

August 9th, 2007 / 6 Comments » / by Andrew Wells

When I first set up the Tomcat 5.5 server on my tinkering box, I can into security issues with getting the dumb programs to connect to the MySQL server – even on localhost. Thanks to the Java community, I found my answer an answer was provided for me.

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Microsoft’s Attack Against Linux & Open Source

July 6th, 2007 / 1 Comment » / by Andrew Wells

It’s old news that Microsoft is going after GNU/Linux and their users with patent threats, but why? I’m going to review the theories as to why the software giant is making the moves as well as voice my opinion on what’s going to happen.

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How to Create a Time Lapse Video using FFMPEG

July 5th, 2007 / 16 Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Since I just got my TV tuner card less then a week ago, I have been learning a thing or two on some video file manipulation. Creating a time lapse was something I wanted to create from my storm chasing video, and this was how I did it.

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Storm Chasing Experience

July 3rd, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

My other favorite thing to do besides programming and computers would be watching the weather. Over the last couple seasons, I have gone storm chasing with a couple friends. One of them is studying to be a meteorologist, and we’ve been able to track down and catch storms pretty well. Although we have yet to see a tornado, we have ran into pretty much everything else including high winds, hail, lightning, and very heavy rain.

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