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WordPress Update Plugin

I just found the COOLEST¬†wordpress update plugin! Normally, wordpress is kinda difficult to upgrade, because (especially on a site like this) you don’t have access to the server files, and even if you did, you probably wouldn’t know where to start! Well, this plugin does it all for you! You can either click “automatic”, and have it do everything, or you can do it the semi-auto way, where it asks you before each step, and lets you choose options such as to download the backup .zip file it creates. VERY easy, basically all you do is click the “next step” button, and it backs up, modifies, and does everything for you! Amazing. :)

Here’s the link, for any of you interested. It’s a plugin, so it has to be uploaded to the server originally, but if you ask nicely (and you’re part of the EC mod/admin team), I’ll do it for you. :)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/

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Monday, January 12th, 2009 Uncategorized 83 Comments

Computer finished!

I have finally finished my computer!!! Two days ago, I put all of the parts together. It’s not TOO hard…and it’s a lot of fun. It’s a lot like a big puzzle…

Next I had to load Windows XP, and then overwrite it with Windows Vista. I got Windows Vista from someone who works at Microsoft (heh…they get a 90% discount…so for Vista Ultimte…normally $600…I paid $60 :D), but they accidentally got me the UPGRADE version…so you have to have a previous version of windows installed first (hence why I had to load XP first). I love it! I installed Vista 64-bit…which is awesome because it means it can fully utilize my 8GB of RAM that I have in my computer. The computer runs so fast it’s amazing. :)

SIDENOTE: For all interested…the day I was ordering my parts…I noticed that my 2.2Ghz quad-core processer wasn’t in stock…so I upgraded. I went with the AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK edition 2.5Ghz quad-core!!! Which, by the way, I found out, is the BEST processor you can GET from AMD. :)

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008 Uncategorized 35 Comments

New Computer

Hehe…well, my hard drive showed up for my new computer today…the ironic thing is that it came all the way from Tenessee, and has shown up before my stuff that shipped (same day/time) from California. :D Go figure.

I also stopped by our local computer surplus store today and grabbed some SATA and IDE¬†power and data cables…because apparently the “Open box” motherboard I’m getting from Newegg only includes the motherboard…and none of the accoutrements. I can’t wait for tomorrow, when the rest of my boxes are scheduled to show up!!!

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Monday, July 28th, 2008 Uncategorized 145 Comments

New Computer

For all those tekkies out there…

I’m building my own computer within the next week or two…so I’m ordering all my parts. It’s going to be pretty cool…I’m hoping it runs a little better than my current laptop. My laptop isn’t bad…but it’s not built for the amount of programs I have on it…and the hard drive is almost full. But for anyone interested, here’s the specs on the computer that I’m building:

Motherboard: ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD

Graphics card: DIAMOND Radeon HD 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready

RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2

Processor: AMD Phenom 9500 Agena 2.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ Quad-core

Computer case: XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Disc drives: One DVDRW/CDRW drive, and one LightScribe laser DVDRW/CDRW drive.

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

So in other words…this computer should last me for quite awhile. :D Total estimated price? Only $880!
Yes, you heard (er…saw) right! I was shocked to find out it is going to be that cheap. A friend of mine told me that it was cheaper to build your own computer…and now I find out that it really IS!

Also, for all interested, I’m buying all of my parts (except for the lightscribe DVD drive) from www.newegg.com, which is basically THE site to go to for computer stuff.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 Uncategorized 122 Comments

Date not working (July 7, 2008)

July 7, 2008

Hmmm…it seems like the date function is not working properly next to my posts…they all say April 21. So, I shall just put it up above my post! Please ignore the little calender icon. :)

EDIT:I removed the little calendar thingy, so now you can either look at the date on top of the post, or in the footer bar at the bottom of my post.

SECOND EDIT: I installed a new theme, and the date now works.

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Monday, July 7th, 2008 Uncategorized 42 Comments

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