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Archive for Software

Not so Hasty there! Thunderbirds are go!

You may have read earlier that I had written a funky script to remove email that I’d never ever read from my inbox, and it had all gone horribly wrong when I passed a null string into the function and it deleted the whole inbox along with 700+ messages in it. Disaster to some extent! Then I sat and had a think about how long it would take to import all 700+ headers every time Thunderbird wanted to read my inbox. That wouldn’t be efficient – surely Thunderbird does some caching? Lo and behold it does, and I’ve recovered everything (and a little bit more besides!) – let me explain. Bratz movie Recovering Deleted Mail – Thunderbird! As soon as… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 3 Comments » |

Backup, backup and backup!!

A word to the wise, always make backups….. Particularly when you are testing a script that has the ability to delete emails!!!!!!! I was writing a script to delete some of my emails whilst I’m away, regular newsletters, advertising from holiday companies, you know the sort of stuff I’m talking about? Not spam, and not stuff I want to unsubscribe from – just stuff – stuff that I’ll only delete when I get home anyway. Anyway, I screwed it up and an empty variable got passed into the cleanup script and has blown away my entire inbox. Luckily it’s my more spammy account that I signup to most things with, however I’m quite good at pruning it normally and it… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 2 Comments » |

Posting YouTube Videos (Again!)

You may remember many moons ago, I posted about what a bind it could be to put YouTube videos into WordPress Blogs (because WordPress got all excitable and corrected the HTML). Today I discovered a post from Caroline about a plugin that does the job! Wassup Rockers rip YouTube Brackets means that to insert a video I now do this: [ youtube=xxxxx] Where xxxxx is the URL of the video! This is the video posted yesterday about RFID cloning and how it was tagged! [ youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isKnDiJNPk] And I can now insert this video that made me laugh yesterday: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_fPV13lKm4]

by Keiron on February 14th, 2009 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |

Auntie Spam’s Gone Away!

I’m a big fan of Auntie Spam for cleaning out all the rubbish that Akismet collects, but this appears to be something that no longer works in the 2.7 upgrade – I just hope someone updates the greasemonkey script!

by Keiron on December 12th, 2008 | Wordpress | 2 Comments » |

Coltrane Here We Come…. WordPress 2.7

I’m incredibly lucky to have WPAU on my blog which has made the upgrade to WordPress 2.7 (Coltrane) relatively painless.. The Great Dictator divx This is probably the most talked about release in the WordPress history, with blog after blog discussing it. So here goes: Logging in WordPress I see the familiar: WordPress 2.7 is available! Please update now. Luckily because of WPAU I also see…. Click Here to Automatically Upgrade WordPress to latest Version. Clicking the Auto Upgrade, I do the usual things: Fill in my FTP details Backup files Backup Database (all my tables – why is there not a check all option in WPAU?) Fetch the latest version. Put the site in maintenance mode Deactivates the plugins… Continue reading »

by Keiron on December 12th, 2008 | Wordpress | 1 Comment » |

Change Permalink Structure?

The In-Laws download I don’t particularly like my current Permalink structure, has anybody had any success with Dean Lee’s Permalink Migration Plugin?

by Keiron on November 30th, 2008 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |

Photoshop – on Reflection (Whoops!)

I really need to play with Photoshop/The Gimp more, as I’ve got tonnes of photos that would probably look loads better with a little editing. But a must read recently has become PsD Photoshop Disasters. A couple of brilliant reflection posts recently have been: Pitch Black full movie Take a look it’s well worth subscribing to!

by Keiron on October 24th, 2008 | Software | No Comments » |