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Archive for Computers

USB Motion Detector

Bare Witness hd Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man full movie I was quite impressed with this today from MAKE Magazine, it’s a USB Motion detector! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_3q-mO5djs]

by Keiron on February 22nd, 2009 | Hardware | 4 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 » |

XULRunner and Crowbar – Crawling of sorts?

This was going to be a tutorial on getting these two things running to achieve everything I want, sadly I can’t work out how to get the last step working, which is to navigate the returned Ajax page to allow me to extract different information. As such this is more a guide on getting the two things installed and working – if you have any more luck than I do on getting navigating Ajax working then let me know!! XULRunner First things first, I downloaded the Windows version of XULRunner from (look in the runtimes directory!): http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/xulrunner/releases/ (Unpacking takes a while the 8.23MB download contained 302 items totalling 18.8MB!) Crowbar Not such a simple download for the uninitiated. It’s not… Continue reading »

by Keiron on November 30th, 2008 | Programming | 6 Comments » |

Using Subversion to get Crowbar

This post is just a reference point for another post, a Subversion client is needed for downloading Crowbar, so I downloaded TortoiseSVN available here. A quick install with the default options and I was away. I created a new folder on my desktop called Crowbar, went into it and did a right click (TortoiseSVN is an explorer extension so there’s no program to run directly!). Alpha Dog release TortoiseSVN -> Export Then pasted in the trunk from the Crowbar instructions page.

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

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 » |