category: computer

23
OCT
2008
17
OCT
2008

So I don’t know how many you know that I use three machines, not all on a daily basis, but at lest two I do.

  1. IBM ThnkPad
  2. Dell XPS M1530 (Non-Blu Ray)
  3. Customized Desktop

So last night I went to turn on my Dell XPS and I accidentally pressed the Media Direct button. I knew that it brought up a special program that allowed you to play DVDs and look at pictures without booting into the full thing of Visita. What I didn’t know then what I know now is that the Media Direct is corrupt. Since it’s stored on a hidden partition that you really can’t access it tough to make changes to the settings. So when I went to turn it off, my Dell kept booting into the Media Direct. I got really frustrated and after searching online for a boot cd that I could use to reset the Master Boot Record (MBR) I found one that worked. Now I know how to use these programs, but when I went to change the active partition back to Vista, things started getting more our of whack. Go figure.

So I had to end up putting in my Dell Restore CD’s last night to see if Vista can fix the problem without having to re-install everything. Afraid not. So I started the restore this morning at 8am when I woke up ever so briefly, and started the restore processes. As of this moment of me typing this all to you, Windows is doing it’s Windows Updates. It was very easy to restore and install the drivers on the discs Dell provides for you and on top of that, it even saved my programing directory. So I just gotta install the TortoiseSVN extension so I can read it. In the end, the Dell starts up much faster because I was able to not install the Dell Software suite fully and just install the software I wanted. The last thing I have to do is install the webcam software and then my anti-virus. Then everything will be as good as new!

15
OCT
2008

World of Goo

Posted by Shane

A neat 2D game called World of Goo was released on Steam recently. While my gaming time has gone down, I was surfing the Steam news to see what was going on. I saw something called World of Goo. So I watched the trailier and everything. I checked out to see if there was a demo on their website, and there was so I download it. Now after playing the demo I am hooked!

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14
OCT
2008

I went ahead and made our current development version 1.3.8 into the new stable release. This version introduces a few major things.

  1. Translation support. You may look in the Woopra forums for the current version of the file needed to translate the plugin into different languages. Once we start getting some translation files back, we will release them in-mass. Look at the I18n for WordPress Developers on the WordPress codex for more translation information.
  2. The plugin has been tested all the way up to the current development version of WordPress (2.7.0 alpha)

Once we get enough translations, we will add them to the mix and start releasing the plugin with translation batches and support.

09
OCT
2008

According to John, the Woopra King, beta registrations will be closing once the total number of sites hits 50,000. Currently roughly ~ 45,000 websites are being monitored and recorded, which is a huge enough sample to remove any outlasting bugs that may reside in either the application or the structure of the servers itself. So if you still want in, sign up now at Woopra! Otherwise you will have to wait for the offical release.

Over the past several days I been working on upgrading the attachment system to include multiple gallery support in the code. I am please to announced that this feature coded and ready to be put into the trunk. For those who are currently using 2.7.x on your production blog (who what to test out this system by using the patch file provided here), you will have to run the upgrade script (wp-admin/upgrade.php) as your attachments will not be in the attachment tab (formally the gallery tab) for multiple gallery items to work. [ gallery ] and the subsequent user-defined items should still work as normal unless you start to item up into different galleries. Then you will need to define the group number (i.e. group=”1” ).

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08
OCT
2008

VAB Tribes 2

Posted by Shane

As of November 1, 2008, Sierra, the game publisher for Tribes 2, will be officially shutting down the master servers for this great game. Though I used to play this all the time (Now it’s mostly Team Fortress 2) this is a sad day to see such a great game being thrown into vaporware.

There is an upside. A number of developers from within the Tribes community gave created an interesting mod using the Enemy Territory – Quake Wars engine. So far the results of there madness is pretty good. It looks like a combination of Tribes 2 and Tribes 1 mixed together. What was the original intention of Tribes Vengeance, but that’s a WHOLE other issue. Another issue that might come up is the source code to Tribes 2. There might be a slight possibility that the source code will be released when the game is officially dumped off the records making us developers to work on an alternative master server and maybe even fix Tribes 2 itself.