How to Choose a Web Host

Download How to Choose a Web Host as a PDF There is little point in purchasing and modifying a web template or producing a web site if no one is going to see it. To make a site available on the web you need to publish it on a web server where people can access […]

Tweaks and Improvements for Your PC

Lifehacker has a couple of good articles on improving and cleaning your PC. The first deals with speeding up an old laptop. I would say (as they do in the article) that most people won’t need 4GB of RAM and the improvement from 2GB to 4GB will be minimal, so I’m not sure I’d bother. […]

Booting Linux from a USB Stick using a Floppy

The trusty old Fujis that make up the bulk of the computers I deal with day-to-day tend to be pretty reliable, but I have noticed a few going down with (what I believe are) faulty disk drive controllers (to be fair, these machines are at least six years old). The system runs fine, all except […]

1.2 Themes on 1.5

To upgrade any of the Viewfinder Design WordPress templates to work with version 1.3, following the steps below: In the index.php file: Change the line (should be around line 15) @import url( < ?php echo get_settings(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-layout.css ); to @import url( < ?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_url’); ?> ); and change the line < ?php include(ABSPATH . ‘wp-comments.php’); […]

Getting the Jabra BT320s Working with Bluetooth Transmitters

I have an iPod and generally listen to it when I’m getting ready in the mornings, I find it better than listening to a stereo as I moved through several rooms and it can travel with me. One problem is where to put your ‘pod when you’re in various states of dress. So when someone […]

Front-End Markdown Gallery Script

When I converted one of my sites from WordPress to static, I lost some things. One of those was the ability to easily generate a gallery of images; thumbnails that link to larger versions. Markdown, which is what my posts are now written in, is great for writing without the overhead of a having to wrap […]

Book Reviews Plugin v1.4 for WP 2.5

Slight update to make the plugin work better with version 2.5 of WordPress. Not sure how backwards compatible it is, due to changes in 2.5 I would not recommend using this on anything less than 2.5. DOWNLOAD

Excluding a Category from the Home Page

This is the code to add/change in the index.php file of your template if you use the method specified in the WordPress codex: < ?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> < ! — The following tests if the current post is in category 3. –> < ! — […]

Tips to Save Money When Buying Software

Digital Inspiration has a great article on saving money when buying software online. I’d certainly agree with their points about comparing prices, signing up for newsletters, etc to get a special offer, upgrade versions and academic versions. I’d also add it’s worth checking if your company has any deals. Microsoft, for example, often offers deals […]

Media Image Master Application Launch

I use Media Browser to make perusing my ripped films and TV shows more visually appealing but, as good as the in-built functionality to retrieve cover images and backdrops is, there are times when it can’t find one, or not the appropriate one (lots of movies with the same title). I used to prefer Salami’s […]