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  • Gears Theme

    Posted on April 6th, 2009 wt8008 No comments

    Today I upgraded to the latest wordpress and also decided to update my blog’s theme. I am currently using the Gears theme. I like it so far, I may play around with it if I have some time or need to modify it. Currently I just modified the text color for posts to black, before it used a sliver/gray color, which is something that I do not like. In the style.css file modify the color field to #000000 for black text. Also in sidebar.php, I added <li class="login"><?php wp_register();>

  • Blog Back Up

    Posted on September 5th, 2007 wt8008 No comments

    My free host disabled the mySQL database for all users and required the users to pay a fee to reactivate, since all my blog posts and data were in the database, and I did not have any resent backups, I had to cave in. It was a one time fee of $9.95.

  • Host is going through upgrades…

    Posted on December 30th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    Well I cannot rate the speed of 110mb yet, as right now they are currently moving to clustered servers, but I am having some issues with some php pages, which is noted an issue. I don’t think they will work on those issues until the server move is complete. Hopefully 110mb can be my home for a long time to come.

  • Moving hosts again

    Posted on December 27th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    This time to http://www.110mb.com I’ll see how it works out.

  • Site Status Monitoring

    Posted on October 25th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    I have setup a site monitoring service at siteuptime.com so I can keep track of when my site goes down. Maybe I can find a pattern of some sort or really figure out whats causing it not to work. :-p

  • New 400GB Harddrive

    Posted on August 31st, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    I brought a new Segate 400GB near the start of this month. I think it was for $119, I have the recepit taped on the case of my computer so I can find it, if I need it. There is a five year warranty on it that ends August 1, 2011. This is mostly a note to myself to remember that. 😛

    Now I got files everywhere, and I need to do some reorganizing… well I have been for the past month.

    I also just figured out why my webserver wasn’t running properly after I installed Mediawiki. It was working fine, but it just stopped after I did a ‘apt-get upgrade’. In the repositories Mediawiki depended upon PHP4 and not PHP5 (which I already had installed) so I downgraded. Apparently I didn’t install all the extentions that I had for PHP5 on PHP4 which was required for my site to operate. Anyway I should read logs more often.

  • Mediawiki

    Posted on July 31st, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    I have installed a wiki at http://wt8008.blogsite.com/wiki. There is nothing there right now, maybe I’ll think of something useful for it like to document what I do on linux, so the next time I format, I can remember how to rebuild my system. 😛 Yeah right… like I’m going to spend the time to document everything…

    EDIT: Oh yeah my birthday is tomorrow too. Almost forgot

  • Downtime Due to Power Outage

    Posted on July 26th, 2006 wt8008 1 comment

    Early this morning around 12:30 am (midnight) the server lost power due to a power outage. The server was not restarted until 9:30 am.

    Edit: Power Outage for like a second again around 4 PM, but I came back up right away.

  • Server Back Up

    Posted on July 9th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    Whoops… I was a little too fast with the delete key on my computer… and removed a little too much. I also lost a few days of posts. 🙁

  • New Theme Chosen

    Posted on June 15th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    I have picked a new theme for my WordPress blog, I think it is decent


    by Brad Rice, released 2005-03-02.

    It is called Soothe for those who are wondering where you can get it.