I’ve been looking for a way to embed eBay auctions into a WordPress site, for a client who wishes to sell products both on their own site and via eBay. I found the WordBay plugin, and it looks pretty good. I’ll let you know how it goes. To buy it, Click Here!
It seems like a lot of WordPress themers are raving about the Genesis Framework. I’m giving it a go, there are several free themes, as well as the option of paid ones (or, like me, you can make your own).
Why Macs are better than PC’s
Because they never crash, because they don’t have bugs like Micro$oft Windoze.
On a fresh install of Tiger, with all updates, I get this crash every 30 mins or so. I have no non-Apple software installed.
I was at a friend’s house last weekend, and he has become quite the fanboi. He demonstrated his Mac to me, to prove that I should get one. It locked up and had to be rebooted 3 times during the half hour I was in front of it. Applications had to be Force Quit. This did not weaken his faith, if anything it strengthened it. He blamed the crashes on one of either 2 possible causes:
- I had plugged in my USB hard disk, which had been formatted on a Windows computer. Micro$oft bugs caused the crash
- He probably had a Safari tab open with Flash on it. Flash caused the whole computer to crash. Adobe are bad, Steve said so.
He also questioned why I would have a USB hard disk instead of the vastly superior Firewire.
how to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk in 5 minutes without data loss
This afternoon, STARSCREAM, my trusty Windows 2003 server, breathed his final breath. He was due to be replaced but I did not yet have all the parts to build a new server. Sad times.
One of the big problems with which I was immediately faced is this: due to being an idiot, I had made several of STARSCREAM’s hard disks Dynamic Disks. This means that I couldn’t just plug them into another computer and use them. I couldn’t access my data.
After a bit of forum reading and googling, I came across a life-saving post at My PKB entitled How to non-destructively convert dynamic disks to basic disks. Within 5 minutes I was happily copying my data to another server, a happy boy indeed. All standard warnings aside, it is a testament to the documented process that my Thank You comment was #294.
in love with the 960 grid system
I have been working on some new sites and designing them with the 960 Grid System, and I am officially in love. It drastically reduces the effort required to layout a page, and also reduces the amount of maths that you have to do in your head. To completely eliminate the maths, I have created an image that shows the grid sizes for the 12 column grid. Click the image below for a 960px wide version.
If, like me, you want to print this out and put it on the wall, I have created an A4 PDF that will have nicer fonts when scaled to print size. The boxes and pink lines are slightly blurry, so if you are a fancy graphics person please feel free to fix it and I will upload your better version here.
Now I have to redesign Pinkjoint using 960.gs 🙂