My desktop is a DIY pc which I built in 2008.
The only one part changed is motherboard. I use ASUS P5Q se until now.
The OS on it is Windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Because I use 2GB memory only, the performance is not that good. The Windows Experience Index is 5.5.
Gaming Graphics: 7.1
Primary hard disk: 5.9
So Base score is 5.5.
Today, I bought 2X2GB memory from Future Shop.
Crucial 4GB 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL6 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit.
I got price match at Future Shop with NCIX. So I paid $59.91.
Got a new toy, USB TV tuner, from NCIX.com.
Hauppauge WINTV-USB2-FM Analog TV Stick.
I plugged it into one USB port. Installed the software from the CD.
And connect the TV cable with the usb stick. Run the program to scan the channels. I got 50+ with shaw cable.
I test the System Mechanic 10.8 on my Windows XP sp3 in my office. Installation is pretty simple.
It is one of the best PC tune-up / PC utility tools I used up to now.
First, speed is very important. If the loading speed of the tool itself is slow, I will have no confidence on its functions. System Mechanic has good loading speed.
Second, I do like all-in-one solution for this type of tools.
- Fixes errors, crashes and freezes
- Boosts internet speeds
- Speeds up Windows start time
- Restores system stability
- Cleans out clutter and junk files
- Prevents slowdowns and bottlenecks
- Plugs security holes
- Clears out private data
- Improves gaming experience
It is the very first time, I saw the following message when I enter facebook.com URL.
Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.
I google it and some answers come out.
One of it is:
For the official help on this error message please follow this link.
Many users have been receiving this error message for the past few days. You are probably receiving this message because facebook is working on the database that your account is stored on. Keep in mind that it is possible for you to receive this message and that your friend/spouse may not experience any issues (even if they are in the same household or city). If you have been getting this error message for more than 24 hours, facebook recommends clearing your cache and your cookies. Follow this link to find out how to clear your cache and your cookies.
Got a TrendNet TV-IP501W from Dell.ca. It costed me $82.31 Canadian dollors.
It is DISCONTINUED PRODUCT, based on TRENDnet official site.
Here is the feature list:
Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11b/g standards
Compatible with 802.11n wireless networks when set to 802.11n/g/b mixed mode
Wireless encryption support for WEP, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK standards
45 degree horizontal and 35 degree vertical viewing angle
4.57mm focal length and 1.9 F/No
4x digital zoom
Option to provide a hardwire network connection with the 1x 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet port
High quality MJPEG video recording with up to 30 frames per second
Resolution up to VGA: 640 x 480 pixels
Included camera mounting kit
Hear sound from the built in microphone
Supports TCP/IP networking, SMTP Email, HTTP and other Internet protocols
Motion detection triggered email alerts and image upload via FTP
Multiple adjustable motion detection windows with just-in-time snapshot
Quick Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) installation
Complimentary IPView Pro 2.0 software: manage up to 32 IP View cameras *
Complimentary IPView software: supports Windows XP andVista operating systems
3-year limited warranty
Upgrade my O!Play HDP-R1 from 1.38N to 1.41N.
1. Fix the issue that in photo grid view mode, only first BMP picture will be shown correctly, the rest BMP files will be shown as question marks.
Fix the HDD hanging issue when plugging external Buffalo HDD into O!Play.
I did not upgrade to 1.39, but direct upgrade to 1.41 from 1.38.
Download the firmware here.
It is a bug fix release. No new features, NO security fix.
The following issues were fixed in this release.
106033 IE9 RC: Unable to move category/folder on Manage Categories/Folders screen
106034 IE9 RC: Unable to move widgets on Manage Entries/Pages screen
107561 Template load error occurs when a plugin calls MT::Template::load_file with an invalid file path
107157 key and index modifier of MTGetVar tag do not work in dynamic publishing
105414 Always output by ‘png’ when make thumbnail file on dynamic
107692 Got an error when doing validation in “Manage Folders” and “Manage Categories”
86133 Error when saving a template on Template Preview screen
106214 encode_xml does not remove invalid characters in XML
106215 mt:Include is not cached in “memcached” environment
106217 mt:Include that has “key” attribute gets an error in dynamic publishing.
106219 mt:Include that has “key” attribute cannot be used in statically and dynamically at same time.
106258 mt-search.cgi fails with IncludeBlogs=all after upgrade to MT-5.1
106128 MTIfMoreResults can’t work in dynamic publishing.
106159 mt:MultiBlog that has no arguments overrides “local_blog_id” in dynamic publishing.
106202 [Patch] General Settings doesn’t display “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs” license name
106305 MT5.1 Search code regressions
100361 URL on Registration Notification is relative path.
106491 Search and Replace Limited to 126 entries
107390 Theme elements order required.
107443 Memory Leak: Reblessed objects contain cyclic ref
106651 “Request-URI Too Large” error occurs when restoring a backup file which contains a lot of assets
107105 Thumbnail for file-type asset is not displayed on the search results screen for asset
107125 MTInclude tag does not work with key modifier
107341 Duplicated cache filename when using PHP SSI
106513 MTArchiveList archive_type=”Category-Daily” doesn’t work under static publishing
106532 Browsing Select a Blog Style screen generate styles.css template
106535 Checkbox custom fields are not saved properly on Edit Entry screen in some situations
83208 MTIf doesn’t work with a hash variable under dynamic publishing
105747 Custom fields’ data can be imported by entry import even if there are no custom fields in the blog
106356 “Create Blog + Website Administrator” permission user cannot clone blog
106358 FF5: can not go back to WYSIWYG mode after switching to HTML mode
106359 Chrome: Malfunction when switching mode from HTML to WYSIWYG
106378 IE9: Malfunction of text decoration in WYSIWYG mode
106380 IE9: Can not insert item and image when WYSIWYG mode
106395 IE8: When setting anchor link at web page edit on IE, [editor-content.html] is added unintentionally
106435 Original relative URL is not preserved when we click the Link button.
104044 no author ID record in mt_category when the blog are created by custom theme
107682 Comment author disappears from the commenter list when he is unbanned
107663 Cannot eject value in hash, while dynamic publishing
107664 [Customfields] If you change the basename, data you entered will disappear
105360 Doesn’t display entries correctly when include_subcategories=”1″ and include_blogs=”all” are configured.
106786 Can’t remove multiple filters at once
106916 Styling : the display breaks when the category name is long
106925 Unable to cancel deleting a comment properly on Edit Comment screen
69877 MTCalendar month=”this” doesn’t work on published entry archive
107587 Editor cannot add tags at System > Manage Assets
107601 Community Blog’s ‘Powered by’ widget does not show ‘Powered by MT’ icon
107818 Cannot move to login screen after created a new blog with French
Most of my domains are located on 1&1 for many years.
Got the email from it a few days ago, regarding the price change of domain.
We are writing today to inform you that as a result of recent price increases by the major domain registries, we need to increase the annual rates for .com domains. In order for 1&1 to stay competitive and continue to offer you excellent services, we have made the following adjustments to our pricing structure.
For domain renewals and new orders as of 07/01/2012, the following domain
rate changes will apply:
*.com domain renewals will be increased from $9.99
to $10.99 per year.
The new price for your domain(s) will be applied to your next domain
renewal after July 1, 2012.
1&1 is committed to offering very competitive prices and professional
services in the domain environment and we hope to continue to meet and
surpass your service expectations.
Just noticed that I have a Piwik installation to track one of my niche sites, www.aliveworksheet.com.
It is showing that Piwik 1.7.1 is here, go to upgrade.
OK, even I can not find the current version, I still go to Piwik official site to download the latest one.
The upgrade procedure is simple. Download, Unzip, Copy/Overwrite, Upgrade page.
Yes, when the upgrade page shows, I know the existing one is v1.5.1.
Let me record the major changes or updates from 1.5.1 to 1.7.1.
I played VPN on Burst.net last week.
There something new for me. I recorded here for reference.
1) Burst.Net has budget VPS. $5.95/MONTH with Memory: 512MB GUARANTEED
It is based on OpenVZ.
2) It is only support OpenVPN, not pptpd.
3) To install OpenVPN, first enable Tun/Tap at the vePortal > Info&Security
4) When use OpenVPN client GUI on Windows 7, run it as Administrator.
5) Use Webmin to manage the OpenVPN.