2006 April

Apr
24

Download Google Videos as AVI Files

Have you ever watched a free clip from Google Video and wanted to download it only to find out that Google only lets you download the clip in a proprietary unmanageable format? I have!

Robot Chicken

In fact, this happened to me a couple of days ago. I saw this hilarious political comedy sketch from the TV show Robot Chicken ([adult swim] network) on Google Video. I wanted to put that clip on my MySpace profile. But, I would need to obtain it as an AVI format first. There is no free way I know of to convert Google Video files so I had to find a loophole.


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Apr
19

WOL: Wake-on-LAN Tutorial with Bonus PHP Script

I love tweaking my computer! Every opportunity that allows me to specify what I want makes me excited of the possibilities. (With the exception of Azureus. That’s just too confusing for me!) In fact, the first thing I check after installing a new program is the possible existence of “Options,” “Preferences,” “Tools,” “Configuration,” “Settings,” or “Setup!”


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Apr
19

Plugin Fix for WordPress “Edit Post” Cache Bug

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Lately, after upgrading all of my blogs to the latest WordPress version, I’ve noticed a strange behavior when editing my posts. It appears that whenever I pressed “Save,” the post content would not update on the administration console. On the other hand, it would update on the main site.

For example, if I edited a post, everything from the title to the actual body of the article would not change. I would still see the original content when logged into the administration console. But if I viewed my site, everything would appear normally. The changes would only have reflected on the actual public portion of the blog! Even weirder was that when I checked my MySQL database, nowhere was any record of the original version! So where was WordPress pulling this outdated post data from?


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