Random Thoughts

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 25th, 2008 - 7:25 pm Filled Under: Randomness

- Live performances versions of songs are usually better than the studio version. (IMO)

- Snap569 is back.

- Upgraded to 2.7 on Big-Show.NET.

- Facebook was almost blocked here.

- Getting dental braces removed isn’t as awesome as it seems.

- I forgot about this blog. Sorry for the lack of updates. :-|

- Thinking about starting a ‘Dear Blog,’ thing.

- LOL sucks, LOI ownz. I’m still using ‘lol’, lol :-D

- I need to build my own CMS! :-D

- Joomla is awesome; WordPress is better though (IMO).

- John Cena is back!

- Big Show lost to Undertaker; not surprised.

- I’m using my computer with no fan.

- I smell smoke :-P

- I suck at Photoshop.

- Never bully geeks, you might end up working for them later on in life..


WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 16th, 2008 - 5:22 pm Filled Under: WordPress

The 3rd WordPress 2.7 was released today, upgraded this morning; as usual, auto-upgrade.

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been released for your testing pleasure. Here are some of the changes since Beta 2 (over 160 changes in total):

  • Numerous style improvements and refinements.
  • All admin notices now go under the page title.
  • PHP Notice fixes.
  • Dashboard widget options now properly save.
  • Menu fixes.
  • New design for Quick Edit.
  • Canonical feed URL fixes.
  • Walker fixes.
  • An update for Hello Dolly.
  • Plugin installer updates.
  • Numerous font updates.
  • Updated login logo.
  • Switch position of “Save Draft” and “Preview” buttons in publish module.
  • File upload support for MS Office 2007+ file formats.
  • Media upload buttons won’t show if the user doesn’t have the upload capability.
  • Canonical redirects only do yes-www or no-www redirection for domains.
  • Shift-click checkbox range selection improvement.
  • Add New User page now separate.
  • Tag suggest only suggests tags (not other taxonomy terms).
  • QuickPress shows “Submit for Review” if user cannot publish.
  • Private posts/pages, and password-protected posts/pages are rolled into new “Visibility” section of publish module.

If you have already installed Beta 1 or Beta 2, you can update to Beta 3 via the Tools -> Update menu. If you have problems, or if this is your first time in the 2.7 beta ring, you can download and upgrade the old fashioned way.

Get 2.7 Beta 3.


http.php Error

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 13th, 2008 - 8:03 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Just saying that when I logged in today I got an error with wp-includes/http.php. Here’s the fix ;)


If The Matrix Runs On Windows

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 13th, 2008 - 7:57 pm Filled Under: Randomness



Geeks and Nerds

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 13th, 2008 - 7:50 pm Filled Under: Randomness

Finally, someone stands up for me!

From: Ruhani Rabin

In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys. (from a girls point of view)

  1. While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times. That smooth dude with the sly grin and the spider hands? Wonder what HIS intentions are… plus, I’ve never had a geek guy not call me when he said he would. Score major points THERE.
  2. They’re useful. In this tech-savvy world, it’s great to have a b/f who can make your laptop, desktop, and just about anything else that plugs into a wall behave itself.
  3. They’re more romantic than they’re given credit for. Ok true, their idea of romance might be to make up a spiffy web-page with all the reasons why they love you, with links to pics of you and sonnets and such… but hey. It lasts longer than flowers, plus you can show your friends.
  4. Due to their neglected status, there are plenty to choose from. You like ‘em tall and slender? There are plenty of geeks/nerds who are. You like ‘em smaller with more meat on their bones? Got that too.
  5. They’ve got brains. Come on now, how can intelligence be a bad thing?
  6. Most are quite good at remembering dates. Like birthdates and such, especially if they know it’ll make you happy. Due again to their neglected status, they’re more attentive than guys who “have more options”. Plus, with all that down time without a steady girlfriend, they’ll likely have mental lists of all the things they’d love to do once they GOT a girlfriend.
  7. Sex. Yep. Sex. I’m not really familiar with this myself, but I’ve friends who’ve been intimate with geek guys and it’s raves all around. They say a virgin wrote the Kama Sutra… all that time thinking about sex, imagining sex, dreaming about sex, (they are male after all) coupled with a desire to make you happy? Use your imagination.
  8. They’re relatively low-maintenance. Most can be fueled on pizza, Twinkies and Mt Dew. No complicated dinners needed here, so if you’re not the best cook, eh. Can you order a pizza?
  9. Most frequent bars as often as slugs frequent salt mines. You won’t have to worry much about your geek guy getting his “groove” on with club hotties because, frankly, he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer wondering where that spare cable went. You won’t have to worry about him flirting with other women because, 9 out of 10 times, he’ll zip right by them in a perfect b-line towards the nearest electronics store. I’ve seen this happen.Girl: “Eww. Victoria Secret’s Models… They’re so skinny. How is that feminine? You can see her ribs!”
    Geek Guy: “ooooooo…”
    Girl: “Hey!” *notices he is staring lustfully towards the computer store*
    Geek Guy: “What?”
    Girl: “Never mind…”
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4 Reasons You Should Use Thunderbird

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 13th, 2008 - 7:47 pm Filled Under: Randomness

What do you use for your email? Your crappy service that your email provider gives you (excluding GMail)? Why not use an email client? No! Not Outlook! How about Thunderbird? Why, you ask. How many reasons do you need? 3? I’ll do 4, because I always like to go one step further! :-D Lets go…

1. Customization

Just like Firefox, or any Mozilla product, Thunderbird has its fair share of add-ons, available at the Mozilla Plugin Site. So, you can add functionality, remove features, or just read your emails… with style!

2. Speed!

It’s pretty fast! Unlike Outlook, Thunderbird loads at about 3 seconds! How awesome? Plus, less plugins = faster load time.

3. Phishing Protection

Although it’s not right all the time, Thunderbird can identify a scam! Unlike Hotmail, it doesn’t say every email you get from an unknown sender is a scam!

4. Organize!

Thunderbird gives you tons of options on how to organize your emails? Auto-responders, email priority tagging, filtering, all you’ll ever need!

Not convinced, I’ll post more possibly :-P


PS: Did I mention a built-in RSS reader?


Music: Iris

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 11:37 pm Filled Under: Music

Video | Lyrics

Awesome song, enjoy! ;)


Random Thoughts

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 9:20 pm Filled Under: Randomness

Random thoughts are mental drafts of posts (just the topics) that I was gonna publish on here.

- My phone doesn’t support WordPress publishing, but it supports Blogger. Doesn’t have WLAN, not bothered.

- Windows Media Player totally sucks! iTunes pwnz.

- Firefox uses more system resources than Google Chrome.

- Facebook is boring.

- BlogRush shut down.

- MySpace is pointless.

- Rice is overpriced.

- Older versions of FileZilla are better than the newer ones.

- Obama wins! Obama wins! Obama wins! I’m not American.

- No one can live without IM.

- Ubuntu 8.10 was released on Oct 30. Upgraded on Halloween.

- TBN is now in a different color, however the toolbar has 2 color options.

- Gatorade is 95% water.

That’s enough for now. :-)


A Day Without Open Source

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 9:08 pm Filled Under: Randomness

I found an article a few days ago about a world without open-source. It’s an interesting article, not too long. I’ll have to try a day without open source applications. ;)


Fake WordPress Sites

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 9:04 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Wow, I never imagined that there would be fake WordPress sites. Just proves that WordPress is so great, people wanna ruin it! How annoying? :-|

WeblogToolsCollection posts an awesome article with tips and links on how to make sure you do not fall for these scams.

How about using a simple tip? — Download WordPress from Doesn’t get any simpler. :-)


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