Install WordPress 2.6 with Hostgator account

July 30th, 2008 admin Posted in how to 2 Comments »

This blog is hosted at Hostgator so I’ll explain how to install your WordPress blog in less than 5 minutes.

WordPress needs MySql support and some free space. At first create a new database for your WordPress blog with phpMyAdmin or hostgator’s MySQL Account Maintenance.

Notice at the creation success message that your database name has a prefix, which is your account’s name at Hostgator. Read the rest of this entry »


The fastest guide on how to upgrade your personal WordPress blog

July 23rd, 2008 admin Posted in how to Comments Off on The fastest guide on how to upgrade your personal WordPress blog

When you see the message: “Worpdress 2.x is available! Please update now” you shouldn’t be lazy and skip the updating because you never know if someone could exploit vulnerabilities of the previous versions of WordPress. Another good reason not to skip the updating process is that WordPress is allways improving and adding new features which can speed up your blogging.

Here is the simplest way to update your WordPress blog to the latest version.
Step1. Download newest WordPress version from WordPress.org and extract it on your local machine
Step2. You need to delete and reupload wp-admin and wp-includes folders into your WordPress blog installation directory. If you use some FTP program (for example SmartFTP) you can drag and drop those folders directly on the screen and choose merge in the pop up window. This is the same as you would try to copy folder named A to a folder Read the rest of this entry »

How to Connect 2 Skype Users at a Time from the Same Computer

July 10th, 2008 admin Posted in how to, software, tricks Comments Off on How to Connect 2 Skype Users at a Time from the Same Computer

2-skype-accounts-at-the-same-timeIf you want to use Skype for business and personal use but don’t want to share your personal skype username the only thing is to have 2 separate Skype contacts working at the same time from 1 computer.

Hovewer you can not simply launch another instance of Skype like Word document. So you either have to turn it off and switch to another account or use the following technique and 2 Skype accounts working at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »


How to bypass regional restrictions and watch videos from outside US

July 3rd, 2008 admin Posted in how to, tricks Comments Off on How to bypass regional restrictions and watch videos from outside US

Some video services like ABC, HULU.com, Disney and others put a region restriction so residents from outside US can’t watch video from these sites. What those sites do is a protection called IP location checking. If it sees that your IP is from other country than US it says: “no you can’t watch that”. One of the reason for such a restriction is that advertisers for those video services doesn’t want to pay for ads to be seen by someone from let’s say Nigeria. And common visitors see windows like this:

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