Chrome Extension for PS.com Forums
I've made my first-ever browser extension. I chose Google Chrome, mostly because I actually use Chrome on a regular basis. It also turns out it's not too hard to make extensions for.
This extension adds some features to http://boardsus.playstation.com
Read on for more information.
New PlayStation Website Launch Woes
PlayStation.com launched a new website and updated the forums, but not without hitch. In addition to the extra unexpected maintenance, and stability issues, there have been many complaints about the design of the site, removed features, and slow performance.
PlayStation.com Forums Down
The North American PlayStation.com forums and website have gone down for approximately 13 hours (10pm Pacific/1am Eastern to 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern) for some serious renovations. But what can we expect?
PSN Connect Tool
With the advent of PS List, and knowing that it was possible to connect to the PSN and pull profile information, I couldn't help but make something with PHP. Check out what I've done and what is possible by clicking Read More.
PSList: PS3 Friends List for PC
PSList is a program developed by a PlayStation.com forums user lets you login to the PlayStation Network and view your PSN friends list. It shows thing such as friend requests pending, users online and what game they're playing, and who's offline.
Should a GPS be Smarter?
If you've ever used a GPS, you know they're not perfect. They may tell you to get on non-existent streets, or send you through city streets instead of the highway going around. With modern GPS's sporting processors fast enough to play simple games and enough disk space to hold a short movie, why don't these devices make use of all that power?
Happy 10th Birthday PS.com Forums!
It's been 10 years for the PlayStation.com Forums today. This makes it the oldest forum for Lithium, and one of the oldest official console gaming forums.
Everyone gets these, and it only seems to get worse over time. I got nailed after I got a credit report via Bank of America.
If you acutally read these offers, some have a notice at the bottom, on the back, on how to stop getting most of these offers.
Do any one of the following:
- Call 1-888-567-8688
- Go to https://www.optoutprescreen.com/
- Write to:
Experian Consumer Opt Out
P.O. Box 919
Allen, TX 75013
P.O. Box 740123
Atlanta, GA 30374-0123
TransUnion Opt Out Request
P.O. Box 505
Woodlyn, PA 19094-0505
The website is probably the easiest option. To be permanently removed, you will have to return a signed form.
I made this site about 3 years ago, and it hasn't changed much since. Fortunately, I made it somewhat simple, and easy to manipulate, so I could make future changes, which I have. Unfortunately, my website is still a bit behind the time, and needs some updating.
First I need to decide to use the code I already have, or start from scratch. Starting from scratch takes much longer and more planning, but allows for code thats more willing to deal with whatever changes I want to make. If I use my old code, some things may be a bit hack-job, but will let me spend more time on new cool stuff.
I also need to invent some creativity to give this site a little spice, else I pay for a custom design, or find a free template to hack up.
But, for things this site should do:
-look more professional
-more customization for front/landing page
--change order of posts
--change post views on a per-post basis
-connect to social-networking sites
-better user accounts
-captcha-like user registration form
-a "shoutbox" like something, with captcha
Please comment with more suggestions :)
So, I guess I went on a bit of a programming spree this weekend. I guess I do that when I'm bored, and discover something new to play with.
I changed this site a bit, gearing it up for some more major changes later using mod_rewrite. It will make the URLs appear more like what some other sites and blogs will do. Also added some images to this site, and messed with the colors/theme a bit. I think it looks a bit nicer.
I also made this site: boardsus.playstation.com for PSP. The point of the site, except for me to program something to kill bordom, is, erm, I guess already described on there. "The point of this page was to make a PSP friendly, and user friendly, site for browsing the PlayStation.com Forums on your PSP. It was also made to cure my bordom, and to exercise my RSS skills using PHP. I also put in some AJAX stuff if you're not on the PSP."
Please let me know what you think. I'm also gunna put a post over in the PSP section of my site, with just the PSP info in it.
Dunno what the beef is, but my neobahumut.com forums were hacked the other day (now fixed with no loss or damages), and today I noticed someone attempting to break in to my computer via FTP, Telnet, SSH, and Remote Desktop.
I have the IP of my attacker obviously, but now I want to know who this person is and why they were doing it... if I don't get any contact, I'll report this IP and send all my logs to thier ISP.
So, I havn't defragmented in a long time, mostly because the drive was too full, and after moving and deleting a bunch of files, this is what my drive turned out to look like:
Here is a description of what fragmentation and defragmentation is:
Take a look a the "drive map". That's literally a map of the drive, and where data is on it.
When files are saved on the harddrive, they are saved in the first available free space. Say you save 2 files, the first file is 10Kb, and the 2nd one is 100kb. Then you delete the first file... that leaves 10kb of free space in front of the 2nd file. If you then save a 50kb file, the first 10kb of that file will be saved in the 10kb of free space in front of the 2nd file, and the rest is saved after it. Now that file is fragmented, because it's saved in two physical locations on the disk. File 2, is still contigious, and not fragmented.
When you defragment, it rearranges the files so that they are all contigious. So, in this case, it would probably move File 2 somewhere else, re-save File 3 so it's all together at the beginning.
How to do it
1. Open "My Computer", right click your harddrive, and click properties.
2. Click the tools tab. Click Defragment Now.
3. Select the drive you wish to defragment, then click Defragment at the bottom.
Note: the program I used is not the one in Windows XP, I used Executive Software Diskkeeper.
Tried playing a game of Counter Strike: Source earlier today, and the game froze. Windows was still working in the background, but when I couldn't get enough free processor time to end the game, I gave up and restarted.
When cleaning up files on my old HDD, I apparently deleted some files Windows was still using to boot up, so it wouldn't boot (Said "ntldr mising, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"). So, I was forced to reinstall windows (repairing the boot information didn't work in the recovery console).
After booting back into Windows, which was an unusual process, it appeared as though SP2 was uninstalled, though some elements of it are still there (Security Center in the Control Panel). But they don't work (Security Center window has no settings or anything in it). MS Word/Office doesn't work, even after selecting Repair and Reinstall options, Media Player doesn't work, my media licenses don't work, so I can't play WMA files I've legally downloaded and have the rights to play.
took this pic this morning because i thought it looked kinda cool
things to do...
-tech support tab
--or make permissions (more flexible)
-quick edit link
---view post count
---view join date
-add editline (and count?)
-create installable version
-image gallery (simple one or two file, db free)
*tab and catagory levels
*finish news stuff