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Finally – A gaming console for women!

I recently got my dad a Wii. That’s right. My dad. A Wii.
What can I say, he has a lot of time on his hands and he wanted one.
To be honest, I’m jealous. But that’s beside the point.

The point is this hilarious bit about a Wii-like gaming consoles for the ladies.
Yes yes, it’s very sexist and a bit inappropriate, but hey, it made me laugh!

WordPress Worm Attack

This was bound to happen, apparently there’s a worm spreading over the Internet attacking WordPress-based blogs by taking advantage of a vulnerability in older versions.

If you have the latest WordPress 2.8.4 – You’re safe. Well this site wasn’t safe. I had a very old version running. I knew it wasn’t safe, but I was just too busy to upgrade.
This post however about the worm scared me. I finally upgraded to WordPress 2.8.4.

Beyond the fact I’m now feeling safer, I was wowed by just how much WordPress has improved in all this time and versions that were released. The admin dashboard was completely unfamiliar to me.
But it now looks really cool, and managing and posting on the blog feels much smoother now, everything feels much more professional.
Damn, I should have updated ages ago.

In the process of upgrading I also tinkered with other technical parts of this site too. I managed to discover that a traffic analysis WordPress plugin by the name of FireStats I installed many months ago apparently made the MySQL DB 10 times larger in size!
After removing it the DB was reduced from a 30+ MB size to a modest 3MB database.
It might be psychological only, but browsing my blog seems so much faster now.

In any case, the bottom line is that it seems to me like the web site is running much safer, better and faster now. Good for me! :-)

XKCD’s “Lease” – Do you ever feel like that?

Do you ever feel like that?
I know I do sometimes..

VLC Media Player 1.0.0 Released

VLC media player, the best open source, multi-platform, codec independent, video player is finally out of Beta!

It’s truly the best out there. Supports Windows, Linux and Mac. Will play literally anything you’ll throw at it without installing anything else. I’ve been using it for years now, it was ALWAYS in Beta. Not anymore, it’s now officially released as version 1.0.0.

Gmail finally out of Beta. After 5 years.

Wow, while the previous post about the Google OS is certainly a million times more important, I was actually more surprised by this one from Google: After 5 years of being labled as Beta, Gmail is finally officially out of Beta.

Actually the whole Google Apps suite, which Gmail is part of, is finally out of Beta. Obviously Google is working hard to replace Microsoft as the new giant. Let the games begin..! :)