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States where same sex marriage was legalized in 2014

Added 9 or 10 (I lost count) more states to the list bringing the news post up to date.

EDIT 12/4/14: Added Missouri. That makes 25 states this year (so far) where same sex marriage was legalized and all by judges and none by legislature or popular vote.  

PHP — Editor

Updated to version 1.30 from 1.28 to make it html5 compatible and php 5.4 compatible.  Also fixed an issue where certain characters would either be unintentionally converted to their html character equivalent or else ignored. changelog  

Opera Stable: Tips and Links

Changed the list of extensions to an ordered list with new extensions to be added at the end of the list.  I added a few more extensions worth noting.

  • Edit the page It allows you to delete sections of any web page.  Not quite as good as the pac–man from the 12.xx and older versions of opera, but it comes close.
  • Disable cookies per domain It can disable cookies per domain and the cookies are not stored again unless you enable them again.  I find it handy, but I imagine most people won't need this.
  • Clearly Allows you to view an article and nothing else.  This is primarily what I use Edit the page for, so this is very handy for me.
  • Classic Images Allows you to save images using shortcuts used in Opera 12.x.

Hover free was removed from the list of extensions.

Added a new section "Panels".  The quotes are intentional.  Also expanded the tips section from 2 to 5 (EDIT 10/20/14: now 7) and formatted for readability.

With these extensions installed I now find it difficult to go back to Opera 12.x, which I have used for many years.  I am now hard pressed to think of something that Opera 12.x does better than Opera Stable.  

Windows 7 Tricks

Added a tip for setting the background image for folders.  I have revised the page somewhat and feel that it no longer needs to be labeled as "–– not finished".  I hope to continue to expand on the list as I learn new tricks to optimize Windows 7.  Currently there are 8 tips + 1 extra tip at the bottom.

Update: added a few images  

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I got my video card today and plugged it in and had some fun testing it out.  So far swtor is running much smoother and I'm satisfied with how it plays now.  Dragon Age: Inquisition had the recommended settings at low for the GTX 550 Ti, but it was still very playable.  The GTX 760 has recommended settings of high, but the gpu usage is at a sustained 99%.  The temps are at around 80 degrees Celsius, but it does not go any higher than that.

bug fix: css entries for memo blog entries now work.  For some reason I forgot to have them pulled from the database or even display .

I just ordered the GeForce GTX 760 graphics card for my computer.  During the past couple of months I have considered three different cards to upgrade my current video card which I bought sometime in 2011.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti1923current
GeForce GTX 750 Ti3695$114
GeForce GTX 7604976$170
GeForce GTX 7706165$250

GTX 550 Ti vs GTX 760 Compared

I decided against the GTX 750 in that the improvement was not as much as I wanted despite the low price of about $115.  I wanted at least twice the benchmark rating as before.

I decided on the GTX 760 because it was on sale for $170 after a mail in rebate.  The amount of improvement for the GTX 770 felt a bit like overkill and for the cost to performance ratio I just could not justify the purchase.

With my current rig the gpu is definitely the bottleneck, but if after I install my new gpu I still have some of the same fps drops then I will look into over clocking my cpu and gpu and if that does not work then look into getting a better cpu.  If I go the route of a better cpu I plan on holding off for a while like maybe a year before doing so.

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February 3, 2013

Version 7.1 build 78/ Version 7.2 build 0

Filed under:website — vanderjagt.dc @ 12:40 AM

Site updates from January 6, 2013 through February 3, 2013:

  1. Security: admin and member passwords are now hashed using a newer and much more complicated hashing system than was previously used.
  2. Security: Added a new feature where members can change their password if they forget it via email confirmation.
  3. Security: Cookies now are deleted immediately instead of after 8 seconds.
  4. Security: Users that register are immediately logged in upon completion of their registration instead of having to log in after registration. This may change in a future update. I’m not sure yet.
  5. The admin calendar now displays the Month name and “prev” and “next” buttons.
  6. The “+” can now be used in article tags such as “C++”.
  7. Quotes can now be used for News post titles and anime review titles. This appears to already have been possible in the other form pages.
  8. It should no longer be possible to create a news post with no title.
  9. The Articles page no longer displays “Title and days since last updated.” when no category has been selected.
  10. The “Submit Review” button has been renamed to “Post Article” or “Save Changes” depending on how it is used.
  11. The author of the article is now colored. I chose not to document this change when I made it, but that was a mistake. I do not recall if that change was made with this build or the previous one, but it was made fairly recently.

Significant changes include:

  1. Members can reset/change their password.
  2. Security for members is greatly improved for members and somewhat improved for the admin.
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