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Tweaks –– WMP11

To reflect the recent versions of k–lite–codec I made some changes to the codec information for tweaks and updated the links.  The steps for removing black bars during dvd playback has also been updated.  

Editor Changelog

A simple, but significant update.  mp3, zip, and pdf will now open or download as opposed to attempt to be edited.  In addition the file types no longer need to be case sensitive.  

Home schooling continues to grow in the U.S.

Just an interesting update in regards to home schooling trends.

1.7% in 1999
2.2% in 2003
2.9% in 2007 ref
3.4% in 2012 ref

As you can see home schooling continues to grow at a rapid rate.  I'm rather curious to see what the trends are with chrater and private schools.  These updates happen only once every few years, so I wanted to mention it here.  

Movies and tv shows about time repeating

This page has not been updated in a little while, but I recently came across a movie coming out next year, 2014, titled Edge of Tomorrow.

It's about a soldier that continually relives his last day on the battlefield.  As "time" goes by he becomes an increasingly better soldier.  It sounds like a very interesting concept and one I am looking forward to.  

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Just fyi that my site will have almost no updates until I can get these connection issues resolved.  It may take several months before that happens sadly.

I'm having some serious connection issues related to my site.  The problems seem to be entirely on my end, but that makes updating my site very difficult.

I've contacted my ISP as well as my hosting service and have had no luck on either end.  I even have a new network card installed as of today, but that has done nothing to solve my website issues.  Two other options to try include a new computer and/or a new wireless router.

Just an article I have had a difficult time finding recently.  It is on Ronald Reagan's speech on tolerance.  The best I have been able to find is this text of his speech, but I am hoping to find the audio of it somewhere.

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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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