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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II – troubleshooting

Added a tip for playing KOTOR1 and KOTOR2 in widescreen and much higher resolutions resulting in non stretched gameplay and better looking gameplay.  

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.  

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According to joystiq swtor at their latest cantina event announced the tentative plans for 2015:

  • A new race: Togruta
  • 2/10/15: 3.1 new HM flashpoints
  • 4/28/15: 3.2 outfit designer
  • Summer storyline expansion
  • December storyline expansion
  • New story arc on Imperial homeworld planet Ziost
  • New Stronghold

I have a new year's resolution to rededicate my life to studying.  I'm trying new things.  First, was to eliminate a lot of activities that were taking up too much of my time and learning to say no to requests to work more even though the extra money would be nice.  Now I am trying to post pone fun distractions that I do not want to give up like video games and reading news articles or just reading a good novel until after I finish my studying.  I'm still learning what a good study routine is and making changes every few days in an effort to establish new and better habits.

sort of a note to myself, but I need to find out why my editor program is shutting down my hosting service when I try to save a file, but only sometimes.  I suspect it is because certain characters are not being recognized or it may have something to do with the new php.ini settings when my php was recently upgraded.

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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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