Monday, September 15, 2008

Latest Nvidia Drivers

This is a cool driver widget I think was something interesting I could add to my blog so feel free to check for the latest Nvidia drivers here.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Combat Arms Open Beta

Hey, I was just having a look for something new to try game wise and came across Combat Arms, it really looks nice and as it is open beta it means you can all get your hands on it without it costing you anything.

I am downloading the open beta right now so if you are reading this why not come and join me in this sweet looking online FPS.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

vBulletin 3.7.0 Released!

Today, the vBulletin team is proud to declare version 3.7.0 to be our stable, supported release.

vBulletin 3.7.0 is available immediately from the Members' Area to all customers with active vBulletin licenses, and will be offered as the primary choice to those making new purchases.

This release supercedes the 3.6.x branch as our primary product. vBulletin 3.6.x will continue to be maintained for a limited time, as outlined in the end-of-life announcement posted today. We recommend that all customers with active licenses upgrade to vBulletin 3.7.0.

There are many new features and improvements to existing functionality in vBulletin 3.7.0 over vBulletin 3.6.x, most of which have already been described in the release announcements for the various pre-release versions, and in the First Look thread that was posted at the beginning of the beta process, but here is a brief list of just a few of the highlights.

  • Inline spam management & prevention
  • Thread tagging
  • Search cloud / tag cloud
  • Thread prefixes
  • Reciprocal friendships between users
  • Public visitor messaging on profile pages with 'conversation' feature
  • User picture galleries with user comment facility
  • User-created social groups with invite only and moderated membership options
  • Extended member profile pages
  • Customizable member profile pages with admin-controlled styling abilities
  • Inline editing of custom user profile fields
  • Lightbox viewer for attached images
  • Viewable and comparable history maintained for post edits
  • Extended re-authentication for inline moderation actions
  • Notices system for navigation bar
  • Multiple human-verification systems including reCAPTCHA, image verification and Q/A
  • User change history
  • Social bookmarking integration

PHP and MySQL Requirements

vBulletin 3.7.0 requires at least PHP 4.3.3 and MySQL 4.0.16 (These are the same requirements as vBulletin 3.6), but we strongly recommend that all customers run PHP 5.2.5 with APC and MySQL 5.0.51 or later. Major performance benefits can be had by taking the recommended route rather than simply satisfying the required versions.

What is a 'Gold' Version?

When talking about software, the term 'gold' is not related to the color of the application. Rather, it refers to the practise of burning the final version of a software product to a CD-R so that it can be sent to a large scale CD press for large-scale distribution. It is used to indicate that the code is ready for deployment to customers. The official name of this new version is vBulletin 3.7.0.

Installing or Upgrading vBulletin

Anyone who has installed or upgraded any version of vBulletin 3 before will be familiar with the process, but for those who are new to the system, the vBulletin manual has all the details for installing and upgrading.

Template Changes

A large number of templates have been changed when compared with vBulletin 3.6.x. It will be necessary to revert affected customized templates or otherwise carefully integrate the changes into your custom versions or new features and existing functionality will be adversely affected. A complete list of the templates you have customized whose original version has been changed by the 3.7.0 upgrade is available within your Admin Control Panel after the upgrade is complete.

Bug Reports

As with any software, bugs will appear. If you find a problem that you believe to be a bug, please don't post about it on the forums where the development team may never find your message, but instead use the dedicated bug tracker to make a report that can be tracked through to completion.

Before reporting a bug, please ensure you are able to reproduce the problem on a board using a default, uncustomized style with all plugins disabled.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Google Ad Manager: A New Tool that will Improve Revenue

A few days ago, Google launched a new tool called Google Ad Manager to help website publishers manage their direct ads selling more effective.

If you run a content based website or blog, probably your main source of online revenue will depend on selling ads directly to advertisers . Selling ads directly to advertisers does involve management work and sale process and when your ad space were fully sold out, some advertisers may request to reserve an ad space for them if there is an ad space becomes available in future. If you do all the things manually, it will be time consuming and can easily make a mistake. The Google Ad Manager is seem to be created specifically for helping you solve these problems.

It will help manage your direct ads selling more easier and effective; and most importantly provide fast service to your advertisers. The tool is right for you if you want to consistently make money online by selling ads.

Google Ad Manager

And the good news is, Google Ad Manager isn't just restricted to Google Adsense network only. You can choose to use any ad network you like.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Best Paid Web Jobs

I have been wondering for a while now, what are some of the better paying jobs related to the web?

I know that that it depends on how good you are at something and not just what you do so with taking that in to consideration, what are the better jobs when it comes to opportunities with the web.

I am going to do some research to see what pays well but if you are able to post some f your own knowledge that would be great.

I will post an update when I have some more information regarding my question.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Xbox 360 Profiles

Well I don't really play my Xbox 360 that much but I have been waiting for a really great game to come out that I can get stuck into, I think another game simila to Midtown Madness 3 would be so awsome.
My new gamertag profile

This is my old gamertag profile if you are interested

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dedicated Server

Hey all,

Today I finally went for fully dedicated hosting, I have been waiting before making the upgrade for a while now but it is complete now.

If you have any comments to make regarding dedicated servers please feel free to leave a comment.

I thought it was a good time to upgrade for a couple of reasons, one reason is because I am working on building my client base up now for my web hosting and design and the second reason is that my course will be covering server management and such soon so it will be a great help for that I am sure.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Proxies For Beginners

I have setup a brand new website for learning about proxies and how you can use them to make money also.

It is only a very basic website guide designed for complete beginners of the whole proxy scene.

If you are interested in checking out the proxy guide I have made then please click the link below.

Proxy Guide

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

X-Fire Profile Signeture

Here is my Xfire profile signature

Xfire Profile