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I have a Bachelors Degree in Physical Sciences from University of Maryland and am currently pursuing a Masters in Software Engineering. My passion is software programming; (PHP (Some OOP), MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XHTML, AJAX, C, Some C#, Learning Drupal, Visual Basic, and some JAVA), and I continue to work on perfecting my skills. I am interested in anything technology related. I am in the process of starting my own business WordPress Xtensions which mainly revolves around WordPress Plugins, Themes and general website help.

Plugins Updates With SVN Repos and WebSVN

I have been creating and configuring all sorts of new applications and wanted a way to track and update my plugins and projects easily and conveniently, so I created Plugin Updates plugin. This plugin makes a breeze to configure and update all things related to plugins. I first installed SVN and WebSVN on my server through Bluehost.com (dedicated IP, works best). Then I started making repos for all my plugins and low and behold I was able to create something really useful for me, here take a look and the demo video:


UPDATE: Ok so the version commander has finally found a place on wpxtensions.com. The functionality is the much the same it still versions plugins and pushes them out, but it may look a little different from the video. So any way if you want to buy the plugin you still have time to do so, for a discounted price.

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M2n-SLI Deluxe and AMD Phenom II X4

I have been looking and browsing around to see what I can do to make the computer work with a new processor (AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz). As per previous POST I have been able to get the processor working on this Motherboard (M2n-SLI Deluxe).

  1. The first thing that needed to be done was the BIOS upgrade to 5001 version.
  2. Next the CPU needed to be replaced; after that I was having a few boot issues and sometimes it would not start. Soft booting happened about 3-4 times. Had to switch back to old CPU, Then tried to install the new one again. Was able to get the PC to start. Was not able to change CPU freq in BIOS, (Set everything to Auto).
  3. Then Downloaded: For 64 Bit Windows 7 you need PhenomMsrTweaker; was able to set the default CPU freq to above 3.6GHz.
  4. After a few reboots and restarts everything is running pretty flawlessly. So the update to the CPU made the computer run really fast and really well. (Specs).

If you have any Questions please feel free to ask.

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My Command Center

Ok so I wanted to write and tell you all what I have been up to. I have been very busy after graduation from college.

  1. In the process of starting my own business for WordPress Extensions (Wpxtensions.com).
  2. My first project and one of my favorites is my server that is installed at my house (running PHP, MySQL, and Apache) it is more like a sandbox environment for testing applications and such.
  3. I was able to setup SVN (Subversion) on my Bluehost server so that I can have backups of all my data for each plugin that I have developed (WEBSVN Most links are disabled ***No Stealing).
  4. I have three monitors (one ripped off of an old Dell laptop with a $55 modded part to make it run VGA) and running a beast of a machine now. You can check the specs here.

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Escape html tags in xml files

HTML tags must be escaped!

If you do not properly escape the < , > and ” characters, flash driven xml files will not work. Here is a handy utility you can use to convert your html code to escaped text that can be used in xml files.

courtesy of XML Flash Slideshow

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