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Links of connecting your PC/Laptop to TV

Here are some of the articles I found online that will help you set up your PC and laptop to connect with your TV for viewing online movies and videos:

  1. How to connect your Laptop/PC/Computer to your TV, this article is probably for those who have very good knowledge of TV and PC, and doesn’t talk about how you can make it happen
  2. This video on Youtube talked about what parts you need to buy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWRzYMsNEZM. You might feel it’s useful
  3. The third one is a very good video “How to Connect a Computer to a TV“, this video is very hands-on, I think it helps me a lot to under how it works
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_oum5EPrVg&feature=related talked about how to configure your computer’s monitor for connecting to your TV
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8mKQ0FXLc&feature=related, a short but good video
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June 15, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Video | , , | 1 Comment

How to make free MP3, MP4 WAV ringtones from your music collections

Most modern cell phones support custom ringtones, googling/yahooing up “ringtones” keyword and you’ll get tons of sites that will charge you a few bucks per tone. Ever thought you can make your own ringtones using your favorite songs/audio files? Even choosing your favorite parts of your favorite songs/audio files instead of getting the fixed ringtones which you may not like that much?

Here I’d like to walk you through the process of creating your own MP3, MP4 and WAV ringtones from your own music collections without paying a penny using WavePad, which you can use for free.

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June 15, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Ringtones | , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Tips on speeding up WordPress Admin’s Dashboard

You may notice that WordPress shows error messages in your WordPress dashboard saying timeout if you host your own WordPress somewhere, that’s because your PHP socket timeout is set too low, mine is 60 secs which is big enough. You may also be aware that you don’t really look at them(Development blog, Incoming Links, Developers news, and WordPress plugins) most of the time. Originally I thought to just remove/comment out some of code related to dashboard but I recall there is a plugin which just does that for you. So I did a search in wordpress.org and found that it’s wordpress-dashboard-editor.

And I installed it and tried it, and it works fine. And I love it, thanks Aaron Harun for the great plugin, here is the description of this plugin:

This plugin allows you to add whatever you want to the WordPress dashboard through PHP and HTML even Sidebar Widgets. You can also wipe the entire dashboard or individually remove some of the more irritating sections like the Dev news, Planet WordPress and the getting started section.

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June 15, 2008 Posted by | Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Incorrect URLs for images, css and js files in Products page of WP e-commerce plugin

After adding a few products with photos to one of the newly defined categories and following the steps as stated in Tips on how to reset default category in WP e-commerce plugin’s admin panel, I am able to see the products listed in the page but none of them with the uploaded photos. This really puzzled me for a while, and I even debugged the code for sometime. However, it turns out e-commerce plugin producing incorrect URLs for images, css and js files included by the plugin, these URLs are in the format of system directory, such as C:\tools\wordpress-2.5.1\wp-content\….. Once the root cause of the issue is found, the fix is a bit easier.

Here I am providing the fixes so that folks who have the similar issues will benefit from it. Continue reading

June 15, 2008 Posted by | Technology, Wordpress Tips, WP E-Commerce | , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments