Monthly Archive: June 2010

WordPress: Smart backups BackWPup and Amazon S3 5

WordPress: Smart backups BackWPup and Amazon S3

WordPress being as popular as it is, is a very common target for all sorts of evil and dastardly hacks. As such, you should make sure to back it up on a very regular basis. Sometimes we don’t backup because we’re lazy, cheap, or it simply takes too much work. Well, let me tell you about a way to backup your WordPress easily, cheaply, and completely automated: BackWPup. This is...

WordPress: Enabling SSH/SFTP Updates 26

WordPress: Enabling SSH/SFTP Updates

The first time I dealt with WordPress was when I first started doing IT administration for FanHistory. At that point in time I knew nothing about it and it was breaking horribly.  Luckily I managed to fix the issues (which turned out to be Varnish proxy related) and get it standing mostly on its own two feet.  One of “minor annoyances” I ran into then and absolutely had to figure...

Amazon’s desperate Video On Demand promotions 2

Amazon’s desperate Video On Demand promotions

Last night I was surfing Amazon MP3 for some new music, nothing exciting really.  While extremely rare, I decided to splurge and buy an entire album.  Before I had even begun the track downloads, I had a new email from Amazon.  To be exact, it was an email stating: Your recent order entitles you to a promotional code that you can apply on your next qualifying order.

Review: The A-Team Movie (2010) 2

Review: The A-Team Movie (2010)

Ah, the A-Team. Who doesn’t love the A-Team? Ok, so lets start off with the movie itself.  It was good, not “great”, not “the best movie ever”, but it was damn good.  It was exactly what you’d expect from an updated A-Team.  It was fun and over the top, especially with the tank/plane scene.  They got a bunch of really good lines in and the entire thing was damn hilarious. ...

Review: Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 1

Review: Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2

After some mucking about on EA’s part, Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 finally made it to the Xbox 360.  I spent a bit of time playing it and I thought I’d write up a quick review to answer the burning question in most people’s mind: “Is Onslaught worth $10 (800 pts)?”