Designing The Clam

March 16, 2009

I have been working hard on my new design for The Entertainment Clam tonight and have made a lot of progress. When I am finished it will be completly different. I found a basic design for the site a few days ago but it was so badly put together I have decided to scrap it and make my own, I suppose that by making my own I can have the satisfaction of saying “I Designed That!”.


I wouldnt call myself anywhere near an expert when it comes to coding but I definitly can find my way around code, it just takes a while to get used to it. I need this for use with my video site because it is running on a pre-made video script, by now since I have been working on the site for a while i now know my way around it. I find it a lot easier to edit the new design for the site this time round. The last time I had no knowledge of where everything was in the script, but now I do:grin:.

I have now made the site a bit easier to navigate, now when you view a video you can view more videos by that artist or in the same category, this is great if for example you discover a new artist you like, you can simply have a quick look at the other songs on the site by that artist, also you can view related videos to show some other artist’s that you may like too:grin:.

I look foward to the new theme being put live once it is finished.

Lazy Day Today

March 06, 2009

I have not done too much today, i had a bit of a lazy day, sure isnt that what you are supposed to do when you have a week off college!:mrgreen: Today i gave my computer a boot up the ass!, I defragmented my main hard drive and so far i have actually noticed a difference, over the past few days i noticed my fan on my pc was continously going mental, but now since it has been defragmented it has not gone mental at all, it seems really quiet, the way it should be :grin:.

Tomorrow i plan to go and see Gran Torino, Clint Eastwoods new film, should be good. Here is a trailer of it:

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I have heard some mixed reviews about it but i reckon it will be good.

I was also on youtube today and i was watching the new video by Ask A Ninja:

I think it is hilarious, i kept playing it :lol:

And then this is a song by We Are Scientists called After Hours, i really like this song now, very catchy.

Telnet for Windows Vista & Windows 7

January 25, 2009

A while back I noticed that on Windows Vista there was no Telnet, the reason for this is that telnet is not secure and they decided to leave it out because they were trying to update their level of security. In windows 7 it’s the same thing, it has no telnet.

I have now found out how to get telnet on windows vista and windows 7. It is really simple and is done like this:

  1. Open control panel.
  2. Then go into programs.
  3. Then in programs and features there should be a part that says ‘turn windows features on or off ‘ .
  4. Click ‘turn windows features on or off ‘ then on the list that appears simply check the box beside: Telnet Client.
  5. Then click ok.

Then it will simply work as normal. Hope this helps!

I also made a quick video of how this is done.

Theme Preview For WordPress

August 18, 2008

Since the wordpress 2.6 upgrade came out, which allowed you to preview your themes before you applied them, i could not get this feature to work. Whenever i clicked to preview a new theme it would just show my site and the theme that was already on my site, this was annoying i wasn’t able to see how the new theme would look on my website. I wanted to be able to preview it so that if it didn’t work properly it would not effect the appearance of the site.

After a while i began searching on the internet to see if this happened to anybody else and it has happened to a few, but there was no answer on how to fix this so that the theme preview section would work.

A few days ago i was editing another site of mine when i wanted to preview loads of different theme’s so the quickest way would be to use the wordpress theme previewer however it would not work so i had to apply each theme which takes longer. So i got bored of continuously applying and reapplying the different themes so i went around the wordpress setting’s trying to find a way to fix the theme preview section.

And success i managed to find out how to fix it, if you go into the general setting’s in wordpress there is two boxes one says: WordPress address (URL) and the other says: Blog address (URL). I found that if you change the two of these website addresses to be the same then the theme previewer would work perfectly, it is strange but i dont know why it wouldn’t work if they are different, but i am just happy i now have that feature working.