WordPress Upgrade Woes

I just updated this WordPress code to the latest version, however, there seems to be some bit of a problem with one small part of the administration dashboard. The plus side is that there does not seem to be any problems accessing the blog for viewing and/or make comments… Either which way, I will have…

Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD: Is History Repeating Itself?

The battle over the next generation DVD format, which will be a lucrative market for the winner, is fascinating because once again history is repeating itself. This battle pits Sony’s next generation Blu-Ray disc against Toshiba’s HD DVD format. Why do I say history is repeating itself? Well some of you may be old enough…

‘The Winter of Content’ is Finally Out

Metalheadz released ‘The Winter of Content’ a few days ago. This is a two CD set. The first CD features some of my favorite producers including Equinox, Senses, A-Sides, Commix, Digital and many others. The second CD is a continuous mix by Storm. I am not sure that tracks she is mixing, but I highly…

Matisyahu Live at Stubbs & Showbox

This post is a few weeks late…. but oh well at least I got to it… I attended the Matisyahu concert at the Showbox in Seattle. I must say it was a great performance. I was really impressed. In case you don’t know who Matisyahu is, he is an American Hasidic Jew who performs roots…

OpenOffice 2.0 is Finally Out.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 or OpenOffice 2.0 is finally out. So I quickly uninstalled version 1.5 that I had installed a little while back, downloaded and installed version 2.0. Now I have been playing about with it today. And I really like it so far. I must say that I have seen vast and continuous improvements over…

Africans Innovating Cell Phone Uses

There’s a great article in the Berkshire Eagle’s business section about the innovative ways in which Africans are using cell phone and cell phone technology. Usage varies from fishermen out at sea calling in to find the most profitable ports for their fish to wildlife agents and park rangers using them as tracking devises by…

Why I’m Excited About MySQL 5.0 ’s Release

MySQL 5.0 is set for release in the next 10 days or so. This is a major upgrade that has been in development for about 2.5 years and includes a number of brand new features. Pretty significant among the new features is support for stored procedures. Cool! I think MySQL Version 5.0 is going to…

Equinox, Breakage and Fanu Choppage Massive

Image Source: fanusamurai.com I just found Fanu’s blog… Awesome! Some of you may know who Fanu is, but for those of you who don’t, Fanu, in addition to Equinox, Senses, 0=0 and Breakage, is one of the most talented breakbeat (or more specifically choppage style of drum ‘n’ bass) artists today. It is not an…

Platinum Breakz 03 and Timeless

Platinum Breakz III Timeless In this previous post, I mentioned that I was a little disappointed with Platinum Breakz volume 3. For those who may have thought that I was disappointed in the music, that is not so. What I was really disappointed about was the fact that it was a single disk release rather…

The Way That Seems Right

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25 I was reminded of this proverb yesterday on my way to work as I drove by a very familiar face, that I had not seen in months, walking in the opposite direction. I’ll tell you…

Environmental Degradation Refugees

According to this article posted on the BBC news website, a United Nations University study concludes that within five, that’s right, five years, over 50 million will flee environmental degradation, and that this number will be just as great the number of people fleeing social and political unrest. The “experts” who conducted this study found…

Illegal Immigration, Desperate for a Better Life

One of the big news items this past week that not many may have noticed is the report of about Morocco dumping African illegal migrants out in the desert by the border between Morocco and Algeria to fend for themselves. These migrants were left there without any food or water, and some may have needed…