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X800 XT PE ORDERED (Sapphire)

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 6:36 pm

I just bought a STEAL! $415 USD for a normally $500 card. It’s a Sapphire X800 XT PE (says XT only, but it is PE says some reviewers). It’s refurbished and OEM, but I saved $75 by not buying a box. Wow, $75 box.

I highly recommend getting this card if you don’t want a $75 box. That said, I don’t have it yet and haven’t tested it. I am recommending by price ;).

I’ll let you know how it works later. I can order World of Warcraft with the money I saved! :D

Mars Rover Lives!

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 3:24 pm

Noting my previous post about things disappearing from the media, the Mars Rover project disappeared as well. It has resurfaced (online, at least) and it appears that it is not climbing the Columbia Hills at the moment. Today, January 3rd, 2005, marks the 1-year anniversary of this machine.

It has survived more than four times its initial 90-day mission, driven miles across the Martian landscape and weathered a red planet winter only to scale hills for its human handlers.


Poll Fix

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 1:03 am

For those who also have this problem of someone spamming a poll option, I made a simple solution (checks for IP and stops people from refreshing and re-sending the POST information):

First, make a new file called vars.php in wp-content/plugins/. Accordingly put variables in there called $prefix (database prefix), $user1, $pass1, and $server1, using your MySQL information.


Next, place this as wp-admin/polls-manager.php.

Put this in index.php somewhere.

Lastly, run this on your database:

– Table structure for table `ip`

`id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`ip` varchar(16) NOT NULL default ‘’,
KEY `id` (`id`)

Make sure to put it in your wordpress database.

Right now, it adds support for one vote per IP. When a new poll is added, the entries in the ip table are removed. Simple fix, but I hope it saved someone 5 minutes.

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