I am selling my Asus HD-7 Tablet, interested? Let me know!

Update: The tablet has been sold and some lucky person now has a kick-ass tablet that the world ignored for almost 2 months on Craig’s List….

So I currently own two 7-in tablets both Asus, both very nice. But lets face it, how many tablets does one person need?  So the older tablet is for sale. It has a case, a 16 gb microSD card and is in excellent shape.  The model name is ME173x also known as an Asus HD7.

It happens to be green in color, but if you are basing your purchase of tablet on the color of the product/case, well, I won’t say you are none-too-bright, but I will say, you are overly fashion conscious, since the only part of a tablet that matters is the screen you are viewing.

If you are interested, let me know. The price is negotiable. If you happen to live in Kentucky’s western counties I will meet and deliver the product in person. If you live elsewhere well that comes down to if I trust you or not. Incidentally if you happen to know someone who might be interested and they live in Western KY then by all means send them the link to this post, or just the link from the image at the top of the article, to the Craig’s list listing.

Click the image at the top if this article to see the listing/specs…

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Once again, I am re-posting this. It’s an opportunity to learn or just play with WordPress.

test-1-2-3This post is a re-post of an article that originally appeared on March 31st…with a few edits of course…

I have gone ahead and setup a dummy website, named totallyfree.yourfreewordpress.com. Don’t worry, it won’t stick around forever, but if you want to try installing WordPress and playing with it, here is your chance.

Just go to totallyfree.yourfreewordpress.com and do the install! The username is totallyfree and the password is..yeah, same damned thing: totallyfree.  Coincidentally, the database name is also the same. I will be resetting the site once per day. So first one in gets to play, once per 24 hrs. There are now three sites to play with, so read on…

Before trying this look closely at the image below. If your’s doesn’t look like this, well, then you have failed.

click for full size!







Since I first wrote this I realized I may have more than 1 tester per day, so I have also added yfwp2-yfwp3.yourfreewordpress.com. so use the links below to access them. As above the subdomain name and the database and the password are all the same. So if you try yfwp2.yourfreewordpress.com the username/password/database name will all be yfwp2. Simple enough?

When you go to one of the sites to try it, this is what you will see if it is unused, the red text won’t be there, of course:










Below is the full list of sites you can try/use:

You can also use this site to simply try out or simply test a plugin before using it on your site. For info purposes, this site runs on Debian 7.7 64bit with Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) PHP/5.4.39-0+deb7u2 mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.7.3 mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/1.0.1e mod_perl/2.0.7 Perl/v5.14.2

You need video? OK…



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Getting those Cron Events to run on your WordPress Server. It’s not that difficult.

webmin1So perhaps you have setup a server with WordPress and you are using a plugin that requires  the wp_cron.php file to run every now and then. I have spent the evening learning just how to make this happen.

For my example I have the WP RSS Multi Importer plugin installed on this site (and numerous others), and I just got tired of having to go in and make the WordPress Cron fire off and download news feeds. So what to do?

Well suffice to say Google is your best friend to gain new knowledge and then applying a bit of common sense makes the whole process easier. The end result is simply adding a cron job to your server, assuming you are running Linux, this is quite easy and in the video below, you will see that it is super easy when using a program such as WebMin to admin your server.

All you really have to do is fire off the wp_cron.php file in WordPress at appropriate intervals to get your desired results.

The line below is what I used to fix my tablets site so it imports feeds on a very regular basis…
wget http://tablets.yourfreewordpress.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1 > /dev/null 2>&1

Note: If you don’t happen to have access to cron on your web host I will suggest you try out a site such as EasyCron.com. Keep in mind the setup/command is still the same with the exception of not needing the ‘wget’ command.

So for this example we are going to fix up the RSS Multi Importer to grab feeds every 15 or so minutes and then make them into auto posts every 30 minutes. So without further introduction below is the latest in a long line of crappy, but damned informative videos….




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I guess if I offer a fix for the WP RSS Multi Importer plugin I should really also offer an overview of an install?

WP_RSS_Multi_Importer1So since I went out on a limb with the fix for the RSS Multi-Importer plugin I figured maybe I should also offer a quick install video?

Yep, this one is going to have crap music, lousy directing and the occasional error, but just watch the damned thing and try…yeah, TRY, to learn something!


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Double posts in your Multi-Importer Widget? There is a fix.

WP_RSS_Multi_Importer1If you happen to be using the WP RSS Multi-Importer you are not alone. I have several sites running this fantastic plugin but just one of them had this issue. Every damned post was shown twice on my Tablets site. Well there is a cure. It’s easy fast and simple.

The bottom line is that you need to simply reinstall the plugin!  But a few things to watch out for.

  • Export your feed list first. 
  • Take screen shots of all your settings!
  • If you have your autoposts set to delete when the plugin is deleted, change this setting!
  • Pay close attention to your category settings, in short, screen shot everything!
  • Now delete ALL YOUR FEED ITEMS.
  • Now proceed to deactivate the plugin and delete all files.

That should do it, go back to your plugins settings and add the plugin back. Restore all your previous settings and problem over!

Check out my Tablets site and look at the feed on the right lower section.


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