Month: June 2011

Great London Swim

Been a while since my last update here, but that’s me on the boat heading to the mainland to start my journey to London for the British Gas Great London Swim 2011. This is part of a series of open water swims, mostly a mile long all events are open to the masses, and there are even showcase races with elite mens and womens waves featuring some of the biggest names in swimming, such as Thomas Lurz and Kerry-ann Payne. Tonight my journey takes me as far as the Ramada Hotel at Glasgow airport. In the morning I’ll be...

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Gold and Silver Bullion trading on Ebay

Ebay’s new Gold and Silver bullion homepage Trading in Bullion has been done for years, but now eBay have made it easier for the rest of us to join in, there is money to be made, otherwise why would ebay spend time and effort into setting up a dedicated section just for Gold and Silver Bullion (only in the US at the moment). Of course, as with any kind of trading if you want to make money, you really have to know what your doing and do your research before buying anything. Gold Bars are probably the most famously...

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A Work in progress: DSLR Store

I’m trying a slightly different approach than my previous attempts which turned out to be too “thin” for affiliate sites. This time I’m making use of Amazon’s Associates program, been with them a while noly made a few pounds but I’ve never really pushed it, maybe only 3 or 4 products over one christmas, I just didnt find it as easy to get the hang of listing items as I did with EPN and their RSS feeds (just a fyi, EbayPartnerNetwork have updated the RSS feeds). And I haven’t found a simple RSS script to handle whatever kind of...

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WordPress Auto Update Not Working or Fails?

Since a few updates ago wordpress have included a nifty autoupdate feature to upgrade the core files of wordpress without manually  uploading all the files via FTP. This saves a great deal of time as you can imagine. But what happens when the wordpress autoupdate doesnt work? First and easiest thing to try is to delete the “upgrade” folder under wp-content. Then try again. If the autoupgrade stops again, then another simple solution is to temporarily disable some plugins. I was experiencing the wordpress update failure for ages, but tongiht I simply tried stopping the SEO plugin, then the upgrade for WP Core files worked flawlessly. If only I had found this earlier…. Instead of deleting the Upgrade folder I started to delete the Upload folder!! The panic on my face when I realised I deleted the wrong folder, luckily I managed to cancel the deletion process in time, so I think only lost uploads from 2006-2007, which I should have in a back up somewhere so can re-upload so that my older posts aren’t missing anything should anyone happen to come across them. Disaster Averted and Probelm Solved! ps. I can’t be held responsible for any losses or damages as result of trying anything that I did. One key thing I have learned is to make a regular and current backup of mysql and files for all your...

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