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Howdy! I'm James, a website developer who loves all things web. When I'm not in web developer mode I enjoy writing on my blog and gaming. When I'm not doing that I'm probably on Netflix going on the latest TV series binge.

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Fixing the ttf-mscorefonts package in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu 9.10 since it’s release has caused quite a storm in the linux community both good and bad. While Ubuntu 9.10 is the latest and greatest release of the Linux distro there have been a few slight issues with Ubuntu 9.10. One of the problems I’ve had with the Ubuntu 9.10 is with a package called mscorefonts. This package contains Windows fonts such as Arial and Impact that are used in such programs such as Wine, the Windows compatibility layer that allows you to install and run windows applications in Ubuntu.

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Have you upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10?

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If your someone who doesn’t always use Windows then chances are your a Linux user too. Linux with it’s many distrubutions and open source lovelyness has recently seen the popular distribution Ubuntu hit the 9.10 mark with it’s latest release called Karmic Koala! I’ve only been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and only for a few months but Im finding it really fun and a great alternative to Windows, especically when Windows is in one of those ‘doze’ moods and decides to do everything but the command you give it. Here’s my upgrade experience and my overall opinion on the new release

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Exclusive Look at Windows 7 Professional

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Well I haven’t blogged in a while and thats because I’ve been busy with personal things, but because this blogs about everything but myself here’s my latest happening in a blog post. Im sure you’ve all heard about Windows 7, Microsoft’s brand new operating system which has been through it’s BETA and Release Candidate stages and is due to be released to the public on 22nd October, but because of my college and it’s partnership with Microsoft Software Development Network and the MSDN Academic Alliance. I was able to get my hands on a genuine copy of Windows 7 Professional and had some time to install it onto my Compaq Presario Laptop.

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WordPress Worm attacking blogs

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WordPress blogs are under attack after a old friend is back causing havoc. A worm is attacking WordPress blogs which are yet to be patched with the WordPress 2.8.4 release. This release, although contains minor changes is now probably one of the most important updates you will need to update to. This update fixes the security which this worm is using to exploit WordPress blogs, the worm is quite strong and therefore should not be taken lightly. Click for the full insight on the worm.

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Speeding up your WordPress Dashboard

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Recently, I’ve noticed when I’ve been administrating my blog, my WordPress dashboard has become awfully slow, and I mean slow. The loading of the dashboard was like dial up speeds and im on a 2 MB broadband connection (Soon to be 10 MB) so it was a joke really. So I went hunting for some tips on getting my WordPress Dashboard like the speed of light again. Not all of the tips I found helped my specific situation, but some might help you if your in a similar situation

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