Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tutorial: Moving from Blogger to Wordpress

I have been thinking and I have decided I'm moving out from blogger and set up a blog at a payed web host. I registered the domain already which is and I'm checking out several hosting companies to see where I'm going to host the blog.

One of the things I was wondering is how to move the current posts and general information from blogger to my new web host. I searched a little on the Internet and found a post that showed you how to migrate from blogger to wordpress which is exactly what I will do.

Anyways, I thought it would be useful to some of you just like it was for me. You can visit the link by clicking here.

Thanks for reading. Remember, feel free to leave any comments you want.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Exercise your Brain

Everyone says we should exercise everyday, but most of the times they mean to exercise our body. It's very important to exercise your brain also. This will help you think clearer and faster. The more you use your brain, the more exercise it gets.

I recently found a website that I found very interesting. It is called MyBrainTrainer. It has a lot of exercises you can perform while on your computer. It even has some special programs to develop certain parts of your brain.

It costs $9.99 for four months (and I'm not getting any money from this, I just wanted to share it) and I think it's worth it.

They have a 21-days program to develop many parts of your brain. I have been using it and I certainly have seen results.

There are also some other sets of exercises for different purposes like decision making, test taking, athletic performance, etc.

I'm really enjoying the service and really have seen results. If you want more information visit their website. That's

Webmaster Tutorials

To anyone who want to enter to the world of webmasters or simply learn a little more I would like to share with them a link that helped me a lot.

It actually is from the people who decide how html and xhtml will be. It is called W3Schools. I found it of great help because one would think it is just about html, but this is far from the truth.

It has tutorials about html, xhtml, css, php, asp, etc. It also has online tests so you can know if you really learned something.

With the html tutorial there's even an online editor so you can immediately try your code.

I think this link will be of great help to some. You can find the website at

Thanks and keep visiting.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

6 Things That Would Make the PSP Better

I've had my PSP for months now, and I really like it. I use it to take music and videos with me. I also check my e-mail from it once in a while. I really enjoy it but I think the PSP has much more potential and Sony could make it much better.

This is my list of things that I would like on the PSP and that I think would make it better:

  1. Camera

    Yes, I know Sony is going to release one later but I wonder when. I would like to have it soon because it would be great to use the PSP as a digital camera and maybe the game developers could add a feature on their games that would let you personalize the game with pictures. Also maybe another feature on games for facial recognition would be good.

  2. Video Chat

    With the release of the Camera comes the video chat. A free service that let's you chat with your friends and have a video conference on the PSP. It would be fun to be on another city and talk to your friends while actually seeing them all with the PSP.

  3. Keyboard

    This is one thing I've been praying for since I got the PSP. If you have surfed the web with your PSP you know how frustrating is to enter a long URL using the virtual keyboard, or enter your username and password. Actually, I think Logitech was going to release a keyboard but Sony didn't give them some information they needed. Maybe this means a keyboard from Sony. :)

  4. Instant Messaging

    It would also be nice to have IM clients for the PSP. Once a keyboard is out this could be very nice. This would also save the hassle of taking out your laptop, wait for it to boot, open the IM client, etc. Just turn on your PSP, fire the IM client, and start chatting.

  5. Skype

    I don't know if this would go on the Instant Messaging category but I gave it its own. If there was a skype client for the PSP you could use a microphone and use it as a phone to talk with your friends wirelessly.

  6. Games

    Yes, the PSP is mainly a gaming console, so it's logic for it to have good games... Now, there are some good games out right now but I still haven't found one that is a really good one. One that everyone wants to play and never gets boring.

So that's it with this list a made. If you have any opinions, comments, or items you want to add to the list, feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks and keep visiting.

Monday, August 28, 2006

New exploit found for the PSP

Well, it happened once again! To all of us who upgraded our PSP's a group of people found a new bug and successfully exploited it.

This exploit will work on any version of the PSP that is able to see tiff images. For now, the exploit shows a screen with a message known by the majority of users as “hello world” as in every programming language.

This program shows that we can actually run code on the PSP without the GTA game. Announces have been made and it seems all there is left to do is code an eLoader to be able to load homebrew on our PSP's without the need of a GTA game.

Kernel mode is available in versions 2.0 – 2.71, in which 2.71 will take a little extra work and by consequence some more time. This will bring the possibility to a downgrader, but as fanjita says on his web page, why downgrade if you have kernel mode?

You can download the files here. Inside the zip there are instructions to use the program, although it is very straightforward. Also inside the zip you'll find a file with more information about the discovery and all the acknowledgements.

If you would like to learn more about this visit fanjita's site. That's

That's it for now, but keep coming because I will have more news, tutorials, and many more things!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

How to execute programs automatically in Linux

Have you found yourself doing something over and over? Wouldn't it be nice to do it all automatically? I mean, if you can have it done at exactly the time you want and without your intervention, it is great right?

Well this is possible and very easy. In this article you will learn how to do it and you will find out how easy it can be. To accomplish this we will be using cron and crontab.

Cron is a program that let's you execute a program, script, or command at any given time. To do this there is a file called crontab. Each user has his own crontab which he can edit and add any job he wants.

Now, how do I use cron? Well, there are a several ways you can do this. I'm going to show you the easiest one for me.


These are some commands you are going to need to use cron:

  • crontab -e
    This command is used to edit the crontab file which has all the information of the programs you want to run and when you want to run it. By typing this command the editor will appear and you will modify crontab however you want using some special syntax that I will show you after this section.

  • crontab -l
    This command displays the content of the crontab file. You can also make a copy of the crontab file if you use a redirect by doing 'cron -l > copy'.

  • crontab -r
    This command removes the content of the crontab file. You must be careful with this command for obvious reasons.


Now that you know which commands to use with cron you will learn the syntax of the crontab file. If you execute 'cron -e' the editor will appear and you will have an empty file. Now, to add a job you have to follow some certain rules:

Minute Hour Day Month Day Command

  • Minute: This is the minute you want the command to be executed. For example to execute a command at 06:23 a.m. the Minute would be 23.

  • Hour: The hour you want the command to be executed. Following the example the hour would be 06.

  • Day: Now, this is the day of the month. If you wanted your command to be executed only the 15th, you would use 15.

  • Month: Used to specify what month you want the command to be executed.

  • Day: This is the day of the week. You can use: sun, mon, tue, etc.

  • Command: This is the command you want to execute. Remember you have to use the complete path of your program, script, etc. For example if you have a program on your home directory the command would be /home/user/program instead of just program.


Let's say you wanted to execute a command every sunday at 3:00 a.m. The syntax would be:

00 03 * * sun /home/user/program

To run it every night it would be:

00 03 * * * /home/user/program

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and learned something. It's very easy as you can see. Also, keep visiting my blog because I will be writing a lot of tutorials.

Thanks for reading.