Windows 7 Partition Manager

I’ve just found a handy free tool for managing partitions really easily in Windows 7.

I’d used the built in partition manager in the Windows 7 Disk Management tools to shrink my primary volume and make the second drive, but then I realised I’d made it too big and needed a couple of extra gig added back onto my C drive. The only way I could see to do that using Windows would have been to copy all the files from D to C, delete D, expand C and create a new D in the remaining space! ๐Ÿ™

Partition Wizard 5 let me just shrink D, move D along into the blank space and then expand C. The interface is very much like that of good ol’ Powerquest’s Partition Magic which makes it very easy to get comfortable with.

The home edition of the software is completely free, it works with Windows 7 64-bit, and it took about 2 and a half mintues finish the job! ๐Ÿ™‚

(By the way, I’m not at all affiliated with this software or it’s author, I just found it on Google and thought it was really good! ;))


Evil monkey belt bukle!

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My birthdayโ€™s coming up and as usual, I have no idea what to ask for when people keep asking what I want…

Iโ€™m really into Family Guy at the moment, so I started searching for small Family Guy related gifts and found some awesome stuff!

I found a sparkly looking website that sell jewelry and had a bunch of Stewie and Evil monkey jewel-encrusted belt buckles that look amazing!

They have all sorts of cool looking things on there from bling bling jewelry to genuine diamond watches – all at really good prices too…

I definitely know what I want for my birthday when people ask me now! ๐Ÿ™‚


Eye creams: take your time, do some research and get it right!

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Iโ€™ve been working with computers since I started university in 2001, and since then my eyesight has gradually been deteriorating! ๐Ÿ™ I donโ€™t wear glasses or lenses, even though I probably should, and the reason is that I just donโ€™t want to be burdened with them.

I can still see quite well even if I have to squint every now and then, but as soon as I get my eyes tested and have to start wearing specs, Iโ€™ll have no chance of being able to do stuff I take for granted at the min, like waking up at the weekend and grab a book to read.

Anyway, a friend of mine recommended me some zinc based cream heโ€™d used on his eyes to keep them fresh, but it turned out I was allergic to it and ended up with a horrible rash on my face! ๐Ÿ™

I read a bunch of Eye Cream Reviews and found a people talking about a different cream with an Aloe Vera base that really helped clear my eyes up and make me feel more fresh and awake! The website has loads of input and comments from real people on it. To make things easy, it also links to the places you can get all the creams it talks about! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re struggling with your eyes, it’s important to do some research and choose the right product – reading other people’s reviews and seeing their results is probably the best way to find the product you need – I just wish Iโ€™d done some research from the beginning โ€“ the useful reviews I found on that site would have made things much easier for me!


“You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page” after WordPress upgrade

If you’ve done a wordpress upgrade which included either copying another wp database or changing the current one’s table prefix (as well as changing the $table_prefix PHP variable in your config file,) you will most likely be met with this warning when you try to log in:

You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

The reason for this is that everything in wordpress that accesses info in the db does so from PHP using the $table_prefix variable, and when you first installed your blog, a couple of options are set in the database that include that value, which makes it not really so dynamic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

After rooting through my db, I found 5 or 6 values that still had the old table prefix in – mostly in the `usermeta` table, but also one in the `options` table. To make sure I got them all, I ran these simple SQL statements in phpMyAdmin to update all the values:

UPDATE `wp2_usermeta` SET `meta_key` = REPLACE(`meta_key`, 'wp_', 'wp2_');
UPDATE `wp2_options` SET `option_name` = REPLACE(`option_name`, 'wp_', 'wp2_');

(note: please be sure to backup your database before you execute any SQL on it – if something goes wrong, there’s not a lot you can do to recover it without a backup!)

In those two examples, assume the original prefix was “wp” and the new one is “wp2”.

With that done, I can now log in to my newly upgraded blog again! ๐Ÿ™‚