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Archive for September, 2008

Xavin’s Review Ratings Released

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

My second WordPress plugin, Xavin’s Review Ratings, was released today, and it is much more complicated and useful than my plugin for listing pages. It allows you to use a shortcode to easily add ratings to your pages that look like this: There are a ton of options and full documentation on the plugin page.

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Vista Search Crash Resolved

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I have been using Vista on my work machine for the last six months, and have generally been happy with it. The only big problem I have had was that the Start Menu search, which is one of Vista’s best new features, would seemingly randomly crash explorer.exe. I finally got tired of this and decided […]

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Xavin’s List Subpages Released

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I released my first WordPress plugin today, Xavin’s List Subpages. It’s a fairly simple shortcode wrapper over a wordpress function, but I use it extensively on this website. I’m getting close to being ready to release the plugin I use to make the review rating stars on this site also.

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90210 Pilot Review

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I have to admit, I got hooked watching the early seasons of the original 90210 one summer during high school. While it wasn’t great television, it did have that soap opera “I have to find out what happens next” quality, and without it we wouldn’t have gotten great shows like Buffy, The O.C., and Veronica […]

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Prison Break 4×01 and 4×02 Review

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Prison Break has been a very uneven show. Most of the first season was good, but the second season was horrible. The third season managed to recover somewhat, and get good again near the end. Of course, the main problem is that you can only break out of maximum security prisons so many times before […]

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Alias – A Retrospective Review

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Watching Alias during it’s original run was a frustrating process. In the beginning, every show ended in a cliffhanger. Later, the pacing and quality faltered, which led to long periods of disappointment. Despite that, it was amazing when everything managed to come together. I recently watched the entire series in marathon format for the first […]

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