Grand Theft Auto III for the PC

Grand Theft Auto III (from Rockstar Games) arrived today. Anxious to go vent my frustrations on the citizens of Liberty City!

LIBERTY CITY, USA. WELCOME TO AMERICA’S WORST CITY. You’ve been betrayed and left for dead. Now you’re taking revenge, unless the city gets you first. Mob bosses need a favor, crooked cops need help and street gangs want you dead. You’ll have to rob, steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out here. Featuring a fully 3-D living city, a combination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay and a completely open environment, the game represents a huge leap forward in interactive entertainment. For the first time, players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie, and let loose in a fully-realised 3 dimensional city, in which anything can happen and probably will. With a cast of hundreds, 50 plus vehicles, ranging from sports cars to ice cream trucks and from boats to buses, 3 hours of music, including opera, reggae, house, drum and bass, pop and disco, a huge array of street ready weapons and some of the seediest characters in video game history, Grand Theft Auto 3 is a sprawling epic which will show you that sometimes, crime can payand sometimes it can pay you back.

Bloggar Interface

This program sits on my Windows desktop and provides a GUI in which I can easily add, manipulate, and edit articles that exist on this site.

There are many nice features of Bloggar (and bloggers in general), not the least of which is the easy-to-use drag-n-drop GUI interface that allows all sorts of easy manipulations.

This software interface is currently in beta, but it appears fairly solid to me, though there are clearly still a few bugs in the code.

This program sits on my Windows desktop and provides a GUI in which I can add, manipulate, and edit articles that exist on this site.

There are many nice features of Bloggar (and bloggers in general), not the least of which is the easy-to-use drag-n-drop GUI interface that allows all sorts of easy manipulations.

This software interface is currently in beta, but it appears fairly solid to me, though there are clearly still a few bugs in the code.

Psychic night for Mr. Face

Tonight Mr. Face met Donetta the animal psychic. She came to our horse barn for a demonstration and everyone thought he’d be a great candidate for a reading.

Donetta is a very cool lady who has been listenening to animals since she was a child. She likes to touch the animals when she’s communicating with them, and spoke with a dog and two horses in addition to Mr. Face.
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Today's Upgrade

Today, I upgraded PostNuke on this site to version 0.714. It went pretty smoothly, but there was an error in one function that made much of the site inaccessible for several hours today. That you are reading this indicates that the problem was fixed.

Thanks to ByronM & Gregor, the problem was tracked down and fixed. Apparently, one of the 11th hour additions to the CVS BROKE some things.

A work-around was discovered for sites that run only one theme. In includes/pnAPI.php, change line 891 from:

function pnThemeLoad($thistheme)

To:

function pnThemeLoad($thistheme=’yourtheme’)

Where yourtheme is the name of the theme you wish to run on your site. For example, mine looks like:

function pnThemeLoad($thistheme=’DrewNuke’)

Nomination for scapegoat of the week to whomever BROKE it, and cookies to ByronM & Gregor for spending the time with me to fix it.

Updates & Additions on DrewVogel.COM

Today, I updated one & added several features to the site. The upgrades are all part of the "i-Releases" series, and are available from http://www.portalzine.de. The "Who Is Online" block, to the left, was updated from version 2.2 to version 2.5.

I added several other features, a couple of which are rolled out now, and a few others will be introduced at a later time.

Added were the following:

  • Private Message 1.2 — This is a replacement for the private message system for PostNuke 0.71. BBCode enabled, Smilies enabled and some other nice enhancements.
  • Download Admin 1.0 — Modification of download admin, which changes the date of a download upon modification !
  • Featured Article 1.0 — Displays a featured article with the article title, author and the topic image of the article.
  • Featured Download 1.0 — Displays a featured download. Displays the download title, date , author and version of the download.
  • Featured Review 1.0 — Displays a review from the review system in a sideblock.

As always, please let me know if you experience anything unusual with the system!