May 092010

I recently started using Windows 7 (as a Parallels Virtual Machine on my new MacBook Pro) and wanted to move my iTunes database (including my Library and Settings) from my old XP laptop to Windows 7 so I can sync my iPhone and not lose any of my information. Regardless of my less than standard setup, this article will explain how to move your iTunes from Windows XP to Windows 7, while preserving all of your media and settings, including iPhone information.

Overall this process is relatively simple. I would highly suggest having an external USB Hard Drive to perform the transfer with. If you do not have an external USB Hard Drive, you can certainly transfer the files over the network if you are capable of doing such.

First you will need to backup/copy the following folders from your XP computer to your external hard drive:

a. C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataApple ComputeriTunes

b. C:Documents and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsApplication DataApple ComputeriTunes

c. C:Documents and SettingsusernameMy DocumentsMy MusiciTunes

Once you have copied these folders from your XP machine to your external drive, connect the drive to your Windows 7 system. Be sure to have iTunes installed on your Windows 7 system.

Copy the folders from above, to the following directories on your Windows 7 computer:

a. Copy the folder in a. above and paste to C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunes

b. Copy the folder in b. above and paste to C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalApple ComputeriTunes

c. Copy the folder in c. above and paste to C:UsersusernameMusiciTunes

Once you’ve completed the above steps, launch iTunes on your Windows 7 computer and make sure that your Library and other settings are intact. If everything looks good, you can then connect your iPod or iPhone to sync to your new Windows 7 system.

Good luck!

How to Fix Some WordPress Memory Exhausted Errors

 Posted by on 2010-05-02 at 23:17  Hacking, Internet, Technology  Comments Off on How to Fix Some WordPress Memory Exhausted Errors
May 022010

After updating WordPress and redesigning this weekend I started to get an error message similar to the one below on the WordPress Admin Dashboard:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1966080 bytes) in /home/user/public_html/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 5353

I was able to solve this error by editing the wp-config.php file and adding the following line:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

What this effectively does is increase the amount of memory that WordPress can use on your web server. You can alternately modify the php.ini file to increase the memory limit, but many web hosts do not allow users to change these parameters. I hope this tip helps people having the same or similar errors on their WordPress 2.9.2 sites.

Video: George Clinton at the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC on April 9, 2010

 Posted by on 2010-05-02 at 21:20  Events, Stuff & Junk, Video  Comments Off on Video: George Clinton at the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC on April 9, 2010
May 022010
Best Early Birthday Gift Ever. @George_Clinton tickets at @BBKingBluesClub ( thanks @hopemarie )

George Clinton #NYC

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the George Clinton and P-Funk All Stars concert at the B.B. King Blues Club in midtown Manhattan. It was an early birthday gift from my Fiancé, quite possibly the best birthday gift I’ve received in quite some time (if ever). Because of George Clinton’s policy of allowing fan recordings (much like the Grateful Dead’s policies), I was able to shoot some video at the concert. It isn’t the best video as it was shot on my iPhone 3G, but still not horrible. I figured I would share it for all those true funk fans out there. Already looking forward to my next George Clinton concert (this one was my 5th).
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