How to install Google Android application from PC

I am sure that probably most people alredy know on how to install apk file(s) (Google Android Application) but because i just want to make sure that i don’t forget this because i just received an android phone last week as a gift and because i don’t have internet access on my mobile phone due to mobile connectivity here is just way to expensive for me, the only way for me to install Android apps is by downloading it on PC and then install it using the Android SDK from PC. Anyway here’s the steps:

1. Download Android SDK and install / extract it somewhere on your hard drive (and optionally download the usb driver, although in my case i don’t need to install the USB driver because i’ve installed the driver from Samsung)

2. Add the tools directory in your Android SDK directory to your environment variables (PATH)

3. Open command prompt and change to the directory where your put the android application

Reaper-X PCSX2 SVN Compile / Build

Update: I’ve stopped releasing pcsx2 svn compile, i’d suggest you to check the official pcsx2 website directly :)

So basically in order to avoid cluttering the pcsx2 guide, and because it seems there are interest on my pcsx2 svn build / compile. I decided that perhaps creating a separate post about pcsx2 svn compile in order to make updating much easier in the future. Basically this page will list the svn build compiled by me and so to those who are interested on using the latest pcsx2 build, you can download it from this page (feel free to bookmark this page if you want). And i also included both Legacy GUI of PCSX2 and also the New GUI of PCSX2 and obviously the necessary plugins except for the BIOS file of course, so you can test on which one is best for you (personally i prefer to use the old Legacy GUI but it’s up to you to decide) :)

But first as a note, PCSX2 may / may not support SVN Build / Compile (i’m not sure whether pcsx2 team allow error reporting from unofficial build), so use it at your own risk. And absolutely it’s virus free, so there’s no need to worry about virus or malware

And of course all credits should be given to PCSX2 team

How to create WoW Private Server using Mangos

This guide is about creating a WoW Private Server (WOTLK) using Mangos. And because previously we’ve learned on how to compile mangos obviously the next step would be setting up Mangos which is going to be covered in this guide :)

Requirements

World of Warcraft Client version 3.3.3 (11723) or the latest version that Mangos support as stated on Mangos project description here

This guide is tested on WoW 3.3.3a client, and as long as the WoW client is supported by Mangos, it’ll work, although you might need to make some adjustment to several things listed in this guide, like the filename for example

MySQL

How to compile Mangos and Scriptdev2 on Windows

So basically this is a guide on compiling mangos and scriptdev2 which is a request from Spencer (which is i’m grateful for, because well you know after a long time without writing, i just don’t know where to start again) :). But anyway what’s done is done and i’ve decided that perhaps rewriting the guide is a good idea (although i’m no longer using Mangos or other WoW Emulator). But of course this time it would be different because everything is going to be straight forward without making the guide cluttered like the old version (i think)

Anyway to make things fast for you, let’s start the guide on how to compile mangos plus scriptdev2 on Windowsbut as a side note, before we begin, this guide is tested on Windows Vista with UAC Enabled, so if you’re running Windows XP then there should be no problem for you, as for Windows 7 user unfortunately i don’t have Windows 7 yet but i think it’s just the same as Vista

Requirements

MSYSGitDownload MSYSGit

This is needed in order to get the mangos source and also make updating the source much easier and make sure to get the Full Installer for official GIT

How to Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows Vista / Windows 7

This is a guide about Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows Vista or Windows 7. Although setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows Vista / 7 is pretty much the same like setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows XP, it seems some people are having problem with it, although the only difference between those two is just there is User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista that basically prevent you from writing / editing files inside Program Files directory if you aren’t opening that files with Admin priviledge even if your account is in Administrator group. And this guide tells you how to configure Apache, PHP, and MySQL even when you installed it to Program Files directory without disabling UAC

Before we begin … this guide is compatible and has been tested with Windows 7 although the screenshots used here is showing the installation process under Windows Vista but that’s because back when i write this i’m still using Vista

Also it doesn’t matter whether you have x86 or x64 version of Vista / 7 installed. The only difference in this case is, if you’re running the x64 version, the Program Files directory for 32-bit program is called Program Files (x86)

And here goes the guide…

How to install Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows XP

So basically this is a rewrite of my previous guide but with a more proper method and beside you can find all the information you need on installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on a single page without going to another page unless you’re running Windows Vista / 7 of course

Anyway to make things short, let’s begin the guide on Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows XP so i don’t waste your precious time ;)

Prerequisite

Apache HTTP ServerDownload Apache – See the update right below this before downloading

PHP for WindowsDownload PHP – See the update right below this before downloading
Make sure to download the Thread Safe version

Site speed is a factor in your search rankings

Obviously by now you should know that site speed is a factor on Google Search results as stated by the Google Websearch team recently. And here’s what they say about this

Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed — that’s why we’ve decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings. We use a variety of sources to determine the speed of a site relative to other sites.

Although they also said that currently fewer than 1% of search queries are affected by your site speed and doesn’t carry as much weight as page relevance, and beside site speed only applies to visitors searching using Google.com

Because for me since 1% can still be considered as number despite small, i’ve tried my best to optimize this blog further by applying various wordpress optimization technique to this blog so it can be loaded much faster to this blog visitors

How to Configure PCSX2 (PS2 Emulator)

So basically because there are still some people reading my old post about pcsx2, so i guess it’s better for me to rewrite it to reflect the new changes although actually there are almost next to no changes but since most people trying to use my sample configuration directly without adjusting it first, i think it’s better to write a new post that shows you directly on which plugins you should be using (note: this is intended for general purpose)

PCSX2 Main Window

But obviously, credits should be given to the PCSX2 Team for making such wonderful program available for free to anyone

And so, let’s begin

How to optimize and speed up WordPress

If you’ve been reading the web recently you might already noticed that your site loading speed affect your search rankings as written by Google Websearch team. Although previously i’ve wrote about the same topic in the past, i decided that perhaps a rewrite with proper formatting would be better and although the title says WordPress, most of the instructions listed here can be applied to non WordPress based sites too

And before i begin, i need to mention that in order to use this you need to enable specific Apache Module or it’s not going to work at all. And i choose to not include the conditional check to make sure that the rule being applied is working as it should (assuming that you’ve typed everything correctly) or else you’ll get 500 Internal Server Error Message (if the required module is not enabled or being disabled by your web host) which is going to be useful especially if you’re in Shared Hosting. But unfortunately if you’re on shared hosting some of the tips here can’t be applied because of the limitation from shared hosting itself

And with the above said, let’s begin the WordPress Optimization ;)

Enable Deflate / Gzip

If you have full control of your server (VPS or Dedicated) or sure that mod_deflate and mod_setenvif is installed and enabled by your web host (Shared Hosting), by using this method you can reduce your page size and in the end your visitor will benefit from faster loading times due to smaller page size and all you have to do is just put this in your .htaccess file