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Sorry, but I gotta make another techy blog post.  I was having some trouble getting the Spell Checking functionality of my editor component working today and couldn't remember what I did on my last install to get it running.  This article is relevant to those of you using JCE for Joomla, TinyMCE, or other derivatives of TinyMCE.  If you have Google Spell checker enabled in the backend and when you go to use the spell checker you get an error about an XML call, double check to make sure you have the following extensions enabled in your php.ini file:

-curl
-mb_string 

I haven't had the chance to make it to the Texas State Fair yet this year, but my brother did. He sent me a shot of this 2009 Camaro called "bumblebee" that starred in the movie Transformers. I'd trade my GTO in for one of these when they come out, but they will probably be way overpriced.  I guess I'll just have to settle for a Vette.

TxStateFair_Camaro

Click the image above for a larger version. 

I ended up having to get a new 360 Elite (79FL) because my DVD drive on my old unit (79FK) crapped out. It wouldn't read any type of media: DVDs, Games, Backups, etc.  I just took apart my new 360 today and installed my NME 1.2 chip into it, but I can't get it to work.

Here's a quick tip for those of you looking to find your LOCAL (as in within your network) IP address.  In Windows, you would simply issue the following command from the command prompt (Start > Run > "cmd")

ipconfig

Which would yield something similar to the following results.

U:\>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : mshome.net
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 177.21.101.137
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 177.21.101.1

From a Linux shell, you would issue the following:

ifconfig

Which would yield something similar to the following results

eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:91:04:07
 inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
 inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe91:407/64 Scope:
 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
 RX packets:31167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
 TX packets:26404 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:38338591 (36.5 MiB)  TX bytes:3538152 (3.3 MiB)
Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc000
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
 inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
RX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0			
RX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)  TX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)

I was trying to add my grandparent's e-mail to my Gmail contact list, but gmail kept telling me "Please make sure the email address you entered is valid."  I figured it probably wouldn't import it because they were using something of a non-standard address.

The culprit here happens to be the ampersand sign.  I realized that gmail also has a contacts import option which allows you to import contacts from a CSV file. A CSV file is essentially just a text file with values separated by commas. It essentially allows you to put tabular data into a non-proprietary format.

Editors Note: There is not supposed to be a space after the ampersand, but for some reason my blog software keeps adding it.

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