The sooner Microsoft gets everyone to run Windows 7, the better. Windows XP SP2 will retire soon. July 13, 2010 to be exact. You can still use Windows XP SP2 as long as you want, but you won’t get any support or updates. That’s fine with a lot of people, but if you want support, you can always update to Windows XP SP3 which will be supported until April 2014.
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What happens when you click on a failed short URL? You can’t go anywhere. You are stuck on an island. You can’t browse the main index page since the domain you are given is the domain of the URL shortener service. One way of finding the true URL is to check if the URL short service has a lookup function.
If it doesn’t, you’re pretty much dead on the water. That’s dilemma for short URLs. It works great when it does, but if it doesn’t, it’s useless. One more thing, clicking on a shortened URL sometimes requires a leap of faith since you don’t know what page you’ll be landing. This is especially troublesome for pages that contain malware and viruses.
If you are giving out short URLs, it always good practice to check if the short URL works. If you don’t trust other services, you can always start your own.
I’ve been waiting for this plugin or feature to surface to self-hosted WordPress sites. It’s a feature that has been available to WordPress.com users as long as I can remember. With this plugin, you will be able to add a network of blogs with different domains.
For example. Your primary domain is ‘example.com.’ You can create several blogs in a multi-site install of WordPress 3.0 using a different domains like ‘sample.com’ or ‘widgets.com.’
Download the plugin.