Author Archives: Mark Headrick

Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween for 2015!

Happy Halloween GhostTrick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat! ♫ LOL!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween for 2015! Boo! :)

Here’s some weather facts for Oklahoma City on Halloween:

Website Changes for September 2015

Main Website

The only noticeable thing I did to my main website since adding links to my Winamp Skins on the Winamp Info page, was adding a new Twitter widget to my Entertainment page in the TV Show section. It looks for all the tweets I’ve sent with the #TV hashtag. I figured that’s the best way to indicate what shows I am watching since GetGlue/TvTag shut down. Yeah, I know I’m the only one that gives a flying fruit cake about it. :)


Updated the blog to WordPress v4.3.1 which was a security and bug fix. Did the usual backing up of the database and file structure before applying the update. Then added my various code tweaks back in.


Updated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.4.10. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme.

Pelicar Forum

Patched the Pelicar Forum to SMF 2.0.11. Like everything else, backed up the database and files first.

Mysstie’s Website

I added a EverQuest II Legends of Norrath Loot Card Links page. I just wanted a quick way to view the various loot card pages specific to EverQuest II. Actually, I guess I added that at the end of August. Oh well, LOL. :)

That’s all I can think of for now.

Winamp Skins Available for Download

As many of you know, Winamp was bought by Radionomy sometime ago (announcement) and, as a result, the skins and plugins were removed from Winamp’s website.  While there are various places to find these skins, I figured I would go ahead and make the ones that I have available. :) I would start with Winamp Enthusiast’s site to look for other resources.

I have modified my Winamp Information page to include links to the skins I have for download. I wrote a PHP script that uploads and then parses the Winamp Info Tool’s HTML output and adds the links in. I wanted to do this so that it would be easy to update when and if I get new skins. The way I wrote it, it will only link to a skin that is able to be downloaded. :)

For example, here’s the Pimeer v2.2 Ultime skin: Pimeer_Modern_v2.wal


I may create an album on my gallery to include screenshots of each skin. I’ll update this post if I do that. For now, I hope you enjoy them! :)

Blog Updated to WordPress 4.3

My blog has been updated to WordPress 4.3. As always, I backed-up my files and database before updating. I then added my custom code back into the vars.php, wp-login.php, and wp-db.php files. Many of the default themes were also updated, including the Twenty Twelve theme that my blog is based on. The only change I needed to apply to my child theme was in the footer.php file. I used WinDiff to compare the changes between the versions of the theme so I knew which files I needed to update. This is also a test post just to make sure everything works. :)