China phone / phablet Star N9599T review

Some time ago I realized that my 7" Huawei MediaPad is a bit large for daily carrying, so i decided to look after some smaller, yet bigger than normal device. After some digging I found out Star N9599T with quad-core CPU, 5.7" IPS display, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM(internal HDD), 2x 3800mAh batteries. Bellow I would like to summarize my positive experiance with this device.

Pros:

  • large-enough display and resolution
  • above average performance CPU – ~16,000 points in Antutu
  • great 2GB RAM
  • large internal storage
  • 2 SIM
  • big battery life
  • great build quality

Cons:

  • view angles worse in comparison with Mediapad
  • a bit higher display response rate
    • nothing critical
    • most noticable then scrolling red text on dark gray background
  • limited /data partition
    • only 1GB -> u need to move apps to sdcard more often
    • depends on phone revision
  • no gorilla glass -> u need screen protector
  • useless plastic stylus
    • no gorilla glass -> stylus makes scratches
    • i bought stulus with rubber end – works file
  • mechanic Home button

 

Summary:

Would I recommend this product to my friends? For that price, absolutely yes

How to change WordPresss admin username

After finishing initial setup of my new wordpress site, I realized that I would like to change name of wordpress administrator. For example because it was too easy to guess its name. Problem is that administrator user account was created during initial setup and cannot be deleted or renamed. Well one option would be modify DB directly, but it requires good knowledge of mySQL. I prefer some other way. So we will use some tricky workaround

  1. Logon as admin with your current username – lets say its called Admin now
  2. From Users menu, choose "Add new"
  3. Create new user with your prefered name, eg. hokus, you have to type email and new emai must be different from current admin email. Now most important part – at the bottom, choose role Administrator

new_admin_user

  1. Confirm account creation by clicking "Add New User"
  2. Now Log out
  3. Logon using newly created account – hokus

new_admin_user2

  1. From Users menu choose "All Users". Users configuration will apear.
  2. Move mouse over the name of account wou wish to delete, Delete link will appear, click on Delete link

new_admin_user3

  1. "Delete Users" page will appear
  2. On the "Delete Users" page set "Attribute all posts to" and from combobox select newly created account – hokusIf you miss this step, all posts of user-to-delete will be lost.

new_admin_user4

  1. Congratulation, you have your new administrator account with different name.

WordPresss Ping list 2014

Hello wordpress fans. Below I placed “ping list

http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/ping
http://blogmatcher.com/
http://blogpeople.net/ping
http://blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tw/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.in/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.tw/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
http://bulkfeeds.net
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://geourl.org/ping/
http://hamo-search.com/ping.php
http://holycowdude.com/rpc/ping
http://mapufacture.com/georss/ping/api
http://mod-pubsub.org
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://newsblog.jungleboots.org/ping.php
http://ping.amagle.com/
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc
http://ping.blogoon.net
http://ping.blo.gs
http://ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc
http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
http://ping.fakapster.com/rpc
http://ping.fc2.com
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.groove-cast.com/ping.php
http://ping.kutsulog.net
http://ping.myblog.jp
http://ping.namaan.net/rpc
http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
http://pingqueue.com/rpc/
http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
http://ping.snap.com/ping/RPC2
http://ping.speenee.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://ping.weblogs.se/
http://ping.wordblog.de
http://rcs.datashed.net
http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2
http://rcs.salon.com/RPC2
http://r.hatena.ne.jp/rpc
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
http://rpc.blogrolling.com
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.britblog.com
http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080
http://rpc.newsgator.com/
http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
http://rpc.tailrank.com
http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2
http://rpc.technorati.com/ping
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.technorati.jp/rpc/ping
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://rpc.weblogs.com
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://rpc.wpkeys.com
http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast
http://submitblogs.com/
http://thingamablog.sourceforge.net/ping.php
http://topicexchange.com
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2eping.php
http://www.2bet.com/
http://www.2rss.com
http://www.a2b.cc
http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
http://www.blogarama.com/
http://www.blogbits.com/
http://www.blogcatalog.com/
http://www.blogdex.net/
http://www.blogdigger.com
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogexplosion.com
http://www.bloggernity.com/
http://www.bloglines.com/ping
http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
http://www.blogpeople.net
http://www.blogpeople.net/ping
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://www.blogpulse.com/submit.html
http://www.blogroots.com
http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
http://www.blogsdominicanos.com/ping
http://www.blogshares.com
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://www.blogwise.com/
http://www.bloogz.com
http://www.bluewavelinks.com
http://www.bomis.com/
http://www.catapings.com/ping.php
http://www.daypop.com/
http://www.deskfeeds.com/
http://www.fastbuzz.com/
http://www.feedblitz.com/f/f.fbz?XmlPing
http://www.feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://www.feedster.com/
http://www.globeofblogs.com/
http://www.hoes.com/
http://www.holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/
http://www.lasermemory.com
http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
http://www.linksboy.com/
http://www.lsblogs.com/
http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
http://www.mod-pubsub.org/ping.php
http://www.mod-pubsub.orgping.php
http://www.newsisfree.com
http://www.newsisfree.com/RPC
http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://www.octora.com/add_rss.php
http://www.ohlinks.com
http://www.popdex.com
http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
http://www.readablog.com/
http://www.rogerlinks.com/linker/index.shtml
http://www.sexblogslist.com
http://www.snipsnap.org
http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
http://www.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://www.wasalive.com/ping/
http://www.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.weblogues.com
http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
http://www.xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
http://xmlrpc.blogg.de/
http://xmlrpc.bloggernetz.de/RPC2
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
http://xping.pubsub.comping/
http://zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php

WordPress – I was not able to download any plugin / theme. Solution

I was not able to download any plugin / them, wordpress was still insisting on using FTP, which also did not worked. So after some googling I found working solution

  1. Add define ('FS_METHOD', 'direct'); to config file wp-config.php and
  2. modify file wp-admin/includes/file.php so:
  • find method get_filesystem_method
  • change last line from return apply_filters('filesystem_method', $method, $args); to return $method;

 

For result see image below:

wp_ftp_fix