Switching to the WordPress Media Library from NextGEN Gallery

I finally switched to the native WordPress Media Library (WML) from NextGEN Gallery for my photographs. I’ve been using NextGEN for a while, but have always been worried about depending on a plug-in for core things like images. This was never more apparent than when they released version 2.0 and that brought down my entire site. A recent upgrade did a similar thing although not as extensive. I will admit, the developers were quick to fixe the issues, but the risks were apparent. Read more

Stop annoying Photoshop CS2 registration when running under Windows 8

Found another tip on how to get ancient Adobe CS2 software working properly under Windows 8. If you keep getting the registration dialog every time you run Photoshop CS2, next time you run it, right-click the icon on the Start screen and choose Run as administrator. Then go through the registration process once more. This time it should stick and stop appearing.

Applying Dreamweaver 8.0.2 patch on Windows 7 or 8

I’ve been hobbling along with Dreamweaver 8 on Windows 7 and now Windows 8, without the ability to save my FTP settings. It was fixed in the 8.0.2 patch, but the patch won’t install under Windows 7/8. My work around was just FTPing the file manually. Anyways, I found the solution to getting the patch applied in this forum post.

Basically, you manually run the patch using an unwrapped installer file, which you can still get here from Adobe. The trickiest part is that you have to open a Command Prompt running as Administrator. To do this, go to your Windows 8 Start page and start typing Command. You should see Command Prompt pop up eventually. Right-click and choose Run as administrator. Click Yes when prompted with a User Account Control message. Assuming you have administrator rights, the Command Prompt window should appear. (If you don’t, this exercise won’t work.)

So, unzip the patch file to an easy place to get to on your C: drive. In the Command Prompt window, navigate to the patch file directory and type:

msiexec /update patchpackage.msp

Press enter.

That’s it!

Big thanks to CyBrett who posted this way back on September 9, 2009!