Your WordPress admin account suddenly not recognised?

Sound familiar? For some reason I couldn’t log into my admin account, the password was always wrong. I’ve still no idea how this happened but fortunatley if you get to your MySQL DB, either via SQL tools or MyPhpAdmin, there is a way out!
Just run this query against the DB and hey presto it’s all sorted for you.
UPDATE `wp_users` SET `user_pass` = MD5( 'new_password' ) WHERE `wp_users`.`user_login` = "admin_username";
But still none the wiser as to how it happened in the first place. The account doesn’t seem to have been hacked as nothing else has changed.

Space Ark – solution

Final reply from Simon, quite amazed at the support from Strawdog

Hi, I’m pleased to let you know that there is now a patch available that fixes this issue. Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy playing Space Ark. If you enjoy it, we have a Facebook page you may “like”! We have also now setup a Steam forum also: Many thanks/Best regards, Simon Simon Morris Technical Director

Space Ark crashing

I brought Space Ark, via Steam, recently and have a consistent error with it. Everytime I finish the tutorial it crashes and I have to start again. I’ve reinstalled the game, run it windowed or in full screen and it still fails at the same point. Anyone found a solution to this? I’m running Windows 7 64bit. UPDATE: received a positive reply, with a workaround, from Simon Morris at strawdog Studios

Hi Ro, Thankyou for your email. I am very sorry to hear about your experience with our game. We are aware of this issue, and we have been working on a fix that we are hoping to release today. In the meantime, if you have an xbox 360 usb joypad, you can play the game with this and it will not crash. I apologise for your inconvenience and will let you know as soon as the patch is ready. Best regards, Simon Simon Morris Technical Director

Whiten teeth in Adobe Photoshop

  • Go to File> Duplicate and close the original.
  • Go to View > New View. This will open a duplicate window of the same image.
  • Zoom one of the windows so that you can see the teeth as large as possible. Set the other window view to 100%.
  • Arrange the two windows so you can see both the zoomed view and the 100% view at the same time.
  • Select the Dodge tool.
  • In the options palette select midtones and set the exposure to about 20%.
  • Select a small, soft brush. Be sure the brush is smaller than the teeth.
  • Carefully paint over the teeth with the dodge tool.