Paintball RSS Feeds

If you didn’t know, I loves me Google Reader. It’s just so badass, but many paintball sites don’t have RSS feeds, or they’re hidden away. Most are stuck in the old, you have to go to the site site to get content phase. But, I’ve compiled a list of paintball releated RSS feeds, which some had to be made using

Or here they are:

Paintball Headlines – New Paintball Blog. Disclaimer: This is my site


You can have feeds for certain categories by adding feed to the end, like In The Media,

PbNation – Yes, I do hate the some of the people running the site, but they do have a user base.

News –
Tournaments (smaller ones) –,345,284,390,185,379,446,266,222,232,445,250,67,381,444,442,400,281,364,65
Tournaments (PSP, NPPL, Millenium) –,64,317 – NEWS Junkie and news forum. Not really sure what the differences are, but they usually have different content. Pretty good feed.
News –
News –

PbReview – Meh
News –

68 Caliber Has Been Removed. See this post. – Removed. Changed site design. – These are hidden away somewhere, but google found them
Headlines –
PRWire –

PSP – Tournament news. Feed 43
News –

ESPN – Any mentioning of paintball on the ESPN site
News –

Google BlogSearch – This is the feed for the search ‘paintball’. Not too bad of a source
News –

Technorati – The feed for the tag search of ‘paintball’. Mostly useless.
News –

PBHeadlines – Not to be confused with Paintball Headlines. Removed for being utter crap.

PbBucket – Removed since site has completely changed.

Paintball Journal – No longer updated. – Removed due to being a douchebag.

PaintballTimes – Kinda screwed up feed, and rarely updated?
News – – This indexes various B/S/T feeds and mashes them together. Full content. Disclaimer: This is my site.
B/S/T –

If you have anymore, let me know so I can add it. I’ll update this post as I find more feeds.

Last updated – Jun 17, 2007, Jul 11, 2007

Access MySQL Command Line in XAMPP

Or XLMPP for that matter 😉

There are two ways to do it. Both are basically the same, but one just makes it a lot easier. We’ll go over the harder one first.

First Method:

Start the command prompt, and cd to the xampp directory. It’ll usually be something like:
cd ../../Program Files/xampp
if you used the installer and default install location.

Once in there, cd to the mysql bin directory.
cd mysql/bin

Now, run the command:
mysql.exe --user=root --password=
And the MySQL command line will start. If you’ve changed the username or password of the MySQL user, you need to change the –user= and –password= accordingly.

Second method:

Basically the same way as before, but we’ll create a batch file to make it easier.

First, create a file called mysql_command.bat in the XAMPP directory.

Edit this file with Notepad or any text editor, and paste in this:

@echo off

echo Starting MySQL command line...

mysql\bin\mysql.exe --user=root --password= 


Save it, and change the –user= and –password= if you’ve changed the user or password.

Now, run mysql_command.bat and a command prompt will show up with the MySQL command line running.

It’s as easy as that.


XLMPP is XAMPP, but instead of Apache, it uses lighttpd.

This is from version 1.6.0a of XAMPP and lighttpd is 1.4.13 from here.

This is a very primitive release. There are of course problems with it. If you find something not listed or have a fix for it, please let me know.

1. Run setup-xampp.bat to update configuration.
2. Run lighttpd_start.bat to start lighttpd.
3. Use the .bat files to start or stop the other components.

1. The xampp-start.exe, xampp-stop.exe, xampp-control.exe either don’t work, or don’t work well. If someone wants to fix these, please do so.
2. Perl, I didn’t test, but should work.
3. XAMPP is still shown everywhere instead of XLMPP. Meh.
4. No installer
5. Only for Windows
6. Doesn’t work on Vista, or shouldn’t, since lighttpd doesn’t.
7. Setup changes lighttpd.conf even if you don’t select ‘Refresh XAMPP’.

Changes between XAMPP and XLMPP:
1. lighttpd directory added.
2. lighttpd_start.bat and lighttpd_stop.bat created
3. apache_start.bat and apache_stop.bat edited to start lighty instead
4. install.php edited to edit lighttpd.conf. (lines 57-68)
5. apache directory deleted.

Download XLMPP in ZIP archive (75.6 MB) This was removed for being outdated.
MD5: 362ff2b7366d3457061d3e7d8f2098a2

Download lighttpd + XAMPP->XLMPP files (3.68 MB)
MD5: 382d8ff96c83294dd40879dbcc506663
You need some version of XAMPP. Extract this archive into that folder, overwriting existing files. Run setup_xampp.bat. Start lighttpd by running lighttpd_start.bat. (Note: This lighttpd is probably outdated now)

(XAMPP + lighttpd) -> XLMPP files (10.2 KB)
MD5: 2e39627fe17c612f5880f7b93971e4ce
You need a version of XAMPP and lighttpd. Copy the lighttpd directory into the XAMPP directory. Extract this archive to the XAMPP directory, overwriting existing files. Run setup_xampp.bat. Start lighttpd by running lighttpd_start.bat. This includes the new batch files, new install file, and a new lighttpd.conf.

WG311v3 64 Bit Driver

I been trying to install Ubuntu and got the 64 bit edition up and running, but the only way for my Netgear wireless card was with ndiswrapper, and Netgear insists on not making any 64 bit drivers. I searched around and found this thread, which shows how to make this driver. I thought it would be easier to just put it together in zip file for easier downloading, or in case one of those sites happen to get rid of it.

Download WG311v3 x64 Driver – Zip File

Download WG311v3 x64 Driver – Gzipped

Though I don’t have a x64 Windows install to test it, it should work. But I do know it works in Ubuntu 6.10 x86_64. Here’s a quick guide:

First, install ndiswrapper if you haven’t already. If you have the DVD or internet access, you should be able to go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager, search for ‘ndiswrapper’, and install ndiswrapper, ndiswrapper-utils, and ndiswrapper-utils-1.8. If this doesn’t work, you have to download and follow the instructions from the sourceforge site.

Next, download the drivers, and extract them. Find out the path that they extracted to or copy them to an easier to access directory. I copied mine to the desktop.

Next, start up Terminal and run sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/Desktop/WG311v3-x64/WG311v3.INF changing the ~/…/WG311v3.INF to the path of your driver. That should’ve wrapped the driver.

Run ndiswrapper -l to check if it did wrap it. Should return something like this:
Installed drivers:
wg311v3 driver installed, hardware present

Now to insert it, run
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
It shouldn’t return anything.

Now, run dmesg and check if it says: ndiswrapper: driver wg311v3 loaded. If it does, it’s good.

To scan for networks, run sudo iwlist wlan0 scan. Hopefully, it will show the available networks.

To connect, go to System > Administration > Networking, select ‘Wireless Device’, click Properties. Enter the ssid of the network you want to connect to, and if necessary, the rest of the fields. Then close the properties window, and click the box to the left of ‘Wireless Device’ to enable it.

Or, if you like the command line, run iwconfig wlan0 essid "router_ssid" replacing router_ssid with whatever the router it is that you want to connect to. Then iwconfig wlan0 up to enable the device.

Hope that helps.