I just re-read Asimov’s “The Last Question” after having lunch with my folks. It’s probably my favorite story from one of my four night-stand mainstays (Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Treasury, that also includes “Flowers for Algernon” which I cannot assign enough importance to).
When I get back to my computer and hop over to my Gmail tab, I’m greeted by “please moderate this comment” email from WordPress. After dealing with the spam, I notice the yellow banner of “New WP version out, update now kplz.” I then hit “Upgrade Automatically” and it all works out (like it always does). (I even updated a plugin auto-magically.)
I was not sure at the time (and am still not) if I should have been more unnerved by a successful or unsuccessful outcome.
If it had mentioned anything about “insufficient data” though, I’d probably still be screaming.
Upgrading to the latest WordPress has introduced the ‘Â’ character into a number of posts. As I have no idea why this happened and my phpMyAdmin-fu is weak, this fix will have to wait for a while.
EDIT: Just fixed it today after a rather simple find-and-replace on the wp_posts table. (Export -> Do Notepad++ On It ->Drop Table -> Import Editted File.) It was simple but oh so scary. Let’s hope I didn’t break anything.
Just added a couple of new plugins to the site: Twitter Tools and WordPress Mobile Edition.
Twitter Tools is pretty slick. Right now I have it set-up to post a daily digest of my Tweets (see default version here) and also allow me to update Twitter when I make a new blog post. I’m not so sure how I feel on that feature, I have it enabled (but off by default) now. I mean, it makes sense to answer “What are you doing?” with “Writing a blog post, here it is!” Especially considering how intermittent these posts are and all.
WordPress Mobile Edition… I need to test out and my BlackJack just isn’t cooperating at the moment. There’s another plugin that apparently does something similar, but this is the newer one so I went with this one first.
Just upgraded to WP 2.5 today (which is like two weeks late, heh). You also may have noticed the new theme. I was looking though WowAceUpdater for a couple mod modules and stumbled upon a mod called ClassButtons and found the author’s page and wanted the theme (and header) ASAP.
I still need to find a way to hack up the bottom to not look retarded (my links sort of break the format), but that’s a decent enough project to undertake.
Enjoy the new shiny.