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Do You Need Windows Vista?

Wired News says “You Don’t Need Vista Now” (print version) with an explanation of why you don’t need to pay for the next operating system version of Microsoft Windows. Vista’s power consumption superlatives aside, I would not recommend going out and buying Vista off the shelf or pre-installed on a PC when it becomes available. […]

Microsoft Vista On Sale in January – Are You Ready and Willing?

This time, it looks like they mean it. In a news article from BBC News, Microsoft announces Windows Vista is due in stores in January and will come in six versions. Ranging from $100 – $399 USD, there will be three versions for businesses and two for home use and one for “developing nations”. I […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blog Housekeeping and Maintenance

Remember the old term “home pages” to represent a website? It was used in the earliest days of website design and development and had two meanings. The first was the term “home page” which meant the front or first page of a website. The second reference was to “home pages”, your personal website. In a […]

Don’t Buy WordPress – It’s Free

No BS Launch Pad brought to my attention a WordPress “cheat” you need to be aware of. They promise many things it seems, but I really want to attack: ….they offer are very, very basic things like themes. Note that you can get all of the same themes here for FREE… …Wordpress is a free […]

Adoring Nerds: Science Blogs and Bloggers

Okay, don’t tell anyone but I’m a sucker for nerds. Just show me a tall skinny guy with thick glasses hanging over books, computers, or a chess board and Lorelle goes a little wobbly in the knees. I love them so much I married one, though he hates to be thought of as a nerd […]

Upgrading WordPress with SSH Commands

If you have SSH access to your WordPress website, Mark Jaquith offers his SSH commands for upgrading WordPress to make the job faster and easier. For those with SSH access to their server, this could be a timesaver. You just CD to your current WP directory and paste this in. A quick visit to /wp-admin/ […]

Good Reasons to Upgrade WordPress

Alex King explains why you should upgrade WordPress, with some interesting explanations on the changes in WordPress. There is one simple reason why you should upgrade: security. The 1.5 branch of WordPress isn’t getting the security patches that the current development branch is. And even if someone were vigilantly applying patches to the 1.5 branch, […]

WordPress 2.0.2 Update

The WordPress 2.0.2 Security Update is now available for download. According to Mark Jaquith, on of the WordPress developers: It fixes several security issues, so I would recommend immediate action. Just to be clear: the security issues fixed were not the ones that several “security groups” claimed to have uncovered. Those issues were either minor, […]

Look Into the Future of Web Design: CSS 3 Explained

As usual, 456 Berea Street is keeping us informed and up-to-date on what is happening in the world of web page design. CSS 3 Selectors Explained is a look at the new features in Cascading Style Sheets for CSS 3 arriving in a browser near you soon. In September and October of 2005 I published […]

Release of WordPress 2.0.1

WordPress 2.0.1 has been released, according to Matt on the WordPress Blog. All in all we’ve closed 114 bugs in the 2.0.1 release, which you’re welcome to check out if you’re curious about every fix. To summarize: * You can now specify an upload directory, and whether to use date-based storage or not. * Caching […]

WordPress 2.0 Breaks Ecto – Here’s the Fix

If you are currently using Ecto to post to your WordPress blog, and you upgrade to WordPress 2.0, according to the Ecto developers, it will break Ecto. But rest assured, the WordPress Development team sprung into action and a fix is available. I recommend not to upgrade to WordPress 2.0 yet as it breaks file […]

Tiny Problem with WordPress 2.0 and Trackbacks

It has come to the attention of the WordPress support team and developers that there is a tiny problem with WordPress 2.0 and trackbacks. They are investigating the situation as it isn’t consistent, though it is consistently reported. There is a new patch that seems to fix the issue, but the investigation continues. According to […]

WordPress 2.0

I’ll be writing more about WordPress 2.0 but I wanted to make sure you all had access to some great information and posts about it before I get to the topic. Those of you using WordPress.com have already been using WordPress 2.0, or a near proximity to it. So you’ve been able to see the […]

WordPress Developers Still Working on PHP Compatibility

According to EWeek’s Blog Buzzword Compliant’s article “That’s Why They Call It The Bleeding Edge”, WordPress developers, like many other open and source software programmers, are battling with backwards compatibility issues as they move forward with advancements in other support software programs. It happens all the time with proprietary software upgrades–and often, it happens on […]

Bloggers Provide Storm Evacuees With Local Information About Their Homes

According to a story in the Washington Post, “Blogs Provide Storm Evacuees With Neighborhood-Specific News” to help victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita see and read about what is going on with their homes, businesses and properties. As the world’s news media show the big picture of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, some […]

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