Random Access Memories

A friend brought a problem with the website to my attention. Their emails weren’t getting through – or were getting delayed. This kind of injustice cannot stand!

Thus, began a several day long dive down a rabbit hole of support questions, a deep look at code I’d written as long as ten years ago, and a few nights staying up to tangle with some esoteric settings.

What does my insomnia mean for you, kindly reader? Those of you who are paid or sponsored subscribers will enjoy better, faster emails of your calculations direct to your inbox.

Thanks Rafael!

Wordpress Upgrade
Wordpress Upgrade

I upgraded to WordPress v2.7.1 as soon as it came out (after testing on another website, of course).  I can honestly say WordPress is the only software I use that I actually look forward to upgrading.

Since version 2.7 RC 1, upgrading to the next version of WordPress has been this easy:

How to Upgrade WordPress
How to Upgrade WordPress

You click “Upgrade Automatically” and wait about 5 seconds.

You’re done.

Not entirely off topic: a friend of mine asked me yesterday about the best way to put up a new website.  She had thought about using Yahoo Site Builder or some such.  Yahoo and its like are great at building free, quick, and ugly websites.  If you’re going to publish on the internets, why not just opt for something just as easy and that has hundreds, if not thousands of possible totally free themes to choose from?  I say, go with WordPress.

I used to code sites by hand – that’s a chump’s game.  Just install WordPress and call it a day.