BitsBlog system upgrade to WordPress v2.6.5 is complete.

No errors, no problems apparent.

Just a few minor bugfixes in this upgrade, and a few code changes for security at the Linux level. Since this blog runs on a Windows server, you shouldn’t notice any difference.

Addendum: (Bit): Looks like the MCE editor I installed a week or so back was causing problems for some folks.¬† Apparently when you opened a single post, and themn moved away, it was asking if you really want to do that.¬† Apparently the code combo figured you were there only to leave a comment. It’s been removed, for now.

Addendum II: (Bit):

Did some further cleanup today.

  • Narrowed the sidebars a little so as to get the whole thing into a 1024 screen a little more cleanly.
  • Changed out the New Times Roam font to Ariel/Helvetica, which I think is a little cleaner. I’m a little non-plussed at the justification that produces,but one thing at a time. Let me know what you think of this font vs the old one. Does it help you read more easily?
  • Added a UTF-8 filter, which should get rid of most of those stupid blocks when there’s supposed to be quotes there.
  • Installed¬† IntenseDebate software, which supposedly will increase cross-thread commenting. I’ve not seen any change yet, but I’ll give it a few days to catch up.
  • Restarted the tagging software, after fixing a few bugs in it.
  • Database Cleanup, again. I’ve got a leak somewhere. No biggie, but it’s just a knot I have to untie.
  • Dumped MCE editor altogether after playing with it for a few hours in the background. It’s not working for us here. Conflict with the theme, looks like. I’m working on an alternatve to MCE. Meanwhile, we’re back to the editor that came with theme. A little less than we used to have, on the gold theme, but not bad, for now.

I know all of this is ‘inside baseball’ stuff. But what the heck; I’m making an effort to let folks know what’s going on in the background here, because there’s been a lot of changes. It’s a bit less of a shock when you see the new looks I’m throwing at you, if you know what I’m doing. And anyway, you guys are as likely to see problems resulting from these changes as I am. If you have problems, tell me in feedback. Thanks.

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