bits and pieces

I upgraded the knitting blog to the new version of wordpress and didn’t run into any major problems, except I accidently deleted the stylesheet I’d been using for the site and my RSS feeds started 404ing. The fix for the feed issue is described here, and the fixed header file is here. I’m probably going to take a few days to play around with wordpress 1.5 on the knitting blog before upgrading this site. I do have a sense that the new version is uber-nifty but I haven’t taken the time to explore all the features. I don’t mind the new look of the dashboard, but I’m going to wait to upgrade the wordpress blog we use at work for a little bit. I think that all the ongoing information about wordpress development displayed on the dashboard (the first screen you see after you login to the blog) would be a bit distracting for librarians who just need to login, make a quick note about an issue, and logout. So I’m hoping I’ll be able to customize or simplify the dashboard for the work blog. It looks like someone’s already written a plugin to repress the feeds from displaying.

Over at the wiki, the first instance of spam happened when I was on vacation. You can see what happened in the history page for fantasy comics that was vandalized. I was really curious how long it would take for someone to spam the wiki if I didn’t have many controls on who could edit the page. It didn’t take that long, and I was able to quickly restore the old version of the page. I might go back and make some of the pages alterable only by registered users. A couple people other than me and Nat (Look at Nat’s martial arts movie collection! It reminds me I should watch some Sonny Chiba movies) have been experimenting with the site, and once more of the structure of the wiki is in place, I hope to start posting more original reviews, and have other people post their own reviews as well.