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Not That You Care

I finally got around to updating to WordPress 3.03 when they put out an emergency security upgrade and had to do it again.

I also upgraded to a new version of the backup plug-in and it isn’t working properly, so I expect another upgrade shortly.

People feel compelled to do things at the end of the year, one final check mark on their list so they can log it as an accomplishment.

If something acts weirdly, let me know. Everything seems to be working, but I don’t do everything the software allows.

10 comments

1 Rook { 12.30.10 at 5:49 am }

And you complain about my updates…………. }:-)

2 hipparchia { 12.30.10 at 8:28 am }
3 Bryan { 12.30.10 at 11:11 am }

Not to imply any criticism, Rook, but I haven’t lost my archives, my blogroll, nor my commenters as a result of any of the these upgrades.

Hmmm, it would appear that single word comments work again, Hipparchia, although you do have an embedded link, so that may make it acceptable to the “comment fairy”.

4 Steve Bates { 12.30.10 at 6:19 pm }

“People feel compelled to do things at the end of the year, one final check mark on their list so they can log it as an accomplishment.”

Small correction: Managers feel compelled to make other people do things at the end of the year. As a contractor, I saw this happen over and over again; eventually, I learned not to schedule any vacation (unpaid, of course) between Christmas and New Years, and with some managers, for a week on either side of that. In the “awl bidness” at least, those year-end schedules are graven in a very dense stone; forget about asking to change them if you ever want to work for that company again. “Sets his own schedule,” the revenooers say, is one of the criteria for a contractor; “except at one time of year,” say I.

5 Bryan { 12.30.10 at 7:46 pm }

Roger that, Steve, which was generally stupid in corporations because the end of the calendar year meant nothing, as the end of the fiscal year was the real deadline. Regardless, clients would do it at the end of December, and again in July, or whichever was the last month of their budget year.

“Sets his own schedule” – those guys have never worked as a contractor to believe that. “Gets to work as many hours as humanly possible with no increase in compensation at the whim of the client” is closer to the truth.

6 hipparchia { 12.31.10 at 8:20 am }

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7 hipparchia { 12.31.10 at 8:22 am }

it tskes embedding a link to get the one-wprders in.

3 characters [lol] is too short, 13 characters [just checking] is too short, but you can see from the numbers in my other comment that 20 characters is long enough.

8 Bryan { 12.31.10 at 5:59 pm }

That’s good to know, I just wish that I could find the program that set up that limit.

9 hipparchia { 12.31.10 at 11:49 pm }

i didn’t try anything from14-19 characters to see where the cutoff might be. i obviously didn’t check for typos either.

10 Bryan { 01.01.11 at 12:04 am }

My problem is that I would have to come in as someone new to find out as it doesn’t verify my comments the way it checks everyone elses. It is a PITA for debugging problems with comments, and embarrassing when it decides to ban me for attempting some it considers “illegal”.