Dubya Pea, 2 dot three

Yesterday, the WordPress group released an update to the butt-kicking blog software I’ve been using for years now. I did the upgrade in about 10 minutes total, then found a couple of spots where some old plugin code that’s outdated now (read: UTW) was mangling a page here and there, and I think it’s all Kosher now, easily fixed by editing the templates.

There are a ton of bugfixes, and some really groovy enhancements. The main enhancement is that tagging is handled by WP rather than by any number of plugins. I’m still roaming through, noticing the updates, but I can say after a short while using it that the admin area is responding a lot faster for me, and it’s not my connection. I’ve noticed the speed using three different internet connections.

Mouseclone Did the upgrade, though, and something went awry… I’m not sure of the details, because I had to run off for a bit, and when I’d returned, it looked like a tornado had passed through his database. Word to the wise: backups. Backups BACKUPS!
The mantra is and has always been:

“If you don’t have at least three copies of a piece of data on different media, the data does not exist.”

I say this, knowing full well that I didn’t make a new, full backup before doing the update to the WP bits, but here’s the cool part of the story: he made a backup, and looking at it right now, everything is back up and rocking out.

Amie Street Wednesday

Mark from Mouseclone started his own meme today, where he is highlighting bands he discovered on Amie Street. I love the site, and have discovered quite a few bands there that I really like. If you want to participate, and really dig the embedded player, please use Mouseclone’s linkback. When you are on the artists’ page at Amie St., there is a button under their profile pic that says “Promote this artist”. he resulting page will give you all the code you need to embed either one song or a whole album. Pretty nice of them, I think.

So, for my first Wednesday Band Spotlight, I’m going with Neuromance. Tell me what you think of Transit Station.

I’d like to see them sometime. I wonder if they ever get to the East coast… When you are checking them out, don’t miss the tracks Pocket Knife and Machine World.

Amie Street Wednesday
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You can get the code here