That wasn’t even painful. There are some cool new features from an authoring perspective too. (Not that I author enough to make good use of some of the new features, but I’m trying to write more often.)

I’ve got another post in the queue, but needed my VMWare Server at home to finish it up. Then I learned that my VMWare Server (perhaps because it felt neglected lately) apparently went belly-up sometime in the last month or two since I last logged on to it. After doing the online chat with Dell Support, they’re dispatching a tech to replace the motherboard, memory, processor, heat sink, and power supply. I guess that just leaves the hard drives and the CD-ROM drive as the only original electronic parts. I’m 38 days from the end of the warranty, so I’ll need to make sure it’s in top shape before mid-August just in case I need more parts.

Anyway, once the server is fixed, I should be able to verify some of my syntax and finish the posting. Until then, consider this: It never rains underwater. Discuss.

  • http://simonhaslam.co.uk Simon Haslam

    “motherboard, memory, processor, heat sink, and power supply” – now if all of that lot has failed that would be quite an achievement… even for a Dell server!

  • http://www.dannorris.com/ Dan Norris

    I don't really think all those parts are failed, but it's a credit to
    their customer service that they're replacing them all so that I might
    avoid multiple rounds of debugging. Plus, the tech I talked to
    originally followed up with an email yesterday to confirm that the parts
    were on their way. Unusual experience from what I've heard from others'
    Dell Support encounters.

  • http://potluck.com Mark S. Meritt

    Hey, there. I see you're using Anaconda theme with WordPress beyond 2.2. How have you dealt with tags since Ultimate Tag Warrior apparently doesn't run in 2.3+? Have you had to do many edits across theme templates?

  • http://www.dannorris.com/ Dan Norris

    Hi Mark,

    I haven't done any edits on Anaconda to fix anything. The only edits I
    made were to modify one of the sidebars to suit my taste. Nothing broke at
    all during my upgrade either–just worked like a charm. I should also
    mention that I didn't customize the theme except through the admin pages
    (no direct modifications to theme files). I will put 2.6.1 on this week,
    but don't anticipate any issues with it either.

    Dan

  • http://potluck.com Mark S. Meritt

    Hey, there. I see you're using Anaconda theme with WordPress beyond 2.2. How have you dealt with tags since Ultimate Tag Warrior apparently doesn't run in 2.3+? Have you had to do many edits across theme templates?

  • http://www.dannorris.com/ Dan Norris

    Hi Mark,

    I haven't done any edits on Anaconda to fix anything. The only edits I
    made were to modify one of the sidebars to suit my taste. Nothing broke at
    all during my upgrade either–just worked like a charm. I should also
    mention that I didn't customize the theme except through the admin pages
    (no direct modifications to theme files). I will put 2.6.1 on this week,
    but don't anticipate any issues with it either.

    Dan