Well, I’ve upgraded my WordPress installation and since some plugins might be not quite working with the newest version, things are going to look slightly different for a bit. But not hugely so.
Oh, if you are on facebook, you might like to know that I have put Asymptotia on the NetworkedBlogs application so that you can sign up and get a feed directly within facebook. Click through to here if signed in. Please note the difference between me, my facebook page, my blog Asymptotia, and Asymptotia’s space on facebook. All four are different. I’m just sayin’. Don’t forget to keep visiting here, for example.
Strangely, as a result of upgrading a few things, something weird happened that I cannot account for. My self-pings have returned! I lost the feature a while back (or even before that?) when I had a terrible denial of service attack that I had to write some work-around from and I always assumed that somehow what I did also removed my self-pings, and I never really had the energy to check it out. (Pinging is the feature that allows you to follow an older post to a newer post that refers to it). I decided that this was a small price to pay for the extra protection. But now it is working again. I don’t know why. I wonder if there is a way of automatically getting all the missed pingbacks to show up, rather than re-publishing all my old posts one by one*?
Of course, me being able to self-ping might mean that the demons will return too. So I’d better watch out.