WordPress 2.3.2…

Here’s what the dashboard says about the latest patch:

WordPress 2.3.2

WordPress 2.3.2 is an urgent security release that fixes a bug that can be used to expose your draft posts. 2.3.2 also suppresses some error messages that can give away information about your database table structure and limits and stops some information leaks in the XML-RPC and APP implementations.

If you’re reading this my upgrade must have gone OK. 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

I Am Legend…

Not me personally…

I went to see I Am Legend today. It wasn’t the worst film I’ve ever seen, but I did catch myself thinking it was a really long 1 hour 40 minutes! There were lots of great scenes of a completely deserted New York, but that was about the best of it. I think the most annoying thing about the film is it didn’t really go anywhere. It just sort-of meandered. I still think the trailer looks cool! 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

Windows Process Explorer…

I’m not a big time user of Windows servers, so I often find myself having to rediscover things when I’m forced back on to that platform. An example of this came up today when a colleague of mine was trying to find out which process was locking a particular file on a Windows server.

While Googling for the Windows equivalent of “fuser” I came across the Process Explorer utility from Microsoft. Having found it I remembered that I used a previous version of it for much the same purpose some years ago. A couple of clicks on the menu, “Find > Find Handle or DLL…”, and Bob’s your uncle!

It’s worth a gander if your using Windows and you don’t already use it.

Cheers

Tim…

The Wyrd Sisters and Pyramids…

An amusing take on death is present in every Discworld book I’ve encountered so far. Suffice to say, Wyrd Sisters and Pyramids have provided some much needed light relief over the last few days.

Cheers

Tim…

Quick Life Update… Update…

Thanks to everyone who posted comments on the previous post. Just to let you know, the funeral happened late last week. The day went by the numbers, which was a relief.

I guess my immediate family would say they were not religious, but my dad converted to Islam some time ago. This presented us with a few stumbling blocks in as much as we had a Muslim burial to organize and we didn’t have a clue what we had to do. Luckily my dad’s local Mosque were really cool about the situation and explained the whole process. The combination of that and a really good funeral director made what could have been a very complicated day quite simple.

So a big thank you to everyone involved in the process!

I was hoping things would start returning to normal now, but I hadn’t accounted for the volume of legal rubbish you have to do when someone dies. It’s going to take weeks/months to get everything tied up. As a result, my return to large-scale random blogging and 11g articles may be delayed somewhat…

Cheers

Tim…

Quick Life Update…

Early last week my dad died, so this last week was a bit hectic trying to sort out the funeral and deal with other people’s issues. The funeral is on Thursday this week, so I’m hoping things will calm down a bit from then on.

Sorry to anyone who has been waiting for answers on my forum.

Cheers

Tim…

Hitman…

I’ve just come off the back of a really busy weekend, so on Sunday night I decided to go and veg out at the cinema. There was nothing on that I fancied, so I went to see Hitman. Being based on a game, my expectations were really low, but I really enjoyed it. There are lots of bits of the film that don’t stand up to close scrutiny, but if you just let it wash over you it’s quite a neat action film.

Some time ago I saw the first trailer for I am Legend and thought it looked like a waste of time. The trailer I saw yesterday looked brilliant. I’m sure Will Smith will manage to ruin it somehow, but I’m definitely going to see it.

Cheers

Tim…