Browsing the blog archives for April, 2008

K0ed

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Administrativa

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated, so I figure I may as well give some sort of indication to what’s going on behind the scenes (or not) here.

About two, possibly three weeks ago now I updated to WordPress 2.5. It was only shortly before that I’d upgraded to WordPress 2.3 and finally ironed out the kinks between WordPress 2.3 and my theme, k2. Not surprisingly, when I upgraded to WordPress 2.5, k2 ended up having some issues, the most important of which on my end is seeing the nice message:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_register_sidebar_widget() in /…/dashboard.php on line 31

Every time I log into the site. Now, from the looks of things, this doesn’t really interfere with my ability to post. But it certainly interferes with my desire to actually post anything at all. I mean, here it is weeks later and the only information I have about fixing the issue is from the k2 site promising a WordPress 2.5 update “soon.” If the k2 guys can’t be bothered to fix it, why should I?

Of course, I did at one point seek out some information on the problem, but the suggested solution didn’t work. So here we are. Hopefully things will settle down and start working soon so I can post without being hassled.

Decision Time

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Culture, Personal, Visual

How long ago now was it that I swore off Battlestar Galactica? It’s certainly taken them long enough to get back on the air with new episodes.

So, now I’ve got to decide whether I’m actually going to bother with Battlestar Galactica again. Sure, it was a great show — During the first season. But past the halfway mark of season 2 it really lost its way. The end of seasons 2 and 3 were particularly absurd.

Ronald Moore has said that the writers’ strike gave them time to reconsider their story arcs for the new season. That’s heartening news, since the failings of the show were in the inexplicable actions of characters, absurd twists and retroactive storytelling that undermined its good qualities. Even so, I think I’m going to take a pass on the season premiere tonight until some more information has leaked out. If the word on the street, as it were, is overwhelmingly positive, I may just give it another chance.