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Archive for August 2nd, 2006

WordPress 2.0.4

August 02, 2006 @ 23:23 By: gordon Category: General

Well, I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0.4. So far, everything seems ok. The dates appear to be correctly formatted, unlike the problem some people saw with the last upgrade.

Generally speaking, I’ve had very few problems with upgrades since I started using WordPress, so one annoyance every couple of years is below my threshold of getting upset. 🙂


August 02, 2006 @ 09:21 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General, Seen on the 'net

If you think back, you’ll recall that some scientists were trying to bring back space dust collected by a probe. Well, they’ve taken lots of pictures of the aerogel they were collecting the dust in and now everyone can get involved helping them find dust particles. If you visit the Stardust@home website, you too can participate! Unlike SETI@home, Stardust@home has people actually looking at pictures rather than running a screensaver that crunches numbers when you’re not otherwise using your computer. There’s more information on the Planetary Society’s website, too.
It just launched yesterday, and it appears that their servers are a tad overloaded right now, so I haven’t been able to get into the website to register and try looking for space dust, yet.