Another blogging restart

I’ve said it before – but hopefully there’s more to blog about again. Less confidential stuff; lots more around Private Cloud and datacenter transformation.

Picking up the blogging again

Firstly – it’s been too long without posting here. Lots of reasons, lots of excuses – mainly workload and not having anything public to blog about. Secondly – I’ve changes roles inside Microsoft – moving from Business Development (where nothing is public or bloggable) and into customer facing enterprise strategy. The role is a great […]

WordPress updates

I’ve not blogged about WordPress patches and updates for a while – I’ve been just that busy. This weekend another two patches – for 2.2.x and 2.0.x  So far so good – easy and clean updates. Worth an upgrade too – looking at the code changes there seems to be a lot of additional checking […]

Blogging at Microsoft

Shel Israel writes: UK Microsoftie Darren Strange reports that Microsoft now has 4500 bloggers among its 71,000 employees.  Both numbers show significant growth.  As irecall, when Robert and I were writing our first chapter of naked Conversations there were 2500 bloggers among 56,000 employees.  By the time we finished the book in October 2005, the […]

The now never-ending WordPress mill

From the dev lists: The target release date for WordPress 2.2 is less than a month away, April 23rd. Phew. Patch and relax. Update and relax. Patch and relax. When Matt and the others from Automattic said they’d be stepping up the frequency of updates – I didn’t expect this 🙂 It’s good though. Lots […]

Slow blogging

I spend a few days catching up on posting video to my family and home blog instead 😉 No posts for a week or two.

The WordPress merry-go-round

WordPress 2.0.7 – security fixes. Kinda instantly obsoleted WordPress 2.0.6 – which in itself was bug and security fixes. WordPress 2.1 still moves forward; beta 2 via svn is looking pretty sweet.

WordPress 2.1 beta 1

Hot on the heels of WordPress 2.0.6 release candidate – is WordPress 2.1 beta 1. I tried the alpha from subversion on this blog a while ago; it looked promising. Now we are at beta 1. You can get the beta from here; knowing the test and release team – it will be live in […]

WordPress 2.0.6 RC2

Update time again – this time for another security issue. Here’s the mail from wp-testers: http://wordpress.org/beta/wordpress-2.0.6-RC2.zip http://wordpress.org/beta/wordpress-2.0.6-RC2.tar.gz RC2 addresses the following vulnerability. http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2006/Dec/0463.html We also changed how we escape HTML attributes. Escaping is done with a new attribute_escape() function. http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/4656 This touched a lot of files so we need to do some broad testing to […]

Traffic Spike

I sent out birth announcements via email and blog on 28th October; the traffic spiked. It’s back to normal now – just family and friends.