Unscheduled upgrade

You know when you’re sitting at your desk, of an evening, working steadily through your calendar of scheduled things-to-do and one of those things-to-do happens to be to add a new blog post to a website that you’ve been meaning for months and months to upgrade from WordPress 2.0.4 and you discover when trying to login that one of your security plug-ins (Bad Behaviour) is preventing you from logging in, and the message that it throws up actually looks more like a “Y0u’v3 b33n h@Xxor3d!” kind of a message.

Well, I’ve just had one of those evenings.

I’ve now updated the WordPress installation to the latest version.

Moving to a new PC

My PC at work has been playing up over the last few months. Sometimes when I plug in a USB drive, for example, I get the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.   I suspect that it’s an issue with Windows rather than a fundamental hardware fault.

However, to prevent as much downtime as possible, I’ve been gifted a new PC

  • IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre 8215-CTO
  • Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 200 GB HDD
  • DVD-RW
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 (version 2002)

which I’m now running side-by-side with my current (sick) PC. I now have 4 monitors on my desk!

Tomorrow’s task will be to migrate my files over, get the new PC connected to the network, and install printers and Microsoft Office 2003.

Prepare for Metallurgy

If, like me, you’ve always wondered what a synthesis of METAL and LITURGY forged in the fires of time would sound like, well wonder no more.

The Martyrs (CA) are here to answer the until-now unanswerable. Listen to a couple of tracks at PureVolume or on iTunes.

Crafted in secret to do battle with the forces of evil and imbued with the holy light, METALLURGY is the death knell of the old order, a veritable new age of justice and life. Though the storm rages, though the darkness may threaten, the ancient light is passed on! Prepare for METALLURGY.

Does that actually mean anything? ‘Metallurgy’ is a made-up word, right?

Anyway, the music’s not bad. If you’re into short progressive songs, more-spoken-than-sung lyrics and bits of liturgy thrown in for good measure.

(Song ideas for Powerpoint, Neil?)