WordPress 2.0.4

“WordPress 2.0.4, the latest stable release in our Duke series, is available for immediate download. This release contains several important security fixes, so it’s highly recommended for all users. We’ve also rolled in a number of bug fixes (over 50!), so it’s a pretty solid release across the board.”

WordPress via BlogsNow

A little over a week ago I was wondering whether upgrading to 2.0.3 would be worth it. Apparently, I should have dug deeper to find out 2.0.4 was this close.

Thunderbird bugs me

I was hoping that Bug #342784, “File > Quit hangs tb if expunge inbox on exit is set”, being closed in the release of Thunderbird would have solved my issue of Thunderbird sucking all CPU cycles after being shut down, but it looks like it’s still there. I’ve been hoping for this to get fixed since 1.5 was released.

The duplicate feed items issue hasn’t been fixed either, and I’m thinking this ‘hanging process’ problem could also be a symptom of TB choking on the feeds, possibly the password protected LiveJournal ones. Guess I’m gonna have to try and find a proper RSS reader.

P.S.: I just installed BlogBridge, and I’m liking it!

Atspace and 'ftp : connect :unknown error number'

I had problems making an FTP connection to my Atspace account for a couple of weeks, preventing my webcam image from updating. Filezilla kept failing to connect, and the most information I was able to find about what was wrong was from Windows’ commandline ftp (yea, it’s horrible, I know), which kept saying ftp : connect :unknown error number (‘tuntematon virhenumero’ tai jotain sinne päin suomeksi).

Thanks to Juha, I finally realized it was PeerGuardian 2 blocking the connection. Perhaps the fact that they’ve done this is related to Atspace having problems with spyware opening browser windows with their front page. In any case, I uninstalled PG2 since it’s been a source of trouble before. But it hadn’t done this to me before, nor caused any problems in a while, which had lead to me completely forgetting about ever having installed it (like I said in the thread at Atspace’s support forums).

What's New in Thunderbird

“Thunderbird provides stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer email experience for our users. We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this latest version.

Here’s what’s new in Thunderbird

The Rumbling Edge has a more detailed list of notable bug fixes.”

Mozilla via Juha