During the last few weeks, moving from Fedora 10 to 11 took up rather too much of my time, energy and space on this blog. But that's not the only thing that I have been updating. This blog is powered by wordpress and recently they released version 2.8 and naturally it has to be updated too. They have made updating a lot easier; you can now do it right from the admin area but there is a catch. You need to have an FTP or FTPs server running which I don't have. FTPS isn't bad but I would run a mile before connecting to a server over FTP. It never fails to astonish me how many webmasters are totally ignorant of the lack of security of FTP.
So the wordpress update had to be done manually but it's not very difficult. Manual updating also makes it easier to keep the revision control system on the site updated as well. In my case I use subversion and it takes just a couple of commands to clean up the old stuff and commit the new version. But why should you do it? Why not mark the blog folder as a folder that should be ignored by the RCS? well in my case, I play around with the wordpress code, the themes and the plugins so I need to keep track of them in the source tree. Lots of other geeks do the same.
Also being updated is the rest of the site, it's been sadly neglected for a long long time and I added a new article a few days back. It's time to follow that up with a few more so stay tuned.