Archive for December, 2007

Time to sleep!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Easy WordPress Upgrade

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Now that I’ve been using WordPress for a while, I wanted to simplify the upgrade process. Like many users, I’ve customized my WordPress installation enough that doing the unzip over the top just does not feel safe. I’ve wanted a Unified Diff for a while, but have just been lazy about it. WordPress uses Subversion to manage their source code, so it is pretty easy to do. Here’s what you need to do.

Edit: You will need shell access to the server as well as the Subversion client installed. 

Note: BACKUP YOUR WORKING COPY! I will take NO responsibility for broken WordPress installations!

  1. run svn diff > wp-upgrade.patch to get your unified diff patch file. Keep in mind, just change the versions at the end of those URLs to the versions you are upgrading. The first version number should be your current WordPress version, the second should be the one you want to upgrade to.
  2. Check to see what the patch is doing, and make sure it is not dinking with anything in the wp-content directory… If so, review those patches carefully and optionally remove them.
  3. Disable all the plugins.
  4. Move the patch file into the directory for the WordPress installation you are upgrading.
  5. Run patch -p0 < wp-upgrade.patch (Note: you may need to do this as a super user depending on permissions)
  6. Be sure that patched file owners/permissions match the existing owners/permissions.
  7. Go to
  8. Reactivate plugins.

Then you are all done! I hope this makes your upgrading process feel safer!


Sunday, December 30th, 2007


Saturday, December 29th, 2007


Friday, December 28th, 2007


Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Garrett says Hi Erin!

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Cars @ the Saucer

Thursday, December 27th, 2007


Thursday, December 27th, 2007

There they are!

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Waiting for the trains!

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

How many miles in a year?

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Not all of them, since I did have to take a few 1 way connectors for multi-city trips, but from what I can track on my main airline…

  • Segments Flown: 115 (plus at least 2 others that I know were not counted).
  • Miles Flown: 114,450 (not including aforementioned segments).
  • Airlines flown: 3.

Phew….  Enjoying time off!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Hope you all enjoy it!  We are FINALLY living the dream of staying home on Christmas, and as soon as with wife is ready, Garrett gets to enjoy his THIRD!


Monday, December 24th, 2007

Sunset… Done working!

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Shirt DOWN!

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Keep yer shirt down kid…

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Whaddup innanet?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007


Wednesday, December 19th, 2007


Wednesday, December 19th, 2007