barkingcats.com is now running off HostGator servers, moved from Laughing Squid. The monthly cost dropped by half, with more functionality (subdomains and ssh shell access). It might even be faster, though it’s hard to tell.
A full clean upgrade to WP 2.7. I think most of the visible changes are in the admin interfaces, and probably security. No new widgets or plug-ins, same Landzilla theme, so there’s probably little visible difference.
More admin- have updated to a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. No real impact; the terms remain the same as the 2.0 license in use previously. The reference page changes to the new WordPress format, and there are new links. There’s a link over on the right if you’re interested.
Just finished updating the site to WordPress 2.5, required because Laughing Squid updated to PHP 5.2. The older WordPress seemed to be running fine, but what the heck. It was a good chance to remember how the whole thing is put together, though I think I’ve now spent more time maintaining the blog infrastructure this year than actually writing blog entries.
The iTunes sidebar — the list of recently-played tunes on my desktop machine — is gone. I liked it, but the local AppleScript was a nuisance, and it was going to take work to re-implement in the new system.