After the latest wordpress release left me with a trashed db, I’ve opted to reorganize the site and rethink my choice of software.
I’m tired of exercising my spam filter and the occasional cleaning up of comment spam on old posts, so I’ve closed comments on posts older than 45 days. Given the volume of legitimate comment activity (very little) I doubt this will inconvenience anyone.
New release of wordpress installed.
No time to work on this. Reverted to default theme and will selectively turn off options and plugins. Whee.
Apologies for weirdness with the blog, I don’t have explanations. I solved the rendering of text problem by reverting and re-enabling my hacked theme. I don’t know why the webserver is occasionally serving blank pages, reloading solves that but I suspect something changed in the hosting environment (I can’t kick, though, Bill is still allowing me to freeload :) ).