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Other blogs--downtime [Dec. 16th, 2008|01:48 pm]
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WordPress updated to a version that may not work with my current WordPress theme, "Goldshire."   My web-person is changing over the 80acresonline blog first (as it's less critical in a professional sense) to see if it can be easily made compatible.   If it is, she'll make the same changes to the other two; if not, we'll have to find another theme and redo everything. 

I wish stuff like this didn't happen all the time.  Thank goodness every time I pick up a saucepan or skillet or hammer or hoof pick, I don't have to upgrade to Saucepan 3.2, with a handle that someone else likes the shape of, or a hoof pick "optimized" for those who own bay horses and use straw bedding.


[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2008-12-16 07:57 pm (UTC)
Or worse still, go to pick up a hammer, have to upgrade to hammer 5.234 which includes a hoof pick when I don't have any hooves to pick.

Software comes in two flavours: buggy and obsolete.
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[User Picture]From: jhetley
2008-12-16 08:06 pm (UTC)
My attitude towards "upgrades" is best reflected in that old military axiom:

"If it works, don't f**k with it!"
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[User Picture]From: torrilin
2008-12-16 08:09 pm (UTC)
Eesh. I do like the "for pretty" elements of a theme, and the idea of having a consistent look is good... but the practice in this case is awful. For the user.

Bad software design like that sucks.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-12-16 08:38 pm (UTC)
But it worked out fine (so far at least.) 80acres looks just as it did; I made one comment and added a new small post to check it, and it works. I don't mind the new admin page, though the smaller font is not as easy on my aging eyes. I can still see it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-16 08:47 pm (UTC)
You can change the size of the font on any website by clicking "ctrl" and using the scroll on your mouse at the same time. You never need to read a font on the internet that's too small for you again :)

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-12-16 09:31 pm (UTC)
I agree about websites. You'll notice that all mine are silent (no music) and motionless. The new ones aren't fully developed yet, but they'll all have the same polite way of asking for your attention.
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[User Picture]From: anysia
2008-12-16 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness every time I pick up a saucepan or skillet or hammer or hoof pick, I don't have to upgrade to Saucepan 3.2,

Absolutum obsoletum -- If it works, it's out of date.- Stafford Beer

Sometimes wonder if programmers need to be reminded of the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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From: indywind
2008-12-17 01:24 pm (UTC)
::metaphor LOVE::

When will someone back-engineer the cast-iron website?
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