wordpress 2.5

i usually try to stay with the upgrades of wordpress for the blog. most of the time they are security fixes so it’s a good thing. wordpress 2.5, however, has significant changes in its admin console. these changes have made blogging and managing the blog more difficult for me. it just doesn’t seem as intuitive as it used to be for me.

after my blog software upgrade is complete and it seems to be in working order, i upgrade cindy’s blog next. i’m reluctant to go with the upgrade to cindy’s blog, however, because i’ve found that blogging in the new software is just more difficult and i don’t think that i would want to inflict that upon other users just yet. i think i’ll ride out 2.5 for a while and see if they make more changes to the admin after some user feedback.

since the auto-saving draft feature of wordpress, i don’t think that i’ve seen any other changes to the blog that make it worth the while to upgrade. i guess i should read up on security fixes to see if any security holes have been fixed as a result of this major version upgrade.

my biggest gripe with the new layout is that i have to scroll down to make changes to the category that the blog falls under. forcing the user to scroll to access basic blog functions is a major UI issue in my opinion. there’s just so much wasted real estate at the top of the screen, too. can’t the space be better utilized?

d-link dns-323 and transmission torrent client

i’ve been using transmission and clutch for dns-323 for a while now and i’ve set it up and it looks like it is operating correctly, it doesn’t look like it’s working well. i’ve been having huge performance issues where i would peak to my max_download rate, but i don’t seem to be sustaining that rate. on average, i am seeing around 40kB/s transfers instead of what i used to see in mlnet. i really wanted transmission and clutch to work out well because i think the UI is cleaner and prettier, but after a couple of weeks of poor performance, i’ve decided to ditch transmission and go back to mlnet. mlnet is running now and with the same set of torrents is running happily close to my max rate.