My Beamer passed its NCT :-)

It’s only been a few months since I changed cars. A couple of weeks ago I had to take it for the National Car Test. It failed :(

Thankfully, the things it failed on were not very major. I got them fixed and brought it back for a re-test today and it passed without any problems.

So the car is good to go until the next test, which isn’t until August 2009.


WordPress Updated

After reading that WordPress 2.3.3 was an ‘urgent security release’, I figured it was probably best to upgrade. So I did.

I also took the time to upgrade all active plugins, delete the plugins I was no longer using and install some new plugins that looked worthwhile.

It took a while but I’m glad to have gotten it over and done with. I just hope that there isn’t another ‘security release’ needed anytime soon :)



Comment Spam Protection

I have switched from Akismet to Defensio for my comment spam protection. I don’t know if this will be a permanent change. The effectiveness of Defensio will decide that.

Therefore, if you find your comment is not being displayed, it’s quite likely that Defensio has treated it as spam. Don’t worry though. All comments marked as spam are availabe to me in a list so I can go through them and decide which ones are legitimate.

Here’s to a comment spam free blog!


MP3 Car Stereo [Revisited]

A good while back I talked about wanting to get an MP3 Car Stereo. What I ended up buying was a Goodmans Car Stereo. The reason I bought this one was because it had a USB port on the front panel. That meant that I could simply insert my USB flash drive (which incidentally has recently died) and I listen to mp3 songs.

This has turned out to be a very good alternative to an actual mp3 car stereo. It’s so easy to add or delete songs and it also means there’s no longer a need to haul around a case of CD’s :)


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