I seem to be changing themes every week. I’m not sure what’s the cause of this type of behavior. It is probably related to my childhood. Aren’t they all? So, why switch again? I really don’t have a clear answer for you. The only thing I could think of that is remotely related is that I’m working on a new version of my theme. There’s a couple of neat features I want to incorporate before I release it. At the moment, I’m struggling to get the pages to validate on XHTML. That’s not a good thing, but it does work. So, switching themes now will somewhat create a splash when the new version becomes available. Stay tuned.
WordPress 2.0.3 is now available. I should upgrade soon. Maybe, it will fix the validation errors on the new version of the theme. It’s also adresses a bug and fixes a security hole. It sounds serious enough for something immediate. I have at least four instances of WordPress to upgrade. It would be nice to have access to Mu-WordPress. It would be nice to do just one upgrade for everything.
I have been struggling in getting the next version of the Black-Letterhead theme validated in XHTML. I don’t have any problems with the CSS code. It validates just fine. I just can’t get the site validated in XHTML. I seem to have the same code running on the previous sidebar, but it doesn’t seem to work inside the shelf. I’m stumped at the moment. I wonder if it’s related to the shelf. I just need to look more into the WordPress codes I’ve been using and see if there’s anything unusual. I guess more time reading the WordPress Codex Wiki would not hurt.
The best defense for software piracy is making software affordable to people. Believe me, if the price of software is reasonable, people would rather have their own copy of the software than bootlegging a copy from their friends and family. Not only they get a reliable CD source, but also software updates and technical support. It comes down to market price. It is especially problematic in the Asia Pacific Region were software piracy is rampant. More than half of the computers were illegal copies last year. If the price of software is adjusted to a country’s spending power, you can keep software piracy on a manageable level. The law of demand and supply still applies.
I have been thinking about switching telephone service to Vonage. They offer unlimited phone calls to anywhere in the continental United States for just $25 a month. The only requirement is you will need a high-speed internet service at your home which most people do since all calls are placed through on the internet. You get voicemail, 3-way calling, call forwarding, 911 as well as transfer your existing number. So, are they worth a look? Vonage has been bleeding red since 2001 and there are showing no signs of turning the company around. Vonage faces stiff competition from eBay’s Skype and Google. In addition, it also competes with telephone and cable television giants. The company’s fate may lie on a likely buyout or takeover. So, is it worth switching?