I’ve just upgraded to WordPress 126.96.36.199 to correct another security issue. It is a bit of a pain having to do these upgrades… but I’ll take that any day over the crazy spam problems I had with Movable Type!
Unfortunately, I am making this entry from my laptop. My computer froze hard three times over the course of a few hours. Each time, the /var/log/messages file contained some information about the second IDE port failing. When I rebooted, the CD-ROM drives (which are on the second IDE port) weren’t found by the BIOS.
When I take this along with the previous problems of the PS/2, USB, and LAN ports that randomly quit, I think it’s time for a new mainboard.
Socket A mainboards in the larger ATX size seem to be slightly out of date and weren’t as available as mainboards in the smaller, microATX form factor. I’ve also wanted USB ports on the front of the computer for some time, since it can be a pain to dig around behind the machine to plug in things like my digital camera. So, I elected to order both a microATX minitower case and a corresponding mainboard from NCIX.com. Hopefully they’ll arrive soon so I can get back to using my main machine!