Note To Self: Keep Your wp-content folder backed up

So I updated my wordpress install to 2.5.1

Only problem is I managed to deep six my wp-content folder. So until I get an hour it looks like the site is back to the default theme.

Remember kids, always keep your wp-content backup folder up to date!

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Sorry about that whole "This site may harm your computer", I swear its not infectious

So my wordpress site got hacked.

Some arsehole used the bug in 2.3.2 that allowed them to edit my posts and threw in some spyware links hidden in an iframe. Anywho I fixed that.

But now Googles pissed at me until they decide my site doesn’t have the clap anymore. But until they say I’m clean I get this awesome SEO sucking stamp on any results that my site comes up for

Danger

New Feature Alert! The Link Blog

Hey Look!
Theres a new link called “Link Blog” over in the “My Online Presence” sidebar.
Whats it do you ask? Its an easy way for me to share interesting things that I find online with you.
But isn’t that what this whole “The Journal” section is for? Well technically yes, but this is even easier. Now all I have to do is press a button. I don’t even have to come up with something witty to say about the article!

The Yahoo Search Engine Is Weird

I am now the top ranked search for Erik Persson on the Yahoo search directory. The only problem is that the top link goes to the Genealogy page family.erikpersson.com. For some reason, which is completely logical to the Yahoo bots, erikpersson.com is still ranked 15th. To add to the amusement, my Flickr account is ranked 13th.

All this data leads me to believe that Search Engine Optimization is just voodoo and random guessing.

Either way this means I’ve managed to place my name at the top of a popular search engine! This calls for revelry and non-alcoholic beverages!

Tags, Categories, and Updates, Oh My!

As you can see the The Journal section has been updated.

The biggest update you’ll find, besides the theme change, is the addition of Tags. You can find these at the bottom of each of my posts and on the sidebar on the right. Now the first question is what are tags? They’re another form of categorization. But don’t I have categories to categorize my posts? Yes but some search engines prefer Tags.

So whats the difference between Categories and Tags? Categories work like a folder structure. How do you classify a Dog? First you figure out if its a mammal, then see if it belongs to the order Carnivora, after that you see if it belongs to family Canidae. If thats all true then you check if it belongs to the genus Canus, whereupon we get to the species C. Lupus which then takes us to our old friend Canis lupus familiaris. Whew, that explanation was long winded and obtuse. Basically categories are straight lines. You also see this type of structure with the filing of documents in meatspace and on your computer. C:\Documents and Settings\Erik\My Documents refers to a folder that is located on the C: Drive within that drive you have the sub-category Documents and Settings, within this Folder we have the User profile Erik, and within that we have the folder My Documents.

Tags, or labels if you use a Google product, on the other hand are descriptive. What kind of dog is it? It’s a big furry red dog with a tennis ball in its mouth and muddy paws. Pretty descriptive, no? If somebody told you to look out for that animal you’d be able to spot it rather quickly. Likewise this article falls under the Tags:

As you can see Tags and Categories have diverse uses in computer technology and in real life. As such both Categorization methods work to make it easier for you to find interesting and meaningful content.