Few months ago, I signed up to Blog Action Day...
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment
If you haven't guessed from the title, and from that short intro, this post will be about the environment - namely how to save water.
The reason for this topic is simply because Australia is facing severe drought conditions. A quick Google gives us an article from Wikipedia with the different water restriction levels currently in place:
- Brisbane: Stage 5
- Adelaide: Stage 3
- Canberra: Stage 3
- Melbourne: Stage 3
- Sydney: Stage 3
- Hobart: Stage 1
- Darwin: none
- Perth: permanent restrictions
As you can see pretty much all the major cities have some form of restriction in place. I'm not quite sure what 'permanent restrictions' for Perth really means, but either way it doesn't sound good.
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On Monday my family and I arrived at the airport nice and early to be sure that I would not miss my plane, only to find that the flight had been delayed by an hour. So what was there to do in that hour? Visit the newsagent and read books of course!
Unlike most times where I just randomly pick up books that look interesting and read snippets, a particular book caught my attention: "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Dr. Spencer Johnson. Being one of the books on my 'To Read' list, I was happy to see that it was only about 100 pages with nice big font. The blurb claimed that it would only take half an hour to read, so with one hour to kill, I decided to stand there and finish the book.
If you haven't heard of this book, it is one of the best selling motivation books. In my opinion, a quick and simple summary is:
Adapt To Change Quickly
The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
As some of you may or may not know, WordPress 2.3 was released about a week ago on Monday 24th September. So since I had a bit of time, decided I should upgrade from 2.2.2. After some drama with the incorrect file permissions of the uploaded files I finally managed to get everything working (I hope!) so now I'm using the brand new WordPress 2.3 release
With this upgrade I've also upgraded to K2 RC1 as on their page it is suggested to use RC1 with 2.3. The front-end should look relatively similar, with the exception that tags are now only shown when you view the full post - since I've disabled Ultimate Tag Warrior and now using the inbuilt tagging system that comes with 2.3.
If you do find any problems with my blog, please send me an email and I'll go and try to fix it up!