WordPress 2.2

The new wordpress version is out. Upgrading was a painless affair, except for the fact that FileZilla skipped two files (wp-login.php and one other) so I couldn’t log on to the blog anymore. But that was easily fixed by uploading those 2 files seperately. The Template only broke in the bottom part, the links were suddenly also showing ratings (all 0 since that feature isn’t turned on). Changing a true to false in the get_links call fixed that. Though I thought that was very odd, dont know why that creeped up after the upgrade to 2.2. Now I am off, checking what else 2.2 has to offer ;).

Secrets of the Lord of the Rings

SQPN SLOTR SQPN has launched a new podcast named ‘The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings‘. I haven’t listened to it yet, but it looks very promising, since their previous Secrets of (Harry Potter and Pirates of the Carribbean) were very interesting as well.

Here is an excerpt from the press release:

“The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings” is a thrilling audio podcast that takes listeners on a voyage through the mythological and religious themes that have made J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional work loved around the world.

Exciting moment

Children of HurinIn the midst of the recent publication of Tolkien’s posthumous “Children of Hurin,” and the April launch of a worldwide online multiplayer game based on the world of Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” the new podcast is launched at an exciting moment for fans of Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

First episode at sqpn.com.

Promo Mp3

Lord of the Rings Online

Set up a site to post my experiences in Lord of the Rings Online. Also handy to get some Drupal skills :-). It’s not the easiest CMS system out there but it works very nice, once you start to get the general idea, it’s highly customizable and very flexible as well, which also makes it a bit harder to get into !

http://aboutlotro.info (yes I should get a decent domain for that **FIXED**)

BSG: Crossroads

The Final Five Minus One

Just watched the final BSG episode of season 3 and it’s ending sure surprised me ;). And I am sure I am not an exception. It was suggested that the person you’d least expect to be a Cylon, col. Tigh, was in fact one of the final five. Also didn’t expect Baltar to be found not guilty. The testimony by Felix was very odd. Apparently he still had an axe to grind with Baltar.

And why didnt we expect Tigh to be a Cylon ? Because it goes against everything previously stated in the show and in interviews with Ronald D. Moore. In the interview (link below) RDM states that the writers just came up with this ‘plot twist’ halfway through this season. This just hints at very sloppy writing and makes one of the fundamental plots in the show seem like an afterthought. In the interview it is simply explained away with ‘Oh but they’re fundamentally different Cylons‘. Yeah right 🙄 . I guess they came up with this concept halfway through the season as well. Found a good blogpost here and Alan Light’s rant in his latest podcast is pretty clear about it ;).

My take on the whole thing, how it will end up, is that the ‘final 5’ cylons are a whole different type of breed from the regular ones we have seen so far and have a different agenda and want to live with what’s left of the human race. Somewhere in time they split from the cylons we know and these other cylons are very different in character than our regular cylons. I assume Starbuck to be no. 5, who will lead our gang of ships to earth. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until january to see what happens next :(. How cruel !

Interesting links:

Interview with Ronald D. Moore

Alan Light, Combat information center, very nice podcast and forum

Starbuck is back !

Screenshots taken from bsgmedia.com.