Tag Archives: DIY

Upgrading to WordPress 2.5

I know it’s thrilling news, so I won’t bore you (oops, too late). But I will tell you that it was simple, quick, and totally worthwhile. It’s more than a security or bug fix… this time they re-designed the interface and now it’s much simpler and cleaner.

I’m continually impressed by WordPress’ developers. They totally rawk, and I love this blog software.

Disassembling a MacBook Air

Apple says their MacBook Air can only be serviced by the Mothership. While that’s smart while it’s under warranty, at some point the Air will become fair game for DIY fixing. You knew someone was going to ignore Apple’s FUD regarding opening the Air, and make it public to boot.disassemairlg

The nice folks at ifixit.com in Atascadero, CA have documented a complete teardown of a MacBook Air, including photos. Click this thumbnail to see it all:

BTW, iFixit is my first stop when I’ve got an Apple-related hardware problem. Their how-to guides have walked me through more than one laptop teardown. Others sell hard drives and memory for less, but if you need other bits for an Apple product you need to go there. Seriously.

Updated to WordPress 2.3.1

One of the things I really like about WordPress for websites is how diligent the developers are about updating their software… keeping it current and making the changes necessary to prevent WordPress from being vulnerable to the hack du jour. The best part is that the upgrade takes all of ten minutes to accomplish.

Heck, if I can do it in my current anti-histamine-addled condition then so can you.