Upgraded To WordPress 2.8.1

Well hello! This is my first blog post since upgrading to WordPress 2.8.1. I came home from work at about 8 pm and after a change of clothes, getting a cup of coffee and a snack, I downloaded the files for the latest version and then used Filezilla to upgrade WordPress via FTP! (try saying that 10 times in a row).

I was still using version 2.7 until today, deciding to forgo the updates in that same series until something major came along. 2.8 came and went in the blink of an eye and before you could say version 2.8, here came 2.8.1. I couldn’t make out much of a difference initially; everything looked the same. But as I type in this post, I see the differences – for eg. A Permalink button and the link url stands out as you start typing in your current blog post.

For a list of changes & security bugs that they fixed with the release of 2.8.1 please visit here.

This I Believe…..(An Atheist Poster)

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I am an atheist. I do not believe in any supernatural deities. I believe in Science, not the death cult superstitions of bronze age nomadic tribes in the Middle East.

I believe in Logic and Reason, and not in vengeful gods that demand unthinking worship. My “Bible” is the ‘CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics’ and ‘Mark’s Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers’. My “Concordance” is ‘The Pocket Ref, 3rd Edition’.

The symbol of my “faith” is not an ancient torture device, it’s a slide rule. The simple three part device that helped build the Brooklyn Bridge, Hoover Dam and the Empire State Building, as well as sending humans to the Moon and returning them to Earth. Algebra and Calculus are my “liturgy”, and Physics is the celebration of all that exists, from the smallest subatomic particle yet to be discovered, to the Universe as a whole.

The “Saints” of my faith are legion. Galileo and Einstein, Sagan and Asimov, Eratosthenes and Fermi, Hawking and Feynman, Dawkins and Darwin, Jefferson and Franklin and Paine, and countless others who have sought and still seek to expand the knowledge of how the Universe works, for the betterment of all, to free the minds of humanity from the shackles of superstition and ignorance, and, finally & simply, “To Know.”

gnomes and trolls the secret chamber dvd I worship no god, nor bend the knee to anyone, man or god. And yet, despite my lack of fawning obeisance to the judeo/christian/islamic deity, I do not rape nor rob nor murder my fellow man or woman. I do not defraud them nor seek to enslave their bodies or their minds. I do not turn my face from them if their beliefs differ from mine, nor do I condemn them if they choose to love someone of the same sex or of a different “race”.

My friends include the gay and the straight, the atheist and the deeply faithful, Caucasian, African and Asian. I help the less fortunate in this world as best I can, and do not seek to convert them to my way of thought by my actions. I help merely to ease their suffering.

I choose to stand in the Light of Knowledge and Reason. I oppose the Darkness that is ignorance and superstition.

And I KNOW that, in the end, it IS Knowledge and Reason that will triumph over ignorance and superstition, and triumph over those who would use ignorance and superstition for their own evil and ego-driven ends.

THIS I believe…

© Copyright 2008, Christopher H. Tucker.

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