I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0. So far, it seems nice. I’ve played around with the previous release candidates, but now it is ready for Primetime. Or so I’m told. :) Also, check out the newly designed WordPress.org The design is a lot different from the old, but I think it’s nice. The forums could use some better styling though. If you want to upgrade, follow this great guide written by Podz.

EDIT: I’ve noticed one bug. If “wordpress” is in the post slug, it has a problem finding the post. Apparently this was a reported bug, but I figured it was worked out before the official release. WP 2.0, almost ready for primetime.

EDIT #2: Having “wordpress” as the category slug was also messing things up. I changed the slug to “wp” and things are working again. How odd.

EDIT #3: A ticket has been reported in trac and you can see an example of the error on one of my test blogs.

EDIT #4 Ryan fixed this issue with a new classes.php. Check out the changes.

Well, since I am talking about theories, and believe me, The Chappelle Theory was a really good piece of writing, I shall now tell you about a theory that every college student knows about. This theory is called The Buffalo Theory. It might just be the greatest theory every formulated by man. I know not who wrote this, I am only retelling it.

All through the Great Plains, there were millions of buffalo. The buffalo were hunted by the Plains Indians, or the more politically correct term, the Native Americans. These Native Americans had a system to hunting the buffalo. You see, buffalo move in herds. They can only move as fast as the slowest member of the herd. The Native Americans recognized this, and would hunt the slowest member. What they didn’t realize is that when you kill the slowest member, it would essentially make the herd faster, as now the slowest member has been killed. This made it more difficult for the Native Americans to hunt the buffalo after long periods of time.

Alcohol is a lot like those Native Americans. Instead of hunting buffalo, it hunts brain cells. Now, just like the buffalo, brain cells can only work as good as the worst one. Alcohol kills the slower brain cells. Therefore, the more you drink, the smarter you become. So drink up everyone. The world is counting on you.

In case you weren’t aware, I have a History Blog.

Should this be posted under humor? I’m not sure. What I am sure of is this site is a good read. From the site:

This account of Dave Chappelle’s fall from grace has been pieced together by me, a retired public relations executive who wishes to remain anonymous. my contacts, many of whom were closely related to the individuals involved, enabled me to fairly accurately recount the events that took place. You can take this for what you wish, but it is the truth — the abhorrent byproduct of the industry I used to hold to such a high esteem. Read more

Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology’s most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity’s greatest sources of strife.

The work suggests that the skin-whitening mutation occurred by chance in a single individual after the first human exodus from Africa, when all people were brown-skinned. That person’s offspring apparently thrived as humans moved northward into what is now Europe, helping to give rise to the lightest of the world’s races. Read more