Step one complete, and an upgrade

I've finally handed off a draft of my dissertation to my committee. I hope that I will find time to update more frequently from here on out.

In other news, I've finally taken this opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress in the hopes that it will prevent the spread of that malignant blogroll spam that you may have been noticing. I guess this is what happens when you run software written in PHP. Maybe I will have time to think about a custom theme before too long as well.


  1. James Cheney said,

    October 19, 2007 @ 11:06 am

    Cool! Hope the defense etc. goes well (or however Penn does this).

  2. washburn said,

    October 19, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    Thanks! Yes, it is pretty much the usual defense sort of thing. The main difference from most places I am aware of, is that your advisor is not on your committee. Assuming that my committee does not find anything particularly objectionable, I will be defending in three weeks.

  3. Chris said,

    October 19, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    Congrats. Speaking of style, I just noticed that this is the 1st web site I’ve ever seen using Warnock and Cronos. 🙂 Comes through on my mac just fine.

  4. washburn said,

    October 19, 2007 @ 10:06 pm


    The change in typefaces is actually new as of last night. After I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress, something changed with the style-sheets for this theme that made it look strange. So I spent a little time futzing with it. It is not a complete coincidence that Warnock and Cronos are the serif and sans-serif typefaces used in my dissertation 🙂

    Though it is unfortunate given the issues with current web technology and embedding fonts, that there are very few people that will see it in Warnock and Cronos, given their relative rarity.

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