God dammit, I update WordPress very infrequently for a reason, that reason is because it takes too damn long, there’s lots of uploading small files to do which takes far too long over SFTP as a new connection has to be made and closed for each and every file. The last time I updated was 8 days ago, I updated to the latest version of WordPress at the time, version 2.1.1. Now version 2.1.2 is out and ordinarily I wouldn’t care, however, these aren’t ordinary circumstances.
Basically, someone broke into the WordPress server and altered the download slightly. They injected some of their own code into the WordPress 2.1.1 release which allows them to arbitrarily run PHP code on your server. Now, according to WordPress, it’s only people who downloaded it in the last 5 days that have the dodgy version, and I downloaded 8 days ago, which means I’m safe right? Well that’s the problem, I don’t know, I’m pretty sure I am, but what if…?
So now I have to upgrade again, *sigh*, woe is me.
Anyway, moving on from that bad news, I have a new voice. Two new voices actually, one called Kate and one called Paul, both from NeoSpeech. I installed them a few days ago, and they sound remarkably realistic. Not the 1960’s-sci-fi-film-esque voices we’re all used to, but … almost human. In my opinion, Paul’s voice is the slightly better one, but you can decide for yourself, I’ve created an audio file of this blog post, read out to you by Paul and Kate news caster style, and with a slight twist.
Here’s a little something I made four days ago, kinda funny. Has a bit of Microsoft Sam in it, awww yeah, gotta get a piece of that action in here.