Subduction Zone Blog

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Meta Stuff

Great news! It has not been two years since the last post….only 18 months. Upgraded the site to WordPress 4.0 and will come back sometime soon to update the theme code.

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Major Construction Work Completed

Yes, the work noted in our previous post, nearly 25 months ago, was completed. We even redid the work this week: upgraded the site to WordPress 3.5.1 and our main theme to Atahualpa 3.7.11. The big question: will it be 2 more years before another post??? And, yes, we do need to tidy up the blog roll and the header image. Maybe next week.

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Why Keep Public Salaries Secret?

Well, I can’t think of any good reasons. As long as these entities and their employees want to pretend that they are public servants then they need to walk the talk: transparency! But, in today’s Eugene Register-Guard you will find this as the quoted key reason: “I could see people being upset,” Barnhart said. “Some people don’t want their spouses to know how much they make. This is going to make it available for the world to see. I don’t know what kind of liability we have for their privacy.” Help me with this, please! Some people do not want...

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WordPress Upgrade

Upgraded this sites underlying blog software, WordPress, to Version 3.01 today. The automatic upgrade capability is much easier than the already, compared to some other blogging software, easy manual upgrade process.