There’s one thing about WP that has been annoying me a lot and it’s that the default category option doesn’t work (see bug # 0000182 for details). Since this is so annoying to me and the issue appears to be fairly low on the developers’ schedule; I decided to start investigating the issue myself. I found that check what you’ve set the default category to by running this SQL query against your WP database:

SELECT option_value FROM wp_options WHERE option_name='default_category'

For a bit there, I also thought I’d figured out which function should be calling this sort of query but after a bit more digging into my options; I realized that on my test install, I’d enabled the Advanced editing controls. Bah, back to the drawing board. Well, back to the drawing board tomorrow; I’m getting too tired tonight to continue digging through WP’s code to figure out the problem any further.

Oh and for the record, I’m not the only one that is annoyed by this.

What Beatle are you?

John Lennon
You enjoy poetry, painting & a fine wine.
A lover not a fighter.
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As a Hufflepuff and as an SFJ, you are loyal, just, and industrious. You are bound by your sense of duty and always try to do the right thing, which makes you reliable, dependable, and above all else, responsible. You expect a great deal from yourself and from others, and you take great pride in doing things right. You are down-to-earth, decisive, and trustworthy. As your friends no doubt recognize, you are also friendly, sympathetic, and nurturing.

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To the first quiz, while I like that it comes up as Lennon; I have yet to drink a glass of wine that I really liked so that part seems bogus to me.
To the second quiz, Milo Hamwich says “BAH!”

Spiffy! iPeter’s Blog is a new blog by a guy who developed a script for Windows users of iTunes to automagically pull in MP3s from various music blogs via their RSS feeds. Kudos to the Inquirer for the link.

Note to Self: Set this up as soon as you get home!

2004-09-03, 09:18 (GMT: -06:00): I tried this script out last night and it works great! Now, I just need to go back and find more RSS feeds for music/audioblogs worth listening to.

What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Gauntlet Adventurer.I am a Gauntlet Adventurer.

I strive to improve my living conditions by hoarding gold, food, and sometimes keys and potions. I love adventure, fighting, and particularly winning – especially when there’s a prize at stake. I occasionally get lost inside buildings and can’t find the exit. I need food badly.
(If you were not a Gauntlet Adventurer you would be a Defender-ship.)

What Video Game Character Are You?

sam jpeg
You are Sam the Eagle. You are patriotic and devoted. And extremely anal.

Patriotism, Being appalled at what everyone else is doing.
The National Anthem of America
“An American In….America”
“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Eagles are from America”
“Please stop that now! It’s un-American!”
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