This week the internet was buzzing with the news that WordPress 2.5, the latest and greatest incarnation of everybody’s favourite blogging platform, is out. It is a huge step up from previous incarnations, with a more ajaxy look and a number of bugs fixed. Plus there’s a newly designed dashboard.

Personally, I’m not sold on it.

I do like the shift+alt+g to have a destraction free window, but it took forever to set up yesterday. Plus my favatars don’t work. As such, I’ve switched to Gravatars. Sign up and upload your mug so my comment box brighten it up.

Incidentally, if you are using Brian’s Threaded Comments with it, you will need to use the following code instead of the one on the WordPress Help:-

<div style="float: right; margin: 3px;"><?php echo get_avatar( $c ); ?></div>

Anyway, now we’ve got that out of the way, what of this weekend?

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This weekend is the biggest horse racing event in the UK. The Grand National. Something about the race brings out both the best and worst in me. The best because it reminds me of my second home of Liverpool. It is a fascinating race and I remember being involved in the build up a couple of years back as a resident of the city. The suspense, the drama, the anticipation. It is fabulous.

It also brings out the worst in me from Silly Bugger Saturday two years ago when me, Guy and our housemate did have a solid day of throwing away our student loan like it was going out of fashion. Oh well. It built character.

As far as tips goes? I’m not sure. I’ve won 3 of the last 4 races, so my record’s pretty good. Will give you my punts tomorrow morning on Twitter.

Furthermore, another fascinating event this weekend is the FA Cup semi final. What’s fascinating is that not only is none of the “Big Four” (Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool) in the event (the first time in ages), only one of the teams is in the highest division. The final could so easily be two Championship teams. Remaining in the Semi-Final are Portsmouth, West Brom, Cardiff and Barnsley.

As a Welshman (and because I also support a Welsh team in the English league), I’m supporting Cardiff to win. I just feel if they clinch the cup (they can’t enter Europe), we’d sort out a lot of the mess with the FA/FAW that Colwyn Bay is in (basically, we can’t join the FA as full members because we’re members of the FAW, so whilst we play in the FA Cup, we can’t play in Europe because of it, not that it bothers Colwyn Bay too much as I doubt it’ll ever happen, just that we don’t get any money from the FA, nor the FAW as we don’t play in the League of Wales. I think that’s correct though, sure somebody will correct me though).

Who do you want to win, and why?

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