Just wanted to give a quick heads up that I’ve updated the PHP software that runs the underlying WordPress code on this blog. It was a pretty big jump, from 5.4 to 5.6. Hopefully that will keep 1&1 hosting off my back for awhile about it 🙂 They say that this might allow for code to run faster, even on the same hardware. Although after 8 years of running this blog with 1&1’s cheapest possible plan (and fending them off when they beg me to upgrade for double the price each month, ha) who knows what sort of shared hosting infrastructure they’ve got me on now. If I’m lucky, this blog is probably running on the oldest, crappiest virtual machine in the basement that they have. 😛 I’m definitely not their top-tier customer.

Bottom line: let me know in the comments if you come across something not working properly or the way you think it should.