WordPress site upgrade

I just completed a major upgrade of the WordPress software on this site. It’s been almost a year since I last completed an upgrade; I upgraded from 2.1.x to 2.3.1. As I understand it, there has been quite a few versions in between.
So far, from what I have seen, there are some nice additions to this version. A lot of neat, new plugins to add also. As you can see on the left (if it is still there at the time you are reading this post) is a new Flickr plugin to display the photos I have uploaded to Flickr.

WordPress upgrade

I just finished upgrading WordPress on the site from 2.0.6 to 2.1.2, which is actually a pretty big jump. For some reason, as of today, I was getting some MySQL errors (see below) when I attempted to post. I called Go Daddy support and they recommended I upgrade WordPress. They did not give me an actual reason why – since I was speaking with a first level support person, he was speaking to second or third level. I can only assume that they recently upgraded MySQL and that is why I suddenly started getting the error messages, newer version of MySQL didn’t like the older version of WordPress too much.
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