In case anyone is confused as to why the blog suddenly jumped back more than a year, the explanation is simple. I stuffed up! Something certainly stuffed up when I was upgrading WordPress to version 2.5 anyway. I have managed to restore my database to a backup made in february 2007, but later backup restorations have so far been fruitless. Kevin from the most excellent serpent factory was kind enough to notice my woes and comment:
So far all my wordpress upgrades have gone without problems, though i don’t back up the database as often as I should.
I read about this plug-in on one of the tech blogs I follow the other day:
(of course this comment was lost when I restored the database to the last good backup I could find, which is why I am including it here) Thanks Kevin!