I just upgraded WP (yes, I know I should have done this a few weeks ago) and my NextGen-driven portfolio disappeared. That scared me for a minute until I discovered it had deactivated during the upgrade.

I’ve added two new projects to the portfolio and hope to be adding another later this week. I was incredibly busy over Thanksgiving working on a WordPress pet project that I hope to launch very soon. Fun, but it seems to be going so slowly.

I’m using a customized WordPress author template and have custom meta information for an author’s business industry within the user profile.

I want to have a page/post that will display only the authors with a similar industry meta field – like where author’s industry is equal to ‘Graphic Design,’ for instance.

I have:
<?php echo $curauth->industry; ?>

I want a page/post to show a list of all authors where ‘industry’=’Graphic Design’

Does that make sense and is it possible?

I’m working on a pet project, hopefully to be launched in December. I’m having a great time learning how to really take advantage of some of the WordPress functionality I’ve never dared to touch before – going way beyond what I’ve done in the past. It’s very challenging but also very fun.

I’ll write more about this site when it launches, and about some of the cool WordPress customization I did along the way.

A few weeks ago I started losing my connection to the Internet once in a while, then it became frequent. I bought a new wireless N adapter to replace my old wireless G one, but the problem hasn’t gone away.

It doesn’t seem to be dependent on load at all, but it could be interference since I’m on the 3rd floor and the router’s in the basement. However, nothing has changed as far as positioning… so I’m not sure.

Could the router be dying? It is about 4-5 years old.

I’m thinking I want to replace my limited wireless G router with a shiny new, 300mB-capable wireless N. I’m a bit dismayed by the poor reviews I see when looking at routers on Newegg and Tiger Direct. Does anyone have any suggestions? Besides moving the router to the second floor, which could be done if absolutely necessary.