Fun with PHP
Well, I finally got off my arse and fixed the admin area for my blog. For the last couple weeks I haven't been able to access it because of some interesting errors telling me that
Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 19456 bytes) … which I thought was odd seeing as I hadn't changed anything recently and the fact that it failed to allocate 0.2% of the total available and complained of running out of memory. It turned out that my web host had (finally) upgraded to PHP 5.2 which doesn't actually explain the errors but it makes me feel better than things randomly stopping working.
So I upped the memory limit for PHP to 16Mb and all is now well. I hope.