Clawing My Way Back from Spell-Check Hell

My spelling tends to be pretty good, although I do make mistakes and a friend of mine always points them out to me (thanks Janak!). I’m not one of those types of people that resents being corrected because a correction is an opportunity to learn and grow. “Humility is the beginning of wisdom” or something like that. At any rate, between the spell checker not working in WordPress 2.1 (and 2.1.1 for that matter) and the Firefox spell checker not working in the WordPress posting interface, I was beginning to think that someone was trying to expose my sometimes poor spelling to the world. While I still can’t get the WordPress spell check working (and their support forums are strangely silent on the issue), I did manage to find a guy who created a plug-in for WordPress called FFspell that will magically enable the Firefox spell checker and allow it to work. I don’t know how something this obvious made it past the WordPress developers, but at least there’s a way to fix it. Three cheers for indy developers who create things to work around problems other developers create!