version 2.6.3 of wordpress came out of nowhere. it has a security update for snoopy which gets the feeds being shown in the dashbard. they say the vulnerability is low risk but its still a risk hence the sudden upgrade. the good thing is that you only need two files to make the upgrade:
just download them (they’re from trac.wordpress.org) and upload to your blog’s wp-includes/ subdirectory overwriting the two files there and you’re set.
this is the easiest upgrade i’ve done so far.