Unblocking The Block Editor

If you are a blogger on WordPress, then I’m sure you noticed that well over a year ago, this new thing called the Block Editor arrived. So began the push against the old-school, I mean ‘classic’, editor. I resisted; you probably did too. But I knew it was futile, like telling the Borg to leave you alone. So here I am, being assimilated to the blocks.

A Bunch Of Stuff

Like you, fellow internet surfers, I’ve been cooped up in the house a lot lately, even working from home for several weeks. You start to look at your surroundings when you’re in one spot for a while. That’s when you notice things. I guess I’m a bit of a neat freak because what I see is killin’ me: clutter. This topic is one I seldom write about, but that may change the more I am stuck in my humble abode.

The Google Tasks app is great; it's integrated with Google Calendar - but not on the Android app, only the online calendar. I would love to start relying on Tasks, but not until it works in the mobile calendar. Sigh.

Ever since my local Hastings closed, I’ve missed it. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about that physical retail space I long for. I rented movies there, bought books and stuff, enjoyed coffee at Hardback Café. All the media is now on my phone. Minus the coffee. Not the same.

Moto Phone Mojo

You, readers and bloggers, have either an Android smartphone or an iPhone, unless you’ve chosen an old-school classic “dumb” phone. In the US, there’s about a 50% chance that you have an iPhone right now. That’s according to a research site I ran into while sheltering and surfing in place. It also revealed more.

Ok, maybe lame, but an idea…some WordPress themes support the “Aside” and “Status” Post Formats. Like Tweets, these are short. What if people just started using them for short blurbs on WP? They appear in the Reader “feed” and can be Liked, Commented and even Reblogged. Instead of #hashtags, just add Tags and/or Categories in... Continue Reading →

Dumb Cameras Died

You remember point-n-shoot cameras? Maybe you’ve got an old one tucked away in a closet or drawer. It still works just fine, but so does your camera-phone that’s always tucked in your pocket or purse. You’ve probably seen a news headline in the last few years declaring that the point-n-shoot camera is dead. But in case you missed it, yeah, dedicated consumer digital cameras died a while back. Yet digital photography thrives now more than ever, so maybe those old cams could make a comeback.

April 16th marks the sale start date of the new Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus in the US - the 8th gen of the G's! You can #addtocart now! On April 15th, Apple announced the new iPhone SE starting at $399. But why spend that much when you can get a Moto G... Continue Reading →

The epic high-fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings, remains unread by me. Years ago, I saw the movies first, then attempted to read the book. I failed in my quest. In my mind the story moved quickly based on the movie, but the book was slow. I am but man-flesh, yet perhaps I shall... Continue Reading →

Do you remember Path? It was a nice small social network app and service that had much promise and polish. The potential was there, but the people weren’t. Facebook was already dominant. And since you can’t be in two places at once, Path is lost.

Photo Therapy

Can photography be therapeutic as a sort of mindfulness activity where you’re focused on things in the immediate present? Or does looking at your world through a lens remove you too much from the moment?

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