That was the week that was
It has been a bad week for this here site.
It has been one of those weeks where I never seemed to have time for anything, let alone scribbling nonsense. On top of that the news has been somewhat unnewsworthy. So the British political system is spectacularly imploding? What’s new about that? Trump is pissing off the Chinese? What’s new about that? The Irish health system is revealing more cases of people dying because of their gross inefficiencies? What’s new about that? Warble Gloaming is going to kill everyone and everything in the next few years? Definitely old news rehashed.
On the home front I never seem to have time for anything these days. There have been appointments and deliveries and several trips out so each day ends with my being too fucking knackered to do anything. The only remarkable event was the moment Herself read my previous post and laughed. This was remarkable on two fronts – she never reads anything I write and if she does she never laughs. Usually I get a verbal rap on the knuckles for being unkind or rude or something on those lines.
I have a feeling that today isn’t going to end well either. There is a new version of WordPress coming out today [supposedly] so I can expect a load of mails from clients asking what the fuck is going on and how do they work that damned Gutenberg editor. We shall wait and see,
Tomorrow I have an appointment with the Eye Ball Doctor which means an early trip to the hospital. So tomorrow is going to be somewhat disrupted too. Herself had made an appointment in the same hospital for tomorrow afternoon but I managed to persuade her to change that until Monday. I’m damned if I’m going to drive up to the city twice in one day. [The only other alternative was to do just one trip and sit around the hospital for a few hours. An idea that didn’t exactly make me squirm with anticipation.]
My Christmas decorations are up too. Well, actually there is nothing remarkable about that – I never bothered taking them down so they have been up all year.
I like to think ahead.
My wife has been laughing at my fooolishness for years.
At our age, being grumpy is what we do best.
I think I’m an expert at this stage?
On WordPress 5.0: Despite the high amount of negative feedback about the Gutenberg (block editor) plugin, the powers-that-be at WordPress decided, against all reason, to incorporate the Gutenberg code into the core of WordPress 5.0 hence the inclusion of this “Block Editor. And then, in their infinite lack of wisdom, WordPress devs decided to announce to everyone (in the same post) that the “Classic Editor” plugin was also available to replace this new block editor with the old traditional editor for those who didn’t want the block editor in the first place. This kind of logic I fail to understand.
So, that being said (and I’m sure you already know this), just tell your clients/customers to install and activate the “Classic editor” plugin and all will be well. For those few that already have it installed along with the Gutenberg plugin, make sure they update the Classic editor” plugin to version 1.0 after they update WordPress to 5.0. Apparently the update to 5.0 triggers the update to “Classic editor” plugin.
All sites upgraded [including this one]. I’m just waiting now for the complaining emails.
Incidentally, I have also been using Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 for the last week!
19.1 beta? I just knew you would. What do you think?
I have the 19.1 Cinnamon beta on the thumb drive and have been banging around the live session since it was released but haven’t installed it. I’m going to wimp out this time and wait for 19.1 stable to be released and just do the upgrade then. Until then I’m following the comments on the release post and the issues filed for the beta on Github.
Must be getting lazy in my old age.
What do I think? Well, initially I didn’t really notice any difference. Then I started poking around and there are a few clues as to things I might spot. I have it nicely set up now with a set of icons that I think are new and a nice colour scheme. It does seem to be a bit clearer, but maybe that is down to cleaning my screen a bit? Certainly everything seems to work, and it was a painless install [just formatted Root and left Home alone]. Final verdict? Happy. But then I’m always happy [except when I’m not].
hope all the appointments go well, happy what ever you celebrate and all the best for the coming year
Today’s appointment went well – pressure restored in both eyes but have to keep using the drops for the rest of my days. Meh.
Speaking of Health Issues I just read a report that ‘Smart Meters’ are to be rolled out in Ireland in 2019. This is information they wont be telling the public …..
They can feck off. Apart from anything else they might discover my little “modifications”.