Oh my God, I ran automated updates on the blog Friday afternoon without realizing that it was also going to update Wordpress to version 5.0. So when I started to write a post that evening, I was met with this monstrosity:Wordpress has been threatening us with their new Gutenberg editor for months now, and I guess it's finally arrived, despite the fact that the trial … [Read more...] about How To Save Yourself From the New WordPress Editor
When I first started buying computers, they got so much better every year that a seven year old computer like mine would have been completely unable to run software designed for the newest computers. The pace of advancement is slower these days, however, so even though it's several generations out of date, my computer was still pretty usable from a performance perspective with … [Read more...] about Building My New PC
It all began to go wrong when I started writing a post for Maggie's Friday the 13th call for support, about how the sex work community on Twitter was responding to the one-two punch of FOSTA/SESTA and the Backpage raid. The post needed a lot embedded tweets from sex workers, and while I was reviewing the post I noticed something odd: My blog was not displaying the tweets … [Read more...] about Headway Themes, WTF?
I seem to be having trouble blogging. My last post was on March 28th, an even 50 days ago. I think that's one of the longest periods I've gone without posting since the very early days of the blog. I blogged more frequently than this throughout the months when my parents died.Part of the reason for the reduced blogging is that I've been doing small projects around the … [Read more...] about Windypundit In the Age Of Trump
Regular readers may know that I bought a house back in June and moved out to the suburbs, where we're still getting used to a new way of living. Our condo needed a bit of work before we could sell it, but we finally got it ready and on the market in September, and we closed on the sale last month.That brings me to a disturbing question: Since Chicago is "the windy city" and … [Read more...] about Whither Windypundit?