I wanted a change, so I made one.
Milestones! This is post number 1,500 for Perpetualized.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Windows 11. A little bland, but an improvement. I don’t regret upgrading my computer, and it’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that.
Wow. I read back through my last two posts and I sound depressed (to myself, I have no idea what I sound like to other people). :D I haven’t posted in a while, because I just haven’t wanted to. I haven’t been writing either. Just needed a break, maybe? Whatever it was, I think it’sContinue reading “Don’t miss it”
Yesterday I planned to sit at the computer for three hours and write but I didn’t make it there. I’m still fighting the distractions that are all around me right now. Today, my new washing machine is set to finally be delivered. I ordered it on February 4. The delays on that have been crazy.Continue reading “The distractions are piling up”
The forced change of the clock this morning is just one reminder that laws linger long past their need in our bloated government bureaucracies. I just want the government to pick a time and stick to it. Standard time or saving time either one will work for me. Just stop making us deal with thisContinue reading “My annual Daylight Saving Time sucks post”
I had a spam comment to deal with in the blog comments today (I moderate all comments so these things never make it onto the site). I get a lot of them, and the anti-spam plugin I preferred got bought out and turned into something I didn’t like, so I end up manually dealing withContinue reading “Hm. Spammers are assholes disguised as robots :D”
There’s an annoying bug in WordPress 5 that’s popped up a few times for me lately and I finally sat down this morning and decided to see if I could figure out what the heck is going on. I found mention of it at the WordPress site, but it’s an eight year old bug thatContinue reading “WordPress 5 bug that’s messing up my publish dates for newly published draft posts”
This is a test post that I’m posting before I make a fool of myself complaining about a WordPress bug. I’d like to see if it’s reproducible before I publish that draft! This post was already a draft that I made on January 1st, but never posted, so it fits the bill for what IContinue reading “A test post that turned into a post about writing and trusting the process”
I pledged on a Kickstarter today, for the first time, but I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve listened to some of the lectures from Dean Wesley Smith in the past and found them of value, and the stretch goal rewards (that they’ve already activated) are just too good to pass up. When I saw theContinue reading “An opportunity to learn from an experienced writer for cheap :D”
Joplin, as much as I wanted to love it, just isn’t ready for me. I’ve been testing it pretty heavily to look for break points that could be a deal breaker for me, and I’ve had several issues crop up with the program that have made me finally decide I’m going to have to passContinue reading “Not so fast, a Joplin versus OneNote update”
I’ve deleted tags and renamed categories many times over the years. I realize it’s not great for search engines that I do that, but I don’t really care. This is my site and I do what I want. :) That said, I’m always looking for ways to make my tags or categories more meaningful andContinue reading “Site updates”
I went from Evernote to OneNote and now I’m considering a move to Joplin. I’m taking the move slowly, but the more I use Joplin, the more I like it.
Unless I’m missing something (entirely possible), you can no longer select a post from a list of older content by using the link options when you create or edit a link in the new WordPress editor. You can only search for the content, and if you can’t find it, well, you’d better open another browserContinue reading “Where’d the link options go in the new WordPress editor?”
I wrote what I thought about the WordPress 5.0 update and the new block editor in my own previous post. I’m not satisfied to be unhappy about the change all by my lonesome. So here are some links to other people’s reviews and thoughts about the new editor. Reviewing Gutenberg: Is WordPress’ New Editor UpContinue reading “Reviews and comments about the new WordPress block editor”
Basically, the only reason I don’t want to move from WordPress to static HTML (after years of thinking WordPress would make it easier to post and give me options away from my computer but in reality almost never finding that to be true for me) is that I like having comments enabled. The fact is,Continue reading “Looking for a comments alternative for WordPress”
So I’m all aggravated about the WordPress 5.0 block editor, and I log in to my Gmail account because in all the aggravation of writing that big test post with images in it, I’m making links to some books and I accidentally buy an ebook from Amazon that I don’t need. I’ve already read theContinue reading “Obviously I just don’t like change”
I am torn this morning about whether or not I want to update WordPress to version 5.0. I did the update on a smaller site I have (it has about 3 posts) and it went well. No issues to speak of. I also created a post with the new block editor (which I had alreadyContinue reading “Should I update to WordPress 5.0?”
I’ve been telling myself for a while I needed to switch to LibreOffice Writer. I canceled my Office 365 subscription because I hated Word 2016 just that much. I spent three years as a subscriber and wasted good money on it and never could get used to it enough to actually use it. I usedContinue reading “Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer?”