My annual Daylight Saving Time sucks post

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”

WordPress 5 bug that’s messing up my publish dates for newly published draft posts

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”

A test post that turned into a post about writing and trusting the process

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”

An opportunity to learn from an experienced writer for cheap :D

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”

Not so fast, a Joplin versus OneNote update

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”

Where’d the link options go in the new WordPress editor?

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?”

Reviews and comments about the new WordPress block 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”

Looking for a comments alternative for WordPress

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”

Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer?

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?”