New Kid on the Blocks

Here is to the new year that is coming. Here is to the new WP editor Gutenberg. It uses blocks instead of a stream of text. It is very intuitive. It broke two of my largest websites.

Gutenberg allows for easy image inserts.

The biggest challenge with WP over the last 10 years has been video insertion. The video player has always been janky and unfriendly.

Here is a video insert of a science fictiony commercial. There is no way to include reference or credit data in useful way. For example wikimedia player has tonnes of reference information available.

WordPress Is…

Not getting it. If there is not way to consistently attach attribution to a work how can anyone really use the CMS in a manner that does not automatically involve ripping off artists.

I am hopeful that some smart person will create a plugin that will transform the big old site into Gutenberg. Each paragraph is its own block. I am finding this quite different from writing English.

There is a collection of sweet little sharing buttons in the publish pane. However I can no longer post to Hugh MacLeod on FB. I can only post to a page on FB. This is a FB problem. So is there any point at all to just posting to Twitter? Certainly no point in posting this. 🙂

Hello world! Goodbye Word!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

This is also good bye word. WordPress world that is. I am gonna move this to Grav! Why? Why not?

Ouch I have returned with my proverbial coding tail between my legs. Grav is a BFG programmer’s dream. It is an alien painful excursion into everything we hate about WordPress. I will keep plugging along, but Grav is nearly impossible to get up and running quickly due to a vertical learning curve and 10 steps backwards into one of the 1990s rings of web coding hell.

even their logo is an unusable svg that represents a tonne of work to post on the most commonly used cms on earth.

Weekend Intensive

It has been years since I have taught an intensive or series workshop. I have been very busy refining my skills at countless drop in classes. I have succumbed to the pressures of our artistic director and broke down to teach a Saturday Intensive improv comedy workshop. The hardest part of this is putting together a blurb for oneself. 

Saturday February 4th 9am. $75 paid in advance. Learn the new lingo of goal based scene work and have a blast. Sign up and payment is through Brown Paper Tickets  or Colette at info@staircase.org.