Housekeeping notice

Here’s your head, there’s the keyboard, what’s your hurry?

The Wizards of WordPress are preparing a switch to “a new, modern publishing experience” called Gutenberg.

Having been through a number of new, modern publishing experiences during my association with WordPress in self-hosted, custom, and WP-hosted iterations, I anticipate a few hitches in the ol’ gitalong here at the Duke City Chuckle Hut.

I’ve been pretending this is not happening, the way a cat does with anything it deems out of order, but the guys at DrunkCyclist tell me that the bomb could drop this week. If you’re so inclined you can read more about the grand-do and foofaraw at MarTech Today (thanks and a tip of the Mad Dog propeller beanie to Nick W. for the head’s-up).

The bigshots are supposed to have access to a plug-in that lets them revert to the classic editor, but I’m not sure that option will be available to those of us slumped in the cheap seats.

So if for some reason you can’t find me here, look for me at my old Blogger bunker, which I’ve dusted off for this oh-so-special occasion.

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13 Responses to “Housekeeping notice”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    Gutenberg? Wouldn’t Abacus or Slide Rule be more pertinent? You know … something that is mechanical, you can fix, and actually works?

    Safety Tip: Based on the photo, you may want to consider wearing your bike helmet for the next few weeks while coming up to speed on Gutenberg. 🙂

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Duke City Chuckle Hut! Bloggus Interuptus! I love it!

    Fighting a head cold down here. So is the smarter half around here.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’m always funnier when the audience is unwell. That said, get better soon. It’s boogery up here, too, but I think that’s more a function of dry, chilly and windy. I haven’t been on a bike since last Thursday, Running alla damn’ time.

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Our website is WordPress and our webmaster wrote: “Don’t do anything they tell you to do! Let me take care of the whole thing.” which I gladly agreed to. Our blog with Blogger is pretty much the only thing I (sort of) control so I hope we’re all gonna be OK as they do whatever they’re doing to “improve” things. I always wonder who these improvements are supposed to benefit?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      That Boulder-based journal of competive cycling I used to do some web work for Back in the Day™ had a custom WP build that the gremlins and gnomes in San Diego kept tinkering with. Every “improvement” magnified the pain in my ass.

  4. Dale Says:

    I had to keep up with every change/upgrade/etc before I retired. Now I am thankfully ignorant of most of that. I still get the emails as an “insider” to Microsoft, VMware, and others.

    I’d rather fish for Striped Bass or walk in the woods now.

    Today I did accompany a friend (180 mile round trip) to purchase a mobility chair that will be deconstructed in order to build an electric assist cart for carrying heavy loads; not that he needs it, but just to see if we can do it.

    Retirement can be both pointless and fun.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Now that sounds like entertainment. This is why I’m fiddling with audio and video. Just to see if I can do it.

      Of course, I’m not exactly retired. But with only a cartoon to draw and the occasional review to write I’m not exactly 40 hours a week, either.

  5. tj mora Says:

    They’re tightening the noose. Assholes.

  6. khal spencer Says:

    I see you are still up and running.

  7. aaronbp Says:

    I’ve installed the plug-in, and it seems to work. I tried Gutenberg and hated, hated, hated it. But the plug-in works just dandily.

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