Trying out Gutenberg

WordPress is updating the editor we’ve all come to know and love (I know, right?) with the Gutenberg editor. This new editor promises a lot as far as how authors create content in posts and pages.

Me, before WordPress even existed.

It makes things like adding content in columns much simpler for those for whom toggling their editor into “code” view was a daunting task.

And that’s cool. It’s really cool. As someone who builds templates for people to use on their sites, it means that authors can create better layouts without risking breaking everything.

It makes it much easier to add and embed different kinds of things.

Like perhaps embed a Spotify song? A really good song by The Cardigans.

Now, I know what you’re saying:

“The Cardigans? Aren’t they that ‘Love me, Love Me’ band?”

Yes, they are that “Love Me, Love Me” band but listen to them again. They grew up, developed addictions to bad people and bad substances, and wrote great pop songs about both.

The addition of the Gutenberg editor has not been without controversy. The lead of the WordPress Accessibility team resigned due to frustration with their team’s concerns being routinely ignored. For those of us who care about accessibility, this is definitely cause for concern.

This post was written using the new editor. So far, it seems pretty good. It will definitely save money often spent solving the problems that it solves. But when it comes to accessibility, it seems worth keeping some side-eye pointed in their direction.

I wonder what  "verse" element is.

And here’s a tweet I liked

I Guess It’s 2015 Now

Another year has passed with out little family still all intact and in the same house. We still have a couple of years before The Girl likely wants to look toward heading out on her own and The Boy is still well within our clutches for quite some time yet.

I still work at the same place I have for a decade now. Crazy to think that I’ve worked here for nearly as long as the entire stretch of my life spent in Eugene. Age does funny things to one’s perception of time. Go ahead and try to find someone who disagrees.

There is really no purpose to this post beyond trying to generate enough paragraphs of text to test out a thing I installed and need to see how it works. So that’s that.

Pete Shelley – Yesterday’s Not Here

I went on a trip down the Spotify hole and somewhere around 2am realized I’d only ever heard “Homosapien” (best snotty coming out song ever?) from this Pete Shelley solo debut. How could that be?!? Turns out, not surprisingly, that there are a bunch of great songs on the record. This one is my favorite. You’re welcome.

Metric – Dreams So Real

I’m such a sucker. This line totally gets me:

“Have I really helped anybody but myself
To believe in the power of song?
To believe in the power of girls?”

Music has always had the power to move me, but since Phenon got sick there are some things that really get to me. ¬†When I hear Emily Haines sing these lines in the context of a Metric song that sounds to me like what made me fall in love with her years ago, well let’s just say I feel all fist-pumpy.

Oh, yeah and that one that made me fall in love with her years ago?