Night Sky

Into the sky.

Nothing but problems.

It seems to me that WordPress does not like Safari. It would rather play with Chrome, except that using a Mac causes issues with Chrome. Why can’t they all play nice? It took a good 20 minutes just to get to this page. I still don’t know how to reduce the size of this WordPress page so I can listen to streaming music via Spotify.

I like doing that. It sets the mood. Now, I’m in a terrible mood.

I don’t feel like writing. I’m tired of taking these BS pictures.

I’m tired of feeling trapped at home. I really don’t understand how so many folks can travel to Florida, to Montana, to Colorado, to the North to further west. And, we sit here.

Worse. I’m tired of messing with technology when I really have no interest in it.

I think it’s time to call it quits. These posts are meaningless. If somebody actually learned something from them it might make a difference. If somebody bought or licensed a piece of art from here, posting might be worthwhile.


If somebody is looking for a picture they go directly to Google. They either look for a picture by genre and category or by my name.

The people who study such things say that during times like these, when expediency is worth more than marketing, most of us cut to what is necessary rather than all the window dressing. That’s where my thinking is headed.

Then, there is the silliness called the block system. Before you tell me that I can use “classic,” don’t. It’s an ancient format that still must be accessed through the block system a section at a time. WordPress tries to say that the block(head) system increase design flexibility. It doesn’t. It gives you clusters of pre-formatted page segments.

Flexibility would be a designer’s grid outlined on a page which would allow you to add elements of text, type, art and so on to the page in whatever design you wanted to use. I still can’t kern type in a logical manner and I certainly can’t fatten a drop cap.

There is so much that I’d like to do that can’t be done using this so-called block system.

On the other hand, I could sell you premium content, book you a reservation at a cafe or even embed a podcast player. All things that aren’t useful to me.

I give up.

Stay safe.



11 responses to “Night Sky”

  1. Catwoods Avatar

    I’ll certainly miss you if you don’t post again!
    So far, I’ve been able to keep the classic posting system but now wordpress emails that they’ll soon switch everyone to block. I don’t learn new computer stuff easily, so I don’t know if I can keep posting, either.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. They said to me that they’ll keep classic but you have to go into block to access it. And, you have to go into each block in order to keep doing so. It’s not just that. I really have to find a way to replace two revenue streams.

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  2. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    I learn…more along the way…seems perhaps more “website like” than blog…I’ve been hiding in the dirt…and doing it in the classic way still…sigh…changes…creatives and bills…I’m sunbathing it’s 21 ☀️☺️ make more art. Hugs Ray ☺️🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I’m broken. I don’t think I can make much more art. In actual fact, WordPress is known as a website architecture. Companies like Fedex, the NY Times, UPS, and so on use WordPress as their base site.


  3. Avatar

    I’m feeling rather perplexed using the old Classic as they called it. Not exactly embracing change!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      The old classic is so old that it predates me and I’ve been around over a decade. I think it is a revenge template.”Either you do what we want, or you’re getting this old thing.”

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Judi Castille Avatar

    Don’t take me there. After so many years and access to complaining forums these systems should be perfect. It’s as clunky as the 80’s. Chrome does not play ball with my tax software. I haven’t found my way round WordPress yet but dreading it. I mean how do i share a Facebook post without giving access to the whole site? Surely some simple code could look at text and graphic and pull it in. Once embeded simply tick a box to sever the link. I don’t know but with all the IT might in this planets sharing data and downloading should be a breeze.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      First, get rid of Chrome. Anything works better. I use Safari, but we are Mac people. If you want to share a Facebook post on WordPress, hit share and go to Facebook, go to share and limit where it goes. Nobody can access the rest. You can’t do it from WP, but you can from FB.


      1. Judi Castille Avatar

        Ah..Will give it a go. Chrome I don’t use ever.


      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Chrome is fine. Kind of. It’s just bloated and slows everything down. It also needs enhanced security, which just about every other browser provides. Google keeps improving it… to the point everyone else was about a year before.


    2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Oh, you mentioned data. There is no privacy online or on your phone. If you want privacy, go tp the middle of one of your fields with the person with whom you wish to talk, turn your phone off and say whatever you want.


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