Round Here

Spring comes to the Lower 9th Ward.


nother test. I wanted to see just how big I can make a horizontal picture. The answer is this big. I imagine that there is a way to adjust the type, but I haven’t found it yet. Eventually, I will. WordPress likes to play hide and seek with tools. Anything that is elegant and simple is destroyed by Automatticians with too much time on their hands.

I wish that they would just leave things alone.

Maybe you’ve noticed that there is no Laskowitzpictures website. Do you want to know why?

WordPress converted the basics to either the block(head) system or some new pull and push design tools. I have no bloody idea how to use them. I really don’t want to use the word bloody, but I’m trying to keep this family friendly.

Every time that I try to make a move on one page, other pages are affected. I’m about to give up.

I used to be able to build the framework of an entire blog/website in a long night’s word. Now I can’t do it in a month’s worth of work.

Speaking of that. I’m to the point that unless I want to build a business I’m about to give up on most social media. I’m tired of being helped by Facebook or Instagram.

I couldn’t figure out why I was in so many groups or how my friends list grew by about 200 people. Ever helpful, Facebook added them for me. That, at best, is a big breach of security. Think about the havoc 200 unknown friends could cause.

Facebook also adds you to groups if you happen to follow something similar. I like Van Gogh. So, Facebook added me to every possible artist group from that era. Same with Cocker Spaniels and passenger trains.

It happens on Meta’s other property, Instagram, too. I follow one musician and pretty soon I’m following every other musician who works in the same genre.


The PR person we work with says that everyone needs Facebook because it’s like being in the phone book. Since I don’t get random calls for work maybe I need an unlisted number.



3 responses to “Round Here”

  1. equinoxio21 Avatar

    I learnt programming (COBOL) exactly 50 years. Punch cards, an IBM 460 big as a very large room. In those days, you had to write a logic flow of your programme, then write the programme on a format 80 columns wide. Since you then had to punch the programme on cards, you were very mindful of writing as few instructions as possible. (K.I.S.S. was probably invented then) And once you gave your cards to the High Priest inside, wearing the white coat of his trade, you still had to wait a couple of days.
    If, and if you hadn’t screwed up your programme, the second rule immediately applied: “If it works don’t fix it.”
    Clearly we are now facing new generations of programmers…

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I missed this. Sorry. I did that once, but I was only responsible for the punch cards. Many of my classmates dropped them on the floor… I think this discussion began with WordPress coding. If you ask a programmer to work on WordPress code they throw up their hands and usually say no.

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      1. equinoxio21 Avatar

        LOL. I wouldn’t mess with WP coding… (I think I may have opened a window once couldn’t make heads or tails from it.
        And yes, typically one stumbled or missed a step, and Bam! That’s why the card number was easily identifiable… 🤣


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