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So, writing today is not starting off well. I knew it was coming but today WordPress forced all it’s users into using a new editor. I don’t mind change as an option. But – I’m sick of new software being forced on me.
I really both dislike and distrust software updates on my phone. I dislike it because rarely do vendors add something that I want or need and I distrust it because I suspect that often the changes only benefit the vendor somehow, like better harvesting my personal data.
We were promised that we could easily switch back to the classic editor, so I immediately took that route, but their notion of switching back is only a mode within the new editor and the overall look and feel are still different, leaving me to spend time finding my way around anyway.
I promised myself I’d not turn into a curmudgeon over this and be that whiner who kills the party, so I just leave this at I’m not at all happy about this change.
Today is going to be busy and nerve wracking. Our county is on fire again, just like last year. If you’ve read my coffee shares for long, you might recall that our extended family have a cabin out in a redwooded part of the county near a small river. This last week, that whole community was evacuated due to the proximity of the fire. The surrounding terrain is steep and congested with years of uncleared branches partly because California has driven out almost all of our once thriving lumber industry. The result is now thousands of acres of build up that is explosively at risk the the annual lightening and thunderstorms.
We don’t live at the cabin but losing it would wipe out a gathering place that has been in my family for 5 generations, so we’re worried about it.
I’d rather spend a quiet and peaceful Saturday morning fidgeting with a new story but some family business items need attention today so I need to get moving.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay cool out there. I’ll be around to your Coffee Share real soon.
If you have any rain clouds about that you want to get rid of, do send them our way.