Tag: rants

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Why I Don’t Watch the News

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. I’m so inspired! I mean, I’m not inspired at all, therefore I asked actually inspired people for inspiration what to write about. This, and also because I was prompted to do so by the writing challenge that we The  Tribe (you know who you are!) are plodding through

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Finding Everyday Inspiration: Scathing Critique of My Blog

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s writing challenge caters for the opinionated individuals who always wanted to be art critics to have their subjective judgements validated in print, have them read by other clueless individuals who pretend to be artistic and enlighten them as to whether they should like some piece of art

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Finding Everyday Inspiration: Arguing against Random Old Tweets

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s challenge relies on a sound concept—using a tweet as inspiration—but to an unsound effect—the sampling of tweets provided does inspire me, but inspires me to undirected anger, hopeless frustration and profound sadness. I’m not sure why, you tell me. Suggested reasons: chronic depression, overwork, stress [insert further

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What I Hated the Least Today 190/365: functions.php

The following applies to self-hosted WordPress sites and is of zero interest to WordPress-hosted bloggers. Or simply, it’s of zero interest. It needs to be however recorded as a cautionary tale. I’ll start with the moral: PHP is different from PhD and having the latter doesn’t mean you qualify to mess with the former. Unless

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What I Hated the Least Today 186/365: Loyalty Cards

Inspired by this Rebekah’s post, which was inspired by this my post (it’s complicated), here’s a follow-up on the (not so) thrilling subject of groceries and loyalty cards. I have quite a collection of them, against my better judgement. Most of them do very little, and what some of them do I don’t even know.

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What I Hated the Least Today 178/365: Old WordPress Editor

I’m all for innovations and no adherent of If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’m disappointed with myself that I still use the old WordPress editor because I can’t deal with the new and improved one. My general complaint about the new editor (which is now getting old, when you think about it) is its

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What I Hated the Least Today 173/365: Orange Is the New Black

A whole new series of Orange Is the New Black has been released a few days ago. Since I act like I had no work to do and since I like a challenge, I challenged myself to watch all the thirteen episodes in a single sitting. I failed, but it was a borderline fail: day one: was

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What I Hated the Least Today 172/365: Not WYSIWYG

*Disclaimer: This post might give a misleading impression that it’s informed. It’s not.* I admit to writing this in the WordPress Visual Editor, which is a WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG is from What you see is what you get, which isn’t entirely the case. While I’m usually quite happy not having to code when I write, occasionally I get fancy ideas

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