This is the twenty-second follow-up entry to the post, “Gagarin and the Seven Heavens”. Art can tell us much; in the art of previous ages we are given an opportunity to step outside the contingent obviousnesses of our modern age (obviousnesses that we mistake for simply the way things are), and to take up another perspective, even if that vision is only partial, and even if that vision evaporates immediately when our attention is moved to other proximate things.
The previous posts were not organized well before, so I ordered them; further, they were becoming so numerous, and the text block listing and introducing them was so large, that they were soon going to take up more space than the posts themselves. Thus, I organized and listed them here. Continue reading →
This is the twenty-first follow-up entry to the post, “Gagarin and the Seven Heavens”. Here, we look at one contemporary Anglican priest’s reaction to an artistic depiction of the ascension of Jesus, noted for its honesty and error.
The previous posts were not organized well before, so I ordered them; further, they were becoming so numerous, and the text block listing and introducing them was so large, that they were soon going to take up more space than the posts themselves. Thus, I organized and listed them here.Continue reading →
I absolutely hate the new WordPress Gutenberg editor.
It is not intuitive. Unlike video games or any other medium that teaches you as you go, and ports a set of skills and conventions from one platform to another (it would be exhausting to teach a totally new set of conventions to each new player for each new game), the new Gutenberg hides tools and options that are customarily grouped together into a host of different places. Some of them have disappeared altogether. I can no longer sort out how to indent a block of text, for instance.
Options that were once possible with simple icons, such as the “read more” tag, have now disappeared.
Options that were simply one tab away —as though accessing a separate spreadsheet on XL or Google Sheets— have now disappeared into a sub-sub menu, and it is not at all intuitive as to why things have been grouped this way. HTML editing, for instance.
The new block editor will sometimes seem to be highlighting text (or, rather, it gives a visual indication that, in every other typing program means that text has been selected) when, in fact, the Gutenberg editor is simply trying to isolate blocks of text for one to manipulate as a group. See for yourself:
If that looks, to you, as though text is highlighted, you’d be mistaken. It is visually very confusing.
This is hardly an exhaustive list of my complaints.
You have not seen new posts here. Some of that is because of my job, which takes up 12+ hours a day. Some of that is because I am living apart from my wife and my daughter, and am trying to make that separation work. A great deal of that besides, however, is because it is no longer intuitive or easy to make posts in the new Gutenberg editor. I reached out to WordPress, and they basically told me to go fuck myself, that what they’d done was great.
Cults are loved by people in them. I don’t have much interest in joining any of them if they aren’t doing anything for me, though.
I have updated several of the seven recent posts on Theodoret, some quite extensively. I shall probably continue to edit them as I do more reading, and as I have conversations both with readers and with several scholars.