Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17

I watched a couple interesting videos that I enjoyed, and thought I'd share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PvHlk3yig This Engadget video about the differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras is terrific. Chris Schodt did a great job explaining both camera categories, and the advantages each type has. Well worth watching. https://twitter.com/ChrisSchodt/status/1117883051973865473 Leonardo Da Vinci was clearly a remarkable person,…

This is how you dress for a Star Wars convention

Robin Moul apparently made this awesome Star Wars dress, completed with hand lettering. It's brilliant! The hair stick things (there's probably a real name for them - I'm clueless) are a nice touch! From Robin Moul Robin also posted a tweet of her in the dress at a Star Wars Celebration event: https://twitter.com/robinmoul/status/1117533717529026561 Hat tip…

Revisit the history of WordPress with this awesome WordPress time machine

Go back to the beginning One of my colleagues shared this awesome, interactive history of WordPress. I remember the first release version. There was something about it that I really liked, compared to the other options that were available at the time.

Making the WordPress block editor even easier with preconfigured layout options that use standard Gutenberg blocks

This definitely falls into the This is cool! category. The Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is an awesome plugin that used standard blocks to create a range of useful layouts. What's great about this plugin is that it uses blocks that are part of the new WordPress Editor already, and combines them to create a collection…

A new, open source font designed for aircraft cockpit screens

I get a kick out of stuff like this: In 2010, Airbus initiated a research collaboration with ENAC and Université de Toulouse III on a prospective study to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font”: the challenge was to improve the display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort…

Watch this if you’re still on the fence about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg)

If you're still unsure about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg), it's worth watching Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word keynote at the recent WordCamp US 2018 event in Nashville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5b-N2RmxS8 You can find links to parts of the talk, along with slides, and commentary in Matt's post, here: https://ma.tt/2018/12/state-of-the-word-2018/ I've been using the new…

I like the new Twenty Nineteen theme, but …

WordPress 5.0 has been released, and with it the new default theme, Twenty Nineteen. I like the theme, except it doesn't support a sidebar, and all my widgets look like they're really packed in there when I test my site with the theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72xdCU__XCk WordPress 5.0 "Bebo" I'd love to have a theme that's pretty…
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