Who Won The Week? 9/29/19

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My pick for this week is technology.Technology I chose technology this week in the sense of a zero-sum game. A zero-sum game is a situation in which one person or group can win something only by causing another person or group to lose it. And this past week, technology won and Fandango lost.

I spent hours on Monday, as I posted here, about my battle with Comcast. I spent the bulk of last Monday trying to resolve a significant performance degradation in my internet speeds after Comcast magnanimously “enhanced” my internet speeds for free. The good news is that, after more than six hours, that problem finally got resolved.

Not so yesterday, though, when I spent another six or seven hours trying to resolve an issue that surfaced after I installed iOS 13 on my iPhone, as well as the latest update to the WordPress app for iOS, which I wrote about here. In the end, the issue that surfaced and prompted my rant, remains unresolved.

I did get a suggestion from a fellow blogger, who commented,

“So I went in to the editor on WP.com and I was in the new block editor. When I went back to the classic editor I was able to duplicate your situation. Back to the other editor, all is well. See what happens when you change your editor on your iOS device in Safari’s wp.com.”

My response was

“I’ve been trying to bypass the block editor because I hear it’s kind of cumbersome and harder to use. But maybe I will have to give it a shot.”

So bottom line, this past week I was beaten down by technology and technology won.

And if any of you have thoughts and/or suggestions about the WordPress block editor, I’d love to hear from you.

And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?

5 thoughts on “Who Won The Week? 9/29/19

  1. msjadeli September 29, 2019 / 9:26 am

    Fandango, no post from me on it, but Pelosi leading the charge on impeachment (was that this week or last) wins the week and the year up to now for me. What I want to know is when they boot his sorry self out of office what kind of trouble he will stir up leading his Maga Horde. When he goes does Pence take over?

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    • Fandango September 29, 2019 / 10:33 am

      You’re right, Pelosi was definitely a contender. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten my hopes up before and nothing has come of it, so we’ll see where this leads.

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  2. Sadje September 29, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Maybe it will turn out to be s win for you with the new editor.

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  3. Marleen September 29, 2019 / 10:04 am

    I’ve been looking forward to this. My pick is Colbert for responding — on stage, not via tweet — to a Trump tweet about Democrats wanting or trying to destroy the Republican Party: Except you already did it.

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  4. Stroke Survivor UK September 29, 2019 / 10:41 am

    Ha ha ha. Well, I just recently had a very *good* experience with technology. Google had an offer on their Home Hub Mini, so I shelled out for one. It came, it worked, but really, it just sat there. So I started looking at other things it can do, which include voice-controlling things. It took a day’s research, but I ended up with being able to control my bedroom light with my voice, and also the kitchen kettle. For maybe $25! But all told, of limited use – I can’t tell it to go pee for me, or to feed the cats for me, but I can at least avoid crashing into things if I have to get up in the dark. Without buying extra subscriptions, music playback is limited, although it *can* stream radio stations. And it acts as a Bluetooth speaker, so as long as I have my phone nearby…

    I can never look beyond politicians for this one – good to see our government getting buttf*cked, because they can’t seem to follow rules – it just goes on and on.

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