It Doesn’t Look Good for America

As of 11:00 pm Pacific time, it would appear that Donald Trump is on the verge of being re-elected. He’s leading in the key swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia, and if he wins them, he will have won the election.

As of right now, Biden has about a million and a half more votes than Trump, but as in 2016, Trump can still win the presidency with fewer votes thanks to the Electoral College.

And to add insult to injury, it appears that the Republicans are going to hold on to the U.S. Senate.What the hell is wrong with 63 million Americans that they would elect Trump for four more years?

This is the worst case scenario and I can’t believe that it’s happening. I’m going to try to go to sleep now and hope that when I wake up, something will have happened to alter the outcome.

Another WordPress Bug

I just downloaded the latest update to the WordPress iOS app (version 16.0) for my iPhone. And guess what? There’s a bug! A big, ugly bug.

Now, when I go to my reader and then click to visit posts, I can no longer “like” any post and when I go to comment, it doesn’t recognize that I’m logged into the app and asks me to enter my name, email address and blog URL. I’ve never had to that before from within the WordPress app on my iPhone.

Why is it suddenly doing this? I never before had problems in the iOS app visiting another blogger’s actual post from the reader, liking it, and/or leaving a comment. This is so frustrating!

I opened up a help ticket and hope that the Happiness Engineers will be able to address this soon. In the meantime, I trust that you’ll understand that I can’t like or comment on your posts at the moment, so please forgive me.

A Return to Normalcy?

In normal times we would likely know by late tonight who won today’s presidential elections. But I can vouch that these are anything but normal times and I’m on tenterhooks as I try to anticipate what life in America will be like after today, especially if that orange aeolist gets re-elected.

Let’s hope that when the dust has settled, some degree of normalcy will have returned to America. Or as close to normalcy as can be achieved after four years of gross abnormalcy.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (normal), Your Daily Word Prompt (vouch), Ragtag Daily Prompt (tenterhooks), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (anticipate), and Word of the Day (aeolist).

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Truthful Tuesday — Pro-Choice

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

Aside from getting rid of the Gutenberg Block Editor, since it’s fairly clear that it isn’t going anywhere, what three changes would you like to see make? Please explain.

First, I am pro-choice, so when it comes to editors in WordPress, I would like WordPress to offer bloggers a choice. Allow users who have embraced the block editor to use it, but also allow those of us who prefer the classic editor to continue, unimpeded, to use that editor. It should be as simple as putting a toggle switch that sets one or the other as the default editor on

Second, add a preview function when posting comments. How many times have you posted a comment and then read it only to find typos or misspellings. Why not allow us to preview our comments and edit them before they’re actually posted? Good idea, huh?

Third, fix the reblog functionality. When I am in the WordPress reader on my iPhone and visit a blogger’s post, I always see a reblog button. But if I wish to reblog that blogger’s post and click (or tap) the reblog button, nothing happens. It’s virtually useless (at least on my iPhone. So fix the damn reblog button so that it does what it’s intended to do.

Okay, those are my three changes I’d like to see WordPress make. Are you with me?

FOWC with Fandango — Anticipate

FOWCWelcome to November 3, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “anticipate.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.