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June 29, 2020

are you old enough to remember when tv screens had a test pattern?

well I am and I’ve been running to catch up ever since

so here is my test pattern

now, that wasn’t difficult, it only took a couple hours

posting the picture, not stitching the hexies

they are the window hexies from last week and today

numbers 17 and 18

here is my problem – WordPress has changed their format

completely – can you hear me screaming?1##+

I would imagine they are all working from home

and being computer geeks they had nothing better to do than to re-invent the entire process

someone, please let me know if this worked

otherwise I may give up blogging forever

32 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    June 30, 2020 2:42 pm

    it worked!!! blogger was slow, i changed. then i changed back and it stopped letting people comment, so i changed back. square space is easy, but clumsy (for me). it’s all hard if you’re not a kid. please keep trying, i love seeing your doin’s


    • June 30, 2020 3:31 pm

      Velma – I think the techies need some lessons in human psychology so they know how to relate to people as well as machines (says the psychiatric nurse).


  2. claire93 permalink
    June 30, 2020 11:47 am

    it worked and what lovely hexies they are. I agree about WP – why can’t they just leave things alone instead of wanting to improve/update all the time?


    • June 30, 2020 12:52 pm

      Claire – thank you. I do understand some of the reasoning behind changes – people are using so many different devises that platforms need to be available to everyone but I don’t understand why there can’t be a basic program for those of us who choose not to spend most of our waking hours playing computers.


  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    June 30, 2020 4:05 am

    I am looking forward to seeing your hexies joined together into something! Your post works fine for me. I have started to use the new wordpress. set up. I was full of trepidation and it really is not intuitive but I have managed to do my most recent post with it and think I can cope with it. Like you I wish I understood why they felt the need to change something that wasn’t broken. I also get very cross when developers don’t take the trouble to make new software user friendly to us non-geeks. Good luck with the help desk and I hope you keep posting – I love to read them.


    • June 30, 2020 10:36 am

      Sue – I have sent WordPress an email (it only took half an hour to figure where/how!) Time will tell how helpful an answer will be.

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      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        July 1, 2020 3:11 am

        I will keep my fingers crossed for you


      • July 1, 2020 10:09 am

        Sue – thanks to WordPress “help” I’m back to the Classic editor. The fix was simple but you have to know the trick.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        July 2, 2020 3:11 am

        Phew! I would have hated it if you had stopped writing!


      • July 2, 2020 9:51 am

        Sue – I’ve been blogging on wordpress for 10 years in Sept. and have continued because of the people I’ve met, the interests we share and the insights and new learning experiences. I would really miss that aspect of blogging. It also encourages me to continue making “stuff” so I have something to blog about!

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      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        July 3, 2020 3:21 am

        I haven’t been blogging nearly as long but agree totally on the motivation.


      • July 3, 2020 10:05 am

        Sue – I have never been able to figure out why wordpress and blogger make it so difficult to leave comments, it seems to defeat the purpose.

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  4. June 29, 2020 11:56 pm

    You came through loud and clear.


  5. emilysuzanna permalink
    June 29, 2020 6:30 pm

    It works and looks lovely!


    • June 29, 2020 10:10 pm

      Suzanne – lovely to hear from you, I hope all is well in your area. I know Calf. has problems, we are virus free here on the island. I’m staying home and trying to be good, this is difficult for everyone. Stay safe. 🙂


  6. June 29, 2020 5:00 pm

    Jean, get hold of wordpress help desk, they can walk you through the process to make it the way it was…I tried to learn the new way, and subsequently screamed for about four hours straight. Then I got hold of HELP thanks be. It is all back to familiar ways now on my blog.


    • June 29, 2020 10:14 pm

      Kjerstin – thank you, I will deal with the help desk first thing tomorrow and hopefully be back to something sane. I can’t imagine you screaming, computers can do strange things to us.


  7. toni belonogoff permalink
    June 29, 2020 4:57 pm

    It worked.


  8. June 29, 2020 4:55 pm

    It worked! I particularly like the batik one. And moreover, I’m completely ignoring WP’s new format, I’m still using the Classic version through WP Admin. I prefer it, and feel happier sticking with what I know. The ‘new, improved’ features don’t attract me, as they’re aimed more at people with commercial blogs.


    • June 29, 2020 10:16 pm

      Kate – thanks, Kjerstin also said she was back on the old familiar format. I didn’t even know I had a choice.


      • June 30, 2020 12:06 am

        I stayed with it the first time they changed, years ago. I didn’t find the new format at all a ‘new and improved experience’. Essentially, you do everything through WP Admin and ignore the other buttons!


      • June 30, 2020 10:38 am

        Kate – think this is changing on a weekly basis and Classic has an expiry date of 2022. May be easier to just get on with the change!


      • June 30, 2020 2:15 pm

        Before that date arrives I’ll have to switch to a paying plan as I’ll run out of space. I hope that having live people to talk to will help me make the transition.


      • June 30, 2020 3:29 pm

        Kate – think I’m just going to play it one month at a time. It depends if the live people talk English or techno babble.

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  9. jilloy permalink
    June 29, 2020 4:34 pm

    lovely photo Jean!


  10. Karen Selk permalink
    June 29, 2020 4:25 pm

    It worked Jean, so great to get your blogs. But I could hear you screaming all the way to Salt Spring. I do the same thing when “they” change things. Drives me crazy. Wasn’t there a saying about re-inventing the wheel?


    • June 29, 2020 4:33 pm

      Hi Karen – so nice to hear from you, hope all is safe, kind and calm on the Island. Sometimes I think I’m getting too old for this and then get just plain stubborn – “they” are not going to get the best of me. Don’t think some computer people even know what a wheel is other than it makes their car go!


  11. Lynda Cavens permalink
    June 29, 2020 4:15 pm

    It worked!


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