THEY TELL ME JUNE WILL FORCE USE OF THE NEW EDITOR
So I’ve decided to test it out while I still have room to run and scream if I don’t like it.
So far it seems very much like the old editor, except with new controls – which I don’t know yet.
I don’t even remember creating the graphic above, but it’s in my media file from my days in New Jersey, so I probably did.
I’m getting a bit more energy from my low-dose naltrexone.
ldn works differently from medicines.
It blocks opioid receptors in your brain for a couple of hours, during which your brain decides something’s wrong – and creates more of them.
This leads to more endorphins, and other things happen, so you find yourself dealing with generalized inflammation as well.
Some people even think it will help deal with the coronavirus; I’m not going to test that deliberately, and don’t know how I will tell that I have or haven’t, but it’s a good thought. Anything that helps.
I’m also getting, a lot of the time, less brain fog
This is the main reason I’m interested in it: in these thirty years I’ve had ME/CFS, I haven’t found anything I can DO to reduce brain fog, and have had to wait every day to see if my brain would kick on and be usable.
Then I’d have to make sure whatever functionality showed up that day wasn’t needed for something critical in life, which is why I did very little writing when we were moving and packing and sorting and dejunking and dealing with real estate agents (theirs) and lawyers (theirs) who didn’t do what they said they’d do or when they said they’d do it, even though the contract clearly said we could dump the whole idea if they didn’t.
My top level functionality hasn’t improved
but I think the bottom level may have come up a bit.
The most notable effect, after taking a year to slowly titrate the ldn up to the therapeutic dose, is that I seem to spend more time every day toward the higher end of the functionality my brain is capable of, and get more done in that time.
And it seems to come every day, which was something I couldn’t count on before.
In fact, I was doing prep work for today’s writing around midnight last night – something that, trust me, never happens. I’m usually dead by 8 or 9 pm, even though my brain refuses to admit it and allow sleep.
Four finished scenes in the last two weeks – absolutely unheard of.
It still takes a lot of time to do what I do, but I’m spending more time per day doing it, so it is taking fewer days to get in the necessary time.
As my friend MT would say, Woo hoo!
And other than finding it slightly annoying, I’m not having any trouble making the new block editor do exactly what the old editor did, which is a few headings, some paragraphs of text, and image or two, and
Wait a minute. Where did the categories and tags go?
There they are, under a tag ‘Document’ up at the top of the page.
So far it is twice as many steps to select a heading style for a block of text. Annoying.
There is still a link ‘Switch to Classic Editor,’ which I will use until it disappears, but this was not that hard to figure out – for my simple blogging needs.
Which I’m pretty sure won’t change until five years or so from now when they decide to edit the editor again.
Oops. WAIT. Where’s my horizontal separator line?
This exercise has taken me to the ONE UNFORGIVABLE SIN of an editor, eating my text.
The previous one SAVED everything as I wrote.
Now I have to do it manually.
VERY BAD EDITOR.