The last one is actually a hot or cold pack but because I don’t own a microwave, a hot water bottle like this one is faster and better http://amzn.to/2wltrp8:
I really want a medical grade silicone hot water bottle but I think maybe there are issues with making them leak-proof with body weight applied to them. I have found a few drinking water bottles made of silicone but I suspect they would leak if used them like a hot pack.
I’m going to play a little catchup on several video resources I want to share and it ties into the creative inspiration above:
Apple “Clips” for quick editing video on you iphone:https://www.apple.com/clips/ I use a LOT of other tools for editing video as well but this is the newest one I like.
“Loom” browser extension for doing screencasts (AKA video of your computer screen) WITH optional video of you. Great for tutorials or explaining something: https://www.useloom.com/?ref=3805 (referral link … just because) I tend to download the videos and upload to youtube. My tried and true tool for screencasts is Quicktime (since sometimes companies go out of business.)
For converting video to animated gif (good for email newsletters and a few other things):
Apps are so … last year … and I’ve been saying this for awhile now… Your have to have some unique value proposition for people to care and a good mobile website will do for most small businesses: https://thehustle.co/no-one-downloads-apps
If only you saw my moodboard for Fascination Design’s rebranding right now…
5.) Favorite recent purchase / new tools:
I’m a bit of a weather geek. Mostly because of Kentucky’s crazy weather and the fact that I like to go swim outside as much as possible during the summer. Storm chasing is also slightly appealing though I think I’m a target for lightning (there’s a long explanation to this that does involve being in the car when it was hit a few years ago.)
My other favorite weather apps. Each one does something a little different. My radar has the best radar. Dark Sky is the best iphone widget. WU Storm & Weather Underground I use now and again especially since I like to look at more than one radar sometimes.
I’m going to be the person who likes the new editor in WordPress when they take it live in WP 5.0. Right now it’s available to demo but it’s a bit buggy and the reviews are people hate it and say it’s a UX fail.
I don’t think it’s a UX fail – it just takes a bit of tinkering to learn something new.
I AM worried about client choosing really REALLY bad color combos for their text and I want a way to lock that down but I do think with some tutorials this will actually be easier for clients to use.
So next I’ll be trying it on a base install to see if it was a plugin conflict or something server based. Actually it says to not use it on a live site yet but I’ve got a site that’s a play site that I use for this type of thing (I want to see where things break on a real server with real plugins and real content.)
It’s not ready for prime time because of some things it still breaks (settings overlapping for example) but I look forward to using it once it’s ready.
Save Draft & Publish work on a site without a lot of plugins.
Found a few more issues:
Editable permalink is something that seems to be on the list of things they are aware of.
It seems that Gutenberg won’t update once the post is saved. Going to test that now. Or there’s a problem with taking it to a private post and back to public. Need to search a bit more on Git because I’m not seeing this one.
Versioning… where is that going to live? I like having the ability to roll back posts to a previous version in case someone really mucks something upand I’m not seeing that in the current version of Gutenberg.