WordPress / Block Editor: My thoughts

One-sentence description: Slow and a little odd, but otherwise A-OK.

I always liked the Classic Editor (as it’s now called) because it was quite easy to get the hang of and use. So when I got the news that a new editor would replace it soon, I was a little nervous and skeptical of it, and I’ve only switched to the WordPress Editor as of today. So far, I think it’s good, with only two noticeable problems:

  • It can be slow on big pages, like the Links page, unlike the Classic Editor.
  • Selecting a paragraph and opening Custom colours doesn’t show the paragraph’s colour, unlike the Classic Editor.

Those are my thoughts on the WordPress Editor. Overall, I think it’s good, but do comment what you think of it down below. 🙂

Puppy Images

Apple, Tigger, Lemon and Honey (aka the HALT gang) are cute 4 month old pups who, right now, are mostly copies of Pinkie (Apple), Odie (Tigger), and Ruby (Honey). Lemon is (maybe) like his dad, Sugar. The puppies, being pups, are more prone to biting than the adults.

The small puppies were given a ball to play with, but the ball was thoroughly bruised after just a few minutes! 😛

Ruby loves to play Tug-of-War with me with her two pink ribbons. Her variation on the game is called David and Goliath, since she (David) always wins against me (Goliath) even though I’m bigger!

Along with Puppy Images, we also have Ruby Images, as well as a bonus image that can be redistributed on other sites, but only with credit (putting ‘By Odie’ anywhere on the same page the picture is on will suffice, but you can also put ‘By Odie Dog’ or ‘By Odie Dog at Odie’s Ocean‘ instead). For the puppy images and Ruby images, you don’t have to give credit when redistributing on other sites.

The Ruby and Honey images will be put in this post on Apr 22 (Earth Day’s 50th anniversary :D).

Apple (both of her face patches are brown!)

Full body view of Apple

Tigger (named after the Winnie-the-Pooh character)


sheep at the beach by odie
Bonus Image: Sheep at the Beach by Odie Dog

Also, here’s a bonus video of me playing Half-Life: Alyx.


Pups and File-Sharing Sites

The puppies are growing! They like to play quite rambunctiously 😛 Pics coming this month. The pups were introduced to my room last month and love playing in it. Lemon and Apple also did some work on the computer 😛 Ruby’s post about her tug-of-war rules coming up next 😉

As for file-sharing sites… Welp, I can’t completely recommend MEGA (browser) anymore as it’s ‘infinitely decrypting’. 😉 Luckily all the files are backed up (and I’d highly recommend you back your files up anyway), and all the files are still available for download, but I had trouble uploading the Odie’s Ocean Desktop Theme originally for this reason. Luckily though, I was able to upload it to Mediafire instead. I recommend using multiple file-hosting sites along with multiple backups for this reason.

I really want to upload the theme to MEGA as well though, since that’s where everything else is stored so far, so if anyone has any fixes, tell me in the comments below! 🙂

Pinkie’s New Puppies

Pinkie Pie has given birth to a little litter of 4 small cute puppies! 😀 Pictures coming before the end of December. Their names are Apple, Brownie, Orange and Lemon (all with the last name of Pie!).

Female Apple is the rowdiest of the bunch, male Brownie is brown and white and he’s the second rowdiest, male Lemon is the second smallest good boy, and male Orange is dark brown and white and is the smallest good boy. Orange and Lemon, and Apple and Brownie, are best friends. Apple and Lemon are black and white, like their parents.

In other news, I celebrated my birthday by buying a birthday dragon (dragon born on November 8) on Flight Rising, and got into Harvest Moon this month. 😀

Edited this post on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 (corrected who’s the smallest [originally Lemon, whoops] and when the pics will be coming [originally Dec 7], added who’s best friends with who as well as their colors [Brownie’s definitely not the only brown and white pup! 😉 Corrected that], and didn’t update their names because those were their names at the time).

Ruby’s Birthday and the Dogs’ Personalities

Ruby was born on March 1, 2017. Happy birthday, Ruby! She is now 2 years old.

Ruby vastly prefers going into the cage on her own instead of being lifted and put into the cage. She loves playing with her pink and yellow rubber bands.

Ruby is strong-willed and Odie is a soft cute teddy bear who guards the house with his huge bark along with Pinkie who is affectionate but competitive.

About Ruby images…  Many things have happened that have prevented us from uploading the images here (first onto my computer and then here), but hopefully they’ll be released in April or May.

Also, I’ll be uploading something special soon to my MEGA (and/or YouTube?) account… 😉 (hint: ____er Rabbit)

Forums And Their Types: A Revisit

Reason for Revisit: Tapatalk replaced Invisionfree and boards were forced to change to Tapatalk if the owner was inactive. Tapatalk doesn’t look good and mobile compatibility is less than poor.

If the owner is active (like the Gang of Five forums [a Land Before Time forum; I’m active on there as RubberDucky]), the option was given to change to Zetaboards instead of Invisionfree, but sometimes that epically fails (check this thread for that saga) so they move to self-hosted custom forums instead.

Zetaboards looks better but the Gang Of Five admin decided to move to self-hosted forums instead as they are far more reliable. Yay! 😉 🙂

Forums And Their Types

vBulletin: Seems to be the worst (keyword is seems), since I tried to get an account on both Caverns of Blood Forums and Dreamviews Forums, and both have the same problem. When I enter my account info, it says the usual stuff, (no need for account verification though, which is good because… since it’s offtopic, see below), but then when I try to customize my profile and save changes, it says Permission denied, even when I log back out and log in again! But in the case of Dreamviews, it actually said Time-out when I tried to customize my profile after I clicked on Edit Profile (since the account name was there even though it said Permission denied), and logging out and logging back in worked! And, in Dreamviews, when I try to change my profile picture to something that is lower than the maximum amount, it says “Unable to save picture”. Don’t use vBulletin if you know what’s good for you.

ProBoards: Seems to be the best one so far (keyword is seems 😉 ), since you can create your own avatar using Flash, or choose your own, and there aren’t any problems that I experienced with it! The only problem is that it requires account verification. Proboards is used by the RKC Petz Forums. Even the search works somewhat well. The only problem I had was user error 😉

Invisionfree: See ProBoards (‘cept the user error part 😉 ). Some of the forums that use this are Re-Volt Live and Our Re-Volt Pub.

Forumotion: Also good. See ProBoards (again, other than the user error part 😉 ). Its advantage is that you can view forum profiles while being a guest. I forgot whether ProBoards allows you to do that, but the other two certainly don’t 😉 Junior Adventures Network and the Slums of Elwood Forums use this.

Custom Forums: Of course, the real winner is Custom Forums (if possible). If you make your own forums, you have full control over how to make something work, and when people complain about bugs, they can complain to you and you can fix it, unlike the others which are third-party.

Simple Chat: There are many chat services, but one has closed down and it was the one that hosted the Furb-o-Vision chat, so… 😉 Not the best option unless you maintain your site regularly and do backups of the chat. I know about Cbox, but I’m sure there are others that you might want to check out. I think simple chat is the best one if it works well, since you don’t have to sign up and you can talk about anything you like. It also is easy to implement. The only problem is you can’t search for a topic you talked about previously without going through pages and pages of archives.

So, simple chat and custom forums seem to win! Second is Forumotion, third is Proboards, third is Invisionfree, and fourth is vBulletin.

Don’t know about WordPress, though. Maybe custom WordPress allows chat? 😮 (Or you can just comment 😉 )

Oh BTW, since some of these forums don’t allow you to search without logging in (or don’t allow you to type less than 3 letters in you search query, or their search is generally bad), type this into Google: search query you want to type site:site you want to search in (no space; you can type dedoimedo.com, http://www.dedoimedo.com, http://dedoimedo.com, or even x.com/rubberducky/pink/! 😉 ). Example: windows xp site:dedoimedo.com.

(Offtopic Edit on Aug 4, 2017: Here’s why no account verification is good: At the time of writing this post, my Yahoo e-mail account wasn’t accessible since when I clicked Sign in, it said Server Error, try again later.  A few days later, it somehow worked again and I could sign in, but my point still stands; but I do understand why account verification is there; it’s to prevent spam along with CAPTCHA.)