The SDS Challenge — Fourth Lust Voting Reminder

Only twelve votes, so far. I’m not seeing these reminders do much in the way of funneling readers to the SDS stories. I guess all that reverse psychology stuff I had read about isn’t worth squat. Heck, I might have more luck doing a post about ducks and geese — Ducks and Geese<<link.

There’s nothing to it but grit one’s teeth and call up one’s grit, and then grin and bare it … wait; I don’t want to bare it! …what? Oh. Grin and bear it. Got it.

If you want to know more about the SDS challenge, THIS Post <<link explains it.

If you want to read the Seven Deadly Sins stories submitted for the Sin of Lust, and then vote, your gateway is THIS POST <<link. There, you’ll find links to each of the three stories and a poll for you to vote after you finish them (if you be so moved).

It could be my fault . . . I kind of cheated by not having sexual lust (the lust most people think about when one hears the word ‘lust’).

they probably got pissed off . . . or died of disappointment.

Also, we’re in the Summer and people likely are outside basking in the 112° heat. I mean, that’s what I would do if — you know — I lacked common sense.

Naval Aviation Museum,

On a related note, I just remembered the 2017 Alaska cruise and the fact I’m still not done documenting it. Talk about falling down on the job!

I definitively have no room to criticize others for procrastinating on reading the stories. Did you know that my first post on the 2017 Alaska Cruise (other than the posts while on the cruise and the summary right after I got back) was published in February of 2018?

Did you know I have two other cruises to document, including the excellent Panama Canal cruise? At this rate, I’ll be 90 before I get done with those, and then only if I make it to 90.

Naval Aviation Museum,

Once more, these photos are all from our 2014 visit to Navarre, Florida. I’m sure most people can work out what that is, but for them who can’t, perhaps THESE<<link posts might help.

No, wait . . . they won’t. The above is a photo of one of the outside planes and I don’t remember where I documented those. And, it’s not a plane; it’s a helicopter without its blades. But the Naval Aviation Museum posts are still pretty good.

The original size versions of these photos are in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery, but you can still click on these photos to get a slightly larger version to open in a new tab or window.

Naval Aviation Museum,

By the way, I’m still using the block editor . . . I know a lot of some people have embraced the block editor, but I still run into trouble with it. The thing is, I get the feeling people (like the support crew at WP) assume the issue is that I don’t know what I’m doing and I need to read the help and watch their outdated videos that no longer reflect how the tool is currently working.

They don’t know me. When I start using something, I put the time and effort into learning it, and here’s what I can say with confidence:

For all its vaulted capabilities, the editor has issues dealing with multiple photos, can hang up on creating new galleries, can screw up existing galleries, and is not well-behaved when you want to work fast. Creating blocks at speed (meaning, fast and using different blocks) seems to stress it out and often causes it to freeze, especially if you create one type of block and then change your mind and delete it so you can create a different block.

You’re better off leaving the one you don’t need for a while and delete it later, otherwise, you’ll likely lock up the editor. Like as I was writing this and the autosave came on and never finished, locking everything up so that I had to kill the tab and restart the edit session.

Sometimes, it frees up on its own; other times, you need to step away from it, shut it down, go do something else, and then come back to it. They have a neat feature where you can create custom reusable blocks . . . neat on paper. It causes more pain than it’s worth, and it’s not implemented in a way that it’s useful. I’m better off duplicating blocks (until that too locks up the editor). So, my warning remains.

Warning: the Block Editor is still a pain to work with and can cause stress levels to spikes. Use with caution. Avoid if possible.

Naval Aviation Museum,

On the other hand, Guido Jr. continues to impress and has made processing photos and working with various tools a veritable joy. The machine is fast, and I’m glad I ordered it when I did because the CPU and GPU I have are both in short supply and high demand.

In other news, I’m getting back into exercise after a forced hiatus and I’m also getting back into shooting since the ammunition shortage has somewhat eased. I was happy to finally shoot my PX4 Storm Compact after owning it for six months. I’ll probably share some stuff about the guns I own. You know; for the two or three readers who aren’t phobic about guns.

Naval Aviation Museum,

Anyway, if at all interested in reading three tales about lust, you now know where to find them (and where to vote for the one you like best or hate least).

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