Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Slowing Down
Things are slowing slowing down. It is nice to be able to catch my breath. Easter is a welcome break this year, I’m looking forward to just taking things easy.
According to the app on my phone, “Phases of the Moon”, this Saturday night is going to be another blood moon. I am so happy that I’ve been lent the 150-600mm Tamron Lens from Maxwell International Australia so I can try it out on the blood moon. The last one was a disaster here, it was too overcast and we hardly got anything. Unfortunately the forecast is for similar weather this Saturday night, so I might have to do a rethink and go somewhere else. Not sure where yet, but away from the bad weather.
I really want to do this newsletter, but it is proving to be difficult finding the time, so I am making the decision, at this stage, of instead of doing it every other month, I will work on getting it out every two, so it will be a bi-monthly one. I hope that is okay with you.
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First of all, I have to say, who on earth thinks of these names or saying? Serioulsy!
I know there are ways of finding the old classic editor, but I decided to give the new one a go. For the last week I’ve been using it, and getting used to it. It is not as bad as I first thought. I think they have made the font bigger, or done something so it is bigger on my screen and much easier to see.
I like the aspect that it is closer to what a post actually looks like. I get a better idea of what the post will look like when it is posted, which is good. Of course many things have been changed around, and I’m not going to lie, there are things that don’t work. I hope they will be fixed.
If you are using the new editor you need to keep an eye on the Advance Settings, for some reason settings that you have set up aren’t working and you have to keep checking boxes, like the “Show Sharing Buttons” and the “Show Likes”. They are things I hope they fix up and have put something in the forums about it.
The other thing I don’t like are the publish and save draft buttons. Sometimes they change positions, so you can accidentally publish a post before you mean to when what you really wanted to do was just save the draft. They were kept separate in the old one, and I think they should do the same with the new one.
I’m not completely sold on it, but the more I use it, I suppose the more I will get used to it. Time will tell.
I have dates and places now, even times.
- April 19th – 10am Fitzroy Gardens, taking photos of the Autumn colours.
- May 3rd – 6.30am Early morning in the city, taking photos along the Yarra River
- May 17th – 1.30pm Royal Exhibition Building, photographing outside and hopefully get a tour as well
- May 31st – 1pm Cranbourne Botanical Gardens
- June 14th – 12.30pm Werribee Zoo
As I said, they will be free this term, see how we go with them. I am also going to see about doing some classes on some things at some stage as well.
I am thinking of offering different Online classes. I know that not everyone wants up to 5 sessions, so maybe I can offer just a couple of individual ones, or some longer ones. I could specific classes to show people something specific that I do or they want to learn. I would like to know what people would be interested in. Though I guess I may have to accept that it isn’t what people want from me.
Since we’ve been looking at lots of flowers I decided to go through my archives today and see what old photo of flowers I have. Funny really, they look so boring after yesterday.