Victim of Elvin

Final score, WordPress 3.5, Pejman Yousefzadeh 0:

So, last night, WordPress demanded one of its periodic updates. I complied, only to find out that I had lost my Visual Editor screen and my media buttons, all of which would make regular blogging here a pain. There may be some fix for all of this, but neither I nor the technical staff here at A Chequer-Board of Nights and Days — and yes, there is a technical staff — can seem to find one. What’s more, we are not inclined to waste time trying to find one when more productive things — like, you know, blogging — could be taking place.

He has duly fled to Tumblr.

I note for the record that following this update, my Visual Editor screen and media buttons are in their proper places. At least, I assume they are, since I never use them. (Maybe that’s the trick.)


  1. Jennifer »

    19 December 2012 · 11:46 am

    Odd. My buttons are fine.

  2. Tatyana »

    19 December 2012 · 6:32 pm

    I don’t understand Tumblr’ users. There is no feedback to their posts (if you can call them that) other than “reblog” and “like”. Is that what they call “social network”?

  3. Nicole »

    19 December 2012 · 7:09 pm

    Yeah, my buttons are fine, too. And I don’t get Tumblr, either.

  4. CGHill »

    19 December 2012 · 10:49 pm

    Well, at least some Tumblr blogs take comments, though it’s usually through a third-party like Disqus, suggesting that it’s not a built-in feature.

    Dr. Smith, for one, has comments.

  5. Tatyana »

    20 December 2012 · 2:09 pm

    What an unexpected eye-opening. Thanks, Chaz. The top post @ Dr.Smith’ blog (t-log?) explained very clearly the mystery of over-inflated hospital bills I often wondered.

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