Drinking the Kool-Aid

Despite my initial concerns about the release schedule of WordPress 5.0, I think I have come around. This is mostly due to my experiences at WordCamp US in Nashville last weekend.

A great recap of the event, as well as some awesome take-aways was just published on the GoDaddy blog. Check it out.

Watching Matt’s State of the Word demos for Gutenberg (which you can check out below) were very impressive, showing me functionality within the product that I never imagined was possible.

My first experience with WordPress was actually it’s predecessor, b2. If you’re unfamiliar with the history of WordPress, this is a great read.

Having started with this software way back at the dawn of blogging, I was all-in on the process of developing websites through hand-coding HTML and, eventually, CSS/XML. However, as I have been working in web hosting support for the last 13 years, my skillset with web development has certainly waned.

Along comes WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg to save the day! The new editor’s blocks are so easy to use and incredibly expansive in functionality. And the best part is that it doesn’t require that I learn any new languages, or skills. 

In my early web development days, I relied heavily on The JavascriptSource (you old-timers remember!) to grab snippets, customize them for my needs and claim them as my own. Now with blocks, I can do the same thing. This is very exciting for someone lazy like me!

Can’t say where this newfound motivation will lead me, in terms of blogging, or building sites. What I do know is that I installed 5.0 on this site an hour ago and I already have my longest post in years, so here’s hoping I keep it up.

Thanksgiving Episodes

Updates are hard, guys. Noticing that I have Christmas posts in the most recent updates here has reminded me that I should be updating more often. So, here’s my list of Thanksgiving TV episodes!


Starting, of course, with…

King of the Hill
3×7: Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men (November 17, 1998)
4×7: The Hank’s Giving Episode (November 21, 1999)
5×4: Spin the Choice (November 19, 2000)
7×4: Goodbye Normal Jeans (November 24, 2002)

That 70’s Show
1×9: Thanksgiving (November 22, 1998)
5×8: Thank You (December 03, 2002)
7×9: You Can’t Always Get What You Want (November 24, 2004)

2×9: We Gather Together (October 21, 1989)
4×10: Thanksgiving ’91 (November 26, 1991)
6×10: Thanksgiving ’93 (November 23, 1993)
7×10: Thanksgiving ’94 (November 23, 1994)
8×8: The Last Thursday in November (November 21, 1995)
9×10: Home Is Where the Afghan Is (November 26, 1996)

South Park
1×8: Starvin’ Marvin (November 19, 1997)
4×13: Helen Keller! The Musical (November 22, 2000)
15×13: A History Channel Thanksgiving (November 09, 2011)
17×7: Black Friday (November 13, 2013)

I will add more as I watch! For a more complete list of Thanksgiving episodes, see this page:
List of Thanksgiving episodes