Quickly Force WordPress Classic-Editor Permanently Prevent Block-Editor

If like me you prefer to use the classic editor and get frustrated when being taken to "Block Editor" when writing a new post, I have a really simple fix for you. All you need to do is redirect the "New post" link to the "Classic post" link in your browser. From: https://dannymthompson.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php To: https://dannymthompson.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?classic-editorContinue reading Quickly Force WordPress Classic-Editor Permanently Prevent Block-Editor

Testing the Google Pixel 5 Camera on the Streets of Manchester

Recently I was lucky enough to have a combination of three great things. A new phone, a day off, and nice weather. I bought the Pixel 5 as an upgrade to my mid-range 2018 Samsung phone. Honestly, my main gripe with my old phone was the Micro-USB port being loose. Otherwise, my phone was great. … Continue reading Testing the Google Pixel 5 Camera on the Streets of Manchester

5-HTP and Me

Relationships are fleeting, friendship is the new family. New faces are hard to come by, joy is a slight grasp of air. Hangovers can feel pointless unless the misery is shared. Fun can be hard to find when you're locked inside your own mind. Locked inside four walls with the meta and real. It's too … Continue reading 5-HTP and Me

Covid is Hitting Thailand’s Dog Shelters Hard

Whilst living in Phuket I had the fortune of visiting one of the island's largest dog sanctuaries. As you can imagine Thailand is home to a lot of stray pups, known as "Soi Dogs" (Street dogs). I recently contacted Tina the owner of Bodhi Shelter and asked her how she is getting along with Covid … Continue reading Covid is Hitting Thailand’s Dog Shelters Hard

I’m Still Using Google’s Discontinued Picasa in 2020

Google's Picasa was first released in 2002 as a quick way to catalog and edit your photo's en-mass. In 2015 Google released their last update and have since replaced it with the now ubiquitous Google Photos. It works just like Adobe's Lightroom without all of the bells and whistles for editing and instead just gives … Continue reading I’m Still Using Google’s Discontinued Picasa in 2020

Where do you wake up?

Walking around Manchester at 5am Sunday morning I figured I'd do something unusually productive and take some pictures using my Minolta camera with Kodak ISO 400 film. I started taking pictures of objects and buildings before I noticed a few lifeless bodies lying around Piccadilly Gardens. The only people around that weren't finishing their night … Continue reading Where do you wake up?

I just discovered the scratch and sniff PS1 disc that still smells good.

Recently I have taken to buying and selling old video games. I have done farely well from a profit standpoint but it's not something I could make a living off without having 1000s of games in my inventory (I have around 200-400 at one time). I realised I had been collecting PS2 games and rarely … Continue reading I just discovered the scratch and sniff PS1 disc that still smells good.

Trying and failing to use a new professional camera

I have recently been looking through my thousands of unpublished images and realised how much I have learned these past few years. The pictures below were taken with a new (to me) D300. Marketed as a professional grade cropped-sensor camera when it was released in 2007 I was excited to get to grips with a … Continue reading Trying and failing to use a new professional camera

Landing in New Zealand

When I first arrived in New Zealand, I hated it. Auckland was raining and cold and the hostel I arrived at felt like it had been built from old wooden pallets. Draughty, no heating and sharing a room with four others on what felt like a prisoners mattress, I was miserable after having spent 2 … Continue reading Landing in New Zealand

Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

That title is kinda catchy, You could print it on a T-Shirt or title your next album with it, you have my permission, just ensure to send me a giant sum of money when you do. Being back in Manchester is exactly what I expected, whenever I live here I end up poor, wasting my … Continue reading Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

Trying to Remember the Auckland Races

The Auckland races is the Grand National for New Zealand, minus the inevitable horse deaths thanks to the lack of hedge jumping. As is the case with all horse racing events, it's an excuse for women to wear stupid hats and for everybody to get drunk in the sun. Not to mention a way to … Continue reading Trying to Remember the Auckland Races

The cold blanket of depression

You don't have to be in a cage to feel hopeless Swallowing a tangy cheese and washing it down with a tasteful glass of red, for me is a momentary avoidance of thought. The senses are pleasured and distracted for a brief gulp, allowing an emptiness to be filled, a hole to be closed and … Continue reading The cold blanket of depression

Humanity is doomed and that’s OK

Existential Nihilism; humanity is nothing, we are concious and consider ourselves important but in reality we are algae, a disease growing exponentially until we're crippled by famine, a virus or a run of the mill meteor, we'll be gone before the sun burns out, of that I'm certain, the question is; does that matter? We're … Continue reading Humanity is doomed and that’s OK

A Narcissist Abroad

“Who hasn't asked himself, am I a monster or is this what it means to be human?” ~ Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star, 1977 For the past few years I've been coming to terms with and trying to fight against the fact that I am a narcissist, I think I'm more important than other … Continue reading A Narcissist Abroad