I was unable to post a new newsletter last week because I was busy trying to get my new computer build to work. Sadly, as I detailed on site, it appears that my motherboard was a lemon. I had hoped to spend this weekend completing my new computer with a replacement motherboard, but UPS has decided to deliver it on Monday after maintaining that it would arrive yesterday until the UPS truck had returned to Queens without delivering it. While that was an annoying mail incident to be sure, it does not rise to the level of FedEx leaving Victor's expensive microphone on his sub-baked stoop.
I decided not to publish a week in review this week since, at the time I would have published it, we only had two articles up for the week. Starting next week, I will switch to a biweekly "week in review" schedule, noting that it makes little sense on slower weeks for every fourth or fifth article to be a week in review.
We upgraded our version of WordPress during the week. The new version of WordPress has several new features that I am still exploring. At the moment, it does not appear to have changed anything in the content we already posted. Furthermore, the new version of WordPress implements lazy loading of images, which I had decided not to implement separately before it became a core WordPress feature.
I am still looking at the best way to implement social media following buttons for WordPress. However, in the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterestif you use any of those services and are not following us already.
I have several articles planned for the next week. First, I have two pieces about sights from 2018 trips across the Manhattan Bridge. These days are not the best days to cross bridges in New York City, but that makes them the best days to look back on better times. In the middle of the week, I will publish an article about Calvin Coolidge's anecdote of seeing then-President Benjamin Harrison deliver a speech in Vermont when Coolidge was on summer vacation from college, complete with the text of Harrison's address. Finally, I have a couple of posts planned about recent sights in downtown Brooklyn.