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I’ve been watching the advancements being made with the block editor (aka Gutenberg) ever since it’s initial release in WordPress 5.0 and wondering how useful it would become. Here we are at version 5.5 almost 2 years after it’s release and things are stabilizing and 3rd parties are extending its functionality in great ways.

The evolution and power provided by the new block editor made me re-think my current stack of using a premium theme + a page builder for my websites. I’ve always found it a bit clunky to define theme settings and then use page builders which may also define their own style settings. …


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Couldn’t find a fancy relevant stock image so just a photo of me hiking with a friend.

Over the last few weeks I continue to see signs in media I’m consuming that seem to be whispering in my ear the reminder of actions I should take towards making life simpler and increasing my happiness. I’m not a hard-core minimalist but love trying to simplify and optimize processes and time.

I listened to Joe Rogan interview Elon Musk (at 18:52)where he asked him about his recent announcement to sell most of his possessions. …


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My selfie converted to a classical painting using AI Gahaku

Last year I came across an interesting project where a site would take your selfie and then use AI to change it to appear as a painting created by a classical masters. Unfortunately the site was taken down before I was able to try it out and ever since I remained on the lookout for a similar project. Recently I came across two new apps that have now offered similar functionality that I decided to try.

AI Gahaku

This is a website that will let you upload a photo and then choose which classical artist style you want to apply to generate your selfie masterpiece. After the conversion is completed you can save share the image on social media or even import your image to Animal Crossing. Below you can see the results of my conversion. …

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Mark Krynsky

I blog about personal data, quantified self, & digital legacy @LifestreamBlog , @DigitalLegacyus and krynsky.com

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