Testing the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the „wide“ button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.

Thanks for testing Gutenberg!


How to serve multiple search domains from Cisco IOS DHCP server?

Source – https://www.perkin.org.uk/

The expected

[code language=“plain“]ip dhcp pool host.net.example.com
option 119 ascii net.example.com,example.com[/code]

doesn’t work. So you need to encode search domains in hex using following example script written in Python:

[code language=“python“]#!/usr/bin/env python
import syshexlist = []for domain in sys.argv[1:]:
for part in domain.split(„.“):
hexlist.append(„%02x“ % len(part))
for c in part:
hexlist.append(„00“)print „“.join([(„.%s“ % (x) if i and not i % 2 else x) \
for i, x in enumerate(hexlist)])[/code]

Execute it:

[code language=“plain“]$ ./cisco.py net.example.com example.com

So the config in ios must look like:

[code language=“plain“]ip dhcp pool host.net.example.com
option 119 hex 036e.6574.0765.7861.6d70.6c65.0363.6f6d.0007.6578.616d.706c.6503.636f.6d00[/code]

It’s done!

Be careful with isc-bind 9.13.1

  • named can no longer use the EDNS CLIENT-SUBNET option for view selection. In its existing form, the authoritative ECS feature was not fully RFC-compliant, and could not realistically have been deployed in production for an authoritative server; its only practical use was for testing and experimentation. In the interest of code simplification, this feature has now been removed.The ECS option is still supported in dig and mdig via the +subnet argument, and can be parsed and logged when received by named, but it is no longer used for ACL processing. The geoip-use-ecs option is now obsolete; a warning will be logged if it is used in named.conf. ecs tags in an ACL definition are also obsolete, and will cause the configuration to fail to load if they are used. [GL #32]

If in front of your dns authoritive  DNS server you have load balancer like dnsdist,  and you use „useClientSubnet=true“ into his configuration, the views in bind are going useless.

So the possible way to do similar things is to use dnsdist and to implement bind views into dnsdist using configuration like this

How to grow zfs on FreeBSD running inside VMWare

Live ZFS resizing inside VMWare should be possible, but there are several steps:

– First you should resize your virtual disk in VMWare configuration. Recomendation is all virtual disks to be similar size for best performance in VMWare.
– Ideally VMWare should notify guest OS that resize happened. You should be able to see that with `diskinfo -v /dev/daX` command. If it didn’t happen – you’ll probably need to reboot at this point.

root@:~ # gpart show
=> 34 335544253 da0 GPT (160G)
34 1024 1 freebsd-boot (512K)
1058 4194304 2 freebsd-swap (2.0G)
4195362 331348925 3 freebsd-zfs (158G)

=> 34 335544253 da1 GPT (160G)
34 1048576 1 freebsd-boot (512M)
1048610 4194304 2 freebsd-swap (2.0G)
5242914 330301373 3 freebsd-zfs (157G)

=> 34 356515773 da2 GPT (170G)
34 1048576 1 freebsd-boot (512M)
1048610 4194304 2 freebsd-swap (2.0G)
5242914 351272893 3 freebsd-zfs (167G)

The new space will appear visible after partition 3 on each disk.

– Next you should resize your partition with `gpart resize …`. Hope it is the past one, otherwise this problem may have no easy solution. It should be doable for mounted filesystem. In my example commands are:

gpart resize -i 3 da0
gpart resize -i 3 da1
gpart resize -i 3 da2

– Next you should make ZFS to resize with `zpool online -e …`.
See output of `zpool status` command:

root@:~ # zpool status
pool: zroot
state: ONLINE
scan: scrub repaired 0 in 1h6m with 0 errors on Fri May 18 19:56:44 2018

zroot ONLINE 0 0 0
gpt/zfs0 ONLINE 0 0 0
gpt/zfs1 ONLINE 0 0 0
gpt/zfs2 ONLINE 0 0 0

errors: No known data errors

So in the example you must execute following commands:

zpool online -e zroot gpt/zfs0
zpool online -e zroot gpt/zfs1
zpool online -e zroot gpt/zfs2

It’s good to execute `zpool scrub zroot`.

Problem with transmission and IPv6

The problem with net-p2p/transmission-daemon and IPv6 is that transmission developers are … not willing to implement such functionality as visible from: https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/4197

So the user who need to use IPv6 but NOT use IPv6 with transmission are left alone.

So you can use this quick patch:

cd /usr/ports/net-p2p/transmission-daemon ;
make extract ;
cd work/transmission-2.93/libtransmission/ ;
vi net.c

@@ -598,7 +598,7 @@
int addrlen = 16;
const int rc = tr_globalAddress( AF_INET6,
ipv6, &addrlen );
– have_ipv6 = ( rc >= 0 ) && ( addrlen == 16 );
+ have_ipv6 = 0; /** NO, we do not have IPv6 **/
last_time = now;

cd ../../../ ; make deinstall install package clean ;
service transmission restart


Enjoy your non-ipv6 enabled daemon on ipv6/ipv4 dualstack system!

DualStack/tcp46 web and mail server

You can verify it via commands

dig www.ostreff.info AAAA

traceroute6 www.ostreff.info

curl -6 www.ostreff.info

IPv6 Certification Badge for jostreff


It’s funny to see that in ipv6 worlds my site is 6 hop away. In ipv4 it’s 7 hops away.


Jordan-Ostreffs-MBP:~ jostreff$ traceroute6 www.ostreff.info
traceroute6 to jsp.ostreff.info (2001:470:1f0a:1830::2) from 2001:470:1f15:1303:31ca:10e:17ec:fdd8, 64 hops max, 12 byte packets
1 2001:470:1f15:1303:ba8d:12ff:fe5b:1ff0 1.168 ms 1.502 ms 0.762 ms
2 jostreff-1.tunnel.tserv11.ams1.ipv6.he.net 37.673 ms 36.499 ms 36.333 ms
3 10ge11-20.core1.ams1.he.net 35.521 ms 33.730 ms 51.334 ms
4 100ge5-1.core1.fra1.he.net 44.787 ms 37.329 ms 41.756 ms
5 tserv1.fra1.he.net 42.740 ms 42.329 ms 43.809 ms
6 jostreff-2-pt.tunnel.tserv6.fra1.ipv6.he.net 75.220 ms 72.095 ms 72.247 ms

Jordan-Ostreffs-MBP:~ jostreff$ traceroute www.ostreff.info
traceroute to jsp.ostreff.info (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 ( 1.455 ms 0.874 ms 0.847 ms
2 82-137-110-2.ip.btc-net.bg ( 2.043 ms 1.629 ms 1.429 ms
3 83-228-105-49.ip.btc-net.bg ( 7.621 ms 8.028 ms 7.951 ms
4 83-228-105-50.ip.btc-net.bg ( 13.347 ms 11.934 ms 10.202 ms
5 * * *
6 classic.classic-bg.net ( 13.115 ms 9.090 ms 8.943 ms
7 classic.classic-bg.net ( 9.356 ms 9.351 ms 9.125 ms

Next task to build dualstack tcp46 mail system.

Already passed also ipv6 enabled mail system.

DualStack ipv46 home network achieved

IPv6 Certification Badge for jostreff





~ jostreff$ ping6 google.com
PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2001:470:1f15:1303:e813:c674:204e:ff54 –> 2a00:1450:4017:809::200e
16 bytes from 2a00:1450:4017:809::200e, icmp_seq=0 hlim=53 time=73.786 ms
16 bytes from 2a00:1450:4017:809::200e, icmp_seq=1 hlim=53 time=76.331 ms
16 bytes from 2a00:1450:4017:809::200e, icmp_seq=2 hlim=53 time=76.304 ms
– google.com ping6 statistics –
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 73.786/75.474/76.331/1.193 ms


Next task – to made https://www.ostreff.info live in ipv6 world!