I have had a little more time to play with the twentynineteen theme. I'm still not convinced by the new 'blocks' based layout at this stage. Whilst I get the idea of being able to move the content blocks around when putting a page together the features I want are not yet there.
I have sections of content on this site that I have styled to look like a command line for use when posting command strings. I would like to be able to create a block with that style from within the editor and reuse it. Currently I can only save a section of html and any changes to it will affect all of the other blocks of that type.
I can think of a way around the issue but it isn't that practical. After a little research I discover that I can probably create my own custom blocks or use a plug-in to do so.
This is inconvenient as I either have to trust a plugin going forward and hope that it is maintained or spend the time learning how to make my own blocks. Neither of these options are that desirable.
I had a spot of luck this week when I purchased an early Black Friday deal on Thursday evening. I wasn't intending to buy anything but I knew when the deals were starting and decided to have a look. I am currently awaiting delivery of an Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD. I had seen this earlier in the year (around March) and it looked a nice drive but too expensive. A 50% price reduction can change my mind.
SSD's are fragile little things, they only have a limited number of write cycles and need to be looked after. I am planning on using the drive in my main Fedora Linux desktop (which is good as this particular drive runs too hot for a laptop). I decided to research the usage of SSD's as I want it to be reliable and I want to get the most out of it in terms of performance. What I hadn't factored in was the amount of decisions that can be made.
Log files are small amounts of data that are frequently written to HDD/SSD. On my re-purposed chromebook I have disabled most of the logging as it isn't a critical system for me. I want logs for my desktop, so as I plan on having both an SSD and a HDD in the same system I can move the logs to the HDD. This was something I was expecting and reading up on. It was then I uncovered some notes about Firefox cache. Firefox (and other browsers) cache small files to disk in much the same fashion as log files. This opened up a whole new branch of ideas. Do I put the cache in RAM and lose in on reboots? Do I sync the RAM to disc with a script? Do I move the entire browser profile to RAM and sync that? Where is the cache in the first place? It appears that you can just as easily move that cache to a HDD as to RAM and it really depends on where your user profile is in the first place.
As I sit here writing this I probably know more about SSD's than I ever wanted to know. What I am finding is that I still need to know more. Some choices I have partially made, others not. I have a little more time until the drive arrives to make my mind up. I think I might wait until after Fedora 21 is released and do a clean install. Until then, more research.