28 Aug

Star Wars: The Last Plinkett Review

Mr. Plinkett, from RedLetterMedia, examines, satirically, Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi. 

28 Aug

Hello, and welcome to my NEW and IMPROVED Video Gamers Oasis Blog

My name is Jeremy. I call myself The Meek Geek, because I’m a obsessed nut when it comes to Classic Retro Video Games, Monster Movies, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror films, books, comic-books and collectables.

I grew up in a VERY conservative community where everyone was prim and proper and was expected to grow up as a doctor, lawyer, welder, plumber or some other respectable tradesman. That was NOT an option for me! 

At a VERY young age, I KNEW my passion has ALWAYS been for fantastical adventures of the imagination, and, sometimes creepy, gothic horror stories.

I remember going to the Video Arcade as a kid with my Dad and other friends. I remember the sweet anticipation of entering that dark room with lit up colourful screens with various thrilling digital action games. When I gripped those controls, was delivered into another dimension, another world — each one unique and different from the previous.

Oh, how I long for that thrilling sensation again!

On this blog, me and my partner, Normand Corbeil from Corbeil Graphic Design, will share personal articles about our opinions about Video Games, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Movies, Comic-Books, Anime, Collectable and other Geek and Gamers fare. It is my desire that you join me on this blog from time to time to share my passion. I also appreciate your comments and feedback.

As Stan Lee would often end his letters,


Jeremy Moauro

Video Gamers Oasis Owner

26 Aug

Back in the day…

I remember back when i was a kid I was amazed by this great machine.  I remember when my sister and brother-in-law brought this home we had a full weekend of 8 bit excitement. Comment if you remember this model from your childhood.

take care


23 Aug

Welcome to 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!