A problem fixed

by Captain Walker

Categories: Technology

So – for the last 2 years I have realised that many images in posts were not showing. Those were mainly before 2015. That as annoying but not in need of an urgent fix. I tried loads of thing that didn’t work.

But – I kept on researching the problem every two to three months.  And today a partial fix was found by regenerating thumbnails for images, using the Regenerate thumbnails plugin.

I then, discovered that some images were totally missing. I could not explain that Maybe in updating the site I did no upload all images properly a few years ago. Luckily some images were backed up on Google Drive. So, gradually I’ll be finding those. It’s not high priority though.

Nobody cares – cuz almost nobody visits this site, which is exactly how I like it.

The longer term solution will be to rely less on uploading jpeg or png images. Instead I’ll be using a combination of things:

  1. Images embedded as code as explained here. That’s great because the server is not loaded with bulky image files. For example an SVG coded image would occupy probably no more than 10kb, compared to the same image in jpeg that might be 500kb. I no longer would have to worry about the uploads folder.
  2. Using hyperlinks to images only from places I can be certain that the image links would remain for a long time.
  3. Greater use of Screencast and Knowmia for linking images and embedding video (those are fully in my control). The image below is embedded from Knowmia.

Stupid: You’re just trying to show off how clever you are again – isn’t it?!

CW: No. And you are just back out again trying to put me down and insult. It’s my blog and I can document what I want.

Stupid: Who the hell cares what you do on this site? It’s your sense of self-importance again!

CW: No one except me is interested in this site. The hit count is extremely low, by design. Like about 10 hits per week from random places on the net, and few repeat IP addresses spending time on the pages.

Stupid: How do you know all that!

CW: I’m not going into a long explanation of technical matters which will afford you an opportunity linger out here with your nonsense. Keeping it short; in the backend is the ability to track loads of activities. So I can see what’s going on with the site.

Stupid: And your point?

CW: It obviously wasn’t obvious to you, that if there is no wide audience as is factually the case – then I couldn’t be trying to show off how clever I am! Chrysst! It’s so simple. But – you don’t carry that name for no reason. Right….

Stupid: No.. not now.. .are you gonna type that disclaimer again!?

CW: Yes now! You’re back in the box. Just to be clear I don’t type the disclaimer each time. It’s generated automatically on click of a button.

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