I HATE LEARNING CURVES!

Trying to return to some form of normalcy but being hosted at WordPress is making it difficult.

Not impossible, though.

At the old place I used to pre-schedule stuff in order to make my life easier. It’s like mass production: open a shitload of tabs and then copy/paste titles and content along with categories. It got so I could do 30 in about 10 minutes. Stuff like the humor and eye candy.

So I try the same thing here.

“Not so fast, pal!!” is what it was trying to tell me.

First I had to learn the code for where the images hide out. Then I realized they’re put in by month, every month. OK. I can deal with that. I just need to change my template every month.

There’s a tool to dump a bunch of images at once but I had to make sure they were small enough so that they’d fit (pixel-wise) and not take up my bandwidth (yes, I am limited to three gig.) I currently have about 70 of them in there already and have hit 3 meg. At this rate this blog will exceed its limits within 2.5 years unless I upgrade by then and at today’s rates they want $100 a year.

Anyhow, I uploaded a few test images which I had re-named sequentially as it makes my batch upload process much faster.

I had the code right but could not get the pictures to show up. Tried all sorts of stuff but no luck. Then I noticed one picture in particular would not load properly. For some reason I decided to take a closer look at my file naming convention and compared it to a picture that DID load properly a couple of days ago. I noticed there was a space put in by Win7. I deleted it on several test photos and tried again.

SUCCESS!!

So then I renamed all of them again using the BulkRenameUtililty program and a couple did not show up. HMMMM!!!! Then I noticed the file name was in CAPS. Changed it and the problem disappeared.

So now I know a few more things and re-named all the several hundred images I had stored to eliminate those two hiccups-in-waiting.

One more issue I need to resolve is that if the images I currently have stored are already imbedded with a title I need to find a way to strip that as WP automatically adopts it and my embeds won’t work. So far there aren’t that many and I can fix them rather easily.

Took me two hours this morning. I was pissed. But am now over it.

I am going to have to think about this whole thing soon but for right now I will press on.

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4 Responses to I HATE LEARNING CURVES!

  1. jayd760 says:

    V, I didn’t understand a word of that and of course you won’t be surprised. I like the curves a lot but hell, at my age (76 in two more damn days) I’m not certain what it’s used for anymore. Looks familiar tho.

  2. antzinpantz says:

    Curves are coming. I posted some today.

    And Happy 76th!!!! Awesome.

  3. Steamboat McGoo says:

    I sympathize with jayd760. I’m into my 6th decade myself. Curves evoke the spirit, but not the flesh anymore. Sigh….
    And V, WordPress isn’t too bad once you get into it – unless you post explicit snooch. Soylent Green fought that battle several times. Damned prudes…. 🙂

  4. antzinpantz says:

    McGoo: so far I’ve been able to figure it out except since I, too, am into my 6th decade, will have a hard time remembering the naming conventions and screw the pooch causing me untold hours of trying to correct my phuckups.

    And, no, I will not be having explicit snooch. Never really did unless you they consider camel toes “snooch.” 🙂

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