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September 24, 2006

bookofjoe makes a lemon souffle — not lemonade — from lemons

For many, many months I've been vexed by TypePad's problems loading pictures for my posts.

The only thing that works is to restart my computer, then post a picture.

And even then it takes several minutes.

Honest.

Help tickets galore yielded only stuff like "people who post often and/or have lots of trackbacks have difficulties sometimes."

Thanks.

That makes me feel better.

Because I'm popular, I've got to pay a steeper price in inconvenience.

I'd estimate that it takes me twice as long to create bookofjoe because of the TypePad picture-uploading bottleneck than if it were as quick as, say, Google.

So.

Lemons et al.

I was just sitting here waiting for a picture not to load when it occurred to me that when I occasionally feature a YouTube movie instead of a picture up top, loading the video ("embedding," in YouTube's parlance) takes zero time: I simply copy and paste the code and I'm good to go.

Look for a lot more in the way of movies to illustrate posts here: much simpler and faster for me, maybe more fun for you.

What's not to like?

w00t!

September 24, 2006 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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Just as you "imbed" YouTube vidoes in Typepad, you can use Flickr or other picture-posting services to post your Web photos and then "imbed" the image with code on your blog entry. (Flickr even provides the code just like YouTube. I'm not sure if the others do or not.)

I'm just saying is all.

(And don't roll your eyes, Joe. If you can post a video to YouTube, you can post an image on Flickr, I promise. And it's even free for a certain number of pictures.) ;)

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Sep 25, 2006 5:56:44 PM

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