Tuesday, February 12, 2019

test upload

Despite Google's having taken over everything I use for personal computing (does anyone even use the phrase "personal computing" anymore?), I still can't automatically add photos from Google Drive to Blogger (which is also owned by Google). Instead, I have to go to Drive, copy the shareable URL of a given photo, then use Blogger's "load image from URL" function to load the pic into a blog post. Kind of a pain, but it's the only method I can think of, at the moment, to get my pics onto the blog. (Normally, I'd upload straight from my phone, but as I wrote earlier, my phone is now rotating portrait pics 90 degrees and turning them into landscape pics, so phone-blogging just became much more difficult.*)

Here's a pic I took yesterday. It was taken at a local grocery that's so small that, the moment the front sliding door opens up, any heat built up from the heating system goes out the door. The store is so cold that the staffers all wear winter coats, and the olive oil on the shelves has begun to congeal. This was a particularly pretty example of such coagulation:

Assuming this upload is successful, you'll start to see pics from the walk up here soon.

UPDATE: can you see the above uploaded pic? I can't see it on my cell phone.

*Instead of using the phone's Blogger app, I can access Blogger via my phone's browser and upload photos that way, but that's also a pain in the ass because I'm constantly having to zoom in and out to see what I'm doing on my phone's tiny screen. The whole thing is a mess, and I still don't understand why these difficulties suddenly appeared. It's quirks like these that make me think computers have an irrational side to them; it's not so simple as the old "garbage in, garbage out" paradigm, which was about blaming the user when things went wrong. No: computers either have gremlins, or they've got minds of their own and become willfully obstreperous as they age.


Charles said...

Yep, can't see this one, either.

As while GIGO may very well refer to irrational or malformed input, it is also axiomatic in the programming world that computers are not the problem--it's the people who program (and design those programs) them that are the problem. In truth, the biggest downside of a computer, barring mechanical malfunction, is that it will do exactly what you tell it to do. And if your instructions are not precise to the last character, it will just sit there in a huff and not do anything.

This is one reason why I am glad I did not go through with my Comp Sci major as an undergrad.

Kevin Kim said...

Duly noted. Thanks.