I hate to predict doom but imgur will fail in time. It is the way of the world. Always back up files. Thumb drives are cheap and crisis have been avoided by my having several dupes of many files. I do use imgur a lot and like it but I feel a crash acomin' sooner than later
The presentations by several here are no less than fantastic and honestly, there are some very active posters here that don't post many files, so it really is attention to the attachment feature that can make a huge difference. I feel though that a lot of this will still fall on deaf ears but it is hopeful to read some understand the big picture.
I most often try to limit any forum uploads to less than 1mb a picture and many of my pictures taken pre 2018 were with a 3 megapixel Canon from the 2001 era. Nothing wrong with it. The largest images using it run about 1.5 mb. My new/old Sony pocket dude run with the smallest at 5mb iirc (omg).
Oh look, we can upload a zip! An interesting and sometimes fun read that includes a clue to a wine label.
My old phone was a 5mp camera that could reduce to 3mp, but had no flash and very poor light correction do some photos looked great at low resolution and others were outright terrible even at high resolution.
I have a little point-and-shoot, somewhere, from circa 2008 that goes up to 10mp but I believe it can be lowered to 1.2 or 1.6. Doesn't make for very good photos, though, even at 10mp. Turns out resolution isn't all there is to digital photography.
I most often post here from my phone, as I'm doing now, ironically with my laptop playing YouTube videos as I browse... Anyway, options for image editing are slim on my phone. They used to be better, but some update killed them. I do what I can with cropping, but often can't be bothered to upload to a hosting service if I'm just trying to make a quick post.
Luckily I don't post many photos, so my impact is not tremendous. Others surely benefit from more advanced solutions.
I'm inclined to agree on imgur. It's gotten pretty bad over the last two or three years, and quite often if I know an image link (eg Reddit etc) will take me to imgur, I'll just skip it. Direct embedding seems to be okay still, or at least better than Photobucket.
If you download the plugins as well (those have to be installed separately, but are available on the same download page) there's a really nice one titled "Save for Web" which greatly shrinks the file size down. It'll give you a little warning first if the image is particularly large.
Here's a screenshot (of a screenshot, of a...) just to show how well it can crunch images down.
RufusScorpius: Thin with adult beverage of your choice. One short glass at full thickness will fill you up.
Oct 1, 2020 14:50:30 GMT
RufusScorpius: Actually, 1/3 whole milk (NOT skim), 1/3 cream, 1/3 milk solids. Add sugar, Jamaican allspice, egg yolks, cinammon, clove. Mix to uniform, cook 30 min at 160 (NO HIGHER or it will scorch). Let cool. Store in GLASS ONLY. It will be THICK.
Oct 1, 2020 14:50:17 GMT
RufusScorpius: It's all about the proportions, you can scale up or down as required. 6 eggs, 21bs nog, 3oz catnip, and 1tsp ground cricket lips. Heat to 180 and cook for 3 days. Let me know how it turns out.
Oct 1, 2020 14:45:43 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: My own preferred eggnog recipe is 4 fingers of bourbon and ice cubes!
Oct 1, 2020 13:04:01 GMT
rannh1: Rufus, share the recipe for the eggnog please!
Oct 1, 2020 6:38:39 GMT
RufusScorpius: I thought "Sketchy" was an actual store bought alcoholic beverage. It was years later i realized what that means
Oct 1, 2020 2:47:14 GMT
RufusScorpius: Posh posh. It was the cheap hooch that rotted your brain. I should know, i was a soldier once.
Oct 1, 2020 2:45:56 GMT
Sullivan: Hell, Watch out for that Naegleria, too, speaking of encephalitis. 2020, baby.
Oct 1, 2020 1:43:39 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Possible droplet infection when pronouncing this!
Oct 1, 2020 0:40:04 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: You might be onto something. I always figured it was all of the virgin flesh/blood consumption during the rituals.
Sept 30, 2020 21:49:57 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oy, brother Nathaniel. That explains why you're brain doesn't work quite right...
Sept 30, 2020 21:46:44 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I made the most ghetto wine one time lol, 96oz Welch's Grape juice bottle, an extra cup of sugar and a packet of yeast. Leave for a few weeks with the cap loosely threaded on. Boom.
Sept 30, 2020 19:37:30 GMT
RufusScorpius: I ain't telling you what to do, just where to go to find interesting things.... Do as you will with the information. Most likely there will be Mennonite store somewhere in your area that sells it.
Sept 30, 2020 18:41:59 GMT
Jordan Williams: Rufus are you telling me I need to kidnap the local mennonites and force them to make me this eggnog
Sept 30, 2020 18:04:38 GMT
RufusScorpius: I have an old Mennonite recipe for eggnog that will send you to the moon and back. It's difficult to make, but it's like ambrosia steeped in nectar. It's very thick, as good eggnog should be, but it can be cut down with some Jack
Sept 30, 2020 17:59:11 GMT
ardhanari: The end result was the best tasting wine/cider I have ever had
Sept 30, 2020 5:32:19 GMT
ardhanari: A baloon is a good way to let the carbon dioxide increase without bursting the container, but I made my own burper. You can buy them online, and I dont wanna explain how I made mine hahha, it was an annoying process
Sept 30, 2020 5:31:34 GMT
ardhanari: I added more sugar and activated yeast, and let it sit in plastic containers i sterilized with bleach water , and let dry naturally
Sept 30, 2020 5:30:27 GMT
ardhanari: I used crab apples cause it grows in a relatives yard and she never uses them. I filled a giant pot with them, cut in hald, with a bunch of sugar. I boiled them on low for a few hours with my spices of choice. When done, I strained them and juiced the pulp
Sept 30, 2020 5:29:52 GMT
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