Appeal to fellow geeks


in Geek stuff, Internet matters

Despite much tinkering, Blogger is still being awkward with regard to image uploads. The way it normally works is that you select an image to add and it generates two resized versions in JPG format: one at 1024×768 and the other at 320×240. It then uses the smaller image as an item in your post that links to the larger image. It does all this with a really odd looking block of code:

[a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” xhref=”” mce_href=”” ][img style=”float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” xsrc=”” mce_src=”” border=”0″ alt=”DESCRIPTION” /][/a]

I’ve tried uploading small and large images of the right sizes and plugging the filenames into that template, but that doesn’t seem to work either, as well as being quite a pain.

I am trying to use the image tool to have it automatically resize and upload pictures to my FTP server. It can upload posts fine and non-image files fine, but it hangs every time I try to upload an image. In Firefox, it does so with “Waiting for…” listed at the bottom of the photo upload window. In Opera, it just hangs at the upload screen, without even the animation that usually accompanies the upload process. Safari shows the animation, but it never ends. The same tool is capable of uploading images to my BlogSpot hosted blog without problems.

I can put files in my uploaded images folder via an FTP client and I’ve checked the privileges on that folder. Obviously, the login information is correct. I’ve tried clearing my cache and cookies. I’ve also tried this process in Firefox 1.5, Opera 8.2, and the latest version of Safari. What else could be wrong? Is this a Blogger bug, or am I doing something wrong? Exactly the same setup worked fine three days ago.

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Anonymous March 15, 2006 at 12:35 pm

As a computer expert in Nigeria, I feel that I can assist you with this problem. Simply send my your Blogger and FTP username and password, as well as any credit card and banking information:

PS. Have you tried using a different image file? One corrupt jpeg could be causing all this hardship.

B March 15, 2006 at 12:46 pm

“How do you feel?’ he asked him.

“Like a military academy,”said Blogger, “bits of me keep passing out.”

Anonymous March 16, 2006 at 3:23 pm

The Blogger status page acknowledges “transient Blog*Spot problems that have popped up recently.”

They say it’s been fixed.

Milan March 16, 2006 at 3:31 pm

Still broken.

Very annoying.

Milan March 16, 2006 at 3:40 pm

Some really good general ideas for improving Blogger are here.

Anonymous March 16, 2006 at 3:56 pm

This issue also seems to be under discussion in this forum.

Blogger Support March 17, 2006 at 12:00 am

Hi there,

Thanks for notifying us of this problem. Our developers are aware of the
issue with images uploading to FTP blogs and are currently working very
hard to fix it. We appreciate your patience in the meantime, and we
encourage you to check for any future updates.

Blogger Support

Anonymous March 19, 2006 at 11:01 pm

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Currently photo uploading is not working for FTP users. We are aware of the problem and should have a fix within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update (4:10pm) : This has been fixed. Thank you for your patience.

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