Tinkering Under the Hood

January 26th, 2008 | View Comments

And now a word from our webmaster…me.

I’ve been messing around on the backend of all my blogs, upgrading things, installing things, uninstalling things, and whatever the web-equivalent of kicking the tires is. I pressed my luck by mucking around in the main database itself without making a proper backup.

I was a computer science major. You’d think I’d know better than to do that, but I don’t.

Anyways. I don’t think I’ve broken anything, but if you notice anything odd, please let me know.

One of the things I’ve been working on is the feed. I’ve disabled hotlinking site-wide because I don’t have the patience or the money to deal with bandwidth thieves. This site sucks a crazy amount of my bandwidth as it is. But the upshot of that was that the images didn’t show up if you were using a feed reader.

I’ve enabled the images for Google Reader, and I’m working on Bloglines as we speak. If you’re using some other feed reader and can’t see the images, please post a comment and let me know what that is.

Or maybe I should just hotlink all the images from Flickr. I had to put them all over there for Ravelry’s sake anyways, and bought a pro account in the process, so I might as well suck their bandwidth, right?

We will return to our regular knitting content shortly!

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CogKnition posted this on January 26th, 2008 @ 1:54am in Site Updates | Permalink to "Tinkering Under the Hood"


  1. Nia says:

    I am using Google reader. If you post something with a picture I’ll let you know if its coming through.

  2. JulieB says:

    Ah, that explains it! I’m using Thunderbird as my feed reader. I generally just click through to the post to see the images.