There are many things I don’t understand about modern technology. But I think that I have a fairly good grasp of the basics, and I’m not often completely mystified as to how something happens.
And then, sometimes, there is just magic.
For instance, today, I was trying my dusty old Droid Eris working (until I can order a replacement for my old phone). Unfortunately, the bottom left corner of the screen was not responding, which made the phone somewhat, well, useless. Then, after following the strange advice here:
Meanwhile, seeing that I had a packet of new extra screen protectors
left, I went ahead and put a new screen protector on my screen. This
wasn’t an attempt to fix the phone…to my utter surprise, the dead
spot was completely gone!
I had a leftover screen protector from my old phone. Incredibly enough, this technique actually worked! After applying the screen protector, the screen immediately began responding appropriately. As if by magic.
I have the (perhaps uncommon) issue of running WordPress on the same server that I store all of my images. This makes it a bit annoying to upload images to my blog, since it requires I manually download all of them, resize them and then re-upload. This normally just results in me giving up and not posting pictures, which is a shame, because I’m sure you’re all very interested in the mundane details of my life.
Anyhoo… I found a solution for my problems in a combination of 2 plugins – Add From Server, and Imsanity. Add From Server allows me to simply select a directory of files on my server and have them bulk imported. On it’s own, this wouldn’t be enough, because then I would end up with a whole bunch of 10M images files that no one would be interested in looking at. Imsanity magically hooks into the import process and enforces some sizing guidelines – in this case limiting the WordPress images to 1600×1200.
Yay for pluggability!