Good Things

Christian Robertson's picture

Some good things are going on here with the Typophile codebase, not the least of which is inline image uploads. Only a few more things/bugs to check off our list before we can take the beta stripe off. To use the new image upload features you will need the Flash 8 player. Once you have it installed you will see an "Insert image" link on the post form. It's got a progress bar, no pop-ups, and no page reloads! Trust me, that's cool. On the downside, I'm sure we'll have to hear some whining about flash. Oh well. For Uppercase members, you might try editing your blog with ecto or any number of other blogging clients. More on this later.

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Mark Simonson's picture

I have the Flash 8 player, but I don't see any "Insert image" link. (I'm using the latest version of Safari, if that's relevant.)

Mark Simonson's picture

Same thing with Firefox.

Mark Simonson's picture

I do notice that the "Online users:" is formatted differently in Firefox than in Safari. In Firefox, it is formatted paragraph-style with gray vertical bars between names. In Safari, it's one name per line, like a list.

Christian Robertson's picture

Oops. Forgot to change the upload permissions. Should be available now.

antiphrasis's picture

Christian, great job! Thanks for all the hard work! :-)

ebensorkin's picture

Just a test

Ghost of Steuf's picture

IT WORKS!

Now I shall haunt this blog until the lost posts of my former life have risen from the dust!

Bald Condensed's picture

Dang, Stewf, get rid of that scary critter. He's giving me the heebiejeebies!

Christian Robertson's picture

Don't worry Ghost, I've been putting some serious time into your resurrection as well. You wouldn't believe how complicated it is. I'm just saying this so you'll think it's cool when 10,000 moderator posts magically appear, all sifted into their proper threads in the proper order.

Mark Simonson's picture

Alright--PNG!

It appears to use the original file name. What happens if someone uses a file name that's already been used?

Christian Robertson's picture

Duplicate file names get renamed filename01.jpg, etc. There is a known bug where the javascript that adds the [img:] tag sometimes won't reflect the change, however. I'm working on that as we speak.

hrant's picture

Thank you Christian!

hhp

Mark Simonson's picture

Er... not to turn this into the bug report page, but when I get here from the "recent posts" page and then use the back button to go back to the "recent posts" page, I get a "page not found" error. If I reload when I'm on the error page, it comes back.

Mark Simonson's picture

Oh, and thanks, Christian, for all the work you've put into this. It's really shaping up. Seems faster, too.

Jared Benson's picture

Needless to say, Christian rules. I'm lucky to sit by him (when I get to sit)

jb

Stephen Coles's picture

'Nother tiny bug: linebreaks not working after picture.

Norbert Florendo's picture

Great!
Finally I can show Yves my true identity!

Joe Pemberton's picture

Christian is the man.

Norbert, now I'm going to hear Antonio Banderas' voice every time I read your posts.

Here, take a look at my new ride... I'm trying to recreate an African safari with the kiddie pool in the background. Oh, and on the other side of that fence is Chesh's house. =)

Norbert Florendo's picture

> Norbert, now I’m going to hear Antonio Banderas’ voice every time I read your posts.

That's OK. Antonio and I are often mistaken for each other. I know that's true because my wife keeps calling out, "Antonio, Antonio!"

dezcom's picture

OK! So I am ready to test this with an important photo op from the Oval Office:-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

CHRISTIAN!!!!

The FUN is back in Typophile THANK YOU!
You ARE the Man :-)

ChrisL

david h's picture

I have FP 8, but........I don't see anything...........

david h's picture

again.......

edit: hey, what's the direct? this is not my image?

Eric_West's picture

Good job Christian! Woo!

david h's picture

again............

Great!!!

Eric_West's picture

This makes me smile, my day has been made.

Miss Tiffany's picture

err. that isn't my image.

Miss Tiffany's picture

still ... dang cool. yipee!!

Christian Robertson's picture

Ok Chris, that is just disgusting. This may be the first time I exercise my moderator powers. Oh, the joys of image upload. :-) File name fix coming...

dezcom's picture

"Ok Chris, that is just disgusting."

LOL!!! Sorry Christian, I had to test the automated image correction feature--it works! :-)

ChrisL

Miguel Sousa's picture

Check the FlashPlayer version installed in your computer
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

vinceconnare's picture

whahey Joe your Ducati Multistrada 620!!!! mine will be probably yellow!

dezcom's picture

Well, you guys can dream about your ride. Here is my REAL ride (and it's paid for!).

Ducati, eat your heart out :-)

ChrisL

Eric_West's picture

my retinas !

vinceconnare's picture

well these are 3 of my four rides... a rental suzy and 2 audis. one yank and one english.

all paid for.

dezcom's picture

"my retinas !"
LOL!!!

Hey man, that is a 1990 Nissan Sentra with a bazillion miles on it you are dissing :-)

Or are your retinas aching from the glare coming off my bald head? :-D

ChrisL

Thomas Phinney's picture

Dang, I was going to upload a pic of our S2000, but I'm not seeing that "insert image" link. I have Flash Player 8 installed, and rebooted after installing it.... hmph.

T

dezcom's picture

Thomas,
I thought you guys ownwd Macromedia--Flash 8 should just dance onto your PC just outta respect for The Man :-)

ChrisL

Joe Pemberton's picture

Vince, I knew you were getting your license since I caught up with your motorcycle escapades on Flickr. But I didn't know you were scoping the Multistrada. The 620 rocks and I dig it in yellow.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/multistrada/

Eric_West's picture

Chris,

It was the shirt,( it looks neon pink on my monitor ) and the car aint so bad, I gotta 94 hand-me-down Maxima.

vinceconnare's picture

yes the Vespa is more wabblely, small wheels and very bottom heavy.. motorcycles are more stable and easier to take curves and move. But in England you have to do a test with a 500cc manual if you want to ride a proper motorcycle. America they seem to let you ride if you take a class. But in England you have to take a class just to be allowed to ride a 125cc scooter or motorcycle and that is as high as you can go until you do your full test and written test.

I'm going to rent a Multistrada 620 if I can and also test the Honda CBR 600RR or 600F. the Honda sounds nice but the Ducati is cooler and a good city bike. The Suzuki Gn125 that I'm renting is a piece of junk.. clutch is loose it needs a bit of choke to start up and then has a bit of trouble keeping an idle. The gears can be a bit clunky and it can't hit 50mph even though I have done 53mph on my Vespa and the Vespa sounds better than the Suzuki.

dberlow's picture

Wow! These people are allowed to drive!?

sim's picture

YAHOO! What a great find!

Thanks!

hrant's picture

> America they seem to let you ride if you take a class.

No, the motorcycle written test is actually pretty hard, much
harder than the car one (although I admit that's not saying much).
The last time I took it I barely passed. The actual riding test I
couldn't tell if it was hard or not, since I'd been riding for a few
years already... in Beirut - now THAT was an effective "class". :-)

hhp

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