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Goddammit, LiveJournal

Posted on: October 16, 2008

I signed up for a livejournal account so I could comment on someone else’s post. Then I tried to upload the avatar I use everywhere, but that was a mistake.

First I tried file upload. You have to use a crappy AJAX selection tool to choose which part of the picture you want to use, and nothing is selected by default. I want to use the WHOLE PICTURE. That’s why I uploaded that file! But fine, whatever, I’ll select it.

And then: you can’t adjust the selection. If you don’t choose the correct pixel to start with, you can’t fix just one dimension. You have to start over. So it’s basically impossible to select the entire picture. I ended up cutting off the top and left 5-ish pixels. Okay, fine.

But then it doesn’t even work. Any page I try to load with the picture on it just tells me it’s a broken link.

Okay, so let’s try the other option, remote URL load. Nope, my image is too big. 178 x 178 pixels instead of 100 x 100. But they didn’t warn me about this when I tried to upload the file. Apparently they can automatically resize uploaded files, but not files from a remote server.

Okay, I’ll resize the image, and try it again. Goes through without an error. BUT IT STILL DOESN’T WORK. It’s still a broken link. Goddammit. Every day I am a little bit happier that I’m on WordPress.

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