So – to conclude this little bit of testing, if you post a photo from the Sunlit app to your WordPress site, and include a description piece of text, it will post to micro.blog as a link. If you leave off the description, it just shows up as an embedded photo. Good to know!

well then. So the Sunlit app posts stories to my default post-kind (which is set to notes) not to the pics kind. OwnYourGram imports from Instagram into pics. That’s the preferred setup. Unfortunately OwnYourGram isn’t functioning (that I can tell) or operates on an extreme delay. Sunlit works immediately, just not as an Instagram replacement exactly.

Bottom line – just need to rethink a bit. :\

just a quick test of WordPress 4.9.8 and post-kinds…

TIL – where the ‘hello, world’ thing came from

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Hello,_World!%22_program#History

 

So how do I search on micro.blog? Also, where do I find stats for active users? I recently ran into a profile which told me they followed over 16,000 people that I do NOT follow. That number seemed a bit high, so it made me curious… @manton @help

Fun with exiftool!

So I’m moving some files from one Flickr account to another, and since there is no existing tool to do this directly, I have to download them and re-upload them. Unfortunately all the work I did adding titles and descriptions will be lost if I simply download the albums using Flickr’s download button, because they don’t write that data to the exif or iptc metadata in the image file.

So – I use Flickr Downloadr to handle the downloads, but it copies the title and description into a separate json file. I got to spend several hours beating my head against a brick wall until I finally found the correct syntax and a bash for-loop to extract this metadata from the json files and insert it into the image files. Now when I upload them, Flickr sees the metadata in the correct fields and auto-populates the Title and Description and all is well in the world.

Code has been added to my Code Snippets page, if you ever find yourself in a similar place…

Seeing some odd behavior on micro.blog – read timeline, click link, read whatever that is, click back button. I am not returned to the timeline, I am instead returned to my mentions. @manton