The Samovar


Stats for 2008
January 2, 2009, 3:29 am
Filed under: Internet, Search Terms, WordPress | Tags: ,

In case anyone is interested, this year the most popular entries were:

  1. Make Google search in English
  2. Aubergine pasta sauce
  3. 28 points (about scrabble)
  4. Terrorism: Hysteria, Profit, Control
  5. Keeping your knife sharp

Top search terms that led people to my blog:

  1. cooking
  2. scrabble
  3. lol
  4. slave
  5. google search in english

So there you have it.



Image decrappification
May 13, 2007, 2:28 am
Filed under: WordPress

Some time ago I wrote about how custom image headers on WordPress were being saved at a very low quality. Well, it seems that at some point between then and now it’s been fixed. Now if you upload an image of exactly the correct number of pixels it won’t crappify it. For this theme, that’s 750×140 pixels. As you can see, I’m now seasonal…



Image crappification on wordpress
October 25, 2006, 4:13 am
Filed under: WordPress

Whenever I upload a custom header picture for this blog, wordpress seems to crappify it. It takes a perfectly good image and does some nasty stuff to it and then it looks rubbish.

I feign ignorance, but I know what it’s doing. It’s taking the picture I upload and resampling it as a JPEG file whose size is 10kb. Is there any way round this? Does this happen for every theme or just the Kubrick one? Why does it resample it even if I upload a nicely tweaked JPEG file which is under 10kb? (It actually managed to increase the file size and make it look worse.)