Saturday dawned seemingly early this morning. I was hoping to sleep in longer, but alas, that was not to be.
Item 18.1 was a bit about tweaking my website graphics. I was doing a posting about something, tweaked my sidebar, and realized that one of the images was not showing quite right. I checked in another place, and it too showed it slightly cropped. Odd. I had fixed ALL of that about 18-20 months ago. I resized ALL of the images to a specific size, they should be all showing perfectly. Weird. So I checked it out in WordPress. I thought it was 150×150 px to match the default thumbnail size for theme layouts. Nope, it was 150×164. Umm, that’s not right. I rescaled it down at the same ratio to 136×150. Still showing cropped. Dang it. I played with WP settings for awhile, asked a Q on my favourite help site, and then decided to do it “properly”. I pulled up 37 images that were just slightly off-size, a side effect of exporting from PowerPoint apparently that I didn’t catch previously. Anyway, I opened them all in GIMP, resized so the largest size (w or h) was 150, and then resized the canvas behind it to 150×150, leaving any extra area as transparent, recentred them horizontally and top align vertically, exported them, uploaded them to replace the existing images, and voila. Problem solved. A bit annoying, but not problematic. While I was already in the site, I took the time to tweak a newsletter setup that was bothering me too. Oh, and I tweaked my sidebar layout (look to the right!).
Item 18.2 was about being organized for my workout routine, with handout versions for the stretching and BowFlex routines. Jacob joined me today for a full workout, and we went for a walk afterwards too. I blogged about it earlier. (Changing my body – Stretching, workouts and walking)
Item 18.3 was a bit more research around walking, with a deeper dive than I had hoped on MapMyWalk. My account is kind of futzed at the moment, so I’m hoping Under Armour can reset it for me. But it was a start at least.