Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday morning Sheba and/or Nina picture

This week I had the idea to try recording a video with the new camera, to post here, on the theory that it might be more interesting for readers to see Sheba in motion. That plan fell apart after I spent a substantial chunk of my Thursday trying and failing to upload it, repeatedly. I don't know why it didn't work: it's a file type Blogger says it supports, it wasn't an excessively large file, everything looked like it was set up properly, but when I try to upload, it just sits there for a long time and then about 10-15 minutes later I get an error message that doesn't actually tell me anything except that the upload failed.

I've given up for now. It's not a big deal. It wasn't Citizen Kane. (Perhaps Citizen Canine, but I think for that it'd still have to be longer than a minute and a half.) Probably at some point either Blogger will get their stuff together, or I'll try another video and whatever mysterious problem this one had will not be a problem. I'm not interested in throwing any more time at the issue, though, having spent a substantial amount of effort in the last couple days trying to figure out what the problem was. It'll happen when it happens.

Also, there was a picture of Sheba a couple paragraphs back. Not her best photo, but I liked the facial expression.

Also also, I may be going to another orchid thing at Wallace's Garden Center in Bettendorf tomorrow. The oppressive heat and humidity of the last few weeks is supposed to be over, and I haven't been out of the house in what feels like forever, because of the heat, and there's a conveniently-timed orchid thing (not a show, as far as I can determine, but there will be vendors there selling plants, at least), so we're probably going. Even though I don't have money to buy an orchid and probably wouldn't even if I did, and even though I already have orchid-picture posts planned out to February (really: one will happen next Tuesday) and am not entirely sure what I need with more of them. Sometimes the destination isn't really the point.


Karen715 said...

I love Sheba's expression. It looks like she's thinking "Okay, what is he up to now?"

Mae said...

I seem to have figured out that Blogger won't accept photos over 1 minute long. So I use vimeo which then you can post to blogger.

And yes, it's annoying that it gives you an error message but doesn't tell you what the error is.

mr_subjunctive said...


Seriously? Why even bother accepting video at all, then? *grumble*

I really didn't want to have to set up a separate account anywhere (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), 'cause I feel like I have enough accounts to manage already, but perhaps it will come to that.

Mae said...

I just always made sure my videos were less than 1 minute, but after a few years of blogging lots of videos of kids, I actually reached blogger's limit and they told me I couldn't post any more. So that's what turned me to Vimeo. But this was more than a year ago so I don't remember any details.

I grumble with you about setting up more and more accounts. I have a few accounts that I hope I never log out of because I don't remember the password and I don't remember the email account they're linked to to get a new password sent to me! Ahh, the digital age.

Mae said...

I also think the "1 minute" rule is linked to the size of the video, roughly 1 Mb per second so it's probably more of a size restriction on Blogger's part than a time restriction on the unwritten video posting rules.