Day: December 14, 2011

This is what salt looks like when it bounces

“Salt Splash:  This is what salt looks like when it bounces.”

Copyright 2009 Nawfal Johnson Nur

Salt Splash:  This is what Salt Looks Like when it bounces, 2009 by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Salt Splash: This is what Salt Looks Like when it bounces, 2009 by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Trying BlogDesk Again – SUN Photo

“Hot Sun & Clouds, 13 Dec 2011”

HOT SUN & CLOUDS, 13 DEC 2011, BY NAWFAL JOHNSON NUR

HOT SUN & CLOUDS, 13 DEC 2011, BY NAWFAL JOHNSON NUR

“Hot Sun & Clouds, 13 Dec 2011”
Penang, Malaysia
Copyright 2011 Nawfal Johnson Nur

This time, I’m using BlogDesk. (updated)  I mean, I attempted to use BD – no go!

I had wished BD had a few extra, useful icons at the top bar; and, I would like to see a choice of fonts available for composition.  Adding tags would be a useful feature too.  Just getting it to upload my blog entry would be nice.  Maybe I don’t have it set up correctly.

Nevertheless, if it is able to attach the blog entry photo to my home page, and, attach a thumbnail photo to the title of the blog, when publicized at Facebook, then I will probably just stick to BlogDesk…that is, until I change my mind on that. (updated) – it never did anything – would not upload my blog entry.  I used to be able to use BD.

On to another issue:

Rule number one about photographing the sun:  Never photograph the sun! LOLOL!  Well, if you are so inclined, then don’t look through the viewfinder to compose, and NEVER point your camera at the sun for very long.  BE CAREFUL!  You can damage your eyes and your camera – thus, I don’t recommend it.  Being the adventurous photographer, I don’t listen to my own good advice, and here (above) is my rendition of the sun on 13 Dec 2011.

UPDATE:
Well, BlogDesk was a bust also.  It had trouble uploading photos to WordPress.  I concede.  I will just use WordPress blog editor utility to compose my blog entries.  But, this is maddening nonetheless.

LSL Water Tank photo at Nighttime and Photo Blog Editors

LSL WATER TANK AT NIGHTTIME by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 10 Dec 2011

LSL WATER TANK AT NIGHTTIME by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 10 Dec 2011

What I discovered from my last blog entry:  Qumana does not seem to attach photos well to blog entries – attach as in to the front page of my blog; and, it does not seem to attach a thumbnail to Facebook publicized blog entries.

I was able to FINALLY set up Windows Live Writer (WLW); however, it was having a hell-of-a-time attaching photos to a new blog entry (within WLW) – very frustrating!

So, I’m back at WordPress using their publishing page to enter this in.

There are other blog editors – I’ll attempt BLOG-DESK next – it has worked in the past…to be continued…

This is a test – If this were a REAL Emergency

This is a test – If this were a REAL Emergency, IT WOULD PROBABLY ALREADY BE TOO LATE!

STAR, SWIRLS AND SHADOW AT NIGHTTIME, EDIT C, COPYRIGHT 2011 NAWFAL JOHNSON NUR, PENANG, MALAYSIA

"Star, Swirls & Shadow at Nighttime, Edit C," 10 Dec 2011, Penang, Malaysia, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

I have recently been using a blogging software called “Qumana blog manager.”  It is very easy to use and has good features.  I decided to use it over Windows Live Writer (WLW), which I have liked in the past.  The reason I did not continue using WLW is because when I attempted to set up my blog in WLW, you know, that long drawn out process where WLW attempts to find your blog and set it up so you can compose in the computer and publish to your blog…that step.  Well, WLW would get about 34% in the set up process, and then it would hang when it attempts to load images.  Qumana had NO issues during the set up phase.

My concern is that when publishing with Qumana, my photos are not showing up on my front page of my blog theme.  My photos are also not showing up as a thumbnail accompanying the title of my blog post, in Facebook.

Thus, I’m running this test with this entry:  I’m composing this blog entry in WordPress.  I have also uploaded and attached the file in WordPress.

Here is what I want to see:

  1. The photo above, showing up on the front page of my blog.
  2. The photo above, which will be publicized on my Facebook page, showing up next to the blog entry title.

Let’s see what happens…if it is a Qumana issue, then, ARGH!  It’s ease of use and friendly user options will not outweigh the fact of it not attaching photo files to my front page, or, not showing the thumbnail image on my publicized post at Facebook.  If your blog is mostly about photography, as mine is, then these ‘irritations’ are not acceptable.