We have mentioned in emails and on our web sites, just how slow the internet is, as we travel through China and Central Asia. Sorry, the rest of this gets a bit technical – jump to a few paragraphs if you “don’t want to know”.
But it wasn’t until an upgraded version of Flash on Bruce’s Mac caused enough problems that I began to think outside the box.
We both use WordPress, which has some major advantages in building web sites and adding information. However loading our photos into the NextGen Gallery plug-in has proved almost impossible, as our connections keep dropping out.
Bruce’s problem was worse – the new version of Flash (which NextGen appears to need) doesn’t appear to be compatible with either the browsers or the NextGen plug in. That’s when I wondered if uploading photos via FTP and then connecting them to the NextGen gallery would work.
And it did. (End of technical discussion.)
So now – when you look at my stories under Central Asia, you will find some have an asterix (*) in the title. These are the stories that now have pics in them. Hopefully I can add to the list.
You see – without a need, we would never have found this smart workaround!