So I’ve been using the bdw_get_images function (thanks to John Crenshaw and RLM Web Design & Marketing) for a couple of years to generate thumbnails on the index, and sometimes the archives & search results, pages. Recently I got a call from a client that they had inserted an image into a post but it was not displaying. Upon further investigation I found that the image that was attached to the post in question had originally been attached to another page. Since bdw_get_images pulls images by looking for an attachment whose post_parent is the current post and since post_parent is only set for attachments when they are first added, this caused it not to find the image. I decided it was time I wrote a newer function that would work regardless of whether the image was attached to any other posts. At some point I think I’ll develop this into a legitimate plug-in with some additional options but here is a basic function you can add to your functions.php file in your theme.
So lots of sites are reporting on their initial impressions of the Surface Pro following a limited press hands-on event at a hotel suite in Vegas while CES was going on this week. By a lot I mean just about every major tech blog/site. Here’s a few I rounded up:
- Surface Pro: an in-depth look at Microsoft’s super tablet - The Verge
- Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game - New York Times Blogs
- CES 2013: Hands on With the Microsoft Surface Pro - PCMag
- Microsoft Surface Pro hands-on – Engadget
- Hands On With Microsoft’s Impressive Surface Pro Tablet – ReadWrite
- Microsoft Surface Pro Hands-On: This Is What It Should Have Been All Along - Gizmodo
All of these reviews tend to be positive takes on the device. Much is left to be seen (battery life, performance comparisons, etc.) but I think it is safe to say that this device has a chance of becoming a major success. I base this primarily on one seemingly contradictory reason – negative comments.
I just received the e-mail below from SC Magazine’s parent company, Haymarket Media, in which they inform me that they are now going to send me promotional e-mails from their “business partners”. If I had simply deleted the e-mail, as I was tempted to, without reading it then this change in my preferences would’ve been made with no interaction on my behalf. Thankfully, I read the irritating e-mail and went to their site to “opt-out” of “receiving any further information or offers that [SC Magazine] send[s] on their behalf.”
At this point can we all agree that:
A) Apple’s marketing prowess is second to none
B) If it wasn’t the iPhone 4S would’ve been a huge flop?
So I’ve been debating starting a blog for a while and while this one may never be read I felt the time had come. Presently my thoughts are wrapped up in Security Awareness efforts since October is National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM). I will be posting some thoughts on NCSAM next week and once November comes I can begin giving my opinions on the current Mobile OS wars. More to come…