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Fixing the Retina Display "Fuzzy Image" issue - For the DIYer in you... If you're a diehard DIYer that masters your own website (and you have an eye) you've probably noticed that some of your images don't look so good when displayed on a device with the Retina display. They're not terrible, but they're not right either. Well, if you're totally anal (like me) you'll probably like this little fix. It's a script called retina.js Simply put, it goes just below the closing body tag on any site. Once there, the script will detect devices with Retina displays. When the script detects that a visitor's device has one, it automatically looks for replacement images, which you create by saving a high resolution version of said image with "@2X" after the name. Example: The script would automatically replace logo.png with the file logo@2X.png, which upload at twice the resolution of the standard logo image. This gives your visitors a really nice, visually clean experience you can be proud of. :-) For more information, visit: http://retinajs.com/ Disclaimer: We're currently testing this script for performance impact as it is possible it will double the number of image calls causing performance issues. You should also note that you should NOT replace all images on your site. Be selective. increasing image resolution means increasing the time it will take to download each page.
Just so's y'know: According to the NY Times, Anonymous is supposed to run a massive DOS Attach on the net's DNS infrastructure today. PC Owners: If things slow down or go completely batty, don't troubleshoot. Mac Owners: If things slow down or go completely batty, try desperately to fix it. (This should level the numbers in Patrick Berzai's last post. ;-)
FYI - Potentially Huge Facebook issue just found: THIS IS FOR ANYONE USING FACEBOOK COMMENTING ON THEIR OWN SITE VIA ANY PLUG-IN OR FACEBOOK NATIVE CODE. We've just seen a collision between two unrelated comment streams. At first, this may look like simple spam comments in your Facebook comment stream on your site, but these will be visible the moment you publish your post and you'll notice that you can't remove any of the posts. This may also manifest itself as a string of new unrelated comments on an old post. What appears to be happening in simple terms is that post IDs are being issued more than once. If you start to see strange comments in old streams you'll need to remove them and notify the new post author. If this happens in a new post or comment stream, you'll need to delete your new post and recreate it, hoping that you don't get an old ID again. We're notifying Facebook about the issue, but though the group should know about it.
I'm guessing you're on Windows. This happens every now and again. Yes you can do this and it "should" work. just be sure you remove every instance of java in your 'installed programs' list. You'll notice that there will be a bunch of them. Also, please post what type of computer this is (CPU and RAM) and what OS you're running. Also let us now what Service Pack you're running if this is, in fact, windows. :-)
I use "Efficient Related Posts" for the very reason Jon addresses. It queries the database only when the post is *published*, not when it is viewed. YARPP bogged my blog down horribly (in all fairness that was quite some time ago, they may -- or may not -- have addressed that problem). http://bluedogwebservices.com/wordpress-plugin/efficient-related-posts/