Archive for March, 2010

At Wembley!

At Wembley to watch the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy between Southampton and Carlisle. The new Wembley stadium is very impressive (it’s my first visit).

Update: We won 4-1! I was there when the Saints went marching in! Great atmosphere. Loved it!

Spring is here.

There is a warmth in the air. About a week ago I had a few days off and we went to Oxford and Long Down farm. It was clear but cold. This weekend, when the sun is shining it feels much warmer.

Katie can now happily play in the sunshine in the garden.

P.S. If it wasn’t clear – this entry is really to test the WordPress plugin that I mentioned in my last entry

A WordPress Plugin: Image URL Returner

There are a number of programs you can use to create entries for a WordPress blog. Now that I own an N900 phone, I’d like to use the excellent MaStory client. This works fine, unless you want to upload photos.

When you upload a photo, WordPress automatically make smaller versions of the image (of configurable size). Unfortunately it doesn’t tell the client what the URLs to these resized images are. I’ve created a patch to WordPress that returns the URLs but it has missed the cut off for 3.0 so it’ll be some time before it gets included. In the mean time, I’ve created a tiny plugin that does the same thing.

This plugin is not useful to you at all unless you use a blogging client that makes use of it. The only client I intend to alter is MaStory so I’m imagining this plugin will not be used by a lot of people.

To use the plugin:

  1. Download the plugin (It’s now available from its plugin page on as well)
  2. Upload `ImageURLReturner.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Use a blogging client that makes use of the plugin – this is the hard bit – there is no such client at the moment. I have created a patch for MaStory though.

Update: (Sept 11th 2010) I’ve just uploaded a new version (0.2) that handles images with duplicate names. Thanks to the people who pointed out the bug.