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Jul 012015
 

LEGO Jurassic World 75919 Indominus Rex

Haven’t seen the movie yet (hope to this weekend). I know going to the movies on the weekend of July fourth is crazy, right? But I played through the entire LEGO Jurassic Park video game so I know this big dino is pretty cool and I need it to fight with my T-Rex. Indominus Rex Breakout set runs $130

From LEGO.com: Red alert – the huge Indominus rex™ has broken out of the impound! Zach is inside the gyrosphere launched from the pen wall and now he’s under attack. Direct the hunt for the rampaging beast from the impound’s research tower. Set off in hot pursuit in the helicopter, evading the dinosaur’s snapping jaws and swiping claws. You must get that dangerous dino safely back in the pen before it causes serious damage. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Zach, an ACU trooper, Dr Wu and a vet.

Should I get this big guy or stick with the real dinosaur sets? Like the Dilophosaurus Ambush?

Jun 162015
 

Bravest Knight 1Hulu opens the closet door and there is no scary monster inside only a sweet story about a brave Knight and the Prince he falls in love with.

This short little animated story is heartwarming and entertaining, yet it is not for everyone. I know it will see some backlash just for being made. I applaud Hulu and writer Daniel Errico for seeing a need for these types gave stories and being a brave knight for making them.

via The Mary Sue and more at The Advocate

Jun 162015
 

I have this problem that I just noticed, but it appears to have been going on for a few years now (you’ll see the screen grabs I have show files back in 2011). And it is happening on most, but not all, of my WordPress sites.

Images are being mysteriously copied into a new upload folder every month and usually within the first week of the month only. The files are my images (.png, .gif, .jpg) simply copied from older posts and placed into the new month folder within the uploads folder. These files are usually named with a generated long string of nonsense.

I cannot figure out why they are being copied, what is copying them (recently did a fresh file upload on a few of the sites and it seems to have triggered images to be copied — so I am thinking whatever the issue is it is either in the database or within the plugins or themes) or how to stop them.

The following 2 screen shots show what is happening. I am seeing files like this:

wp-content/uploads/2015/06/5a99c3482bae9bc04c1436069268e8d3.gif

wp-content/uploads/thumb-cache/5a99c3482bae9bc04c1436069268e8d3-997aeff6453019fefbf7230f9dafeba8-125×125-75-nocrop.gif

Odd Images appearing in uploads folders

Odd Images appearing in uploads thumb-cache folders

When I try to google my issue I get tips and hints on making sure WordPress and Suffusion (the theme I am using) are creating multiple image sizes. I have already turned them off on most of my sites, but as you can see in the image below the multiple images are all named  from my original file name but the added files are random file names.

Multiple image sizes and oddball image files

 

Like I said I have since turned of Suffusion’s multiple images so now I am only getting three different files sizes when I upload an image. This is not the issue for me. It is the five to twenty copied images being added to the uploads folders every month (and apparently to the thumb-cache folder). I cannot be the only person out there that is getting these (So I Googled: wp-content/uploads/thumb-cache/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ and I’m not alone in this).

So if I am not alone in this, why am I the only one out there trying to stop my hosting service from blowing up with multiple copies or multiple images every month?

Does anybody out there have a solution for this?

Jul 112014
 

One of my favorite 80s bands is out touring this summer. If you can catch The Go-Go’s in a town near you do it (tour is actually half over). Saw them last year and I am just as excited to see them this year! Last year they were with the Psychedelic Furs this year they […]