Tech Note: Lots of New Embedded Image Options

A world of photos you can post at LGF
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Quietly, behind the scenes, hidden from the eyes of an unsuspecting world, I’ve been writing code to allow our users to easily embed images in comments or LGF Pages from an assortment of image-hosting sites, such as Flickr, Instagram, Imgur and Giphy.

We’ve had Instagram embedding for a little while, but we now also support Flickr and Imgur with the same easy interface: just copy the address of the image’s web page, and paste it into a comment or LGF Page.

With Flickr, you can just right-click on the thumbnail of any photo on one of their index pages, copy the link, then paste it in. The same method works on Imgur.

Giphy is a little different. You need to left-click the thumbnail to go to the image’s page; on that page you’ll see a line of text labeled “Iframe Embed.” Copy that text and paste it into a comment or LGF Page. We automatically set Giphy images to not animate until you hover over them.

Here’s an example of a Flickr embedded photostream; their embedding code is very nice, and includes a slideshow of other images by a photographer or artist. Just hover over the image and you’ll see arrows to go back and forth through the slideshow.

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62 comments

1
Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 4:19:05pm
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Decatur Deb  May 1, 2016 • 4:19:22pm

At some point do we load up LGF with so much media that it becomes a resources issue, or is everything entirely stored back at the source site.?

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Dave In Austin  May 1, 2016 • 4:21:05pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 4:21:32pm

re: #2 Decatur Deb

No resource issues - these images are all hosted at their respective sites.

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 4:22:41pm
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Decatur Deb  May 1, 2016 • 4:23:26pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

No resource issues - these images are all hosted at their respective sites.

I was wondering where Kindle stores all those copies of 50 Shades of Gray.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:27:14pm

Three alarm fire in Manhattan. Reports that there are people trapped inside.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 1, 2016 • 4:27:46pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

“It’s those Muslims.”

Wait for it.

Bah. That sucks. Hope everyone will be ok!

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Scout  May 1, 2016 • 4:30:07pm

Good morning, all.

Repeating this message because I didn’t realize a new thread had been started.

This story was in my hometown newspaper this morning, and I thought you all would enjoy it. It’s about the connection between Harriet Tubman and 20 dollars, and how that sum figured into her life.

japantimes.co.jp

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:32:57pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Three alarm fire in Manhattan. Reports that there are people trapped inside.

[Embedded content]

It’s the Serbian Orthodox Easter Sunday.
This looks like it could be very bad.

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Decatur Deb  May 1, 2016 • 4:34:35pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s the Serbian Orthodox Easter Sunday.
This looks like it could be very bad.

Let’s hope the Fire Marshal didn’t give them a wink and a nod on capacity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:35:54pm
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CuriousLurker  May 1, 2016 • 4:39:07pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

Let’s hope it stays that way…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:39:34pm

The church is from 1855.

1852-55 by Richard Upjohn, built originally as a chapel of ease to Trinity church, Wall Street. Called “Trinity Chapel”, its future was already under threat in 1915. However it was to be another 27 years before the church was sold to the Orthodox church, November 1942. It was reconsecrated in 1944. A bomb explosion in 1960s (which targetted the communist Party’s HQ on W26th St) destroyed the original stained glass in the apse which enabled the congregation to insert windows to Orthodox saints. A carved oak iconostasis was inserted in 1961, and icons painted up to 1968.

nyc-architecture.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:40:48pm

it was a gorgeous building.
:(

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CuriousLurker  May 1, 2016 • 4:41:41pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

it was a gorgeous building.
:(

You took the words right out of my mouth. It’s a shame they’re losing it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:44:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:51:15pm

heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 4:52:20pm

Now a four alarm fire

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jaunte  May 1, 2016 • 4:54:58pm
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Schroedinger's Dog  May 1, 2016 • 4:55:33pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

[Embedded content]

Wingnut math, Bernie math…works the same.

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Stanley Sea  May 1, 2016 • 4:57:28pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Three alarm fire in Manhattan. Reports that there are people trapped inside.

[Embedded content]

Horror.

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 5:01:06pm

The latest reports say no one is trapped inside that church fire.

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ipsos  May 1, 2016 • 5:05:43pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

W8OC6CaGB+Tv2Llnvet1jaZBb0jmvJmK2S9cdPuufmAKeQ+O0J6bZ/nK+kpa0rwLWeJiBi66jdyy2BZ0stwdjbHv6EdW1TK7237sFLJdRhRgvpiwp7ZxJhJgXloD9uIQNn6PYTtRuY0jkgEoKKLlheNJ8twhaDDUjvuchUBn0GVaZqqIKnJIJ3nG7xQOipyVRPApgXI7dXdcqk+T+Bs7XYvs3p1ULFI8rOKa39qDm2Wrekz4ltcwjQ+utyThbnvXjGaAcmXdTkDfUD93RXbfV829VKxyXzy1

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 5:05:53pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 5:09:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 5:12:10pm
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Jenner7  May 1, 2016 • 5:17:23pm

Hehe.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2016 • 5:21:27pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

Jacob Rascon ✔ ‎@Jacobnbc

Trump tells Fort Wayne crowd there are 7-8 thousand people waiting outside when there are actually seven or eight.

4:55 PM - 1 May 2016

This is akin to a band playing in your city and they are sure to let everyone know the drummer is from Fort Wayne.

He was from Toledo last night and on Friday he was from Akron.

Trump studied politics from PT Barnum and New York street corner game players. He will never give that stuff up.

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CuriousLurker  May 1, 2016 • 5:21:32pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks like it’s being completely gutted by the fire. *sigh*
:-(

Still, as long as no lives were lost. The church can always be rebuilt, though I’d imagine they probably lost some irreplaceable icons & such.

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Stanley Sea  May 1, 2016 • 5:24:15pm

Priceless icons.

Sorry, duplicate

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2016 • 5:24:58pm

re: #30 CuriousLurker

Looks like it’s being completely gutted by the fire. *sigh*
:-(

Still, as long as no lives were lost. The church can always be rebuilt, though I’d imagine they probably lost some irreplaceable icons & such.

And all that beautiful old oak and other woods they will never get back.

As I am doing a complete redo of old oak in a 100+ year old home, I am sad about that.

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scottslemmons  May 1, 2016 • 5:27:27pm

re: #20 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Holy crap, that image is astonishing. Looks like something staged for a movie…

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Stanley Sea  May 1, 2016 • 5:28:08pm

Well, I missed this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2016 • 5:29:47pm

Found a Google map photo slide show (exteriors and interiors) of St. Sava Cathedral.

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Joe Bacon  May 1, 2016 • 5:31:54pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Heartbreaking. Hope that there are parts of the building that can be recovered…

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 1, 2016 • 5:34:54pm

not embedded, but I really think I have this rib stuff down:

Image: 13006525_10153492819141560_3046583391938017850_n.jpg

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 1, 2016 • 5:39:33pm

re: #37 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Nice smoke ring!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 1, 2016 • 5:41:09pm

re: #36 Joe Bacon

Heartbreaking. Hope that there are parts of the building that can be recovered…

Doesn’t look like it :(

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teleskiguy  May 1, 2016 • 5:42:30pm

I want to try the new toy.

Giphy

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 1, 2016 • 5:46:23pm

re: #38 GlutenFreeJesus

Nice smoke ring!

Thanks! Ever since I got the smoke box and attached it to my grill i have been consistently getting a good ring, bonus that I can maintain a near perfect 225 throughout the entire cook.

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:00:27pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:03:25pm
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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:08:50pm

At last, I made the Daily Mail.

dailymail.co.uk

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teleskiguy  May 1, 2016 • 6:12:08pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Hey, you and Drudge agree on something!

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:16:11pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

Hey, you and Drudge agree on something!

Oh man, now I’m thinking I must have gotten this wrong!

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:20:02pm

Actually, I realized Drudge is coming at it from the standard right wing “hate the librul media” angle. So I feel relieved.

Blitzer, Tapper, Lemon et al aren’t libruls. They’re shills for whatever makes their bosses money. Because a lot of network news anchors receive bonuses when they hit traffic goals.

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jaunte  May 1, 2016 • 6:21:28pm

Some people still feeling the butthurt.
‘Smug racial jabs’?

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jaunte  May 1, 2016 • 6:22:23pm

‘Smug’ would be if the power balance went the other way.

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teleskiguy  May 1, 2016 • 6:22:53pm
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Mattand  May 1, 2016 • 6:25:32pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Actually, I realized Drudge is coming at it from the standard right wing “hate the librul media” angle. So I feel relieved.

Blitzer, Tapper, Lemon et al aren’t libruls. They’re shills for whatever makes their bosses money. Because a lot of network news anchors receive bonuses when they hit traffic goals.

I’m wondering if CNN is going to have a special “Hurt Fee-fees” block of programming tomorrow.

I usually avoid watching/listening to the Correspondents Dinner, because the idea of the supposedly independent press cozying up to the people they’re supposed to keeping honest makes me physically ill. The last one I watched was Colbert’s tour de force from (ugh) ten years ago.

That said, I’ll be listening to this on my phone at work tomorrow. It’s sounds like the only thing Wilmore and Obama missed was ripping Chuck Todd and Tweety new ones.

God, I hate Chris Matthews.

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:25:48pm

re: #48 jaunte

This is how you know how awesome Wilmore’s speech was - all the journalists screaming in outrage.

Hey, it’s all in fun! Have a sense of humor!

Spoiler: it wasn’t really all in fun. Wilmore twisted their balls, and it still aches a day later.

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CuriousLurker  May 1, 2016 • 6:27:53pm

re: #49 jaunte

Speaking of the balance of power, did y’all see this? I don’t watch TV, so I only discovered it this weekend. Cracked me up (still does):

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Belafon  May 1, 2016 • 6:28:26pm

re: #48 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Some people still feeling the butthurt.
‘Smug racial jabs’?

I’m trying to figure out where he made a racist comment towards white people.

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Charles Johnson  May 1, 2016 • 6:28:48pm
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jaunte  May 1, 2016 • 6:31:27pm

re: #54 Belafon

Maybe he’s upset about ‘President’s hair so white it punched me at a Trump rally.’

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2016 • 6:38:25pm
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TedStriker  May 1, 2016 • 6:42:50pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

This is how you know how awesome Wilmore’s speech was - all the journalists screaming in outrage.

Hey, it’s all in fun! Have a sense of humor!

Spoiler: it wasn’t really all in fun. Wilmore twisted their balls, and it still aches a day later.

That’s what makes the press’ mewling and howling over the utter castration Wilmore gave them last night all that more delicious: Wilmore, like Stewart before him, is a comedian on a comedy news show and is NOT a “traditional” journalist like they are, but you know that, deep down, it chaps their asses when he does better news than they do.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2016 • 6:46:21pm

re: #53 CuriousLurker

Speaking of the balance of power, did y’all see this? I don’t watch TV, so I only discovered it this weekend. Cracked me up (still does):

[Embedded content]

I remember seeing that one live. One of their better bits from the new cast.

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teleskiguy  May 1, 2016 • 7:18:48pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

I’ve said this before. This is for newer Lizards.

First time I ever heard of LGF was on Matt Drudge’s radio show over a decade ago.

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geosherman  May 1, 2016 • 9:57:41pm
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geosherman  May 2, 2016 • 4:13:14pm

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