Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tiki Statue Scroll Saw Pattern.


The last couple of email newsletters had a problem. The image of the pattern did not show up and in some cases it would close the email client.  This seems to be caused by a change in the way Google embedded the image in the email.  The email newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post and it is automated so I don't have as much control as I would like.

I made a change to the image for today's pattern. I won't know if this work around will work until the email newsletter goes out. There should be an image of the Tiki Statue above this text in the email. If you don't see it then you can always open the pattern and look at the pdf. Also always remember that all the posts are always available on the blog in the daily content section. If you ever miss the email or want to see an older post just visit the blog. 

The boring part and an ask for help:
I believe that the problem with the images is the change Google recently made. In the past when you embedded an image in an email it would be retrieved from what ever server it was stored on. This worked fine but had a couple disadvantages. It could be slow to retrieve the image and it allowed marketers to gather some tracking info on the user.

Google decided to fix this issue by taking the images in the email and caching them on their own server. Sounds like a monumental task but Google is Google and they apparently can afford the storage. Those images are then used in place of the original. The images that are then embedded in the email are also encrypted and sent via https instead of http.

When I embed an image in a post I upload it to Google via blogger and use that image in the post. That's the way I have always done it but now for some reason the above problem has started. Because they are on Google's server I can change the image link to http. That's what I have done for today's post and will see if that works when to post goes out. It works fine on the blog.

Below this text on the left is a small red rectangle. That image is embedded with the https intact. It's there as a reference to see what happens.

If any of you are expert web developers or bloggers I would appreciate input on this problem. I may be completely off base with what I think is the problem but I know other Google bloggers are also having the same problem so I think I'm at least looking in the right direction. Any ideas?  
  
 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
Click book to purchase.
This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Oops! You know you are getting old when........

Okay, I have a few emails telling me that yesterdays Women's Volleyball player looked nude. I took another look and you know what? She looked nude as a silhouette. In an effort to keep my patterns PG I thought I had better add a few details. A few line can make a big difference:)
 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KVD43MBSX969Q
Click book to purchase.
This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!






https://www.bearwood.com/
Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please support the people who support our hobby. Click now and visit Bear Woods.

Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!


Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco