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rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard
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Ron
Ron

@rosemaryorchard From this point going forward on 11 of your 13 postings with images, the images have not loaded. They are just black with a note that says "image would not load." I'm reading the Timeline with Dialog on Android. 😞

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@Ron Argh! Thankfully I'm at an indieweb camp so I can investigate that :)

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Ron
Ron

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rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@Ron Hmm, are these ones that have an address after that image? I'm not sure why the image should show as not available - they're actually just icons and @manton fixed the sizing.

Ron
Ron

@rosemaryorchard Yes, and a weather report below that. Above each (black) image is some text, linking to something else.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Ron @rosemaryorchard I'm confident this is an issue with Dialog. I'll log it in the appropriate place.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@simonwoods @Ron thanks. The images like this always have a class which starts with icon- if that helps!

Ron
Ron

@simonwoods @rosemaryorchard. You are right, Simon. Easily checked with two clicks to the web browser on the Android, where the images all show up as maps. It didn't occur to me to try that. I'm sorry to have caused the trouble.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Ron I don't think you caused any trouble at all! On the contrary, this is life as an early adopter; we get to find a bunch of issues which will then be ironed out before the platform becomes even moderately popular, thus making it more attractive to the newcomers. Of course, it also makes life easier for ourselves but I think of that as a bonus. :) // @rosemaryorchard

Ron
Ron

@simonwoods That's an interesting view of it, thanks! I guess we really are all early adopters here on micro.blog. I was definitely an early adopter in using personal computers for accounting, as I bought two Apple II+ machines in 1979 (NOT cheap), one for my business and another for myself, within months of Visicalc being released. It was truly the killer app. That was two years before IBM put out the first PC. I still have the padded manuals that Visicalc came in, one still unopened in its shrink wrap, with the program disk still in there. Maybe it says something about me that I preserved those manuals, but not the two computers. With a two year lead over IBM, it's too bad that Apple didn't manage to build a strong market in the accounting industry, which was quickly overtaken by the PC once it came out, while Apple seemed to stay in the hobbyist market. I'd like to read the story on how they blew that lead. I never thought to ask Andy Hertzfeld whether he knew anything about that. I quickly moved on from Visicalc for most of my work to a full-blown double-entry program written for the Apple II+ by a CPA in Dallas. The tiny 64K RAM was never a problem. I kept separate P&L's for up to seven different sales locations. It's basic functionality far out stripped what the PC had until Quickbooks was released for the PC in 1983. So Apple had more like a four year head start on the PC, but they probably didn't realize it. I've often wondered whether that CPA sold his software and it became the foundation for Quickbooks. I talked with him on the phone at the time, he was easily accessible, and he knew his software was brilliant!