Not cool, Tumblr.
People like the illusion that their dashboard is theirs. When you get your self-righteous mitts on it, people just dislike YOU. And they probably have a bad taste in their mouths about whatever was important enough to you to fuck up everyone’s experience.
I read Tumblr zoomed-in on my Mac so the posts fill the screen. I don’t see the top of the page. I went 15-20 pages thinking it was just a run-of-the-mill Tumblr fuck-up, going to individual pages to see pictures and video.
Another tip for the Tumblr staff: When your engineered fuck-up just blends in with your usual fuck-ups, you might have a more immediate problem than Net Neutrality.
Q:How do you get the football gifs to animate on Tumblr?
They just do. I share your amazement.
iOS 7 saved the GIFs generated by the site (on Safari) as bona fide GIFs, and the iOS Tumblr app uploaded them as GIFs. I am shocked this all worked as it would on a desktop OS. Points to the team behind that for making work well on mobile.
Wow. It works way better on mobile.
The gifs I saved were about 2 MB, much larger than Tumblr’s ridiculous 1 MB limit for animated gifs. (The limit for still pictures is 10 MB.) I used this handy site to reduce the size by various means so I could post them.
The best method I used was reducing the colors. Their tool will do many different versions with fewer and fewer colors and tell you how big each file is. Then it’s just a matter of choosing the one that is just under a megabyte.
Smooth move, Tumblr queue.
I kinda wanted to space out my posts, especially two that are so similar.
Tumblr Pro: Wonka-style
It’s been almost two years since we last updated Tumblr’s terms and policies. A lot has happened since then!
There are a fair number of changes, so we insist you read them all for yourself. Some notable updates include:
- Cleanup to make all of the documents more readable
- Updates to reflect changes to our products over the last two years
- Information about how we work with our new parent company, Yahoo
- Credits for open source projects
- Some language that makes it easier for U.S. government organizations to blog on Tumblr
- An attribution policy reminding people not to be jerks
- Updated annotations (!)
You can review the drafts via the links above. You can also see every change, letter for letter, on GitHub (minus the plain English annotations).
We’re planning to officially launch the new terms soon and we’d really love to hear any questions or concerns. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Unbelievably enhanced with twice as many incredibly superfluous adverbs.
What’s the status of the Tumblr Android app?
Do we like it, or is the browser interface better?
Caleb Jamaal Clemmons, the 20-year-old college student who has been in jail for six months after posting a vague but provocative threat on his Tumblr blog, pleaded guilty to the charge of making terroristic threats today and was sentenced by a judge.
To be fair, he was also caught doing a terrorist fist-bump.