Testing a blog import – update

[Update: Well, the import seems to have gone well and I now have posts back as far as 2005.

Next step will be to go back through them and check the links. I did note a few back in the beginning that don’t seem to work.]

I’m going to try an import from a Squarespace blog.

Sorry if it creates a flurry of activity in anyone’s feed.

Image links

Well, that was weird.

I posted that last image via MarsEdit.

In the mobile app, the code shows up by default and I have to use a ‘view site’ button to see the image.

On the site itself, the code showed up at first and shortly after a refresh, the photo showed up.

Not sure I’ve got this thing completely down yet. I do have some sample code to play with though, as long as I can find the old codes Flickr use to use. Right now they just offer an iframe link.


Flickr link test

Bear and cub

I’m trying to link a Flickr photo to some text here in SQSP 6 and have it do the wrap thing. So far, I’ve been unsuccessful, but in looking at some of the posts imported from SQSP 5, I see there is come code inserted that brings up the photo just fine. 

I’ve copied that code to try now.

Bear and cub

Well that was difficult, compared to using Mars Edit and SQSP 5. Given that I’m using code, rather than an image link, it doesn’t look like I can wrap the text without putting it in separate text blocks. You’d think there was a better way….

Anyway, here’s another image that’s a bit larger, just to see how they compare.

Bear and cub

And so yet another photo to compare the size.

Well, inserted this way, it seems limited to 320×213. I can get a bit bigger (below) if I keep it out of a column below/between the text boxes.

Bear and cub

Milestone for car 1225 in Cloverdale


Back in June, the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society launched the Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station run for the restored BC Electric car 1225. It should be quite a tourist attraction over time.

The car use to run from Vancouver to Chilliwack, through the Fraser Valley. The Society has quite a nice video of some of the old ride.

The community really chipped in for this one. It took thousands of volunteer hours and donations to accomplish the restoration and many more to build the replica station. But they did it for 1225, and they have another car to restore in the future: car 1304.

The opening day was quite an event with lots of pomp and ceremony. All the local politicians were there to congratulate the Society on a job well done. They even got the honorary ‘first ride’ in the car that will travel from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station, over at the corner of 64th Ave and 152 St in Surrey.

The track they use is an active railroad track. While there have been a few bumps in the road working out the track sharing, the Society seems to have done quite well with their tourist attraction over the summer. The latest news is that they are closing in on 4000 passengers so far.

Not bad for the first year in operation. Welcome to Surrey, 1225.

Ready for business

RSS still not updating in Feedly [updated]

Thought I had it beat, but I’m not seeing my latest post in Feedly.

Question now is: Could it be something about posting via MarsEdit?

I’ll see. This post is done directly on the web.


Nope. Feedly didn’t find the feed. Sent a note of to their support. Everything is still working in Google Reader, so I’m not sure what’s going on.