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Title: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 05:11:50 PM / 03-Dec-11
I checked before posting this, so excuse me if...  What sort criteria is used to load & display images in our profile-user's garage?  Figured maybe by filename, but I can't get my engine-bay pics grouped together.  Is there a way to arrange them?  Mahalo.

Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Jay on 05:14:16 PM / 03-Dec-11
I just typed this to say I'm a moderator, and even I have no clue...
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 05:15:48 PM / 03-Dec-11
I havent even played with the garage yet...:/
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 05:27:48 PM / 03-Dec-11
I've worked/consulted with software companies so this kinda shit interests me.  I've beaten on this bitch and can only come to the conclusion it's random and not recursion.  If I were in QA this kinda shit wouldn't fly.  I hate not having access to source code!
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 05:35:53 PM / 03-Dec-11
figured it out shark...if you click on edit my vehicles it opens up the edit vehicles window where you can choose to edit the vehicle window, or choose the images tab, if you click on the images tab you can add more images, or scroll down to where there is is the image, a box to the right that says description, and a box to the right that says hilite image, or delete image. By default the first image you upload is the default, so the top image is the hilite image...if you scroll down you can select to hilite another image.

select the edit vehicle button
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/381163_10150998348650387_695415386_21945296_1965884288_n.jpg)

select the images tab
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/384954_10150998348800387_695415386_21945298_521971965_n.jpg)

first image you can not click on the hilite image link because the first image is as default your profile pic, but you can however select hilite image on the pics below it to make them your profile image for your garage.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/377158_10150998348475387_695415386_21945293_840452282_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 05:48:06 PM / 03-Dec-11
I believe my question is another step than you're referring to.  I'm attempting to arrange/group my other pics.  I figure they may load/display together by filename, but no go.  Then maybe date/time, but no go.  I don't see any way of arranging images to a users preference...  Or maybe I'm overlooking something?

EDIT: If you look at my images I have no control of keeping my engine-bay pics together.
 
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 05:55:21 PM / 03-Dec-11
I uploaded images to my garage using the link option...i just copied and pasted links from the images from my vehicle build up thread...it appears on my garage that my pictures appear in the order that I added the links to my garage....if yours just end up appearing random...than that seems weird...
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 06:12:37 PM / 03-Dec-11
Thanks Sam!  I tried that at first thinking it would be their order... and still my pics loaded randomly.  I will experiment more and try the 1st time approach again.  Would be nice to have control when adding future pics.  When I add they just load anywhere.


Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 08:18:00 PM / 03-Dec-11
Weird, try uploading them to a photohost and then try copying image locations in the order you want your pics..
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Prolowtone on 09:19:49 PM / 03-Dec-11
I have talked tO someone about that before to. They said it is just random...  I wanted to have my pics in order to
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 01:18:19 AM / 04-Dec-11
I have talked tO someone about that before to. They said it is just random...  I wanted to have my pics in order to

Thanks for your input.  Initially setting up my profile I noticed images loaded randomly, but just went on...  Later, adding images produced similar results.  I do know when writing to files, indexing should be used otherwise record locations...  Nothing critical.  Just wonderin if only me.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Xano on 01:03:26 PM / 04-Dec-11
Hate to say it, but I don't believe there is any way to change it at all unfortunately.  The only one you can change is your main image using the select hilite option.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 01:47:38 PM / 04-Dec-11
I had a hunch so didn't dig any deeper.  It's in their code.  The programmer is not indexing or setting any position/pointer when writing to the image file.  Data can be handled in many ways thru input and output conversions.  Using "DATE" as an example - computer will query a user MM/DD/YY, but would be foolish to store in that manner, most likely converted to a number, then written (easier/faster to calculate number than MM/DD/YY).  When that number (date) is referenced by programs/users it can be converted to display varieties of date formats...

It's an easy fix if you have the source code and compiler.  If you're running "vanilla" then prolly have to wait for next major release to see if enuf people asked and any features added.  Depending on what system tools you have I wondered if my adding and deleting images was showing on any User Activity reports while trying to organize them.  Still, there has to be an answer to why it places images where it does.  We will survive.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Xano on 03:24:42 PM / 04-Dec-11
Oh If i really wanted to, I could pour over the coding in our garage system for days and make it identify pictures in a new way, but really, its a minor thing.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 07:43:39 PM / 04-Dec-11
I'd use locate with editor to find the line of code which displays output of our images, then add a format statement (by filename or date...), file the program, recompile...  So our image order of display would be by filename or date...  There would at least be some order.  It is a minor thing, would take a nanosecond to fix and nobody really cares so we live with it.  Go with the flow.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Xano on 08:15:10 AM / 05-Dec-11
not that simple.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 10:31:32 AM / 05-Dec-11
So I guess adding a theme song to go along with arrayed images is out of the question?  (J/K).  SMF software release is 1.1.15. - says enuf.  Just get to 2.0 already before we see an "r" or "rr" (1.1.15rxx).  There's an old term (and I'm old) in the software world, GIGO.  Garbage In Garbage Out.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Xano on 09:44:33 AM / 06-Dec-11
Its not an SMF issue, its an issue with SMF Garage, which is written by a single guy in his mothers basement (not me).  I had to do quite a bit of work to get it to natively work with SMF in general. 

It started as a port of a garage system for another BB software set.  It stayed at that point forever.  He finally released a version that works with 2.0 (which was one of the things that was holding me back on updating to SMF2).  On another note, this pretty little theme we have here, I have to convert it by hand.  The themes are not cross compatible between SMF 1 and SMF 2.  Also, remember that pretty little 8 hour outage we had?  The one where various things were broke for a week afterwards?  That was due to the SMF 1 to SMF 2 update trying to run (not intentionally) and failing miserably.

Let it be known, I AM working on Club S12 v4.0 at the moment.  Despite what the title says, we are currently on Club S12 v3.6, based on my own modifications and SMF updates to their base software.

ANYWAYS, lol, thanks for prompting me to post some of the information above, Shark.  It's been something I've wanted to do for a while.  And based on the date, I think it's time for Club-S12 v4 to get rolling, cause I need a renewed interest in something.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 11:19:41 AM / 06-Dec-11
The SMF-GARAGE programmer may not have flowcharted the module before jammin away at coding.  I found a lot of programmers may know their applications, but clueless on system architect.  Somewhere resides the Garage-Image file.  If having global access on a system I could EDIT that file and rearrange them (image/pics) in any order the "bitchy" user wanted.

P.S.  Big Surf coming Thursday for start of Billabong Pipe Masters (Pipeline).  When surf is up work is for Losers!
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 05:26:24 PM / 12-Dec-11
To those who care about image display order I figured a way from a "user" approach.  My images are now arranged accordingly.  And I didn't even have to dimension an array. 

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/SuperB808/Jethro_Bodine.jpg)
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Maxpow on 07:01:45 PM / 12-Dec-11
I hate programming. My mom's the VP of software engineering at Scantron...


I hate her job. She seems to like it though. I think it was her trying to get me to do what she does that turned me off.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 11:08:42 PM / 12-Dec-11
I worked for this little company called CSC and loved the smell of mainframe in the morning.  There were periods of weeks where I did nothing.  Had to keep myself entertained so I played practical jokes, read users I/O buffers, email...  With a reputation like this I was often "accused" of shit when it happened.  Once a programmer went to their director and accused me of fuckin with her source code.  I wasn't.  But after the false accusation I lowered her system priority and time-slice to the lowest level possible for a couple days.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Maxpow on 12:05:25 AM / 13-Dec-11
Funny my mom and my grandfather both worked for CSC in the mid to late 90's. Grandfather actually worked there for like 30 years.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 12:40:34 AM / 13-Dec-11
I been around since IBM System 3, then 360/370...  Yes, the card-reader days!  Hardware was at a premium so employee files were stored on 80-col Hollerith cards (cough, cough).  And the 2-mile barefoot walk to/from work in the snow wasn't exactly my idea of a good time.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 01:10:52 AM / 13-Dec-11
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 01:40:55 AM / 13-Dec-11
^
Thanks!  Fuckin hilarious!!!  Being a "surfer" I didn't fit the "nerd" persona.  They knew where I was if surfs up. 

EDIT:  Back to topic.  There are ways to arrange "garage" images.  Nuff said.

-Shark
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 01:50:00 PM / 13-Dec-11
oh yah, i was going to ask....how did you manage to arrange them? Using a different photo host, linking the pics in the order I wanted them seemed to work fine for me....but even i thought that was a little tedious...although, I have a feeling your way might have been more tedious.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 02:17:44 PM / 13-Dec-11
...but even i thought that was a little tedious...although, I have a feeling your way might have been more tedious.

Tedious?  This coming from a person who uses the word twice in a sentence?  I laughed repeatedly...
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: sam31183 on 02:31:25 PM / 13-Dec-11
Lol...damnit shark, just answer the q....hahaha!
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 03:05:59 PM / 13-Dec-11
Having to wait a day to test my 1st theory was the worst part.  It's not date driven.  Not sorted by criteria.  After that it was child's play for me and Sir Jethro Bodine to cipher.  There are probably many ways of arranging garage images, but you seem to have answers.  You tell me how I did it?  Don't wanna bust any more bubbles than I already have.  I'm just a mere user.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Xano on 01:45:55 AM / 14-Dec-11
How about stop being a smartass and tell people.  It's something I haven't dug into, and didn't intend to, as its not a big issue to me or to most users.

On another note, if you want to talk about code, I'll show you my pages upon pages of printouts of my COBOL project I've been working on for the fun of it, as well as some punch cards that have been out of order for a decade, though those weren't mine, those were my fathers.  Up for writing some multi-dimensional arrays in COBOL today?
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 02:16:46 AM / 14-Dec-11
I would choose Fortran over COBOL.  COBOL sucks!  Those source code printouts can stack a mile high.  But then again, "its not a big issue to me or to most users."
 

"How about stop being a smartass and tell people."
EDIT:  Approval pending.
Title: Re: Profile Image Selection Display
Post by: Shark808 on 02:00:56 AM / 23-Dec-11
Will use my Garage Images as an example.  I wanted to arrange images in order of exterior, interior, engine bay and misc.

I left 3 garage images (1-exterior, 1-interior and 1-engine bay) as delimiters in my garage image file. Then started loading a new set.  I notice erratic loading patterns up to my 5th image.  After loading 5th or 6th image, sequential order seemed to take effect.  I deleted delimiters/duplicates and was good to go.

Or do what Sam was referring to (I think) - append your images on download into a string.
ex: Photobucket.com/albums/?/account_name/image1/image2/image3...

There are probably a few other ways, but WTF.
programmer ex:  image_file = ((exterior;interior;engine;misc)1,2,3).jpg