Tuesday, July 05, 2016

A friend in colour

There was something in the past I read that you should never hot link to a photo as it would cost the owner of the site a lot of money. Dinosaur stuff. I have no hesitation in directly linking to a photo of Marie, who was a most gracious person and London guide who we met when we were last in London.  Marie's blog is here and here is a photo of Marie at Wimbledon wearing a tee shirt given as gift from her granddaughter after Marie scored tickets for the tennis. Pretty cool photo, hey. The less said about Wimbledon for Australians, the better. Both of our nasty foul mouthed try hard brats are out. Good riddance to them, I say.

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  1. Agreed about Aussie brats! I love Andy Murray too but I'd rather have a 'I Love Ewan McGregor'tee shirt, that's more of an all year round thing πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Haha Grace. Isn't Ewan a bit old now?

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    2. ..but look how well he's maturing Andrew πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Years ago the beloved and I went to Wimbledon two years in a row. We didn't get anywhere near centre court, but the rest of the experience was amazing (inc the strawberries and cream).

    Jan KodeΕ‘ was a super player, but his service was flat footed and strange.

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    1. Hels, even for a non tennis lover like me, Wimbledon must be quite special. Not heard of Jan Kodes. Ah, Czech, winning three Grand Slam events in a year in the 70s.

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  3. Looks like she was having fun:)

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    1. I'm quite sure she was, Sandra.

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  4. Isn't she pretty! That t-shirt is almost bright enough to make the eyes water.
    For me, tennis is like golf. Chase the ball, smack it, chase it again, smack it again.

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    1. River, and she is nice person. I thought the tv cameras might zoom in a such a bright colour. Much more exertion in tennis than golf though.

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  5. She is gorgeous. And I am with River about tennis. And indeed most sport. Which I understand makes me unorstrayan.

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    1. EC, I join in your unorstrayaness.

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  6. Goodness, those apartments in her blog are wide open to public viewing aren't they!

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    1. Victor, yes I see what you mean.

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  7. Marie sure looks like a nice lady, aye? Mum loves tennis and Wimbledon. She's been to look at the centre court but not when the competition was on. She thought it was more impressive than Buckingham Palace. BUT, like you, she's glad those brats got knocked out. Makes you ashamed to be a fellow, Aussie, aye?

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    1. Hi Charlie. I bet you would have liked the open grass of Wimbledon much better than Buckingham Palace too. Imagine those nasty little Corgis harassing you.

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  8. I am not interested in Tennis at all and we are angry that both BBC channels show only Tennis the whole week !
    I know Marie, and hope to see her again in August in London when I go to Eastbourne as each year.

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    1. I know you know Marie. I asked her if Gattina is as crazy and as funny as she is on her blog. I forget what her reply was.

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  9. I love her t-shirt. :) If pink looked that good on me, it would be the only colour I wore! ;)

    I hate to be the bearer of, well, technical news, but simply linking to a photo is not hot linking. Hot linking is showing the photo in your post as if it is one of your photos. But in this particular case, the image is on Blogspot, so it would not be frowned upon in the traditional way.

    When it is frowned upon is when it is on a personal server eg a photo from my site would count. However I am usually fine if someone wants to use a photo of mine as long as they ask, as long as they provide photo credit eg a link to my blog or the post where it was posted, AND as long as they save the image and post it to their own blog as if it were one of their own photos.

    But thank you for posting this, as a quick google has taught me how to turn off hotlinking on my end, for goodsies! ;)

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    1. Snoskred, it is not hot linking? If you have your own internet domain and server etc, you don't want to be paying excessive charges because someone has directly linked to a photo and many many people are clicking on it. As you describe is theft, I think. There must be a name for what I have described above and as you describe. Yes, it doesn't matter when he is hosted by someone like Blogger.

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