It's been way too long since I ranted here. Sorry.
Today's rant is about a change I just made to this blog. You may have noticed that I updated my "currently reading" and "current wine production" parts of my sideboard here. Notice the awkward squashed appearance of both new pictures? Yeah, that's what happens when I select "Shrink to fit?" in the template menu here on blogger.
What, Martin is ranting about another Blogger formatting thing? Well, yeah, but I think this is separate from the crap I ranted about before. Anyway, the alternative in this case is to de-select shrink to fit and prevent that stupid squashing. Then you can't see the whole picture, just the part that's the right size.
Obviously, the solution here would be for me to edit those pictures to be the correct size in pixels, so the proportions don't get mangled by Blogger. Two objections:
1. Shrink to fit didn't have this problem before. What behind-the-scenes 'tweak' did some Blogger programmer put in that fucks with proportions of pictures?
2. Blogger doesn't say the size of the picture space there. I'm sure I could work it out through labourious trial and error, but that seems really boring and stupid. See also point 1, above - this is a new problem, so why should I have to fix it?
Yeah, yeah, whine whine whine. OK, lame rant here, I'll try harder next time.