(follow-up to my previous post)
And in other news, I jump to conclusions too quickly. WordPress does not generate thumbnails for lage images – I’ve heard both 1M and 3M quoted. There is a disussion on the support forums here. For large files I’ll have to run ImageMagick manually.
What would be nice is for WP integrate with ImageMagick or another image processing library so that thumbnail generation can be done for bigger files. Of course, the library would have to be present, but a plugin would be nice…
While uploading photos, I noticed that the “thumbnail” option seems to have been removed from the latest version (2.3.2 at time of writing) of WordPress. Uploading images no longer generates thumbnails either. A few quick Google searches were not much help, except that a few people with blogs on wordpress.com saw it had been removed too. I’m going to have a look at the changelogs in case there is a reason it was removed (like the preview pane for writing posts), and see if I can get it back. I will post an update if I have any success.
So I was being plagued by ZoneAlarm alerts for outbound DNS requests by an unknown process on a laptop. The offending process was procsystem.exe. A quick Google search didn’t reveal much, other than a few malware-related results. Some of them looked pretty nasty, but since there was only once process running in this case, it was easy enough to kill off. There was also a related ini file and a temp file.
As I say, this one didn’t require any external tools to pick up and clean, which is just as well as AVG, Adaware and Spyware Search & Destroy all missed it.