Image Server | Dev Update 2021-07-27

in blurtdevelopment •  10 months ago 

The Image Server Is Back

I have copied all of the images that were uploaded on the Blurt images server and I built a server to serve those images.

You will notice that images that were originally uploaded to the server at are now showing again in old posts.

And if you happened to have your profile image on that server, your profile image should show again.

The Uploader Is Next

Now that old images show again, I'll attempt to revive the uploader so that you can upload images again from the frontend and not have to rely on third party solutions.

I should have that up and running in the next few days.

New Devs Are Joining In

Some of the other witnesses and Blurters have started to pitch in here and there to help with the development of the Blurt infrastructure.

We have also hired devs to help out and fix some of the problems and work on enhancements.

That's All, Folks!

This was just a quick update to let you know that stuff is still happening.

Now, get out of my house!

That's all from me for now. I'll be going to bed soon after publishing this post.

I hope you all have a great one until next time!

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great work, thank you.

Thank you, but it not yet working cause I can't upload image now

Uploader is not working yet. It will be in a few days. I'm still working on that part.

Wow — just noticed Blurt is back online. With new URLs — again.


Well done @saboin

It's about time we have a dedicated dev added to the group. Cheers to everyone.

We don’t know how the new devs will work out yet, but let’s hope they do and stick around for a while.

Ohh finally can upload photos easily! Very nice! And see old photos too!
Appreciate your work! Blurt is a great place to be!

Uploader is not working yet, but I plan to have it working in the next few days.

Sounds like a plan!
We have patience, and happy to see the updates always

This is great news! Thank you for all your work. You are an excellent witness :-)

Great job....keep building blurt.

I am very happy to learn that very soon
I would start uploading images using blurt frontend


Great! Thank you very much!
I see many pictures again in old posts.

But there are also posts where the posts are unfortunately not displayed.

Here is an example:

The image address starts with:

There's a "p" after the "img"

I have already deleted cookies ;-) is the image proxy. All images go through the proxy. You need to look further at what comes after. That is the address of the remote image.

If you look at the full URL of the image in the post you linked above, you'll find that the original image was stored on, which no longer exists.

The first part of the URL is the image proxy, then it gives the size to make the image, then the URL where the image is stored.

So the full URL is:

So the first part,, is the URL for the image proxy.

The second part, /768x0/, tells the proxy to make the image 768 pixels wide.

And the third part,, is the URL of the image to get.

Ah, I see. Thank you very much!
So the images saved on are not displayed.
In case I care about an image, I could reinsert it via edit.

Yes. That's probably the best thing to do.

Once uploads work again, you can even reupload them onto the official server.

All the pieces of infrastructure that I'm putting up are on servers that both @megadrive and I have access to, so we don't need to worry about something like that happening in the future. If something happens that I can't take care of it anymore, it won't all come crashing down like a tonne of bricks the way it did last time.

Fine! Thank you!

Great News

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Excellent … I was very happy to see some old Profile pictures back again. It was a nice surprise. Like seeing an old friend ….

Thank you!!

That's really great and I observed that my profile image is now visible. good work @saboin keep it up ✌️

Really! Thank you for your great work.

Great development, can't wait to start uploading directly from this frontend
Blurt to the Moon 👍🏾

Thank you for your great job!

Thanks for the job @saboin

This is really nice...and helpful...

ohh great.