Thursday, July 21, 2011

This is a test

Apparently I should be blessed to have an internet connection at all here in the wilds of Yosemite much less expect to actually have a good one. I've been troubled by the quality of images I've tried posting to the web but when I look at my posts the images are very degraded. This also happens when I look at CNN or any other website. After much googling to try and figure out what's going on it appears that some ISPs in these rural locales participate in a practice that dumbs down image quality to preserve bandwidth. What I can't tell is if it actually posts quality images and I just can't see them or if it uploads crap and all of you get to see garbage as well.

So, I made some smaller versions of some pictures and posted them below. They still look like crap to me. What I see are images that are a bit pixelated and blurry. Let me know if you guys back in "the world" see anything better or if it still looks crappy to you.



  1. Lovely scenery, whatever the picture quality. Enjoy your travels!

  2. Great photos! The picture of Alcatraz is pretty sweet...

  3. They look OK, though for QC issues, it's a lot better to post two big photos than a series of those postage stamps...

  4. I'm loving the snapshots of the trip. Enjoy!