Devaka Cooray

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Devaka started programming with Pascal and BASIC languages when he was 13, and he has been coding with Java since 2003. Devaka got his bachelor's in computer science from the University of Moratuwa, and currently holds SCJP, SCWCD, and SCBCD certifications. He is mostly known as the author of ExamLab , which is a popular exam simulator for SCJP certification.
When he is not wrangling with his JavaEE and enterprise projects, he likes to play with sneaky web application security stuff.
More about Devaka can be found at his website http://www.devakacooray.com/
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (zone 12)
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Judith Browning wrote:I'm on my tablet with IE


Are you also using the mobile view?
The amazon drive link you provided does not work because it is not really an image - it's web page that displays an image within it. For permies profile picture and cover picture, you need a functioning direct image link.  I did a bit of a research and couldn't find a way to hotlink an image from amazon drive.

If you can just attach your photo to this thread (click the "attachment" tab when you reply to this thread), you can then obtain a direct link to the image and use it as your profile picture.

Here are some details on how to do it:
https://permies.com/t/74389/Add-Cover-Picture-Profile-Picture

Please give it a try and let me know if you need assistance.

eric fisher wrote:I have photos on Amazon Drive and have tried to use that link but it doesn't appear to work here.


Can you please show us the link to the photo that didn't work?
I just added some further improvement to this stuff. Please test again.
Please make sure you are logged in to permies when you access that thread.
There is nothing about an incompatibility. The problem is dropbox recently made it harder to hotlink their files. In other words, the link that you tried to use was not really a hot-link.

But there is a simple workaround:

Take your dropbox link to the image. You will see there is a ?dl=0 part at the very end of the link. Replace that part with ?raw=1.  (Do not run this new link on your browser's address bar because it will then redirect to another link which will not work). You can configure this new link as your profile picture or cover picture on permies.
Title is an indexed field - when you search something, it tries to match your search term with both the title and body text.

In this particular case with silkmoth, it is a singular-plural thing. You can find that thread when you search for "silkmoths", but not for "silkmoth". Apparently, the singular form was not mentioned anywhere in that thread.


Nut.... Normally this should not happen. Our search stuff should be able to capture keywords regardless of grammatical numbers or whatnot. I need to investigate more into this.
It looks like there were two accounts with the same gmail address. The other account was just an email-only account used for dailyish subscription. I merged the two accounts for you, and you should now be able to access all of your kickstarter goodies. Please check and let me know if everything looks sorted out.

Steven Neusse wrote:also, if possible, I would still like my yahoo account removed and my primary address changed to my gmail.


Done! Gmail is now your primary address and yahoo is your secondary address.

Steven Neusse wrote:To be clear: I was/am still getting error emails after long having added my secondary email.


Can you please help me understand what kind of error that you are still getting? I suspect that that would give us some clue as to what's going on. Can you quote the exact error message?
Thank you for reporting this Michael, have some apples!
I just fixed it. Please check that page again.