WordPress: Unable to change uploaded image size [Fixed]

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If you’re having the same problem I did, where when you upload an image to WordPress it does not let you change it from the original uploaded size, then simply do the following (on Gentoo):
emerge gd

For those of you on other distros, try doing the same thing with your package manager, or just install the GD libraries from scratch (you can find them here: http://www.libgd.org)

Of course, this won’t be effective without recompiling PHP to use GD, so again, on Gentoo:
emerge php
And again, on other distros, you’ll have to do some digging yourself to either A) use your package manager to recompile PHP or B) recompile it by hand.

Once that’s all said and done, you should be able to click the buttons to select a small, medium, or large image as well as the original one. Nifty? I think so…

Out with the old, in with the new…

By Bloomington Twp Fire Dept, Fire/EMS One Comment
Yellow Helmet, Rookie of the Year, Black Helmet

From left to right: Yellow (Probationary Firefighter) Helmet, Rookie of the Year award, Black (Active Firefighter) Helmet

Out with the old, in with the new. Last night at the Bloomington Twp Fire Dept. December Business Meeting, I was presented with my Black Helmet (Right), which means that I’ve been released from probationary firefighter (probie) status and am now considered an active firefighter.

On the left is my old yellow helmet that designated me as a probie with BTFD which I’ve had and worn for almost a year now.

In the middle is the Rookie of the Year award that I was presented with at the BTFD Christmas Party on Saturday Night!

Finally — Thank you to all of those who have helped me get to where I am today in the fire service. I couldn’t have done it without all of my Fire Department family and friends (BTFD members both paid and volunteer, as well as those from other Monroe County departments), as well as my friends and family who’ve been there to support me along the way. 🙂 I can’t thank you all enough!

This seems familiar…

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So a while back, I said the site was back up. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case for quite some time now. Due to my own error, the database that held all of the posts, content, etc for this site went “BOOM!”.

So, I was left to start this over from scratch. And here we are!