how to exclude images from scrset based on file size (kb)

when I upload optimized jpg images to WordPress, I encounter the following problem: The original image file size is smaller than the auto-generated images (for the 1st and sometimes even the 2nd "smaller" auto-generated size).

Example: Original Image File: example.jpg (77kb, 816 * 612px)

Auto-generated Files: example-768×576.jpg (112kB), example-600×450.jpg (76kB)

anything I can do about this? The resulting problem is scrset, it doesn´t make any sense to deliver a scaled down image to the user if the file size is bigger or equal to the original file! Is there a functionality to "teach" scrset to pay attention to the file size as well?

-thanks in advance!

Polymorph and Size in DnD 3.5

I recently looked over the polymorph spell chain for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 (Alter Self -> Polymorph -> Shapechange) while reading suggestions on forums for what to turn in to with the spell, and I found something that confused me.

Alter Self contains the line: "The new form must be within one size category of your normal size." Polymorph says it functions like Alter Self, except where otherwise noted. The only thing Polymorph says about Size is the line: "You can’t cause a subject to assume a form smaller than Fine", which doesn’t seem like it would invalidate the Alter Self clause. Shapechange, on the other hand, specifically clarifies that whatever you turn into can be anywhere from Fine to Colossal in size, which seems like it would overrule the Alter Self clause.

This is confusing to me because when reading over forums and suggestions, people are suggesting that you use Polymorph to turn into Huge sized creatures, such as Hydras. Is there an errata or clarification that I was unable to find that would allow this? Rules as written, it seems as though this is explicitly not allowed until you acquire Shapechange (unless you’re a naturally Large sized creature, since size changing spells do not stack together as per the spell Enlarge Person).

I’m willing to accept that this is just an example of the polymorph chain of spells being poorly written, as the Alter Self clause: "A body with extra limbs does not allow you to make more attacks" had to be clarified by Skip Williams to only mean WEAPON attacks in this online post: http://archive.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/rg/20040518a

If there’s some errata or clarification I’m missing, I would love if someone could provide it. Thank you in advance.

What are the rules for the size of weapons?

According to Items and Sizes Small and Medium creatures seem to be able to use Small and Medium weapons interchangeably without any penalty, and they can use Large weapons but they gain the Clumsy 1 condition.

The Bulk rules in this chapter are for Small and Medium creatures, as the items are made for creatures of those sizes.

In most cases, Small or Medium creatures can wield a Large weapon, though it’s unwieldy, giving them the clumsy 1 condition, and the larger size is canceled by the difficulty of swinging the weapon, so it grants no special benefit.

Items of Different Sizes also specifies:

Creatures of sizes other than Small or Medium need items appropriate to their size.

I’ve got several questions related to inappropriately sized weapons:

  • What happens if a Large creature tries to use a Medium weapon?
  • What happens if a Small/Medium creature tries to use a Tiny weapon?
  • What happens if a Small/Medium creature tries to use a Huge or bigger weapon?

And all other possible permutations of these questions.

Then, there is no mention about damage at all, is it the same for all sizes? It seems absurd that a Tiny hammer does the same damage as a Gargantuan hammer.

Will database replication increase the size of the replicated database?

First thank you for your time. We have a SQL Server database that was assigned to be replicated. the original size of the database was 5 GB for the datafile, not the log file. Now after the replication the data file is 4 times bigger around 19 GB. Any pointers to see what could happened will be appreciated. I know sql as developer and some little management but nothing about replication. The performance of the database has been damaged very bad so I am trying to see what need to be done to improve it. I do apologize for my English as well.

Is there a way to increase the Battlefield Presence “aura” size of the paladin archetype Holy Tactician?

I was wondering if there was a core pathfinder method to increase the size of the "aura" that the Holy Tactician 3rd level ability grants. I am not looking for a combat application, but a out of combat one as the only teamwork feats I plan on sharing are stealth and favored terrain based. Best option is a reasonably priced magic item (10k), but while feats are tight I could spend ONE for this. I might even consider a level dip into something.

How to display a simulator for shipping rate by size, weight and location on the frontpage?

I would like to know if there is a plugin I can use to display a simulator on the frontpage. In my platform, I just take care of forwarding packages that my clients have already purchased on other platforms that doesn’t deliver to them (outside the us). I need to give my clients a quote (on the frontpage), based on size, weight and address, so they know much they should pay if they use my service. Currently, I use UPS for the delivery. I think the plugin should use an api call so I can get the correct price (negotiated price UPS), add my marge and give the quote. I hope I am understandable.

Thank you very much for your help

When aiming to roll for a 50/50, does the die size matter?

I noticed how D&D 5e’s Hexblade Warlock subclass feature Armor of Hexes imposes a chance to miss regardless of the attacker’s roll. That chance is based on a d6: if it’s a 4 or higher it misses, and anything else it hits if the attack should have hit. To my understanding, this is simply a 50/50 roll on the d6 (success on 4, 5, 6, failure on 1, 2 and 3).

Out of curiousity, does it matter if the dice is a d4, d8, or even d100, as long as it’s an even-sided die and that it’s still 50/50? (On a d4 it would be a success on a 3 and 4, on a d10 it’s 6 and up, and so on.)

What size category are weapons if brought to life with the “Animate Objects” Spell?

A wizard at my table wants to use weapons (greatswords) for his Animate Objects spell. Do i take the weapons base damage and match it with the table of Animate Objects (2D6 making them Medium), or are there any rules i may have missed pertaining to the object-size of weapons?

Any clarification, or your own interpretation (if its up to DM’s) would be most welcome.

EDIT: After all your great informative input, I’m going with the following:

  • Weapons weighing 1 lb. or less as Tiny (daggers, darts and ammunition)
  • Heavy Weapons as Medium (glaive, greataxe, greatsword, halbert, maul, pike and h-crossbow)
  • All other Weapons as Small (unless indicated otherwise, oversized for example)