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by stephan
Happy 76th John Densmore (01 December)


(These both seem appropriate for 2020)

...And 69th Jaco Pastorius (RIP)


In 2010 Robert Trujillo (Bassist for Metallica, and formerly of other bands, including Suicidal Tendencies, purchased Jaco's “Bass of Doom” from a guitar shop and returned it to the Pastorius family. In return, he is the instrument’s custodian, and occasionally performs with it).
by stephan
Happy 75th Roger Glover (30 November):





by stephan
Lots of terrific last-minute entries. It should be a good contest again.
by stephan
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Yes, I believe your photos are normally about twice the size they should be. Have a look at that and see what you can find out.
Mobile usually resizes them on the device in-hand, whereas a PC will just display them massively if allowed to.
Are you using Cloudinary?

If you resize your pics to a maximum width of 600 pixels, they show well on both PCs and phones. I tweek most of my pics (lighter/darker/sharper on Adobe Photo Elements), then resize them. You can also resize in Cloudinary, but I have not learned how to do editing there.
If you use Flickr, you can post whatever size you desire there, and then select from several options what to show here (about three options each for small, medium and large, plus original).  If people want to see the full-size pic, they can click on it, and it takes them to Flickr

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