In the process of making my last post I was compelled for reasons not work explaining to generate an animated GIF using as an overlay, the numbers display like in the movie The Matrix.
I really do not need to link or embed that, do I?
I did find what I was looking for searching Google Images for
Matrix Animated GIF and found the one I sought:
The link to the image got me what I sought, but Because Attribution, I failed to find the source of the image; the link from Google Images for
Visit Page lead me instead to http://giphy.com/search/wallpaper — not the source.
Let’s do some URL dissection- my hunch is in the URL
A06UFEx8jxEwU is a database ID.
http://media.giphy.com/A06UFEx8jxEwU brings me some sort of XML error / access denied message
But just playing with that to try http://giphy.com/search/A06UFEx8jxEwU/ does the trick- that ID is part of the file name, and thus this is the GIF’s actual reference URL
This in turn leads to a “source” at a site called Pics and Photos where… I don’t even find the image.
But the point here is having some knowledge of URLs helps out. Or maybe it doesn’t
The post "A Note on Locating Giphy Images From URLs" was originally pulled from under moldy cheese at the back of the fridge at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/02/locating-giphy-images/) on February 22, 2015.