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