Sharepoint Picture Library

So, why am I blogging about a Sharepoint Picture library? Because I spent the better part of a day trying to figure out how to replace an existing picture!! You see, I’ve become involved in Sharepoint development – I’ve been mainly working on creating custom web parts. One web part I’m working on now involves the ability to have an image with captioning and linking. So, the best way to do this is to create a picture library and query that from the web part. But, before I could go with that 100% I needed to make sure that changing the picture without having to change or redo the captioning would be easy for the user.

Well, my thinking was to click edit and surely somewhere was a way to upload a new picture. After experimenting and Googling I finally figured it out. You have to upload a new image and make sure the checkbox “Overwrite existing file” is checked – if the image file name and extension is the same as one already in the library, Sharepoint will simply replace that old picture with the new one.

To me, this is a very UNintuitive way to do things. I don’t really like it but at least now I know the users will be able to change a picture with relative ease.

Now, that I have confirmed a picture library will do the trick, I will begin writing the web part.

G’day mate.


The game is over – I’m tired and not in the best of moods. We (the Gators) played hard – never gave up – but got throttled nonetheless.

The tone of the game was set early when Sha Brooks was called for her second foul with 18 minutes to play in the first half. The refs called a tight game – too tight if you ask me. The first half foul count: Fla 15, UConn 4. I think Geno must intimidate the officials. I fully expected Florida to get called for more fouls but come on – this was ridiculous.

Still, the women’s team had a good year and made a lot of progress towards becoming a really good team. I’m happy with what Amanda Butler has done. Looking forward to the end of year banquet and next season. Go Gators!

On another positive note, Rutgers did beat Auburn…badly. So, we’re hoping they can put together some good games and make it to the Final Four.

Woo hoo! The charter amendment one failed!!! Yea!!! My faith in humankind is restored.


Goodbye Vacation

We’ve had an absolutely lovely vacation! I think it was the most relaxing and well-timed respite we’ve had in a long while. The weather was magnificent. We were able to clean out the garage and work in the yard – but we didn’t overdo it. Did dinner with friends and had a basketball game party today to watch Florida defeat Temple – Go Gators! Yes, we’re well aware UConn is up next. But the win was good – we needed that after the way we finished the season.

We walked with the dogs and by ourselves. Took Peanut to the park for some good exercise and ball fetching. We had no demands on our time and it was wonderful. I do feel energized and am looking forward to the rest of spring.

Gotta go – there’s more basketball to watch!