Some pictures are broken when uploading to blog

This might fix itself later, but I’m not sure why it happens in the first place.

In this post, I uploaded a PNG from a screen capture. The image shows fine in the post editor but appears broken on the blog. When I check my uploads, the thumbnail is broken there as well.

I tried to re-capture it and converted it to a JPG with the same result. Manipulating the image in Photoshop to a new PNG still fails; the image is broken. I can’t recall exactly, but this is not the first time I have seen this happening. Any idea why and how I can take a look to see what causes this?

I guess this fixed itself because I’m not seeing a broken image. There has been unusually high load on the servers over the last 24 hours, so it’s possible there was a delay getting the images up on the servers.

Last time this self-resolved as well. I also noticed the post didn’t show up on Mastodon until later, maybe for the same reason? If that’s the only reason no problem in waiting a bit, wondering if it would be possible to show a “server load” graph or similar somewhere so we know if there’s an issue it might be due to that.

Yes, we need to better communicate this. We have but it can’t currently differentiate between “downtime” and “slow”. Actually all of the downtime reported from the last month is when things were a little slower than usual, but nothing was actually down.