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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

The Gallery Monkey!

It has taken a lot longer than I originally anticipated to get my Gallery up and running again – and even now I only have maybe half of my albums installed – but through no small effort, it is coming along nicely.

I don’t really understand why technology seems to have taken such a sudden turn toward the dark side lately, though. When I first installed the Gallery program on my server, it worked like a charm. This time, however, I installed and uninstalled the program no fewer than seven (7) times before I finally got it to work, and even then it required completely wiping out every bit of infrastructure I had in place in order to start from the ground up. It’s really very disappointing.

And now, the laborious task of uploading thousands of photos has begun in earnest. As I said, at this point I have maybe half of the albums uploaded already. This is partly my own fault; if I were willing to resize the photos things would go a little more smoothly, but I have thus far refused to do that. I may change my mind about this soon, however, since some of my pics really are huge, and there’s no reason anyone needs to look at a photo that’s any bigger than 1024 x 786, or whatever the largest size photo happens to be. Or even 800 x 600, which is what I think the medium photos are.

Anyway, that’s where things stand now. I am struggling through this, and hope to finish it within a week’s time… but then again, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley, so we shall have to wait and see.

And speaking of seeing, the Gallery can be seen here: The Picture Perfect Life of Saru-San.

 

Like a Phoenix from the Ashes!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Phishing for your Privates!

Slowly but surely I am bringing this web site back from the phishing attack that crippled it a couple of weeks ago.

What you are now looking at is Part the First in the process. Of course, this page isn’t what brought people to my site – no, it was the Gallery that people were looking for. And that part? Ha. It’s completely fubar. And the sad reality is, I had it working at one point, but then the phishers came back, prompting me to completely obliterate the site and start from scratch.

How frustrating it is, getting caught up in someone else’s pathetic schemes. I wish them death. Slow, painful death.

With any luck, I’ll have it all up and running soon.