Here are some pictures from the exciting month of July.
I downloaded that Picasa thing by Google today. My heart stuck in my throat for a moment before I realized it’s just a glorified picture viewer. But nevertheless it’s pretty slick. One of the slickest interfaces I’ve seen in a while.
Oh, I heard about this Ninja site at work this week. It’s kind of funny, as long as you don’t try to use your brain in any way. I kept imagining a 20-something network engineer writing all that stuff in his spare time, which is sort of funny in itself. He probably even wrote all the hate mail to himself too.
Who can spot the new link over there on the left? The first one who does gets… uh… to read it first.
I believe I’ve solved all of the current slideshow problems. The newest updates are in the “Ashland Parade,” “Lakeside Flowers,” and “Chincoteague” picture galleries.
At this point, I have no clue what they will look like in any browser but Internet Explorer 6. I’ll have to check them out in that “other” browser pretty soon I guess.
Okay, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so tonight I made a bunch of buttons to replace the text links in my gallery pages. It was a surprisingly tedious task to do the highlighting when you roll the mouse over the buttons. And I won’t even go into how frustrating it was to get the play/pause button graphics to work right. Anyway, I’ve only got the new graphics on the Ashland Parade gallery so far because I’m too tired to stay up any later doing the rest of them.
Hrm, it would appear that I need to do a bit more work on this slideshow thing as it appears to preload every image before it starts to run, which is somewhat of a Bad Thing.
Then again, maybe not. I think my web server is just running slow as crap right now. Or maybe it’s my network. Who knows? The possibilities are endless!
Okay, my work here is done.
I just created a “change log” for all the tasks I’ve accomplished since the first release of Defector. It almost looks like I’ve done something productive! I have some hope of making this a regularly updated item on the site.
I finally added the ability to modify user account settings. There are really only 3 things to modify at this point; password, email address, and notification preference. But that’s 3 more things than there were before!
I finally got around to cleaning out the deadwood from my site. I stripped everything out of the old Nova Design pages. Now if people should stumble upon them in a search engine they’ll get links to the real Nova Design and links to here. I also cleaned everything off of the Lefty’s Cousin Records page, which incidentally came up as the #1 choice if you typed it into the Yahoo search engine.
I’ve updated all the picture galleries on the left using the newest version of my Galleria program. I added some comments to some of the pictures and descriptions of each picture set, but the pictures themselves are mostly the same. (There are some new ones in the Moving Day and New House galleries, though.)