My photo gallery has been upgraded to Gallery2, version 2.2.4 which includes a number of security patches and fixes. The upgrade went smooth and without any hiccups. I used the 2.2.3 to 2.2.4 upgrade file. Speaking of the gallery, I have added my 2007 Christmas pictures for any family members to view in the Family Albums section (this is a protected area of my gallery which requires a user name and password to view).
Well, while testing out the new version of Gallery I decided to test the Gallery Remote program by creating a new album and posting the pictures from the IBM Going Away party friends threw for me back in college into it. It worked! They can be seen here. Yeah, that trash can punch was something else LOL.
On June 8th, 2007, the NASA STS-117 Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched successfully to rendevous with the Internation Space Station. For those that missed it, here’s a video of it:
During or after watching the video, you can click on the Menu button to see related videos and watch them as well. Note: I take no responsibility for what YouTube might decide is a related video, just in case something unexpected appears.
I wonder how many people actually knew there was a Space Shuttle launch yesterday? More people probably knew about Paris Hilton being sent back to jail… sad.
Well, I finally decided to try out one of those Photo Gallery scripts. I am currently playing around with Gallery2 (2.2.1). My gallery can be viewed here: gallery.markheadrick.com. I’ve customized it just enough to not look completely like a default installation LOL, but they all kinda look similar anyway.
What I like about it is that it automatically reads all the EXiF information from the JPG images from my camera plus what I add to it. The images that were scanned in, I added the basic EXiF information such as the actual date the photo was taken if I knew it and description of the image.
I’m still playing around with it, trying this and that plugin to see what it does. Oh the best program I’ve come across for editing EXiF information is Exifer mainly because it’s pretty much free and it seems to work well, even though the last update was in 2002.
I’ve added a new album that isn’t currently on my site. It’s pictures of my vehicles, like my old 1973 Pontiac LeMans!
At some point I’ll either integrate the albums on to the site here and replace them or I’ll just do away with them and just link to albums on my new gallery. I’ll have to think about it. In closing, I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. (I’ve lost count how many times I’ve come back to edit this… geez I can’t type LOL.)
Took some pictures of the Moon and Venus and added them to my MyPics photo album on the site. Here’s one of them:
I finally got a decent image after setting it to the fireworks scene mode, enabling the 10-second timer, zooming in as far as it would go, and putting the camera on a tripod to keep it still. Taken with a Kodak DX7630 Camera