Ahhh. The gallery. It’s been around for several years, and every so often, I’ll upload some photos to it, and I’ll place a link on facebook or something, and then it gets forgotten about, and even I don’t pay as much attention as I should do.
Mainly because I couldn’t think of a catchy name. “The gallery of Mercuryvapour”. What does that tell you? Bugger all. It certainly doesn’t tell you an ything.
Whilst on a trip two weeks ago to Oulton Park (see, there’s the first link to it!) I was taking random photos out of the car window, and Jamie S came out with the phrase “Percy’s Pointless Pictures”. I laughed out loud. It was perfect. And that’s what I’ve decided to call the gallery.
Here’s a trip I took to Whitby.
And what about the recent Kielder Trip?” I’m still recovering from this.
The map on the top of each page is interactive, so if you want to see exactly where a photo is taken it will show you. For those who I attend walks / days out with, this is the reason I will occasionally stop and wait for the GPS to connect, otherwise it doesn’t record correctly, and it puts the location in the middle of the sea somewhere (a GPS location of 99.99999 by 999.99999).
Feel free to have a click around. Oh yes, ignore those Steam screenshots. I’ll probably be getting rid of those when I start to run out of server space.
Some of you will be thinking “Oooooh”, and some of you will be thinking “Oh”. But yes, I’ve managed to get the gallery up and running. For once, this will consist of a collection of photos I’ve taken myself, in the shitty-balls year that was 2012. Despite my ranting and raving in an earlier post, there were a couple of chances to take photos in the year, despite the fact I broke the lens on my big Canon camera.
this time, I’ve also made use of one of the many subdomains I have, meaning it’s a lot easier to access than the other one. Therefore, without further adieu, I bring you…. [drum roll]
… well, what did you expect? Fireworks?
Despite it being simply a later version of the software I used to use in the previous incarnation, it seems to be a lot smoother, however, don’t worry if it’s a little bit slow the first time you visit a picture – it now generates thumbnails only when they’re needed. A vast improvement on me having to upload a gallery, then sit there clicking the “Generate Thumbnail” button for every 20 photos I uploaded. The server move also appears to have cured a few of the other kinks I was having.
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This is entirely a “work in progress” as you can imagine, so expect to see quite a few more photos popping up during the coming days.
Regular viewers will notice that, since February, the gallery has been half the man it used to be, and over the last few days, it’s ended up completely broken. The software itself was first installed in about 2007, and possibly due to constant upgrades, server moves and permission changes,it would appear that it’s became horribly corrupt, therefore I’m starting from scratch with it. I asked Andy the Iridium Fan if there was anything he wanted keeping on there, and he said “You may aswell delete all the photos from the Gallery and start again.”
Therefore, that’s exactly what I’ve done. Emptied the database, and deleted everything. I’ll probably start using it a lot more for my stuff, instead of uploading everything to flickr. It’ll probably be easier.
Watch this space…