Mon Dec 2 23:49:16 PST 2013
I'm ready to get this site tuned up -- I have lots of photos to upload! The OS was bumped, MonkeyView is now a 'jail' in FreeBSD 9.2.
Fri Jun 27 15:10:16 PDT 2008
The server has two disks, and the 'os/backup' disk crashed but the 'image/db' disk is intact. With the new disk, I went ahead and upgraded a bunch of stuff (OS, server software, etc) and configured RAID. 216,482 photos.
Wed Jul 11 11:59:18 PDT 2007
The server is a 2.5Ghz Celeron, and all seems to be running fine. Looks like about 100 new images per day are uploaded. 186,540 photos.
Tue Apr 17 10:15:03 PDT 2007
If you upload a 'zip file' with images with file names like: Easter_Egg_Basket.jpg, the upload script will automatically convert the filename into the title of the photo -- Easter Egg Basket in this example. Rename all the files on your computer, then put them in a zipfile (16MB limit per zipfile) and bulk upload them all -- the title field will be prepopulated! If a series of 5 digits of the string 'DSC' is found in an images filename, the auto-tilting does not occur. Uploads are quicker if you pre-resize all your images on your desktop. That way the server doesn't have to resize your picutres. 176,737 photos.
Mon Feb 12 14:38:51 PST 2007
Well, I updated the look of the albums for the first time in 7 years! I'll do the main pages next and then add the ability to configure default color schemes. Tested on Firefox! If it doesn't work on other browsers, leave a message! 173,610 photos.
Thu Feb 8 10:56:07 PST 2007
Something busted and spun out of control last week Friday. It may been a bot script breaking the site. I wrote a script to automatically restart Apache if it gets hosed again. :) (Also, an outage due to XO's oversubscription of power) Anyhow, there are now 173,169 photos.
Thu Oct 12 23:03:29 PDT 2006
My razor phone can send pictures! Also, my wife and I got a Sony camera! Time to update MonkeyView. 162,748 pictures online.
Sat May 13 11:02:16 PDT 2006
I am sad: my second kodak (LS743) camera busted. The lens won't retract and the error is E45. 150,831 photos in MonkeyView!
Fri Mar 17 18:15:30 PST 2006
Mmm... the second, large drive in MonkeyView seems to have fried the power supply. When looking in the box, I noticed that the motherboard capacitors were leaking some crusty gunk as well. So, pardon the one day outage, but I was slapping the CPU, RAM, and disks into a new case with a new power supply and motherboard. I threw in an extra 120 GB drive while I was at it. 146,390 photos on the server! Other news: there was a bug where some images where being showed in a shrunken manner -- fixed!
Fri Dec 30 01:41:30 PST 2005
OK, the disk was up to more than 90% full, so I upped the drive from a 60GB to a 300GB drive. Drive sizes have really bumped up from 2002... there are 137,825 photos on the server now!
It is funny adding this note... the site has been up for years, and the HTML used is so 1990s. I used the font tag back then! Style Sheets really rule. I need to redo the templates one of these days. Happy New Year!
Thu Mar 11 13:09:40 PST 2004
50,000 photos are in the system! In an effort to spark some life into the further development of this site, I have created the MonkeyView Tribe Group. Tribe is a FOAF (friend of a friend) network and includes a message board system. Post your issues there and submit designs for new templates.
Sat Jan 17 19:59:26 PST 2004
I looked on the c-wsss.com site and found out what the error on my digital camera means. I don't know why canon doesn't have their support on canon.com... hiding on an obscure domain name makes it MUCH harder to search with google for you answers. I had to wade through many lame pages in their troubleshooting guide. Anyhow, here are some answers:
Fri Oct 3 16:01:03 PDT 2003
40,000+ photos! I added a function to retain the master image before resizing. Note: this will not make images pre Oct 3, 2003 suddenly have higher res versions. I'll add a link in the templates to the high-res version of the images. Recently, by Cannon Elph crashed with an E18 error on the little LCD screen. What the hell? It seems digital cameras never last more than a year in my hands. In other news: I now know style sheets, so I'll rehack the templates when I get a chance. If anyone out there is a graphic designer and then want to send me a layout, I'll add it to the site for all to use.
Tue Jul 29 04:11:37 PDT 2003
35,000+ photos! OS update...
Fri Nov 22 02:26:50 PST 2002
Over 25,000 photos! Only 2Gigabytes out of 50G are used. I guess the server could handle about half a million photos. Happy Turkey Day!
Mon Sep 23 01:15:00 PDT 2002
Nothing really new... 22,784 photos in MonkeyView. I just updated the OS (FreeBSD).
Sat Aug 31 17:24:00 PDT 2002
Yeah Haw! The 20,000 photo mark has been broken. I got a new camera (a Cannon Elph) and plan on taking a bunch of pictures. It came with a cool 'photo stitch' feature to turn a sequence of photos into a panorama.
Fri Jun 21 09:21:00 PDT 2002
There are roughly 19,000 photos in this photo server. I redid the front page so that the links no longer have people's email addresses embedded in the URL.
Tue Jun 4 01:21:51 PDT 2002
The hard disk crashed! I replaced it and recovered almost all the images. A couple of images from the last days of May 2002 may have been lost. Also, I made the code run a little faster by tweaking the upload program. Let's see... oh, the CPU was updragged (upgrading a drag?) to a 1.4 Gigahertz Athalon XP chip last month. This little photo server is super fast now!
Wed Jan 17 23:48:47 PST 2001
Photos were added to the front page of MonkeyView... now, the first page is less drab. The 'list albums' now returns a more useful page (on the my.MonkeyView.net side).
I noticed Moya added some comments about 6 weeks ago to the site! Time to implement her input. All comments are appreciated.