11 Feb 2001 ajv   » (Master)

hackery

Can't get near my machine at the moment; Dan is going through major geekiness phase, and it's sort of aggravating. I need to free up my Dell for me.

Programmers == HCI morons

Tried to do what I thought was a very simple thing: find a program to thumbnail a set of images in a folder which has sub-folders. All the programs I've looked at suck, and have truly, monumentally fucked up interfaces. If there's any doubt that programmers as a rule should never be let anywhere near a program's HCI bits, it's HTML thumbnail generators. The dudes who wrote thortor, thumb, and VikarPlus Photo Gallery should be ashamed. Not only did they not work, they couldn't seemingly do the simple things, like add a folder and its contents. Vikar PG had the temerity to generate a set of files for the thumbnails that was significantly larger than the original images, which sort of defeats the purpose of thumbnails, no?

So I'm going to write my own. Expect this to be abandoned at 5.36 pm on Tuesday.

Highlander III: the apology

This is one sad movie. No wonder it's on at 11 pm on a Sunday night. Awful. And I though #2 was bad...

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!