Older blog entries for semaj (starting at number 0)

I have had this account for quite sometime and never really felt that I would do anything with it, well I have definately changed my mind. I have finally hit the point where I feel that I can actually make some neat things happen. I have totally revamped my website and even have put up some of the PHP code that I use on the site.
This brings me to the reason that I decided to finally make a diary entry. I have started to really get into functions to do "formatted" image displays on the web. I have no idea why I am so in to it... but I just finished working for 3 hours on generalizing a function to display the contents of a directory full of images. Now I am relatively stuck... do I use the shell command in php to get to convert, compile all the mod_php3 and gd rpms to make sure that jpeg images as well as png image functions can be used, or take the "easy" way out and search the web for some code to do what I need.
The need itself is simple, now that the TableDrawing function is complete, I would like for php to make thumbnails on the fly from the images in a selected directory. Is this really important... heck no. Do I think it is a neat thing to try and learn to do... sure do.( otherwise, I would be working on a newer design for my employer's internal website... he would like for it to have more "pop"... whatever the heck that is... gee!)
Well enough boring stuff for now... Time for some sleep/tv/reading... something other that this computer screen. :)

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