This morning (since it is after midnight) I updated my Gallery install from version 1.5 to version 2 Beta 3.

The Gallery project moved to a database driven system and the administration console is a lot more accessible and easier to configure and mantain. It seems more resonsive and has a plethora of new features.

EXIF data is displayed with images, it has a crisper look and the layouts are easier to manage.

Go ahead, take a look at the new gallery.


Well, over the past couple of days, I’ve been working on getting Planet set up to aggregate all of my feeds into one massive feed.

Over the same time period though, I’ve been playing around with OS X Tiger’s Safari RSS, and I must say that I’m quite impressed. It lets you view feeds individually, or will aggregate them into one large, searchable and categorizable feed. It’s really pretty slick.

But, I digress, I ended up setting up a number of Planet feeds, a couple for MTU LUG and a couple for myself.

  • MTU LUG’s member’s blogs
  • An aggregation of all of MTU LUG’s RSS feeds
  • My own personal news feed from a large number of news sources
  • A aggregated feed of most of my friend’s blogs.
  • All in all, Planet is pretty cool… it has some rough edges, but it’s pretty easy to figure out once you realize where the templates are that the config files are pointing at. Now I just need to learn some CSS stuff so I can make it look better.

    Themes and flickr-gallery

    Well, I’ve decided to set the theme back to the WordPress default for now, mainly because of the thinness of the design I was using. It didn’t play nice with flickr-gallery which I set up last night.

    On that note, last night I set up flickr-gallery on here, check it out at It pulls the galleries off of my flickr site and displays them through the blog. It even pulls the exif data and allows you to view the albums as slideshows.

    Unfortunately, the flickr-gallery project isn’t very well maintained or documented, so it took a bit of work to get it set up. Hopefully the coming revisions of the plugin address the install difficulties.

    Main Page – MTU LUG

    Main Page – MTU LUG

    LUG wiki
    So, last week, I set up a wiki on my page(no longer available14 May 2005) (to keep track of my personal projects).

    This weekend, I set one up for the MTU LUG. I’m using Mediawiki, which was a pretty easy setup. You can download an install from that page, and it’s available in apt for Ubuntu. Install directions are also available.

    The really nice thing is that you can edit the mysql database to do things that you can’t through the wiki’s web interface. (It’d be nicer if you could simply do it through the interface though). What you have to do in the database are things like:

  • Changing user names.
  • Deleting users.
  • Giving someone Developer permissions.
  • If you’re interested in setting up a wiki, and the install docs aren’t enough, or you need help with something, let me know.