Dalahus

New Gallery!

February 23, 2005

Dalahus has a new photo gallery. For those who care about such things, I moved from Menalto Gallery to Coppermine. I’ve been a Menalto user for a number of years, but the code is old and bloated and the UI a bit clunky. For Dalah�s I wanted to try something faster and a bit more “user-friendly”.

The new gallery looks more-or-less the same as the old one, but has a number of features I think you’ll like. The best part is the Last Additions at the bottom of the main page, which shows the last six photos added. So for those of you who are always wondering if there are new photos added, this is a quick way to check. I arranged the photos in the albums in reverse chronological order, so that the latest shots are on the first page (if this is confusing I can change it back to normal order).

You can also add photos to a My Favorites page, and download them all in one shot, making it handy for printing. The e-card function (the little mail envelope above the photo) allows you to email a postcard-style version of the photo to someone.

As always, the random photo to the left will take you directly to that photo in the gallery. You can also add your lovely comments below the photos (unfortunately, the comments from the old gallery didn’t make the transition).

I hope you like the new photo gallery. If you have any questions or complaints, please leave a comment or email.

Site Weirdness

February 22, 2005

I’m doing a bunch of site and Photo Gallery changes/fixes right now, so if you see weirdness the Management apologizes. When this is all over I should have a better gallery up, with some fun features (mainly being able to see exactly what new images have been added, something a number of you have asked for).

I hope to have it all nice and clean later today. Or tomorrow…

“Buzz Buggy”, maybe…

February 20, 2005

I fear my son growing up in a world where this is Looney Tunes.

Grey and Orange

February 16, 2005

Today marked the opening of Christo’s The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005, an installation he had first conceived of in 1979.

gates gates
It was a cold, sunless day in the City, but that was perhaps the intent. The banners fluttered madly in the wind, yet were oddly silent.

gates gates
Despite the large crowds, it was very quiet. They looked like orange teeth poking up in the landscape.

More images may be see in the gallery

Reboot

Welcome to the fancy-pants new version of Dalahus.com. With this new format I’ll be in a better position to share random thoughts, the type that most people really don’t want to hear anyway. Technology!

And speaking of random thoughts, let me walk you through where everything is. On the sidebar to the left are a number of direct links. First up is my photo gallery, the same one you know and love. Next is AutomatorWorld, a site I launched this year in support of Mac OS X 10.4′s upcoming scripting environment (if you have to ask what this means, you won’t care anyway). Any others links should be self-explanatory.

Further down the sidebar you’ll see a random image from the gallery; reloading the page will bring up a new image. Clicking it will take you to the actual gallery page of that photo. Nifty, eh?

If you have any comments, questions, criticisms or cookie recipes, please feel free to share them.