December 2006 Archives

12 December 2006

Christmas party 2006

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: Photos

12 December 2006

New online photo album

I'm attempting to make it easier for myself to add groups of photos to my website. Basically I want something that will, given a directory of photos, create thumbnails, html pages etc. and so on with a minimum of effort from me. To be honest, I virtually had this already, using imagemagick's convert and identify utilities. Anyway, after rejecting anything that required a database, php, ruby (seems like overkill to me for a static bunch of photos), I've settled on jigl.

It was nothing particularly glamourous, but it worked out of the box, and was simple to tweak to my needs.

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: Photos

05 December 2006

New Computer

My new pcAfter a slightly reckless late-nate ebay purchase, I'm now the proud owner of a new computer. It cost me 150 quid, which I suppose is a pretty good price.

The main reason for the purchase was to get something quieter and less power-hungry that I don't feel guilty about leaving on all the time.


  • 1 GHz Nehemiah C3
  • 512mb RAM (incl. shared graphics)
  • 100Gb hard drive (acquired from the long defunct penrah)
  • runs off 12v (60w) external power supply

As I gave it penrah's hard drive, it has effectively become penrah. I think a new name is in order though (penrah was assigned by UoN, so I don't have much attachment to it). Any suggestions? Previous computer names are Shakespeare, Euclid and Möbius.

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: Computers