Building an image-bank

15 03 2011

This is not a “how-to” article as much of my other posts are. Well, in a way it might be. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately trying to build a good image bank with shots I can use and reuse for different purposes. I find that having friends who do amazing things with cameras is a very good thing. Here are some shots taken by either my sister or my girlfriend:

Link to sister’s photoblog here: http://grakk.tumblr.com/ 

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How to post sourcecode to WordPress

28 02 2010

Ok, so maybe I did a post like this before with a less than stellar result. At least it was better than my new solutions where I paste images and raw black text into the posts. Hopefully, those days will now be gone. I’ve been digging around the WordPress resource section and realized that you can do quite a lot of things very easily. Pasting code seems like one of them. I’ll try this by just pasting some random C# and XAML.

coding silverlight maybe?

coding silverlight maybe?

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Imageboard viewer almost done – Needs tweaking

16 11 2009

As I mentioned before, I’ve been working on an image extractor for a specific image board as a way to hone my .net skills. It’s almost done in the sense that “it works on my computer”.

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This is the look of it at the moment. The gradient background is kind of an inside joke and those of you who get it, good for you.

The idea is for users to be able to look at multiple pages of image content without having to click through pages or read lots of useless banter. Take for instance this wallpaper-board. The user can request any number of available pages to be presented and then click on an image to see it in full resolution. Very effective.

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My problem at this point is that since I developed the app using Visual Studio 2010, all references are to .net framework 4.0 and unusable to most people. A friend of mine who tested the application also complained about it stopping when trying to save the pictures. I guess the apps main thread stalls while downloading. That’s something else I’ll have to look at.