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The pictures from last weekend - Journal of Omnifarious

Mar. 12th, 2005

10:28 pm - The pictures from last weekend

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I got them all downloaded from the camera, and they're all turned right-side up now too. But there are many of them, and I'd like to have some sort of gallery for them. And since I'm loathe to use one of the stupid gallery services out there, I want to write my own gallery program.

All the gallery sites out there are predicated on the notion that hosting a picture has to necessarily be bandwidth consuming. Sadly, they're right, because the web is broken. Coral is a solution to that problem, but really the web ought to have been designed in the first place to have something like Coral as a fundamental component.

If I write gallery software, it's going to use Coral for all images. And it's going to do a number of other things properly to in order to minimize the number of times a big image has to be transmitted over the Internet. You should be able to usefully host the image off of a dialup connection using the software.

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From:scottscidmore
Date:March 12th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Ah, but at the time of the creation of the WWW text was the thing, screens were small, and most early users were running on multiuser UNIX machines, often with alphanumeric terminals.

THere's been several attempts to get something like Coral going, and to make sure that controversial documents would not be disappeared. Local caching by intermediate servers, I think even Prodigy was doing that. Something may yet catch on, but some of the concepts face big opposition from industry and government.

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From:omnifarious
Date:March 13th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
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This is true. :-(

And while I'm slightly annoyed at the creates of HTTP, I don't really fault them. :-)

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From:agnosticfont
Date:March 14th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm guessing Coral only works for files that are static in content ?

Is there some way of stopping people spoofing your content ?
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