Gallery 2.2 (Double Double) has been released

Gallery 2.2 (Double Double) is now available for download! In what has been close to a year of development, the Gallery team has packed this release full of new features and security enhancements. Major new features include:

  • Downloadable Plugins which let you download, install, and upgrade modules and themes through the web interface
  • Dynamic Albums which let you set up albums based on keywords, ratings, and more
  • WebDAV support for managing your photo library like a network hard drive with folders of images.

I'm finishing up the testing of the Debian package for Gallery 2.2. They'll be uploaded shortly.

For more information, check out the Official Release Announcement and the Press Release.

2007 Google Summer of Code

Google is once again sponsoring the Summer of Code. Gallery is pleased to be one of the accepted organizations and is happy to work along side dozens of other great open source projects. I'm pleased to be a Summer of Code program administrator for Gallery again this year and we've assembled an excellent team of mentors and administrators to work with the students this year. Here's to another excellent Google Summer of Code!

Woo hoo! Snow day!

IUPUI is closed today due to adverse weather conditions. As I understand it, it's the second time in 20 years that the university has been closed for weather. Fortunately for me, the first time was last Tuesday :)

Get your Viking name

Mine is Nikulás Heavyaxe.  Find out yours here.

Human Sling Shot

Why go to an amusement park when you can setup your own ride in the back yard? :)

Pancake bunny!

For several years, the following image has been passed around the Internet:

Bunny with a pancake on its head

The image is so prevalent, I even saw it at the counter of the Pancake Pantry in Nashville.

Today, Sam found the webpage of the pancake bunny's owner (which includes a picture of the bunny with a pancake on its head). The bunny's name was Oolong (he passed away on January 7, 2003) but he lives on as an Internet meme for all eternity :)

If it doesn’t fit, you must…

Dell Dimension 2350's don't have the slots typically used by video cards. So this genius decided to cut the card so it fit in the slots his computer does have :)

Video Card


Well, well. You scored a whopping 204 points.
Awesome. You have what it takes to maybe, just maybe survive the horrific future in store for all mankind. You're probably not going to shoot yourself in the face, and you're not likely going to go running off alone into the unexplored areas. Try not to drop the flashlight, and you may see the sunrise.
My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 21% on ZombiePoints

Link: The Zombie Awareness Test written by johndoe137 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Well said

Keith Olbermann's commentary from last night is something everyone should watch or read.  It's an excellent contrast to the political tripe spewed by the President last night.  With less than 60 days left until the next election, I hope enough people are riled up to make a difference rather than continuing to allow the status quo to continue.

Viva Las Vegas!

Gallery Las Vegas 2006

Krissy and I just got back from the second annual Gallery Core Team meetup. It was held in Las Vegas last weekend and we had an amazing time. It was great seeing everyone we met in New York last year as well as several new faces.

We got to Vegas about 11AM on Friday, about the same time as Donald and Mary Ann and Chris. We met up with them in baggage claim then headed over to Disneyland, err the taxi corral, and shared a cab to the Luxor, the official meetup hotel. The Luxor is the big black pyramid at the south end of the Vegas strip. Most of the core team stayed in the pyramid rather than the towers (which are shaped like Mayan pyramids rather than Egyptian pyramids) and thus got to experience slanted walls and inclinators (which move up and down the pyramid at a 38 degree angle) rather than elevators. After getting checked in, we had lunch at the buffet with Donald, Mary Ann, and Chris. After lunch, we called Jesse, who got in early Friday morning and met up with him in the Luxor casino. After gambling for a bit, we went up to Jesse, Jacquie, Jay and Melody's room to hang out. At check-in, a bunch of us got some coupon books that included 2-for-1 drinks at happy hour so the next stop was Happy Hour. We met up with some more of the Gallery team then picked up our new Gallery T-shirts. We headed up the strip to New York, New York for dinner at Nine Fine Irishmen. After dinner, we caught Zumanity, an excellent Cirque du Soleil cabaret show.

On Saturday, we met up with the Gallery team for breakfast. The cafe didn't have a table for all 20+ of us so we ate with Jesse, Jacquie, Jay, and Melody. After breakfast (more of a brunch since we had a late night at NY NY), we went over to the Mandalay Bay for shopping and more gambling. At 2PM, we went to Bharat and Jen's suite for the first in-person team meeting. We have weekly team meetings on IRC but this was the first time almost the entire team was available for an in-person meeting. After several hours of productive discussions, we broke up to get ready for dinner. Dinner was further up the strip at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio at the Venetian. We had a private room, a 4 hour open bar, and an excellent 5 course dinner. After dinner, we gathered for the obligatory group picture, then wandered through several floors of the Venetian parking garage till we found the taxi stand. We headed back to the Mandalay Bay to see the burlesque show at Forty Deuce then hit the casino one last time. Finally, we got an early morning snack with Jay and Melody at the Luxor's Pyramid Cafe.

Krissy and I had a relatively early flight on Sunday so we had to miss the group lunch at the cafe but we did get to say bye to Jesse, Jacquie, Jay, and Melody while checking out. It was another amazing, fun-filled Gallery meetup. Pics are (of course) available in our Gallery.

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