I just passed 10,000 images hosted on the image site. There’s shitloads of stuff there now, and it’s good.
Judging by the various sites I source images from, my image site is now one of the larger sites of its type on the internet. [Photobucket and the like don't count, is my theory. :)]
Go and have a look, because you know love it. And so does your mother.
My random image site has been doing quite nicely lately. Well fucken surprised am I. There’s a fair few images on it now. I should be passing 10,000 in the near future. I like arbitrary milestones and your mother will confirm that.
I’ve had more than 2.5 million people visit the image site since I started it last year. Well more than 10 million page loads.
Also, I have a cunning plan to show my testicles to tens of thousands of people, and then claim they aren’t mine. Or maybe I will put someone else’s testicles up there and claim they are mine. You never know. Never! [Anyone out there want their nuts on the web? Labia are fine too.] The point is, I would laugh heartily because I have a juvenile sense of humour.
In any case, this is the spot where I don’t love you anymore.
I’ve spent the week playing with all sorts of settings on the server. It’s now running dramatically faster. So dramatic that the whole thing could be made into movie staring Tom Cruise called “The Midget vs. MySQL”.
Not that I’m a midget. It’s just that Tom Cruise is.
In any case, everything should be running much better now. I also pretty much rewrote the entire image site code, piece by piece as I was optimizing things, so it’s much cleaner now and is running much faster aswell.
So the server move didn’t go quite as planned. Image site was basically fucked in the arse all weekend.
I still declare myself victorious in the cunning department tho. Ha! .. The migration itself went okay, just a few unforseen problems with server load and actually letting people view the site once it was migrated.
The whole thing is suddenly rather interesting, and may take a bit of my time this week.
For now, once some DNS changes sort themselves out, the image site should be running properly again.
I’ve just spent the day moving the image site to a new server. You crazy hippies seem to quite like the pictures, and bandwidth is an ever growing problem.
But, I think I have it sorted now.
If I am as cunning as I think I am, the transition to the new server should be seamless and no one will notice anything [except the ratings stars disappearing until I figure out how I broke them ].
If I’m as cunning as reality actually suggests I am, there may be a bit of downtime on the image site over the next day or two.
Time will decide.
If anyone notices any problems/improvements with speed or reliability or anything like that over the next little while, it’d be nice if you would leave a comment or send me a message to let me know.
There’s now more than 5,000 images on the image site. Hooray for arbitrary large, round numbers.
The image stats are now a little more advanced now and there’s a few new features on the image pages too. Nothing too exciting tho.
It’s still taking my time away from this site as I make some improvements to the code behind the scenes. I’m also working on a new site which hopefully should be by up the end of the year. More details to follow.
I’ve added another thousand or so pictures to the image site in the past few days. So, hooray for using round numbers as arbitrary milestones, I s’pose.
As well as that I’ve now added a NSFW filter, so dodgy pictures are not displayed by default unless you’ve allowed them. There’s now also some buttons to let people select an image size, so that the wider images are shrunk down to an appropriate size for everyone’s screen.
And there’s a search box which I’ve stuck on. It’s primarily useful for me in doing some maintenance of the images, but it may be useful for others too. We’ll see..
I still haven’t done much about a ratings system. But it’s still vaguely on it’s way.
I’ve been fairly entertained whilst looking for images for the site, so I’m hoping I’ve managed to select a good number of amusing images that will keep other people entertained too. Seems to be fairly popular so far, so good stuff.
The image section of the site has been growing rapidly over the past few weeks. It has been keeping me somewhat busy, but it’s good.
I passed the 2,500 image mark some time in the past couple of days, so there’s many hours of amusement there now. I’ve also been adding a few new features, like the stats page. Most of the popular images are hilarious.
I still haven’t gotten around to adding ratings for the images yet, but that’s on its way.
Anyways, if you haven’t already, go and have a look at some random images. There’s fair chance you’ll find yourself amused. [Atleast, I hope there is.. ]
Things have been a little quiet here these past few days, primarily because I decided to spend some time making a web site full of nothing but random images that amuse, interest or disgust me.
It’s basically good to go, so go check it out if random images are your sort of thing.
There’s a very small amount of extra functionality on it’s way aswell [more navigation options and some ratings], and I’ll be adding more pictures as I come across them too.
If you (dis)like it or have any suggestions, leave me a comment here so I can do something about it.