Folded metal box
Raspberry Pi Home Automation
Custom Discovery Roof Rack
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Convict Creek Trail
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August 5th, 2011 - Lundy Canyon Hike
August 2011, Mammoth Archery
Birds in the garden
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May 29th, 2011 - Sequoia National Forest
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March 8th, 2011 - Mountain Palm Springs
February 13th, 2011 - Iron Smelt
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Iron bloom forging
August 28th, 2010 - Mt. San Jacinto
OSM Import: US Designated Wilderness
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Bloomery furnace iron smelting
Open Street Map: Mojave Project
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Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
March 28th, 2010 - Salton Sea
March 21st, 2010 - South Main Divide
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Dakota and Asha Celebrate Christmas, 2009
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Exploring The East Mojave: The Afton Canyon Area
Broken flex plate
Remote Image Serving
Astro/night photography in Inyo National Forest
Wild Mustang Sightings
September 26th, 2009 - Night Photography In Frazier Park
August 15th, 2009 - Catalina dive trip
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July 2008 Mammoth Vacation
President Barack Obama!
April 12th, 2008 - Wildflowers and Landmarks
My Grandfather's Alfa Romeo Spider
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Bridge To Nowhere
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May 26th, 2007 - Kelso Dunes
Culloden Battlefield, Aug 5th, 2006
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The Clifs of Moher, Aug 3rd, 2006
The Burren, Aug 2nd, 2006
Bunratty Castle, Aug 1st, 2006
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Truck Audio/Data Network
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The Ring of Kerry, Jul 31st, 2006
Victory in 2006!
Blarney and Killarney, Jul 30th, 2006
Dublin and Cork, Jul 29th, 2006
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What Can I Do?
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New desktop: Intel 805 D
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Whiting Ranch Hiking
Digital Photography with Linux
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Hiking and Photography
July 30th, 2005 - Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Death, Fright and Photography
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Count Every Vote Act of 2005
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Super Tuesday, 2004
Canon A80 Camera
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Landscaping - My Front Slope
Stump Pullin' Yeeee Haw!
Feb 22nd, 2004
Feb 16th, 2004
PostgreSQL Logfile Analysis
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Ceiling Cargo Basket
Front Bumper Version 2
Land Rover Valve Jobs
The Matrix: Revolutions
Greg Davis CDL Linkage
Mom's Turkey Gravy
Julian Pie Company
The KB1DIG 2-meter Halo Antenna
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Aug 13th, 2003
SQL and Perl
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Jun 17th, 2003
Some People's Comments
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The Matrix: Reloaded
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April 23rd, 2003
DVD Burning Under Linux
My Satellite Phone
My Near-Death Experience
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Front Bumper, Version 2
KPC 3 Plus and HTX-252
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George W. Bush
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erikburrows.com source code
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|ImageServer -   2004/08/21||Viewed 93 times this month, last update: 2008/06/09|
|I just added another project to my public cvs repository: ImageServer.|
The imageserver project is a PostgreSQL and file based database for images. It allows the single or batch importing of images, automatic reading of image EXIF data, and storage of additional user defined data. It then allows searching based on this data, display and resizing/reformatting of the images. The system has a concept of image "owners", public images, and images accessable only by certain people.
Still in development is advanced, typed searching, allowing searches like "newer than March 2004, from Erik, with a Canon a80 camera". Also planned is a SOAP interface, allowing direct utilization of any ImageServer site by another web site or program.
You can see the development site at imageserver.erikburrows.com, which is currently serving all the images on this site.
I just finished the first cut at a reorganization of the ImageServer code and interface. There are still a lot of admin tools to write, but the public side is done. The new front page is faster, and cooler I think, and search results are paged, with pretty buttons.
Just added to the imageserver front page is something I've wanted to do for a long time: Sequences. Every time I go on a trip, or have a set of images to upload to the imageserver, I set a sequence name. It's a name for the whole group of images. The imageserver now shows the most recent image sequences, as shortcuts to the search tool. Using this new feature, you can see pictures from my camping trip last weekend into the Angeles National Forest.
As often happens, my interests have shifted to photography, away from updating this site, scuba, kayaking, etc. I'll get back to those, but I need to fully explore photo geekery for a while. To reflect my change in interest, I have added the imageserver "Image of the day" (called "Favorites", since I don't have a favorite every day!) to the navigation-bar of this site. I hope to promote the imageserver site, to get feedback on both the site, and my photographs. I will eventually have a comment system setup on the imageserver site, but until then, please to tell me what you think here.
I know, I'm an OCD freak. Comments are now active on the imageserver site.
The Imageserver now uses exiftool instead of ImageMagic to read EXIF codes, and because of this, can interpret GPS coordinate metadata. If the image had coordinate data, the Imageserver view page now links to Google Maps, to point out exactly where the image was taken. This can be seen when you click on this picture:
I removed the front-page "Recent Favorites" section, in favor of a new feature: Galleries. I added a new metadata key, called 'gallery', which allows me to classify the pictures by theme, and better organize those top 1% of pictures. I think this also allows people, myself included, to find a picture "of a nice flower", or "a pretty landscape", etc.
I spend a lot of time getting the Imageserver front-page looking good, but I don't think anyone looks at it. So, I've taken some more elements from the Imageserver front page, and added them to www.erikburrows.com proper. I moved arround the left-side navigation bar elements some, and expanded the Imageserver section to include the portfolio folders. That, combined with the favorite, and recent subject elements, replicates all of the Imageserver front-page functionality, just smaller.
Matt Bell (2005-01-24): Sorry I missed the camping trip, but I did get to go for a glider ride on a beautiful day up in Napa (and drank some excellent wine too!)
That looks like a great place to camp, I look forward to the details!
Erik (2005-01-24): I've always wanted to go glider flying. When are you coming back down again?
Will (2005-02-08): Do you have any software that can read the EXIF information stored in the images? That would be sweet to have the imageserver automatically post that information in the page also.
Steve Kehlet (2005-02-08): I like it.
Erik (2005-02-08): Steve, thanks!
Will, actually, it's already there. If you click on an image, below it is a button called 'Show all Metadata', which will display all the metadata the system has for the image, including any description data I added, as well as the EXIF key-value pairs. Some of it is interesting, but some of the values, like exposure and aperture are in a funky format, which I have not added a converter for. If you click on the image again, you get the full-size original of the picture.
Matt Bell (2005-07-11): Hey there, I just got my server up and running and am looking for an easy software package to do photo databases. Would you mind if I play around with ImageServer?
Erik (2005-07-11): Of course you can, go to the link near the top-left called "My public CVS Server", and click on the "imageserver" project. There are instructions on how to download it.
However, if you really intend to use it yourself, you should give me some time to package it up for general use. If you're interested, I'll do that in the next couple of days.