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this is the last straw – Picasa

Dear Google Picasa,

you are now dead to me.

For ages you have annoyed me wit hiding metadata such as comments, ratings and albums somewhere in secret files and folders, and you have made it annoyingly difficult to keep the photos and albums in sync on my several computers.

I managed to coax you into it by mapping and symlinking folders on network drives, and it worked, as long as I didn’t attempt to use you wile not connected to these network drives.

Now you forced me to update you in the middle of the night. I had been clinking ‘update later’ for days, and so you just waited until I was asleep.And now you had to rescan all my tens of GB of photos! why couldn’t you just remember the thumbnails? And where is my meta data? Where are my albums? you forgot all about them! you stink, Picasa! The only reason I had continued using you instead of the other programs I found, is that I got free photo storage with you. but that’s not enough of a carrot any more. Good bye!

I might still use the web albums part of you, but it’s so annoying to upload anything to there without the software, it’s just not funny.

Now… to retrieve all the information you lost for me, and to import it into Zoner Photo Studio: that keeps all the meta data in a more accessible format.

Post-commit hook in PHP for Google Code

For a while now I’ve been using Google Code to keep track of my tinkerings with Moodle (PHP).

I found having a Google Code SVN repository very useful, because in addition to having all the usual useful features of version control and ease of use of Subversion (thank you TortoiseSVN), it is also available from anywhere, on the web. No fiddling with opening up the home firewall to get the QNap NAS have a sniff of the internet. Read more »

Google Code

Given that my NAS is out of business until I either declare the Seagate fit, or get a new disk, my local SVN server is gone too.

So I think I’ll take the opportunity to try Google Code. But at the same time I don’t want people looking at my bad code. 😉

Any actually working code will eventually go somewhere in to the Moodle community, though.