Images, Images, Images

Back in November my wife starting getting emails about some image galleries we built using her .Mac account in 2004.  We had posted about 11 image galleries about the restoration of a Cal 20 sailboat my brother and I bought off the side of the road for $600.

Well, we always knew these galleries were popular because their page hits were into many, many thousands.  Some emailed to tell us that they bought the same boat after seeing our galleries and how they could be fixed up.

Then, in November 2010, Apple decided that it wasn’t going to support the homepages part of .Mac anymore.  In fact, .Mac because, etc., and our pages were still there but broken– none of the images still showed.  Of course, they had no easy way to convert the sites over to the “new and improved” sites.

So, a few months go by, and we get about an email a week saying “geez, we really miss those galleries.”  So, being sick for the last four days, I rebuilt them all from scratch, converted all of our online galleries from Gallery 2.3 to 3.01, and then hacked the old .mac pages to show redirects.

Here’s the fruits of the labor:

Sailing, Travel, Life

And, of course, the famous Cal 20 Restoration Galleries.

Gallery 3.01 is pretty impressive– I like how I can now upload dozens of photos right through the web interface now (instead of using Gallery Remote client).  It is also suppose to fix the Google bot problem, because version 2.3 prevented the images from showing up on Google Images and in other searches.

We’ll see how it goes.

Restoring a Cal 20 Sailboat (in 2004)

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