It won’t be long now until SDF users can start testing the brand-new MetaArray V. From SDF@Mastodon:

MetaArray V went online for early testing with 112TB of storage, 3 times that of MetaArray IV.

Can’t wait to test this! Apparently we’re also moving back to Apache for the web server, which is nice. There’s bound to be some initial problems – but that’s all part of the fun after all🤓

Meanwhile, here’s some nice server-room ambiance (go fullscreen for blinkenlights):

Gallery Logo

Gallery Project logo

A small update after a long time: After my web host changed the HTTP server from good old Apache to Nginx last year, the Gallery has been broken, mostly due to lack of support for user-specified Apache .htaccess and mod_rewrite rules in Nginx. Fortunately I’ve now gotten it sorted out with a little assistance from the SDF admins and the very helpful people at the Gallery3 mailing group. Some server configuration for PHP had to be changed, and it was actually just a pretty small fix.

The Gallery Project has been around since 2001, when I first installed it. Unfortunately the project’s been in hibernation since 2014, but lately there’s been an attempt to make it work on newer PHP versions and fix some bugs, called Gallery Revival, and the code is available on GitHub.

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During the weekend, the server administrator at my host SDF moved half the hosted sites, including mine, over to another server, Gronland. This caused my gallery installation to mysteriously start working again! I still have no idea what caused the error, so unfortunately I cannot help those still stuck with a non-funtioning Gallery on the old server, Otaku, even though I would like to…

I’ve also looked over my PHP code after a part of my code caused the web server to hang. For instance, I’ve changed my use of include() to include_once(), and also do some checking if the file exists before I try to include it. Hopefully this will prevent these problems occuring in the future.

A few weeks ago I discovered that my Gallery was no longer working. I’ve had very little problems running Gallery here, and although there have been a couple of problems in the past, usually they can be sorted out by looking at error messages or the web server logs.

This time, though, there’s absolutely no feedback at all – the loading just stops before any data is received by the browser. I’ve posted help requests on the official Gallery page as well as in the help board here on SDF, so hopefully this will be fixed real soon…

I finally got Gallery up and running! You can see the finished results here.

This is a great piece of software, allowing you to do all maintenance of a photo album right in a web browser. No more manually editing the code for each and every image you have. It’s great for when you’re on holiday – just log in, upload pictures, and add captions.

Ok, enough advertising – go ahead and try it out!.

Thanks to Ingar at Kvalito who’s been very helpful with the installation on the web server!