dancingfish news

Sat, August 25, 2012

Website updates!    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I’ve been at work at updating the website, with a new logo and a few tweaks to the style.  I replaced the Flash movie on the home page with an HTML5 video slider, which works on iOS and other devices that don’t support Flash.

Have also added the small gallery from my trip to Raja Ampat last fall:

Raja Ampat 2011 Gallery

Here are a couple of photos from the trip:

18:24:33

Mon, July 05, 2010

Finally! Indonesia gallery from last fall is up…    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I think I set a record this time for how long it has taken me to get my galleries from last fall’s trip to Indonesia up on my website. This is in contrast to the record fast time I set in 2008 for getting the galleries up from that fall’s trip. Ah well, life has been busy.

Anyway, there is a short gallery, two full galleries from the Triton Bay/Raja Ampat and Bali portions respectively, and a plethora of slideshow viewing options, from Mac OSX apps or Windows exes, to Flash.

Indonesia 2009 gallery

spinecheek

10:39:20

Updated slideshow page, new slideshows, new Mac support..    [ Photography,Website updates ]

I’ve updated my slideshow page, and have redone many of the old Mac slideshows, changing from quicktime or flash to OSX app format, with better quality, smaller download size, better support on Snow Leopard, etc. These probably won’t run on old PPC Macs, but let me know if this is an issue with you and I can add links for the old QT files. To go to the slideshow page, click on the image below (an image from my older PNW slideshow), or here.

Wawa

10:32:56

Sun, June 14, 2009

WordPress update 2.8    [ Website updates ]

I’ve now updated my wordpress engine to 2.8, along with some plug-in updates, and things are still working (so far!). If something is wonky, I’d really appreciate it if folks would let me know. Thanks!

08:30:08

Sun, January 11, 2009

WordPress update (2.7)    [ Website updates ]

I have made a major update to wordpress for this news feed. Please let me know if any issues!

Linda

16:10:43

Wed, November 26, 2008

WordPress updated    [ Website updates ]

I’ve updated to 2.6.5, so please let me know if there are any anomalies.

Thanks!

15:44:33

Sun, November 09, 2008

WordPress update troubles    [ Website updates ]

I updated WordPress to 2.6.3 right before I left for the Galapagos (remind me never to do that again!), and I managed to mangle some permissions on some files, so that my news blog was down the whole time I was gone. Sorry about that!! I should have it fixed now.

09:46:05

Sun, September 21, 2008

New – search boxes for photo names and gallery names    [ Website updates ]

After a suggestion from one of my coworkers at Intel, I have added Wikipedia and Google search boxes to my photo pages and gallery pages that will automatically do searches based on the photo name or the gallery name. I may need to tweak the gallery name search to be more useful. But I’d love to hear feedback about this feature and whether it’s useful.

Also have upgraded my WordPress installation to 2.6.2, which is very easy to do now that I’ve converted to Subversion updates.

Linda

21:31:15

Mon, September 01, 2008

Page navigation in galleries is working again…    [ Website updates ]

Recently I noticed that page navigation within my galleries and between photos was totally broken, and I apologize for that. I think it must have been broken since I upgraded my galleries to Exhibit Engine 2.02, sometime last year, but it took me a while to become aware of the problem. I believe it is fixed now, so I hope folks will have an easier time navigating my gallery pages. If you see any anomalies, please let me know!

14:09:56

Wed, August 20, 2008

WordPress upgrade    [ Website updates ]

I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.6.1. Please let me know if you see any anomalies.

In other news, I went diving in Puget Sound again on Sunday, and I’ll post some photos soon.

08:11:36

Mon, July 14, 2008

Keystone Jetty    [ Diving,Website updates ]

I’ve finally gotten a few photos up from a trip to Keystone Jetty last September. I had some equipment issues, so it’s miraculous I had any photos at all, but it’s just a few.

The gallery is at http://www.dancingfish.com/gallery/list.php?exhibition=43&ee_lang=eng.

sculpin

23:08:23

Sun, February 03, 2008

Some feed template changes…    [ Website updates ]

If you are subscribed to this news page, and notice anything broken about the feed, please send me a note. I’ve made some changes to the feed templates, and want to make sure I’ve not broken anything.

Thanks!

16:27:19

Sat, December 15, 2007

My 2008 calendar is available..    [ Photography,Website updates ]

I’ve gotten my 2008 calendar done and uploaded to Cafe Press. You can look and purchase one here, or click on the calendar image.

2008 calendar

18:01:31

Sat, December 08, 2007

Lembeh 2007 Gallery and Slideshows    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I have now posted the gallery for the 2007 Lembeh Strait trip:

Gallery

Also on that page are PC (EXE) and Mac (Flash) versions of a multimedia slideshow.

Enjoy!

Shrimp

08:09:44

Tue, February 06, 2007

Solomons 2006 and Leafy Sea Dragon Galleries    [ Diving,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

The galleries and slideshows are up for my recent trip to the Solomon Islands and Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where the leafy sea dragons live. I was even able to once again create a slideshow that works on the Mac. It’s Flash based, and a larger download than the PC slideshow, but I’m happy to be able to support that platform again!

Here’s the link to the main gallery page, which has links to the slideshows as well:

Gallery

Anemonefish

09:22:40

Sat, October 21, 2006

Website update..    [ Website updates ]

I have updated my gallery engine to Exhibit Engine 2.01, so it’s looking a bit differently. It also doesn’t display perfectly in IE 6 and earlier, because of IE bugs, but there shouldn’t be any serious gaps. While some things look differently, and some link names have changed, most all the old functionality and more should be there. If you notice some funniness, I’d really appreciate it if you could send me a note. Thanks!

09:43:13

Sat, June 10, 2006

Lembeh – There and Back Again…    [ Diving,Nerd stuff,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I was off last month to Lembeh for a quick trip and back. Unfortunately, our cottage at the end of the beach was not within wireless range, which limited how much I was able to connect, so I decided to focus on sleep and diving rather than uploading images. I took my new Macbook Pro with me, and it proved to be up to the task of downloading, sorting, culling and browsing photos. I didn’t do any editing on the trip, however; I left that to do at home. I was actually done working through the photos very quickly. This was an all-digital trip for me, my first, even though I’ve been shooting digital for four years now. I needed to trim my luggage down to the minimum, and that meant just one camera. Since KBR doesn’t have E6 chemicals right now, I decided to go with the digital. I did miss my Subeye though!

Anyway, I was able to stamp IPTC info into my images as I downloaded them (using Photo Mechanic), and just added caption information when I got back. I then wrote a new Imatch script to populate my normal Imatch properties with the EXIF and IPTC info, which I then can export to SQL using my other custom scripts. This SQL can be imported into my gallery database (Exhibit Engine). I was also fussing with the slideshow, since I was fairly uninspired about the music for it, but I’ve now found some music that I thought was a fit. Couldn’t get Liveslideshow to behave this time with my photos, so I only have a PC side slideshow for now (I can run these using Parallels on my Mac, but it makes it less convenient for others if they don’t have a Windows VM or use Bootcamp), but I’ll update the page later if I can get a QT slideshow created. Soooo without further adieu, the gallery and slideshow are finally ready.

Lembeh May 2006 Gallery

Something I thought would be fun to do would be for me to post a favorite from this trip, periodically, to this news page over the next few weeks or so. Here’s the first of my favorites:

Xeno Crab

This is a Xeno crab, which is a tiny critter that lives in camoflauged comfort on a wire coral. They are usually found fairly deep and all the ones I’ve seen before have been monochromatic. This is the first one I’ve seen that was rather colorful, and it appears to be due to the coral polyps that he seems to be wearing on his shell. I’ve have to research this more; I wasn’t aware that they did that.

17:41:32

Wed, November 09, 2005

Whew! It’s done….    [ Diving,Nerd stuff,Photography,Travel,Website updates ]

I have spent the last two weeks wading through and processing photos, getting slideshows ready and my website updated with new galleries and shows. I hand mounted nearly 700 slides, reviewed about as many digital photos, and edited about 800 photos. After more culling, there are nearly 600 in the two galleries for Wakatobi and Lembeh. It was a good trip!

I’ve also been experimenting with a couple of Flash applications. One is a gallery generator and I used it for a summary gallery for the whole trip. A good solution for folks who don’t want to look at 600 photos! Also, I normally make my PC slideshows using PicturesToExe and/or Proshow Gold/Producer. I also try to make one for Mac users, and have been using LiveSlideshow, which is really buggy and a pain to use. I tried exporting video from my PicturesToExe slideshow and creating a Flash based movie out of it with Riva Producer, but it is huge and requires streaming, which doesn’t work so well from my site when tons of people might be trying to download or stream at once (when the links are announced). Anyway, I went back to LiveSlideshow, but I have got to find a better way!

All right, so the gist of this is that the galleries are up, and now linked from my main page. The slideshows are up as well. If you like, take a look:

Indonesia 2005

ghostgoby

22:34:39

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