Archive for June, 2008

happy five million!

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

At 9:55 PM PDT tonight, the counter on the beards.org photo gallery hit five million views!  Amazingly, it was on today’s date exactly one year ago that the gallery hit two million views.  Tonight’s achievement of the five million mark is a symbolic milestone because of the counter reading.  However, the actual count is already higher than that for a number of reasons.  A server failure prior to hitting the two-million mark caused a rollback of the counter.  Deleting photos from the gallery causes their view numbers to get subtracted from the count.  Also, Salvatore’s videos had high numbers of views that no longer show in the count because I took them offline.  I took them offline because they were consuming too much bandwidth.

So which photo was lucky number five million on the counter tonight?  It was this photo of Jason:

Jason at five million!

Click on the thumbnail image to view the larger image in the gallery.

Congratulations, Jason!  Happy five million!

Firefox 3 and beards.org

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The Firefox 3 browser came out yesterday and it slightly breaks the beards.org page layout.  It moves the image that’s supposed to be in the upper right-hand corner over next to the image in the upper left-hand corner.  I’ve found a way to fix the problem.  But it will take me a while to get the change made to all of the affected pages.  I was already behind on stuff for the site, so this extra work isn’t exactly a welcome development.  Some of the pages have already been fixed.  I’ll fix the rest as soon as I can plow through them.  Meanwhile, if the upper-right corner image is not in its rightful place as you view the site in Firefox 3, you’ll know why.