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Comment: Wrote My Own (Score 1) 258

by Bigbutt (#48597001) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Tagging, Tag cloud, organizing by event, upload capable from portable devices as well as computers. Written on a LAMP system (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). I have a special tag to identify pictures I want to rotate through the main page. It's still not quite where I want it to be but my stuff generally is a work in progress.

Write it yourself. You'll learn quite a lot and invest time into your photos :)

[John]

Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 566

by Bigbutt (#48574191) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Don't know about ultra-wide but syslog entries can be pretty long same with the output of ps.

I do try to break up my code lines so they're readable but sometimes there's not a good place to use a line break.

And of course I'm not going full screen so it's good to have space on either side to overlap screens vs having to flip back and forth.

Carl

Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 566

by Bigbutt (#48573505) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

The bad part are the Linux drivers. With this setup, the monitors are in two domains. When I move the domains to overlap, I can move my mouse pointer into various monitors however I can't get back, I have to go counter clockwise to get the pointer back to the center monitor. So I can move from center to top but not top to center without going to the left monitor first.

[John]

Comment: Depends (Score 3, Interesting) 566

by Bigbutt (#48572945) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

I manage Unix systems so having it be wide screen helps with longer lines.

But I also write code so having a portrait screen helps when I'm reading documentation (PDFs for example).

So I have a four monitor setup. Two Landscape (one reversed above my number 1 landscape monitor) and Two Portrait; one to the left and one to the right of the two center monitors. Works well for web browsing and coding where I want more side to side screen space and gaming and works well when coding and I need directories to the left and pdfs to the right. The top screen has my debugger or Firebug if I'm working on a web page.

[John]

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 190

by Bigbutt (#48571901) Attached to: Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

For me, rpg.net, tdpri.com, sport-touring.org. I also pay for access to the Ubisoft forums by buying their product (Rocksmith and $1,500 of DLC). I've paid money for other sites but stopped paying and going for various reasons. Sport-touring.net was bought out by Vertical Scope and the place is inundated by ads. The posts have dropped off quite a bit and folks are over on STo instead. Sportbikes is another one bought by Vertical Scope that I originally paid for access but dropped off of after the purchase. I paid for access to another gaming site but when they changed the layout to make it impossible to read on a tablet, I bailed and haven't been back.

I've had the Disable Advertising checkbox for Slashdot for years so I figure I've paid my dues with postings, as inane as they are :)

I also have a server for my own personal stuff that I pay about $1,000 a year for. Lots of space and ram and pretty good support. Been using them for years. I host my pictures (32,000 pics), blog, vanity site, forum for my ex's hobby, and various programming and game sites. I don't use any advertising. I figure I don't get enough traffic to justify it :)

[John]

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