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Anti-climactic!

My origami gallery / photo blog.

I won't call it finished, since I plan to keep working on it and the code needs a major cleanup. But hey, it's up and running and it displays photos, so it has fulfilled its purpose. It's all Common Lisp top to bottom, too. (Aside from JQuery.) I need to make it so that it degrades nicely if you don't have Javascript enabled. But that's all just HTML tweaks, very easy at this point. Tested on Firefox2 and Firefox3, Opera9 and IE7. Currently a tad broken in Konqueror but I'm getting there. IE6 can bite me.

I've been so busy working on the code for that site that I haven't had time to really start folding models to post there, other than a few to start off. That'll change now. It'll be nice to have some folding time.

My current art/origami gallery on this site has some really, really bad photos in it, so I plan not to re-use most of those for the new site. I am not a photographer, sadly. But I found some tutorial somewhere about how to make a "light box". Essentially, cut a hole in a cardboard box, cover the hole with something translucent like white tissue paper, put a lightbulb over the hole, and curve a nice white piece of posterboard in the bottom of the box to use as a backdrop. So easy even I could do it, and it cost me a total of $7 for a tiny desk lamp and some light bulbs. But it's immensely improved the quality of my photos. (Which isn't saying much.)

Now the test is whether the server is still running tomorrow morning when I wake up. Tomorrow or the next day, I'll post a summary of things I've learned on this trek into Common Lisp.

January 28, 2008 @ 7:09 PM PST
Cateogory: Programming
Tags: Lisp, Origami, Art

2 Comments

numerodix
Quoth numerodix on January 28, 2008 @ 10:03 PM PST

Very sleek :)

So CL can do what PHP can, eh? /flamebait :)

Brian
Quoth Brian on January 29, 2008 @ 5:14 AM PST

>=o