My experience getting my gallery script working with Vue.js made me decide to get back to work on updating my gallery scripts. I am not going to use Vue.js for the actual implementation as it is meant for a complete solution and I need the gallery to be a component that can drop in other sites.
Today I finished getting full functionality to the gallery browsing. I have routes working as well so locations from the gallery can be copied/pasted. Templates are fully implemented so the layout of the gallery can be customized. Because it was easy, I even added image search.
With the ability to view a gallery setup the next step will be to port the existing gallery. There is a lot of work to make that happen. The photo gallery is over 16 years old and the sources of the pictures in it started off fairly random. I didn't switch to full-size images for galleries until much latter so the first several years of photos do not have the initial full-size image. The new gallery scripts uses this as their base.
At work we are looking at project work that requires a single-page-application and Vue.js was mentioned as one of the possible frameworks. I didn’t know anything about Vue.js and decided to learn by creating a quick application with projects parts I already had.
I started by exporting the test gallery I had setup to a single JSON object. This was fairly simple as the gallery worked on JSON objects and the back-end was already setup to export JSON. I had to flight with my scripts that created thumbnails and restore the database a couple times because I couldn’t remember how things were setup.
Since the gallery viewing was already functional and styles, I just needed to rewrite the navigation using the Vue.js framework. That went quickly. I spent maybe 10 hours on the project, mostly getting my partly finished scripts running. I was pleased with the results.
Got a letter from my health insurance provider telling me my e-mail address isn’t working. This is partly true. These people love sending me e-mails all the time, and none of them are relevant. Most people would call that SPAM. Now it seems they are upset because they can’t SPAM me and even gave me a number to call so I can get this all straightened out. Well, I don’t want to waste the time of some sitting who has to sit behind a phone all day. Instead, I’ll make a post on my blog no one will read and complain about it.
Dear Big Business,
Just because you provide a service I use and that services requires an e-mail address doesn’t mean you have the right to SPAM me. Giving you people an e-mail address is like inviting a vampire into your house. I think most people would agree it is unprofessional to go into a business and start telling people that work there your life story without being asked. So why would I be any more interested in your companies’ story? I don’t care about your new whatever, sales coming up, or reminders of services you provide. If I give an e-mail address to a business, I just need messages related to business transactions. Period. Now take the marketing guy who says otherwise and run him down the garbage disposal.
Damn Near Every Customer.