in 2000, I bought a digital camera and renewed my
interests in taking snapshots. My intention was to
share the photos on the www, and it soon was clear
that some organizational tools are needed. As is my
habit, I put off doing anything until a bigger problem
arose. My first efforts put a few (2 to 50) pictures in
a given place, but a 2001 trip to China produced 558 images and
I needed a way to create albums conveniently.
page is the result of that. Like many programming projects, the
first version "worked OK" but it really wasn't very general or
done well enough to share with anyone. The second version was
the result of redoing things to be able to make a presentation
to APLbug (The APL Bay Area Users group) in May of 2002. Since
then I have accumulated and indexed around 2,600 images.