first desktop app taking shape

I’ve been doing quite a bit of Delphi recently, and needed a little project to get my teeth into so have been building a little windows app which will let me browse and preview jpeg images in a directory, select one or more then create thumbnail and web size jpegs, plus the XHTML and CSS to display them in a basic gallery.

Of course there are already a million apps which do just this, but I have tailored this one to make the output exactly as I want it, and therefore now have a really quick and convenient way of selecting images from my camera CF card and getting them into a web gallery in a matter of seconds (OK maybe minutes) with no need to open photoshop or HTML editor.

screenshot of jpeg web gallery maker version 0.0.3

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what is so good about ringtones?

I can see how the novelty of exploring what ringtones a new phone has might last for a couple of seconds, but I have never understood why people collectively spend billions (probably) on downloading the things. It’s not just kids either – grown men and women actually taking the time and money to download "hilarious" comedy tunes to be screeched out of the bleepy tinny speaker every ten minutes.

Why?!!! They’re all rubbish – get over the novelty immediately you fools, stop wasting your money and make do wth the ones which come with the phone. The makers of these things are laughing at you, scratching their heads as to why you are paying for their new Audi TT in return for a bleepy tinny craig david chorus. Just reset your phone to the default factory ringtone immediately.

you are encouraging them

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