David Precious has released a perl library for the Webthumb API. Its available on CPAN, WebService::Bluga::Webthumb Thanks David.
Over the last couple weeks I’ve been learning Chef to automate setting up all these Amazon EC2 server’s i’ve been using. In the past I’ve had a large ops team… [Continue Reading]
Webthumb.bluga.net has completed its move to a new server. Everything should be running smoothly at this point, but if you run into any problems let me know. If your dns… [Continue Reading]
Over the last couple months I had a chance to help create a great new product for Stumbleupon. Su.pr lets create short urls, publish directly to Facebook and Twitter and… [Continue Reading]
For the last couple weeks I’ve been working pretty heavily with Hbase. It decidedly has different usage patterns then Mysql, but since I don’t often get to use anything relational… [Continue Reading]
Just realized enscript isn’t installed on my server anymore so all my posts with highlighted code examples were broken. Sorry about that, fixed now.
There was an Webthumb outage yesterday, the main server Kernel Panic’d and didn’t reboot properly. DNS was switched to the backup server, and for most users there was no noticable… [Continue Reading]
I haven’t been actively blogging as of late, this is not likely to change, but here is some quick Webthumb news. The PHP apiwrapper has been updated, there have been… [Continue Reading]
Once the dns change fully propagates Webthumb will be back up and fully running. If you had a different apikey on the backup instance you will want to switch back… [Continue Reading]
My blog and the rest of my sites are back up again, running on new hardware. The 2nd backup server/thumbnail processor is still waiting on some heat sinks before it… [Continue Reading]
Webthumb hit 5 million thumbnails some time last night. This blows away the last million time, taking just 34 days for this million. On that note contact me if you… [Continue Reading]
Error handling for Webthumb job requests has changed. Requests with bad urls are now silently ignored instead of dropping the entire request at the first error. This will fix problems… [Continue Reading]
For anyone using Easythumb I have good news and bad news. The good news is the rate for cached thumbnail delivery has been changed to .05 credits. The bad news… [Continue Reading]
Webthumb generated its 4 millionth thumbnail on monday The official time was 2008-08-11 11:09:49. I’ve been making good progress on the thumbnail rates lately, this million was a bit faster… [Continue Reading]
I just completed my first real fantasy football draft of the season. I think i had a better mock earlier in the day, but I was in 8th position here… [Continue Reading]
I just completed my first mock draft. I messed up a the running back picks Brian Westbrook and Michael Turner have the same bye week, i also waited too long… [Continue Reading]
I’m now keeping a permanent list of links, so I can easily update my Fantasy Football Links. With fantasy football season around the bend I thought I’d post some of… [Continue Reading]
Thanks to simplificator there is now a Ruby gem for using the Webthumb API. Announcement and installation instructions Readme
Its new feature time for webthumb again. Today i’m making the alpha release of video thumb. Videothumb gives you the option of getting back a thumbnail of the video on… [Continue Reading]
The server is back up DNS should be updated for most things. Send me email jeichorn at gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org if your still having any problems.