Monday, May 15, 2006

Your Message on

I love those message generator tools, and now I wanted to create one of my own:, where you can put your message on anything (well, almost anything, but I intend to keep adding themes over time). For Gaxed I'm using some heavy caching to prevent it from going down to easily. The basic algorithm is: when a picture is viewed more than 50 times, it's moving into the cache folder as a static JPG (the page URL will stay the same of course, acting as a permalink). This way, I don't need to poll the PHP, the database, and I also don't need to recreate the image using PHP image/ GD. Most of the base pictures are from Flickr, licensed with a Creative Commons share-alike license. So you can save any JPG from ... (Full post)