I recently had the need to timestamp/datestamp a large number of image files using the EXIF data stored in the files. A shell script under Linux was my preferred choice for this, but I’ve always found shell scripting to be cryptic and ImageMagick difficult to master due to the range of tools and command line options. After some searching I came across some useful advice which I adapted for my own needs. The changes I made were to ensure the date followed the UK format, tailoring the colour and size of the stamp to my preferences, as well as providing more useful feedback on progress.
The results are here in case anyone else finds them useful. I haven’t attempted to break long lines in case that introduced errors.
It’s been a while since the links post. I’m now having problems with my bookmarking web application Shaarli – my web host’s modsecurity configuration is getting in the way. This means links have become a pain to save for the time being, but I’m struggling through.
I have returned after another posting hiatus. This has been a difficult few weeks – I won’t dwell on most of the details but one sad example was mentioned on this page.
I would like to say that the posts over the last two days (which finish off the last batch of ink reviews) plus this one mean that this quiet patch has come to an end. However, I know I’ve said that before and circumstances have intervened, so I’m not going to make any more commitments I’m not confident I can keep.
The plan in the short term though is for a another batch of ink reviews, but a small one this time – a trio of my favourite inks: Noodler’s Heart of Darkness, Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-Gao and Diamine Crimson. These have been my everyday carry black, blue and red inks for while now so reviews are long overdue.
Another problem has also emerged with the website. There’s nothing new in the Lifestream since 12/07, which in itself wouldn’t be a surprise since my online activity has been virtually nil. However, the posts that I made yesterday and today should have appeared (along with the Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter syndications) but there is nothing. The Lifestream plugin shows no errors, and I’ve run the update script manually, but still nothing shows. No events are showing on the Lifestream page either. While it has been a constant battle keeping this plugin going, mostly because services keeping changing their APIs or closing their RSS services, nothing like this has happened before where everything suddenly stopped working. My best guess is that a recent update to WordPress has finally broken the plugin, which hasn’t been maintained in over 2 years. So I now have a dilemma. Should I try to repair the plugin or look for another solution? At the moment I am undecided, but for the time being the Lifestream widget will be removed and a note will be put on the Lifestream page.
Finally Shaarli, (the bookmarking application I use) won’t accept new bookmarks. This appears to be due to a mod_security issue on the web host. I’ll need to file a support ticket. It’s one more annoyance I could have well done without.
This is the eighth and final in this batch of ink reviews, for Diamine 150th Anniversary Tropical Green ink.
This is the seventh in this batch of ink reviews, for Diamine 150th Anniversary Terracotta ink.
A (roughly) weekly post of links. This one is overdue again and not many links. Must do better.
This is the sixth in this batch of ink reviews, for Diamine 150th Anniversary Silver Fox ink.