Well I found and fixed a bug in the page counter system, where for reasons unclear the count would go as high as 9 then restart from 1. I was starting to worry that no one was looking at the shots since the upgrade!

A little-known “feature” in PHP’s mysql_result() function was the culprit… I reverted to a more “traditional” way of doing it and it’s working. That also allowed (or forced) me to refactor my infrastructure again, so when I next have to make such sitewide changes it can be done much more efficiently.

I also hacked the front page slideshow to force the random photo load.

Even better news is just around the corner, I’m just waiting on final approval, but there’s a very nice update on the way, hopefully by tomorrow… stay tuned.