Archive for the 'mybooklist' Category

Book Collection Managment for Linux

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Once upon a time, the options available to Linux users interested in managing their book collections were limited. The situation was so bleak that I attempted to create my own web-based application. That app was fine until I tried to host it on my 64MB VPS and failed (RoR had a footprint of 60MB all […]

Caching the book cover images

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

In my “mybooklist” application I deal with lots of images! My current method has been to store the uploaded book covers in public/images/bookcovers/isbnnumber.png” and creating thumbnails on the fly in the list and grid views! Of course this is a very bad thing to do! The load on my server was going crazy with all […]