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August 16, 2007 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Bilderbook.
posted by hama7 (26 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Care to provide a bit more explanation?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 6:19 PM on August 16, 2007


UninspiredLinkage.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:21 PM on August 16, 2007


Ok, what am I looking at here?
posted by itchylick at 6:36 PM on August 16, 2007


Care to provide a bit more explanation?

What part of "Bilderbook" don't you understand?
posted by Poolio at 6:40 PM on August 16, 2007


Hold the phone....I git it....it's a republickenz thing right? Bilderberger r sumpthin?
posted by nevercalm at 6:40 PM on August 16, 2007


Besides, hama7 is the reigning king/queen/whatever of contextless posts.
posted by nevercalm at 6:42 PM on August 16, 2007


I haven't clicked on the link and I ain't gonna. I like a little more nonlinked text with the linked text.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:53 PM on August 16, 2007


Nice -- thanks hama7.
posted by event at 7:01 PM on August 16, 2007


Metafilter: links to some guy's mediocre vacation pictures
posted by Mr_Zero at 7:03 PM on August 16, 2007


It's a link to a bunch of nice pictures, for heaven's sake. What a bunch of sissies. And SC Den Beste and ZachsMind, you guys have been around long enough to be thoroughly familiar with hama7's modus operandi; minus ten points for disingenuous commenting. If you don't like his posts, it should have become abundantly clear in the last seven years, eh? What are you, masochists?
posted by languagehat at 7:21 PM on August 16, 2007


Naw, just bloody wankers.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:24 PM on August 16, 2007


Actually, I thought the post was about the interface he has developed: "bilderbook is a vast collection of scripts, texts and pictures. The back-end-Scripts are based on PHP4, some function require a mySQL-Database, the front-end-Scripts are done in JavaScript."
The reason I thought so was because on his blog he mentions that he is now 'an official Solution Partner' for webEdition (an information management system). Also his resume is all about his web projects, not photography.
I could be wrong though, only hama7 can say.
posted by tellurian at 8:04 PM on August 16, 2007


needs a [via stumbleupon]
posted by Burhanistan at 8:09 PM on August 16, 2007


hama7 is pronounced "Hamas", right?
posted by grobstein at 8:09 PM on August 16, 2007


LanguageHat and Burhanistan, you're well within your rights to voice your opinions, I've a right to voice mine. I don't speak on behalf of Steven. I'll leave it at that.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:16 PM on August 16, 2007


Naw, I'm usually out of line.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:18 PM on August 16, 2007


I don't speak on behalf of Steven.

I'm not even sure Steven speaks on behalf of Steven.

And this is a really interesting photosite, by the way, thanks hama7. Definitely worth exploring if you're interested in urban areas and architecture.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:24 PM on August 16, 2007


Although the lack of context annoyed me, it took me all of two seconds to fix.

See the link in the upper right corner that says "What's this?"

I'll even quote it for you here.
>what is bilderbook
the bilderbook is my online collection of 'photo galleries' - albums of pictures I mostly took in Finland and Berlin, but also some pictures of different travels to Japan, New York City, Budapest and Venice, various pictures of monitors, tvs, cameras, concerts, exhibitions and.. more to come.

Currently the bilderbook has seven different sections - the books - Berlin, Finland, Japan, Panorama, Music, Monitor TV and the Tag-e-Book. Every book contains different photo galleries - the albums - the actual picture sets.
Every album may be accessed through different projectors:: the SlideBox (default), the SlotBot, the ScrollAll and the more.txt with some additional texts, selected pictures and links.
I felt this would be more constructive than a snarky quip.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:48 PM on August 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


hama7 is pronounced "Hamas", right?

It has been suggested that it's pronounced Hamas Heaven, but I didn't really understand what that was supposed to mean.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:51 PM on August 16, 2007


...but I didn't really understand what that was supposed to mean.

Well of course! hama7's entire, carefully maintained persona here at MeFi is right in line with that!

'Course, when you're talking about his posts you can (usually) find out what they "mean" (if indeed they mean anything), but the username, yeah, I dunno how you'd find out what, if anything, that means.

He/she does has an email address at the userpage, though. Who's gonna write hama7 and ask?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:09 PM on August 16, 2007


He must be one of the brewmasters there.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:13 PM on August 16, 2007


It has been suggested that it's pronounced Hamas Heaven, but I didn't really understand what that was supposed to mean.

hama translates badly as 'beach' in japanese

but i think the username comes from a song by Boris
posted by geos at 9:16 PM on August 16, 2007


I was wondering when the hama7 dam was gonna break, when I saw there were 22 comments I was surprised (I think he averages around nine or so).

He (she?) always delivers though and if there is a dearth of contextual commentary, the posts are generally pretty damn obvious and I've yet to run into one that particularly needed it. This post, obviously enough, is about the recontextualization of travel photography as brought about by the rigid application back-end-Scripts based on PHP4 which we all know is vastly more function-friendly than PHP3 or God-help-us PHP2(!), and how that has re-defined one's notion of "let me show you slides from my trip to..." and hours later "Just a few more, wait 'til you see the airport!." An added fillip is that the front-end-Scripts are done in JavaScript while some functions required a mySQL-Database! Unbelievable! I'll never look at twenty-five pictures of various flags draped from balconies the same way again! Front-end! PHP4!
posted by From Bklyn at 2:14 AM on August 17, 2007


The title attribute is your friend. So is context.
posted by Eideteker at 4:12 AM on August 17, 2007


Poolio: "Care to provide a bit more explanation?

What part of "Bilderbook" don't you understand?
"


Maybe "Bilder", which is German for "pictures/images". A "Bilderbuch" is a book of pictures, with strong connotations of it being a children's book.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 4:19 AM on August 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


Shouldn't the site be Bilderbuch.com?

Not to be hypercritical but the design of the site is kind of painful. It doesn't merit it's own thread especially when there is no context. Can I start my own one word post of every website I find halfway interesting?
posted by JJ86 at 7:05 AM on August 17, 2007


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