Marc Rochkind's Apps, Books, and Opinions
ZipVerifier now for Windows
My ZipVerifier app, which verifies ZIP files, is now available for Windows. It's purpose and how it fits into a cloud-based archiving system are explained here.
ImageVerifier Version 2.11 for Windows
I've fixed bug that could cause a crash for very long path names, and also fixed the installer so some essential DLLs are included if they're not already on your system. If you tried the earlier version and had it fail to launch (because of those missing DLLs), try this one.
To download: basepath.com/new/detail-ImageVerifier.php.
MagCloud 20% off
Just got an email saying that MagCloud has a 20% off sale until August 30, so you might want to print your PhotoMag magazines sooner rather than later. The promo code you need is SAVE20. (See this post and this post.)
(I'm not connected with MagCloud and don't get paid when you use the service. The only way I benefit is in helping them stay in business so they're around when I need them. I have a vacation coming up.)
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Apps for serious photographers: ExifChanger, Ingestamatic, ProofSheet, and ExifExtreme.
Verifying and Uploading Large Archives of Photos
ZipVerifier and S3BigUpload are for preparing large image archives and uploading them to Amazon S3 and Glacier. Designed for the backup of last resort, to be retrieved only if all other backups have been destroyed. The emphasis is on verifying that the archive is absolutely correct and that the upload, which could take days, completes and is correct.
The first Chrome App for SmugMug. You can browse galleries, organized by category and subcategory, view thumbnails for a gallery, and view larger images, annotated with EXIF data. As it runs under Chrome, it works on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chromebooks.
The web version of the iOS Classic Cameras app, now free. Features high-resolution photos of over 100 classic cameras, along with reviews, ads, and lots more. A treat for anyone who's ever shot with a classic film camera.
Wright Brothers Photographs
Photographs taken by the Wright Brothers themselves, digitized by the Library of Congress from the original glass plates. Contains 183 photographs with captions. Includes many taken at Kitty Hawk, including early gliding experiments and the first flight.
Programming Chrome Apps
Also available from Amazon.
Expert PHP and MySQL
My latest book, capturing what I've learned building apps, both the few successes and the many failures. Advanced material, too, such as two-factor authentication and data conversion.
Published by Apress in 2013 and available from Amazon.
Generating PDFs with PHP and FPDF
How to use the free FPDF library to generate PDFs directly from your PHP app.
Published in 2013 and available as an eBook from Amazon.
Advanced UNIX Programming
The first book on UNIX programming, updated in 2004.
Published by Addison-Wesley and available from Amazon.
All of my books (16 or so), available from Amazon.
Bernie's Bar & Girll
My first (and only) novel, which would be a romance, except that the main character is a man. It's got everything: humor, sex, a car chase, a bar fight, a trial, an exposé of Big Oil, and some endearing Creationists.
Published in 2012 and available from Amazon as a $1 eBook.
Various articles I've written over the years, ranging from mind-numbingly serious to ridiculously silly. Most are in-between.
Some of my panoramics shown in a special viewer I put together. Best at full screen.
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