Marc Rochkind's Apps, Books, and Opinions
Web Site Changes
New top-level site: basepath.com.
You can download photos for free for personal use.
ZipVerifier for Windows updated
Updated to check for too many parts (>10,000), and a change in part size from 5MB to 10MB.
See here for a full explanation of how ZipVerifier is used.
9/11 Photos and App
Since 2011 I've had a free iOS app called 9/11 that contained thousands of photos and videos related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was possibly the largest collection of such photos outside of government archives, and it's been downloaded well over 100,000 times. The app (along with all of my other apps) is now gone for good, but the photos and videos are accessible here: https://basepath.smugmug.com/Photocoll/911.
WARNING: Many of the photos and, especially, the videos are disturbing.
Click here for the whole blog.
My new Gunbarrel blog, of interest only to locals.
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 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
This book captures 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 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, or in paper.
The Man in the Box
My second novel, which is a mystery-romance about two mis-matched twenty-somethings in New York who get swept into trying to solve an old mystery—a very cold case. There are lots of surprises both with the case and with them.
Published in 2018 and available from Amazon as a $1 eBook, or in paper.
Various articles I've written over the years, ranging from mind-numbingly serious to ridiculously silly. Most are in-between.
9/11 Photos and Videos
Possibly the largest collection of 9/11 photos and videos outside of government archives. WARNING: Many of the photos and, especially, the videos are disturbing.
Some of my panoramics shown in a special viewer I put together. Best at full screen.
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