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Dj Techtools P554-1 Midi Fighter Twister on my desk Time for a gear review! It recently didn't bought so many interesting things. But there is one thing I want to show you. I got myself a Dj Techtools P554-1 Midi Fighter Twister. This is a MIDI controller which can be used to control Lightroom. It's a big time saver so jump right into the article to learn more.
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This weekend Google switched off the option to modify any album using their Picasa API. The tool I provided basically stopped working from on day to another. You can't switch the visibility of an album. Does this mean you can't use new albums with Event Gallery? No! It still works. It just requires you to perform one more step. You need to allow Event Gallery to access your album data. Afterwards you can even use those protected albums! This was not possible before. Let's see how long this works.

If case you have a valid subscription you can already try it by getting the latest build from here Alpha Release.

Update: Event Gallery 3.7.0 is available and can access protected Google albums.

Google Picasa is retired now, your old albums are only available in the archive. But nothing is lost! You can still use Event Gallery to display your Google Photos images on your Joomla! website.The trick is to mark your album as public or protected. There is no way to do that using the Google Photos website. But there is help: https://www.svenbluege.de/picasa/v1.1/. Use this website to get your albumid, userid and the picasakey. You can change the visibility of your albums too. This tool is build into Event Gallery 3.6 (working version here with a subscription) so you can select your events directly.

I'm currently encountering a lot of brute force attacks which try to guess the admin password of my site. This is quite annoying and causes more server load and bandwidth usage. I wrote a Joomla! plugin to stop this as soon as possible. Read more after the jump.

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You want to upload new images but you're out of disk space. I guess you all know this situation. Moving your images to Flickr or Google Picasa is not what you want. Actually Google Picasa is what you want if that would be supported after May 2016 which currently nobody knows. I have 4 GB images uploaded to my website. With its adaptive rendering approach, Event Gallery adds roughly 4 GB for the cached thumbnails. Too much for my new hosting provider. So I'm in need for a solution.

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Google will close down Picasa Web in May 2016. This is bad for all Event Gallery users which connected Picasa albums so far. But there is hope. Unlike the web frontend and the Picasa desktop application there is no word that the Picasa Web Albums Data API will close down. Instead there is a message which tells us that there will be some changes to this API published in March 2016 (Picasa Web Albums Data API Website).

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Event Gallery

Event Gallery is a gallery component for Joomla. Don't be fooled by the name. It's a great component to present any kind of images on your website. You can substitute the term Event easily with Album. Here are some information about features in the current and in the upcoming release.

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM vs Sigma 85mm F1,4 EX DG HSM A fast 85mm was on my Amazon wish list for a very long time. I bought one last year but had to return it because of a focus issue. There are a couple of choices. Will it be the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM or the Sigma 85mm F1,4 EX DG HSM?
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Peli 1630 Transport Case The goal was clear. I was told to tidy up my stuff. Easier said than done. There is camera gear in every corner of our house. But you can't use a backpack to store all this. So I needed a solution.
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