Original Photographs

This website exists to isolate web access to our archive of original photos from the main website(s) where derived photos are typically used. There won't be any links into here, and it is not to be indexed by seach engines - we simply can't afford the bandwidth that would use over our slow ADSL line. The photos are here so that I can give a specific URL to someone to get to the original image (or I can get at those images myself when away from home). The idea will be that the index files are updated onto this site daily from the subversion repository and, again, anyone that has been given the relevant URL can search the site. The photos are generally available CC-BY-SA-NC and there's no objection to people downloading and using a few under that licence. Anyone (including search engines) downloading enough traffic to impact our own bandwidth will tend to be blocked by the firewall as soon as the activity is noticed.

Another issue with the site is that the hard disc hosting its content does not come up without manual intervention after a power outage. The fact that you are seeing this version of the site home page implies that the drive is not currently mounted. As soon as the disc is powered back on (and I don't do that if we've had power off because of recent thunderstorms or high winds or if we are out of the house) then the server will notice, mount the drive and restart the site. This is a hardware issue and is not likely to be addressed in the short term, though no doubt it will rise up the ToDo list the first time I find myself seriously inconvenienced...