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Hopefully, this entry will post itself as I’ve implemented an MT hack – mt-publish-on – that allows you to post-date entries; i.e. you can specify that they’ll be published at some point in the future. While I don’t intend to use this all the time, it will prove useful over the summer. There are a few times that I’ll be away, and I’ve wondered what to do about posting images. So, assuming I can manage to keep taking enough images for my image-a-day aim, I should be able to keep posting on a daily basis.

All of which, of course, assumes that this hack works ;-)

As for this image: this is a shot of a council building near to where I work. On the whole, it’s a rather brash building, that has little going for it other than it’s a pleasant shade of red, but this grill(?) caught my attention.

And finally, if you’re interested in implementing this hack, drop me an email. There appear to be some errors in the documentation; i.e. there are some changes you need to make before it will work. You also need to be able to run cron jobs on your server.

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comment by jen at 06:08 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

strong colour indeed, and i like the contrast of grilled silver on red. cool shot once again!

comment by Mando Gomez at 06:16 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004


comment by Andrew at 08:34 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

I do the same thing with Blosxom (which I would not recommend to anyone who doesn't like Perl hacking). In fact, I typically batch up 10+ photo posts at a time and dribble them out one per day.

I really like the contrast of the clean, almost platonic look of the thingy (radiator?) with the organic drip/mildew. The colour of the building is lovely.

comment by hannah at 10:58 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

this looks beautiful. another of my favourite graphical shots. clean colours and straight lines! my favourites!

comment by Houser at 12:31 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

I roll my own system (PHP/MySQL) and have post-dating functionality. Even if it's only for a day, it allows me to roll my stuff over each night at midnight, without having to do it by hand.

Man, I really wish my city had some vibrantly colored building like this. How stunning. Great color, great contrast, great angle - simply great!

comment by Tudy at 01:54 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

I love the color here and the contrast of the grill sets it off even more.. as for the hack.. um.. not ready for that myself.. hack schmack. maybe when I learn greek I can be a real geek.

comment by Mark at 02:37 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

I like this. Strong composition and color. On the topic of delayed posting, people may want to consider Trickle, as well. It's very simple and works flawlessly on my site.

comment by Daniel at 02:42 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

I tried to get this plugin running myself and failed. It was because I can not run a real cronjob on my server and as the developer explained it can not be called from a browser. So I used "trickle" instead, which is a script that can be called by any http-client. I my case I wrote a small program with Delphi which calls the script and waits for the answer before quiting itself. I can call this prog with a Windows version of cron everyday. Works great for me. For the URL you can look at my news page.

comment by Rool at 06:35 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

This one is really beautiful, colors and comp, I love it!

comment by btezra at 06:56 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

~xlnt graphic feel and presententation here~

comment by Keith at 07:10 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

Hotness. Damn, this shot is great. Love the color on the metal of the grill.

comment by bumpoowilly at 11:14 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2004

now that's what i'm talking about.

comment by Tom B at 02:48 AM (GMT) on 14 May, 2004

Very simple but very well done. I think the colour and geometric shapes really make this shot work.

comment by Rodrigo Gómez at 06:21 AM (GMT) on 14 May, 2004

This just got my eyes locked here. Absolutely beautiful shot!

comment by Peter Crymble at 07:37 AM (GMT) on 14 May, 2004

The angle makes this work very well indeed. Nice one! As for post dating your shots, I do this in on my site and its a totally gift. The problem I find is taking a shot for each day. For example, I don't have tomorrows shot taken yet!!

comment by djn1 at 09:53 AM (GMT) on 14 May, 2004

Thanks all. This was one of those shots that as soon as you see it you know it's going to work :-)

comment by Kate at 08:13 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2004

Wow, love it :-)

comment by macwagen at 09:13 PM (GMT) on 21 May, 2004

EXCELLENT comp, the red and silver/gray are so cool...nice shot

comment by Jeremy Brown at 07:52 AM (GMT) on 19 July, 2004

Your photos are great! I'm also interested, though, in whether you've been able to get publish-on to work properly. I noticed your comment on the MT Plugin page that any "future" post is published as soon as the cron job runs, regardless of the date of the post. I'm having the same trouble. Have you figured out a solution?