After a long period of inactivity, I have finally done something with my PhotoLounge. Actually, it was more a case of replacing it, rather than improving what was already there. Don’t get me wrong, I did like my old system, it was all completely hand-coded by myself, and it worked. But maintaining it was a bit of a pain and took a lot of work, so I’ve given in and opted for an out-of-the-box solution instead. I’m using a Coppermine gallery, which you can find at www.minipix.co.uk/gallery. It’s set up with two levels of access, public and members. Most people when they view the site will see the albums I have designated as public, so that everyone can see them. However, there are some pictures which I think ought to be members-only, partly to maintain my copyright and partly to protect the privacy of those in the photos! I know it’s not usually a big deal, but some people get a little edgy about having their photo taken if they think the whole world is going to see them online doing something silly! So now it’s only us friends who can laugh at each other, rather than the whole world. If you want to sign up to be a member, please e-mail me, as I haven’t yet found a way of allowing visitors to apply for membership within the site itself. Oh, and as a little taster, let me tell you that there are currently two albums on the new gallery, one of pictures of my lovely Mini, and one of pictures from last term’s Chaplaincy Murder Mystery evening.