Webthumb.bluga.net has completed its move to a new server. Everything should be running smoothly at this point, but if you run into any problems let me know. If your dns is slow to update, you can use new.bluga.net.
I haven’t been actively blogging as of late, this is not likely to change, but here is some quick Webthumb news. The PHP apiwrapper has been updated, there have been some API updates but nothing recently. One important item is that is uses version switching in the request to improve error handling. You can grab [...]
Once the dns change fully propagates Webthumb will be back up and fully running. If you had a different apikey on the backup instance you will want to switch back to your normal apikey. Your apikey is viewable on your user home page. More news and a we’re sorry gift of credits will be coming [...]
My blog and the rest of my sites are back up again, running on new hardware. The 2nd backup server/thumbnail processor is still waiting on some heat sinks before it can get installed but now were running on a server with next day dell support. I’ll have more details on webthumb changes once the dns [...]
Webthumb hit 5 million thumbnails some time last night. This blows away the last million time, taking just 34 days for this million. On that note contact me if you are interested in bulk purchases of credits. For purchases of 250k credits or more the rate is $1.25 per 1000. If you will be using [...]
Error handling for Webthumb job requests has changed. Requests with bad urls are now silently ignored instead of dropping the entire request at the first error. This will fix problems with bad urls in multi-request submissions. Let me know if you have any concerns.
For anyone using Easythumb I have good news and bad news. The good news is the rate for cached thumbnail delivery has been changed to .05 credits. The bad news is the bug where you weren’t getting charged for cached thumbnail delivery has been fixed. If you get an image that says “out of credits” [...]
Webthumb generated its 4 millionth thumbnail on monday The official time was 2008-08-11 11:09:49. I’ve been making good progress on the thumbnail rates lately, this million was a bit faster the last. If you want to help me hit the next million check out the site, if you want to buy 250,000 credits or more [...]
Thanks to simplificator there is now a Ruby gem for using the Webthumb API. Announcement and installation instructions Readme
Its new feature time for webthumb again. Today i’m making the alpha release of video thumb. Videothumb gives you the option of getting back a thumbnail of the video on a given url instead of that page. So if you thumbnail Simon’s Cat ‘Cat Man Do’ you can get instead of . Videothumb gives you [...]