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Monday, May 15, 2006

Your Message on

I love those message generator tools, and now I wanted to create one of my own:, where you can put your message on anything (well, almost anything, but I intend to keep adding themes over time).

For Gaxed I’m using some heavy caching to prevent it from going down to easily. The basic algorithm is: when a picture is viewed more than 50 times, it’s moving into the cache folder as a static JPG (the page URL will stay the same of course, acting as a permalink). This way, I don’t need to poll the PHP, the database, and I also don’t need to recreate the image using PHP image/ GD.

Most of the base pictures are from Flickr, licensed with a Creative Commons share-alike license. So you can save any JPG from Gaxed and republish it anywhere else under this license.

Now, if you have a Gaxed message feel free to add a comment!

[Hat tip to Alek for helping out with the site, and thanks to Pd for the feedback!]


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