Gagala News
(G-log #3)

Information for supporters and interested parties

Secret Lair

About new stuff or application issues in the Secret Lair

If you only want to see the latest images from the last XX days, you can use the buttons at the bottom of the page, which show:

Images taken - in the past 48 hours - in the past 7 days - in the past 14 days

But if you want a different timescale, you can have it by simply changing the URL in your browser's address bar manually. First press one of the three buttons (see above), then change the number of days at the end to your liking:

gagala.org/Lair/Public/index.html#newimages=120

will show you the latest images of the last 4 months.

About jAlbum

- Posted in Secret Lair by

At the moment I'm uploading some great new stuff from PhillipThe2. Now that I'm in a different place I have a fast internet connection, but if I didn't I wouldn't be able to run my Secret Lair with jAlbum.

As an example, I will take the largest pile, the Platinum folder. Here are files up to 8k in size, the whole folder is currently 3.32 GB in size. I just added two new files, an image and a short story [together only 1.4 MiB (1,448,410 bytes)]. That makes an upload of 825.1 MB. That's totally crazy. At my old place it would take me more than a day to upload that. The organization of jAlbum is not ideal. One small change and this software reorganizes the whole folder with all files, which means a huge traffic on the SSD, which means a higher wear and a shorter lifespan.

To cut a long story short: If I find a better application, I will definitely change the software again. As bitter as that would be.enter image description here

The passphrase for Platinum / 8k folders had to be changed. You can find it at the known places. I'm sorry for this.

Next month only the new Secret Lair v2.5 will get new passphrases, because there will be no more updates for the old Secret Lair v2.4 until it will be deleted on May 1st.

Attention please:

The still existing Lair v2.4 will be deleted on May 1st, 2024.

Supporters: The same goes for the old Special Folders and even older Special Folders 2k, 4k and 8k!

There can be only one.

Supporters Only:

All the vector files for the images have been reworked, re-created and uploaded to the Special Folders. There is a small amount of images that were created with a mixture of pixel and vector creation, from the time when I started learning to use a vector graphics program, I created some raw graphics by vector, but created the results by pixel. I will put these images at the end of the schedule, and when I find the time, I will create them from scratch.

Next will be the "Miss Go" comix.

For Supporters: ClubBanana003 is not a new work, but the first of the Monique animations to be created with a vector graphics program. I corrected her boobs, they move a bit better now, and I fixed some other bugs as well. Now as an animated WebP file in 2k, 4k and 8k format in the Special Folders.

Supporters only: All work files from pages 1 to 8 have been re-created and uploaded to the Special Folders, up to 4320 pixels high. Some small frames were included this time.

Thanks for your generous support and patience!

Take always good care of yourself and stay healthy!

Compare WebP, PNG, JPG

- Posted in Secret Lair by

New re-edited work files from "KP's Last Mission", here a sample from page 1, frame 6, Kim's first appearance . I made an image with three versions of Kim. To see how small WebP can be, I made these comparisons: WebP to JPG WebP to PNG

Supporters only:

Pages 1 to 31 of "The Tale of Kiki Possible" have been reworked and posted in the Special Folders of the Secret Lair. Some pages caused problems again, they have damaged objects, I had to do some tricks to make them work. This crappy program really gets on my nerves.

Thanks to all my supporters for their support and patience.

Take always good care of yourself and stay healthy!

Supporters only: The Ann folder has been updated. Page 2 of "Last Of The Cheer Squad" could not be fixed (would take weeks to fix manually). Opening this file with Inkscape takes about 50 minutes. It can be opened much faster with LibreOffice Draw, but then some objects get lost and the broken ones don't get picked up. I can't switch to using only LibreOffice Draw because Inkscape has some features that Draw can't handle. Exporting the whole page is possible, but some frames can't be extracted. For newbies: I'm a one-man-band, I don't have anybody to help me in any way (except PhillipThe2 when it comes to the American language for a comic), I have to manage all by myself, the works like pictures and comics, the photos for GAGALAND, the website layout and the handling of all applications. At the moment I'm a bit overwhelmed, to rebuild the whole Secret Lair is too big, too much, too many. I found a work file of Ann in a yellow bikini and added it to the "Harmless" folder, sorry, I must have missed it somehow.

Thanks to all my supporters for their patience and support!

Take always good care of yourself and stay healthy!