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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Chez panisse and Alice Waters

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  • Chez panisse and Alice Waters

    Apparently when she was designing Chez panisse, Alice waters wanted to incorporate a pizza oven like the one from Turin that had given her an epiphany. She hired a german brick layer who didn't know anything about italian pizza ovens, and in fact had never heard of a pizza oven, so he basically built her a german bread oven. Wolfgang Puck came to see it and hired the same german to build one for him.

    She said that she tried to live with it for 10 years. It used 10 times the amount of wood that an Italian pizza oven does, and it did cook as she says "a certain kind of pizza, but it certainly wasn't a pizza in the way that an Italian would think about it"

    Alice Waters & Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric ...
    By Thomas McNamee, R. W. Apple (page 158)

  • #2
    Re: Chez panisse and Alice Waters

    That is wonderful. I can't imagine that I hadn't read this before.

    Thanks for the find!
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces


    • #3
      Re: Chez panisse and Alice Waters

      I post this in the newbie forum as a newbie myself. Having just completed my pompeii oven, being extremely pleased, I see newbies always wanting the "bread oven" that will also cook pizza. I think they should be thinking more along the lines of a pizza oven that will also do breads, meats and more. The plans here are the most efficient for fuel use as well.


      • #4
        Re: Chez panisse and Alice Waters

        We couldn't have said it better. :-)

        Plus the better air movement and high heat retention. Thanks!

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