[PhotoFloat] Tagging instead of albums

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Tue Jan 20 01:00:31 CET 2015

On Jan 19, 2015 10:58 PM, "martin f krafft" <madduck at madduck.net> wrote:
> also sprach Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com> [2015-01-19 13:41 +0100]:
> > Find another project then
> Thanks for this excellent advice.
> Martin Dimitrov's kind response at first made me assume this was
> a sensible place, but you just made it clear that the project leader
> disagrees.

Sorry for my rather rude response. This is actually something I've given
some thought to in other contexts --
I like the simplicity afforded by filesystem-centric designs. See pass,
another pet project of mine based on this. I also really dislike odd file
formats, big hard to understand blobs, etc. I like for things to be easy to
debug and incrementally backup. Etc etc. Email, however, evades me; I want
tags/labels with emails. And yet as hard as I try, I fail to design an
on-disk format or filesystem layout that cleanly maps "tags" back to a sane
easy to understand resilient format. Everything becomes too messy too fast.
So with photos, one of the things I still manage to keep organized in
folders and not tags....well, I cling to this small island of sanity and
simplicity I still possess.

(For your purposes, symlinks for individual tags will suffice, and then
have the front end multifetch and do the combinatorials.)
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