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As I Lived - Family Photo and Video Storage/Sharing

Hey everyone,

I'd like to showcase something I've been working on. It's still very VERY Beta (so kind of Alpha), but the basic idea is there.

As I Lived - - has very simple picture and video storage, aimed for family photos and videos.

You can upload pictures and videos, and share them with family/friends that you choose, or keep them private. Storage isn't free for me, so there is a flat rate of $0.10/GB as an introductory rate, while I continue building the site. I'm not going to bill, or worry about billing, for anything under $5. Any billing in the future will be done via Paypal or Stripe, so it's nice and secure.

Here are some immediate applications:

  • You want to share a video or two, nothing insane. Even a 100MB video will only cost $0.01/month. We automatically convert the video so it will run on a variety of devices, and you can share it with as many friends/family as you want. (video conversion is still a work in progress)
  • The same applies to images. It takes a LOT of images to add up to a few GB worth.
  • So you can test the waters, and share files that would otherwise be hard to share.
  • Say you have a 500MB, or a 1 GB video file you want to share for a few days. The uploader can handle the video just fine :)

If you are interested in this kind of service from Alpha Coders, feel more than free to give input, and features you would like to see. Everything is VERY basic right now, but uploading, and sharing should work just fine :) Thanks everyone!


Posted By DavidWest | 2014-07-29 17:50:05
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Additions To The Creators Program!

Hey everyone!

I hope your week is going well. I've made some additions to the creators program recently. Namely, the supported sites are now Wallpaper Abyss, (new) Art Abyss, Photography Abyss, and (new) Video Abyss!

I'm hoping to feature the creators program more and more in the coming days. If you aren't familiar with the creators program, it's a way to further reward people who submit their original creations. You can find more info here.

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-07-22 12:25:57
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Track Your Favorite Artists

Hey everyone!

I'd like to announce a new feature - currently live on Art Abyss. There are a lot of great artists out there, and wouldn't it be great if you could track when new art from them was posted on Art Abyss?

Now you can! For example, lets take a look at the artist Carolin Vogt. There is a Favorite button! If you favorite an artist, whenever a new submission attributed to that artist is submitted to Art Abyss, you will receive a private message!


Posted By DavidWest | 2014-07-17 12:26:35
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Video Uploading Now Supported!

Hey everyone!

It's been a long time coming, but you can now upload videos to Video Abyss! Just use the normal uploader and select 'video' as your type. Our servers will convert the video to several different formats so it will be playable via HTML5 on just about ANY device and browser. 

Also, don't forget about our current raffle! It's for an awesome plush, and it's REALLY easy to win. Just participate in the community a bit, and submit tickets. Most active members of our community have won something!

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-07-06 19:28:34
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End June/Start of July Progress

Hey everyone!

Still not a ton from me. Mostly just fixes here and there. I suppose I'm in a bit of a regrouping mode after being really busy, and doing a lot. The advertiser situation has pretty much stabliized. I'm hoping to not mess with it over the next month.

Our servers are performing really well right now, so hopefully any upgrades can wait a couple to a few months. I've been going through and making sure all the backups are fine. Everything is looking good across the board.

My side projects, as is typical, have been taking more time than I thought. So I don't really have much to show off at this point - but HOPEFULLY SOON :p lol. Have a good July! :D

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-07-02 12:16:07
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Mid June Progress

Hey everyone!

Even though I'm not posting every day, I do expect to be posting every week or at least every couple of weeks; maybe more if I add some programming tips into the mix. 

Anyways - so what have I been up to? There have been a lot of little fixes here and there. Many thanks to lonewolf for all the bug reports. I'm currently in the middle of working on some side projects - one of which is a basic search engine. I was hoping to reveal the basic engine yesterday, but decided that I wanted to add a bit more functionality. Have a great day everyone!

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-06-21 21:04:46
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Progress June 6th

Ahh. The final day of the daily updates. Woot. Today was another day full of conversions and messing with advertising. There are still various bugs hanging around due to the category/subcatergory conversioin, but things are slowly calming down. If I get some time to work tomorrow, expect the conversions of FBCover Abyss and Picture Abyss to come online. I'm still working on the meme conversion - and that's getting close to being done as well. I hope everyone has a great weekend :D

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-06-07 03:45:55
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Progress June 5th

This is the second to last day of daily updates! I promise to try and keep people updated after this. Anyways, today there's been more work on converting sites to Laravel. Specifically FBCover Abyss and Photography Abyss.

I should mention cdd did a TON of work on converting Wallpaper Abyss categories and subcategories to the new unified system.

I'm still spending WAY too much time getting the advertiser situation settled. It's finally getting there. Hopefully after the next few days I won't have to touch advertising with a 10 foot pole for at least a couple of months.

Also: A couple of fixes for the forums.

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-06-06 06:24:25
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Progress June 4th

Today was a rough day in general. But I did make some progress on converting Picture Abyss and FBCover Abyss to Laravel. Things are looking setup for being back on track tomorrow!

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-06-05 05:01:38
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Progress June 3rd

Today was one of the biggest days I've had in a long time. I've done a fair amount of work towards converting ALL of the Alpha Coders websites to a unified category/subcategory structure. In bug testing some of the new pages - my next step became clear. Push forward the conversion of some of the smaller sites. Tomorrow - I do hope to completely convert some of the smaller sites to Laravel, and get them up-to-date.

Posted By DavidWest | 2014-06-04 03:07:28
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