Goodbye to wiep-photo and dps-photo users

The DPS Board has decided to suspend use of the software I provided for both the WIEP Exhibition and DPS Members websites; as a consequence all the computer code associated with these sites has been removed as it is copyright of the author and the 2012-13 season is at an end (Bob asked me to leave it until then). The database, and hence the content, is intact and club images remain available to the club so all your personal information remains secure and available.

It was, mostly, fun providing this service. One of their primary concerns is claimed to be dependance on a single developer despite me offering training to anyone interested including the new computer chair. Interestingly nearly all the commercial offerings that are available also single developer systems, Overall I wish them luck and I am looking forward to getting back to focusing on my photography which was why I joined in the first place!:-)

DPS Ex-webmaster

It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.
Machiavelli (1513)