Protected: I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.

3 06 2015

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Protected: Echoes of interrupted tunes I’d just as soon not hear again

9 03 2015

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12 06 2012

Here and there I have a thousand or seven photographs, and am two or three years behind in posting and sharing and so on.  Facebook is popular but lousy, Flickr is full-featured but aging (with a neglectful owner), Google + is elegant but not well known…

I think Flickr wins out, but here’s what I’m looking for, in no particular order:

1. Efficiency.  Fast operations for all of the below.  G+ might have the edge here for uploading, but I think Flickr wins out for overall efficiency since it does things (and fast) that G+ doesn’t do easily, or at all.

2. Granular privacy controls.  This is one of two killer features for Flickr over G+.  As of right now, I can’t figure out how to set a single photo in G+ to private, if the album is public.

3. Flexible cross posting options.  G+ has lots of neat social mechanisms, but I’m not sure it rivals Flickr yet for range of features.  Flickr lets me easily post linked images, or links for galleries, or play with rss feeds of my whole stream, or individual tags, etc. Does G+ have tags?

4. Portability.  I may never export all my Flickr photos, but if I did there’s a lot of ways I’d get ’em all plus all their semantic content.  G+ may be headed that way but I don’t think they’re there yet.

5. In-browser editing.  I loved Pikmin, Flickr’s old editor that seems to have been bought by G+.  So that’s one thing G+ has over Flickr (whose replacement is a bit swifter but lacks a bunch of features, most importantly an undo function..!).  However,  a few of my favorite filters are gone from both, so I may have to learn my way around Gimp to get them back…

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Treetop Gleanings

6 07 2011

1. Waking up at 6am isn’t actually that hard when there’s a two hour nap on a bus to look forward to.

2. Being alert & focused enough to make it out the door by 7:15am, without actually waking up so much that I can’t nap later, is a bit more difficult.

3. Not everyone can sleep soundly on a bouncing bus winding through deep curved hills with a couple dozen burners scarfing donuts & making chit chat all about; I am not everyone.

4. I didn’t get any coffee before Rachel finished the mug so I am going to die.

5. We are all really excited to be here for this collaborative, mutually supportive team building activity.  & we are all determined to be the one who “wins.” Read the rest of this entry »





My Game Requires Upgrades

3 07 2011

1. Tape the handle

2. Use the gyroscope grip strengthener

3. Sweatbands

4. Anti-fog on the lenses

5. Play & practice lots more

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Of Ribbits and RAW files

5 01 2011

I’m gently on the horizon of buying a new digital camera, and a pet frog.
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Creative throughput

6 12 2007

There’s a lot of creative ideas buzzing through my head, above and beyond the blogjam salon (which I’ve done nothing about after that first brainstorm), including the webcomics, the novel(s), the 23 iterations project, the political organizing, and also the really weird ones.  Read the rest of this entry »