Can’t work; cats will climb me

In offloading some photos to Aperture and Flickr, I ran across this one from the other week. When doing work at home, it is usually on the laptop on the sofa or easy chair in the front room. With the ergonomic kneely chair at my desk, my back is exposed enough to allow Ebenezer to … Continue reading Can’t work; cats will climb me

Are Flickr Friends Electric?

I just realized that I had a huge number of people on Flickr marked as a “Contact” that should probably have been marked as “Friend” due to the way permissions work over there. I do not know if Flickr notifies people when they get upgraded from a contact to a friend or what that notification … Continue reading Are Flickr Friends Electric?

Photos, Themes, & Cool Cats

Based on feedback, both online and off, I think I am going to go with a Flickr Pro account for my photo hosting. The Aperture integration is beautiful and the functionality is great. I’ll miss being able to pull up stats and the ability to mess with people who hot-link pictures from MySpace. I’m waiting … Continue reading Photos, Themes, & Cool Cats


Currently, I keep all of my photos in Aperture. I then use a plugin to sync from there to my own photo site, running the Gallery PHP application. I also use the Flickr export plugin to sync to Flickr. This setup is getting increasingly problematic. The Gallery installation and integration is starting to fall apart. … Continue reading Flickr?

Maps, Schmaps

Much like several other friends, a guy from Schmap contacted me via Flickr a few weeks ago about using one of my Flickr photos in Schmaps. I had never previously heard of the company, but Google did not turn up anything alarmingly negative. Because it was just some random dumb photo, I agreed. I got … Continue reading Maps, Schmaps


Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at find that different systems that implement tagging use different underlying methodologies. For instance, when using tags, they are pretty … Continue reading Tagging