Dec 142007
 
My most viewed photos yesterday

Flickr now has statistics on your photos. I usually don’t write about web site features, but I’ve been waiting for this one for forever. I’m not a stats fiend (it can sometimes encourage unnecessary competitive behavior. We can all be number one, right?), but it is absolutely fascinating to see how many views I got on a specific photo yesterday, or what domains are linking to my photos. When I added the stats application, it said it could take up to 24hrs to munch my stats, but I checked back 20 mins later and it was up.

If you’re even the tiniest bit active on Flickr it’s worth checking out. The ‘most viewed all time’ section has always been available (under your photos->popular->view sort), so what’s your most viewed photo of today? This is mine.

Go Flickr!

Jan 172007
 

Jumpcut is a giant piece of poo. Seriously, it is painfully slow (worse than last.fm) and I will not be surprised if we loose users over this. The fix is coming, and I can’t wait.

Macworld was a lot of fun. I bought this pink jelly keyboard cover for my mac. It dampens the clicky noise and keeps crap off of the keys. There were a ridiculous number of ipod accessories. I don’t need 1,000 ways I can cover my ipod, but I guess some people do.

I’m crying because all my photos are 640×480. I had changed the resolution on my camera last week for a stop animation movie I was doing (I gave up. It was too hard), and I never changed it back. I love having big photos because I want the option to print them large (also I have a huge screen so I want large photos in case I want to use any of them as a background).

macgirls prison break
I made some movies, but Jumpcut is broken right now so I’ll post them later. I got to hang out with (congrats!) and for a bit but I spent the majority of my time with ijustine and ashot. Justine is the first person I’ve gotten to know online and then met IRL. We got along beautifully. I had a blast running around doing silly things with her. I think my coworker was mildly amused at how emotional and weird I can be. I think the reason why I like ijustine so much is that she’s very comfortable with herself.

The one unifying trait about all of my friends is that they (you) are a bit weird (I mean that lovingly) and very much ok with it. The world ‘comfortable’ has some negative connotation in that it suggests contentment, or no desire to change. To be precise, I mean ‘someone who can express his thoughts or emotions without crippling paranoia of societal judgment.’ There is no denying that we are social creatures and the opinions of others matter but there has to be a reasonable point at which one stops caring. The people I surround myself with are both supportive and constructively critical. I appreciate being called on my shit.

Jan 172007
 

Jumpcut is a giant piece of poo. Seriously, it is painfully slow (worse than last.fm) and I will not be surprised if we loose users over this. The fix is coming, and I can’t wait.

Macworld was a lot of fun. I bought this pink jelly keyboard cover for my mac. It dampens the clicky noise and keeps crap off of the keys. There were a ridiculous number of ipod accessories. I don’t need 1,000 ways I can cover my ipod, but I guess some people do.

I’m crying because all my photos are 640×480. I had changed the resolution on my camera last week for a stop animation movie I was doing (I gave up. It was too hard), and I never changed it back. I love having big photos because I want the option to print them large (also I have a huge screen so I want large photos in case I want to use any of them as a background).

macgirls prison break
I made some movies, but Jumpcut is broken right now so I’ll post them later. I got to hang out with (congrats!) and for a bit but I spent the majority of my time with ijustine and ashot. Justine is the first person I’ve gotten to know online and then met IRL. We got along beautifully. I had a blast running around doing silly things with her. I think my coworker was mildly amused at how emotional and weird I can be. I think the reason why I like ijustine so much is that she’s very comfortable with herself.

The one unifying trait about all of my friends is that they (you) are a bit weird (I mean that lovingly) and very much ok with it. The world ‘comfortable’ has some negative connotation in that it suggests contentment, or no desire to change. To be precise, I mean ‘someone who can express his thoughts or emotions without crippling paranoia of societal judgment.’ There is no denying that we are social creatures and the opinions of others matter but there has to be a reasonable point at which one stops caring. The people I surround myself with are both supportive and constructively critical. I appreciate being called on my shit.

May 272006
 

Here are the photos for The Pillowcases . There are a handfull of pictures that I don’t like that much and I will get rid of them in a month or so. I figured, though, that some people might want to see them since most people are more interested in the subject of the photos than the photos themselves.

BTW, flickr gamma is SO HORRIBLE. I absolutely hate the ‘organizr’. I always have, so I avoided using it. Now, there is no other way to batch edit photos and I am forced to use the slow ass interface. It’s really frustrating and I am sad. Flickr is now so much less awesome, but still probably better than a lot of other photosharing sites out there. If anyone knows of anything better though, let me know.

Mar 112006
 

So Flickr is awesome (aside from the name. I swear, this generation of kids will not know how to spell anything correctly. ie KrispyKreme, tho, b4, dunkin, lay-zee-boy, kwik, nite). Flickr has a great interface, lots of useful functionality, and stores the full-sized image. For $24 a year, you get unlimited storage among other cool things.

So what’s the problem? Well, I want to make my own photo site for my photos. I doubt my site would be nearly as nifty, but I think it would be an interesting project to work on. I could do it, so why shouldn’t I? Though, at the same time, I want my photos up now. Like, right now. There’s also the economic perspective: each person works at what he does best, and then trades that for other things he needs. So at a mere $24 a year, it’s more economical to pay for flickr than to put in hours making my own less complicated site. Hell, this is exactly why I use livejournal. Still, it would be so much nicer to have my own site, for no other reason than to say, ‘Ya, I made that.’

Hmm… this must be why people have children instead of adopt them. It takes so little time to make, but most parents seem quite proud of the accomplishment. Though, I wonder what would happen if there were a baby factory that produced top-quality babies for reasonable prices, or sperm and egg purchase became extremely cheap. Would people continue to make their own?