While looking for some information on how to export photos directly from Adobe Lightroom to Flickr, I landed on Andy’s My Enlightenment blog. In addition to featuring some beautifully illuminated photos there and on his Flickr account, Andy also had a couple of posts that included an embedded Flickr slideshow. Off on a different search now, I found a tool called “flickrSLiDR” on the Great Flickr Tools Collection, that turns out to be the same one Andy is using.
The tool is available here and it described in more detail by its creator, Paul Stamatiou, on his site, here.
Below is a slideshow of my photographs from the Atlanta History Center. You can move the mouse toward the top of the slideshow to control the display and speed, and toward the bottom to select individual photos from the set. Or, click on any photo to stop the slideshow and get links to my Flick account.
I seriously love the way this thing works!!
Created with Paul’s flickrSLiDR.
Like most of the RSS readers, Newsgator Online has a clippings function, where you can save copies of blog articles and other readings from around the Internet, for future savoring. For a while now, I’ve been clipping things I wanted to write about “lateron” — but in most cases I never got around to doing the work. So, of the fifty or so I’ve accumulated, here’s a set of something-for-everyone links (with free remarks!):
– From the excellent technology site Ars Technica, an exhaustive review of the iPhone — a gadget I’m fascinated by (isn’t everybody?), but I don’t own and don’t plan to buy any time soon, mainly because of the price. There are too many other things I could do with $500 to $600.
– From Popular Photography and Imaging, a review of a new Sony Zeiss lens, something I’d much rather spend my money on than the iPhone (no offense intended against the iPhone cult!). New lenses… mmmmmmmmmm….
– Via Jesse Walker’s article Cartography for the Masses on Reason’s Hit and Run, a link to Google Maps is Changing the Way We See the World on Wired. This article begs for a whole lot more attention from me than this short mention, believe me; I hope to get around to giving it a slow, careful reading … and writing more about it.
– From Scott Yarborough at StorySouth, a discussion of the state of the short-story market and how that market has been affected by other media, including the Internet and electronic publishing. It reminds me of that gnawing sensation in the back of my mind: the question of whether or not I’ll put some fiction writing on this site. When I know the answer, I’ll tell you. Articles like this one, however, make me feel like I should.
– A few articles about the emergence of a blogger’s “code of conduct” — a subject that I thought I would be interested in then completely forgot about. But I might decide to look at these and the articles they link to again: Bloggers React to the Blogger’s Code of Conduct, You are your own code of conduct, and Bloggers Get Civilized?
– From Fusion View, a thoughtful reminder that the virtualization of our lives and our cultures comes at a price.
– From Ben Casnocha, an article and a review — The Expected Value of Being a Fox vs. Hedgehog and Book Review: One Person/Multiple Careers — that introduced me to the idea of “slash careers” and to Marci Alboher’s blog. The timing of Casnocha’s articles and discovering Alboher’s blog was very useful to me; I had right around the same time been working toward my own conclusion that all these different things I’m interested in (namely: writing, history, photography, and technology) don’t have to be treated as mutually exclusive from a career perspective, and that I’ll figure out ways to integrate them all into who I am and what I do. I’ll come back to this topic later; it’s one of the most fascinating technological/cultural (slash!) developments of our time that people are exploring multiple career paths. The things that have made this possible are culturally, technically, and socially very complex, and the potential effects are yet-to-be-understood and enormous.
– From Performancing.com, a Blog Reboot Session with some excellent suggestions. Since I just added Google’s AdSense to this site, I need to take a closer look. But I’m not so sure about the idea of including ads on every post. While I can understand how that would improve ad traffic, I’ve always thought it was visually unappealing and distracting — equally so when the ads are captured by an RSS reader. But I’ll think about it.
– From The Austrian Economists, When Global Cooling Was Upon Us… complete with the image of 1975 Newsweek article announcing the impending disaster. Good to know we survived that one….
Phew! That was exhausting! But that does it, that empties out the clippings file (except for three more that I’ve stuffed in my back pocket). I feel SO CAUGHT UP now! Or should I say … “for now” ….