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This Duck Does not say “Aflac”…

Don’t ask what I was looking for, but in rummaging through some tagged links, I ended up laughing at this duck:


coming from the LOL Diabetes site. LOLCats ain’t nothing compared to one sporting an insulin pump.

Duck it all.

File this one also in the “there is a web niche for everything” department.

Side note- I am stumped on knowing any way to find the original flickr page from a URL for the static URL version? e.g. how do I proper link to the source for the image at

UPDATE: Bob Cotter had the obvious solution- Google search on the part of the URL that is the photo id— 2400191078 — –the original photo’s flickr page is — Sounds like a Greasemonkey thingie worth doing.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. CogDog,

    I encountered that same issue in your side note a bit ago, but the solution isn’t at the top of my head. I know there’s a way via the flickrapi. I’ll dig through to see if there’s a quicker way.


  2. @Patrick Murray-John: Yeah, I figured there was some way. Would be a nice web tool ;-) I know that it would be something like as the first chunk of the static link is the photo id, but need someway to get the “xxxxx” which is the username/id.

    thanks, mon!

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