CogBlogged Tagged ‘flickr’

Ten Years of Flickr Photos Weighs in at 75 Gb

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Gino Carteciano My first flickr photo was posted in late March 2004; my most recent one, last night (February 8, 2014), that’s 35,693 photos. I just downloaded almost all of them; a 71 Gb file that took more than 13 hours to download, and maybe 15 minutes to expand the archive. But I did not get them from flickr; for quite some time, maybe I was one of the first wave of users, I used a service called Backupify, designed originally to automaticall backup in the cloud your social media content– for a while it did delicious, twitter, Picassa, instagram, GMail, and a few more I am forgetting. But they also ran backups of my flickr photos. Recently I got an email that said more or less “Thanks for all fish files” Last year we announced that we were […]

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Guess What Kind of Yahoos Are Making the Design Decisions for Flickr?

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Chris Lott It’s gotta be monkeys (no offense to the primates) (but I love it when my creative common search turns up an image from a friend, hi Chris). Seriously– who is Yahoo using as a test group for the “new” flickr? The latest WTF is the insertion of a Yahoo navigation bar that looks like it was hand coded in the mid 1990s. On looking at the page source I truly accepted to see a bunch of <table>….</table> tags. At least it was not that bad. Maybe there is some humor at Monkey Web Design Shops, since the main div id is named “eyebrow” and the interior divs are all called “yucs” Yeah. YUCK- they cannot even spell that correctly. I was curious to see what the infestation of ads was like, so I hopped over to Safari to explore […]

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Flickr CC Attribution Helper Fixed (version 0.7)

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Tojosan Long ago when I was working at Maricopa, I called our computer repair department to fix some issue with an Apple computer. I was a bit incredulous when Bill the Repair technician opened the case, and whacked the hard drive with his screwdriver, calmly closed it up and said, “that should do it”. Except he did fix it. That’s how I feel like my coding method goes. Sometime in the last few days (I know it worked Wednesday night), flickr changed something slightly in the divs and class names of te sidebars on their photo pages. To everyone else, they see nothing different, but for my humble flickr cc attribution helper script, any change to this structure ruins the script’s ability to find where to insert the attribution text. If I was s bit more savvy with DOM […]

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Compfight Makes Happy Dog

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Stuart`Dootson I remain a big fan of compfight as my favorite tool for finding creative commons licensed photos from flickr. Just tonight I noticed the interface is updated- previously, clicking one of the small icon results launched the photo in flickr, now you get a preview (at a useful size) and quite a bit more: You get direct links to the license, and the available flickr downloads but also a cut and paste attribution code suitable for quick copy/paste. I also would prefer to see the photo title and/or caption, maybe the photographers name larger, it sometimes help me pick or appreciate the image more when I see that info. I may not use this right now- for my flow, that still means several stops, download image, find it, upload to blog, paste in caption… What I (now) is […]

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Public Display of flickr Affection

powered by Fotopedia Our romance started in March, 2004, although I had been seeing someone else- it was this activity we had in common, then I called it Photoblogging. But then I met… flickr. It was, and in many ways still does, to me reppresent the first and foremost social medua experience, even if everyone else wants to hang out at the mall. And we survived the stormy year where she went off and moved from Vancouver chasing fame and perhaps mis fortune in California . But you know love has a cost (no it is not that kind of relationship), but flickr does have her annual needs. Today I renewed my annual Flickr Pro account. Since then I have had 9 years invested in this relationship (summoning Lorne Green “That’s about 65 for you and me”): Since we started dating, this relationship with flickr has cost me $191.47 or […]

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From the CogDogLab: Pechaflickr

Here is a new toy to play with- announcing Pechaflickr, the pecha kucha + battle decks + flickr mashup. Type in a tag, click “play”, and you will be served up 20 random flickr photos, displayed each for 20 seconds. The idea is to have people practice the art of improv to a set of never before seen images, and try to make sense of it. I owe the idea to Giulia Forsyth, who days before 2011 Northern Voice tweeted me asking if there was some way to make Five Card Flickr do something like this. My first, lame response was going to be: Yeah, do 5 Card flickr 4 times ;-) But I thought this might be fun to do. My first round was a build off of the same code that I wrote for 5 Card Flickr, because all of the image data for the tags read in […]

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My Life in 2000 Flickr Photos

Just by some idle browsing of the discussions inside the 2011/365 flickr group, I found Elizabeth’s link and mention of pummelvision – a service that allows you to validate your flickr account and have it create a video of your last 2000 flickr photos and publish it right to YouTube, How could I not try that? It was about 2 minutes to authenticate and set up, though you have to wait until they notify you that it is ready. Here is mine- It’s a bit mesmerizing, well maybe, Perhaps it is boring. But how much easier could it be to make a video of your flickr photos? I know people sit down and make a video of a year’s worth, but you can do it here in a few clicks (you can also select a set to make a movie from). Sure, some of you want your title sequences and […]

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Another Random Act of Unsolicited Teaching via Flickr

cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog I’ve milked this story plenty of times before- during a 2007 workshop in Tasmania, I used as an example of the power of unexpected connections, someone the year before had commented on a flickr photo I had tagged as “unknown” and told me the kind of flower it was– what was amazing was the woman who did this was in the workshop (here I am telling it again in video, where you will here about 20 times the word “amazing”.) This just happened again today- out of the blue, un-asked for (and not even tagged or captioned with a request to help learn about the subject), flickr user “Sculpture Kris” added a comment to this photo of a sculpture I saw in Rochester, Minnesota. cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog telling me a lot more about “Boy on a Dolphin” then I […]

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Bye-bye flickr cc BY Hello BY-NC

It was back in late 2006 I switched my flickr photo creative commons license to the simple, and sharable, by attribution license. I said then: So I am considering, pondering, swaying that the most free, is the simple BY Attribution license, and until someone strongly can compel me backward, have switched this on my blog and my flickr collections. I now have been strongly compelled, by Alec Corous’ recent post on Considering CC-Non Commercial. Alec does have a new Amazing Story where his video of him helping his daugher learn to ride a bicycle was found, and licensed by Nokia to be part of a new commercial. Not just part- it is the crowning last segment in a montage, the one the closes the deal on the commercial’s message- check it our yourself http://stalkr.tv/Media/Nokia.mp4. The thing is that his use of the BY-NC creative commons license (it can be used […]

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You’d Think a Big Site Like GigaOM Would Be Better at Creative Commons

cc licensed flickr photo shared by kisses are a better fate than wisdom I’m just a little pup on the web. A one dog show. I’ve got no ads on my blog, no sponsors, no income here. I pay for everything myself. But I sure as hell take the steps to provide attribution credit for images I use here. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the right behavior to model. It’s the golden rule. It’s easy. Perhaps if you are an outfit like GigaOM you don’t have to bother with such trivial annoyances. Tonight I came across their post on Open vs. Closed: In the Ongoing Battle Over Control, How Much Is Too Much? and right away I recognized the left side photo in the collage they used: or you can find directly on their site at http://gigaom.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/open-vs-closed.jpg I recognized that one right away as a creative commons one […]

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