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  •  I got invited to the New Flickr launch party (24+ / 0-)

    Shout it out!

    Shout it out!

    Sadly I did not get a good shot of Marissa Mayer and there was no way I was going to come up with anything interesting enough to say to her. But I'm actually in this shot, fat guy blue shirt and droopy camera bag.

    I could not get a seat close enough for my flash to throw while she was speaking and when she was working the room I got all involved in chatting with the Flickr designers and trying to capture the Time's Square Flickr Flash Mob outside.

    Flickr Flash Mob

    Flickr Flash Mob

    Flickr Flash Mob

    I love a good flash mob but here's the thing. While Markos could probably teach a class to internet CEO's about how much users hate change and many of the old timers at Flickr seem to be tearing out their hair, One Terabyte of  storage and unlimited access to you full sized photos FREE OF CHARGE!


    The ABC New Building

    George M. Cohan and Flickr

    I love the new Flickr. I get lost occasionally with everything in different places but I’ll figure it out soon enough. I’m wondering if I’ll get my money back for paying Flickr Pro and if not I should have gobbled more food at the party. But all in all I recommend you sign up and enjoy the free storage. Besides the free storage they did invite me to the party!

    Nice Spread

    Party Time!

    Top Shelf

    There is a whole new look to Flickr and if anyone remembers how my home page was a succession of triptychs I've lost that look but there will be a new game to play.  Something new and engaging on the web and plenty to smile about.

    Happy Faces

    CHEERS to good times.

    •  Sigh. I know I will get used to it and I admit I (14+ / 0-)

      will probably even learn to love the new Flickr.  BUT, I don't have the time to just explore new systems and learn them.  This will take away even more of my time now, at least for awhile until I get familiar with the new setup.  

      (grumble grumble grumble)

      Resistance is futile.  Check back in a couple of weeks.  I will probably be fully assimilated into the Borg by then and much happier.  LOL.  

      Metaphors be with you.

      by koosah on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:06:45 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, I HATED the new Flickr at first (8+ / 0-)

      And, though I still hate the initial page before sign-in, I'm starting to like it better.
      I do still use the old uploadr though.

      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:38:34 AM PDT

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    •  Eddie, (5+ / 0-)
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      Flickr used to ask me if I wanted to log out of the Yahoo network too, after I'd logged out of Flickr. Now it doesn't. Can you tell me how to do that now, with New, Improved Flickr?

      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Thu May 23, 2013 at 07:43:13 AM PDT

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    •  So, One T of storage... (4+ / 0-)
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      .... means I can exceed the limit of 200 photos?  Or do I have to pay a membership fee for anything over 200 photos?

      That is NOT made perfectly clear on the web site.

      [I'm jonesing for a new laptop with a 1-T HD that I saw a few days ago, but only if I can replace Windows 8 with Office 2013.]

      Actually, what I really, really, REALLY want is my old easy-to-work Windows 2000 Office Professional on a new 1-T HD on my regular PC so I can work on some of the graphics and photo restorations and making photos from old negatives again.  I must have had six or eight different graphics programs I could use for different things.  I actually NEED that PhotoStudio 2000 program that came with one of the scanners or with one of my Wacom Tablets that has a "clone tool" with an icon in the shape of a pencil/pen that is a dream to work with via a Wacom Tablet w/ pencil with which I can do very fine detailed work [NOT the klunky f'ing clone stamp icon in the same program that leaves big blobs].  (I don't know which piece of equipment it came with now; I got two different scanners to handle negatives and the first Wacom Tablet all right about the same time, then had to replace the first Wacom Tablet after I jolted the darn thing with static electricity one dry winter morning.)  The same PhotoStudio 2000 loaded into my old Mac iBook does not show the "clone tool" when I hover the cursor over the various selections and only has that stupid clone tool icon that gives off big blobs.

      Le Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Thu May 23, 2013 at 07:58:13 AM PDT

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      •  NonnyO. I just want you to know... (4+ / 0-)
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        that I read that. I'm not sure what you are talking about but I'm interested and might just have a suggestion.

        Do you still own the computer that runs on 2000? I have an old computer that has Photoshop 2 on it. The damn thing is too slow to have both the internet and photoshop opened at the same time. Matter of fact FireFox is instant blue screen.

        But because I don't have Photoshop on my new computer, every now and then I put a photo on the old box, do some editing (usually warp because I own anything that does that) and then open Internet Explorer to email it to myself. Actually it is so starved for RAM that I need to restart before opening IE but it works.

        So if you are ever jonesing for something that you don't have anymore, if you still have the old computer, you could try that. Besides it's always nice to get mail from yourself.

        •  I do still have the PC... (2+ / 0-)
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          ... AND the backup and the floppy that makes the backup.

          The last time I tried to turn it on I could hear an odd noise and was totally afraid the HD was going, so never tried it after that.  Because there happened to be a sale, I went down and bought a new laptop with Windows 7 on it (nice large screen to watch TV shows or movies online or from DVD).  It's good to have the upgrade to use web sites with lots of stuff on 'em that require a good OS..., but it doesn't have all my good programs on it, including FrontPage with the Publish button so I can do an ftp transfer of a web site to my ISPs web server (I get free space for a personal web site).  Just a couple of days ago I downloaded some kind of freeware - Microsoft Expression Design, and Microsoft Expression Web, and one of those can publish my genie web site to my ISPs web server.

          The old PC was built for me, actually, by a fellow who does that for a living (but he doesn't live here), and he added several different things like the ability to also transfer music from my vinyl LPs or cassette to CD, I could copy genealogy stuff from one CD to another to give to family when they wanted extra photos or burn images I made straight to CD; I think he put PSP7 on it, plus I had several other programs, a couple of PhotoShop Elements, another one is a Corel program with which I also made seamless background graphics, that I could work with that produced nifty photos and photo pages with great backgrounds, and another two programs where I could use my own or their background graphics to make CD labels, et cetera and so on and so forth.

          What I'd like to do is find someone local who could transfer all that stuff to a 1T HD (or maybe 2T, knowing how fast I load up HDs with photos I restore or make), max out any RAM with any upgrades, and see if there's something that could keep 'puter bugs away (Microsoft hasn't upgraded Office 2K since 2010, so I don't even know if antiviral programs are still made for it), altho I'd keep it offline most of the time for the simple reason I have the laptop that works better with online genealogy research..., but since I'm a multi-tasker and self-taught ... from zero knowledge to maxing out first 45, 90, then 100 GB HDs all in about the first six to nine months of acquiring my first PC because my restorations and photos were so specialized and set at max dpi in tiff format that the files are massive (but look damned good when printed out because I'm a bloody perfectionist!).  Needless to say, my learning curve was straight up a cliff without safety ropes, so to speak.  :-)  About the time I stopped using the PC for that odd noise, I'd only acquired my first one or two smaller flash drives that had just come on the market not long before that and now I do backups of all kinds on several different flash drives (easier than burning CDs often, and since now flash drives are made to hold more - the last one I bought holds 64GB, the smaller ones are 8 or 16 GB - it's very convenient).

          I can no longer lift much and have cranky and creaky old joints (and I'm facing a second knee replacement surgery at some point and also need to move to a ground-floor apt.) so I'd have to have someone come and get the PC and either take it with or work on it here.  This whole thing could get inconvenient for someone else and pretty pricey for me and I have a limited SSI income.

          I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

          by NonnyO on Thu May 23, 2013 at 09:30:26 AM PDT

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