AKA Abraham Bacoln

potpourri for the hoi polloi
October 1, 2006, 4:50 pm
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I will openly admit to anyone that asks … though, come to think of it, no one ever has – anyway, I’ll admit I’m a Flickr addict. The first thing I do when I sit at the computer is check my email, of course, and then I check Flickr immediately thereafter. I even have a special bookmarks folder that opens four separate Flickr pages:
1. The main Flickr page, showing my contacts’ photos,
2. My pictures page, so I can see image views,
3. My ‘recent activity on your photos’ page (as seen here) so I can check commenting, notes, and favoriting of my pictures
4. My ‘comments you’ve made’ (here) so I can see if anyone has responded to my comments.

It’s ridiculous. It’s a completely unnecessary amount of Flickr-ing and yet I do it at least five times a day. Maybe ten.

I love your pictures is what I’m saying. I wish you’d take more.

Oh, speaking of Flickr, I’ve started trying to map a lot of my recent shots. Of course I’m not putting the location of your house or front yard or anything, but whatever is common or public I’m trying to get on that big ol’ empty map. I don’t think you can see the maps if you’re not a Flickr member (or not logged in) but I have not done extensive testing (read: any testing). But yeah, maps! Like this picture of me in a tree – on the right you can find a link to the mapped location. S’cool and also very nice not to be relying on a third-party geotagging system anymore.

Okay, let’s see. What else? There was something else. OH YES. I attended Burl’s 30th 31st Burlthday and it was entertaining. I gots a few pics and so did Henry. Oh, yeah, about that picture of me that he has up there … I’m trying to invent a new hobby wherein I run off with the cameras of my Flickr friends and take absolutely terrible self-portraits. So far I only have three (1, 2, 3) but just you wait – I’m sure I’ll find someone else’s camera soon. Damn you, Jason Johnson, for not having fresh batteries for your camera at the Burlthday party. You made me miss a great opportunity!

I finally purchased for myself a decent external flash for my camera, and kept the neighborhood awake last night learning how to bounce flash properly. I think I have the hang of it, and everyone within a quarter-mile radius is probably blind by now and has a funky tan. As for my eyesight – I am currently typing by feel alone so excuse any errors, please-and-thank-you.

There was a whole longer paragraph here about me listening to two disparate yet concurrent Indian songs while studying my Spanish homework, but it was way too long for a piece that didn’t have a punchline at the end. Instead, I leave you with this joke:

What kind of bees make milk?

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boo bees! Har har.

Comment by mango

I think it was Burl’s 31st.

Comment by Trey

Do you take advantage of Flickr’s RSS services for recent comments, recent activity, etc. I have similar bookmarks set in Safari for Flickr that are updated every 5 or 10 minutes (I’d have to look to see exactly but don’t really want to open the pref pane). Safari RSS rocks the socks.

Comment by Steven

There so should have been a question mark in there somewhere.

Comment by Steven

i’m a flickr addict too!

Comment by liz

I, too, am a Flickr addict and check it way too often. I would like to put in a second recommendation for using RSS feeds for all of those Flickr sections you’ve mentioned above. If your going to be obsessive, you might as well be efficient about it.

I know we’ve discussed this before, but I do take a lot of pictures and even post some (more than most of our mutual friends and family). However, so many suck it’s just about as much as I can stand to put up there. I am thankful you are very far from my camera given your latest hobby, though.

Comment by Jason C

I too do the RSS thing for contact photos, my comments and recent activity. But when people post a bunch of photos at once, I only see the last five. I wish it would show all of ’em.

Comment by JTJ

Trey – was it his 31st? I can’t remember. I r terrible.

Everyone else – I am glad you all obsess over Flickr like I do. Of course I use the Flickr RSS feeds – but those feeds won’t show me ‘comments you’ve made’ and the following activity. Since I’m on to check that, I might as well check the rest, yes?

Comment by Kevin O'Mara

Wow, so hey, who is Mister Mistaken? That’s right, me. I already have a feed in NewsFire for ‘comments you’ve made’, I just forgot. I look at everything so many times that it never even registered.


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