Away from blog? Maybe? Well, regardless, I will be AFB for a period. Uncertain how long, but I intend to return.
Thanks for your support!
I’ve long been a fan of Mpix, for all of my photo developing needs. They are especially amazing at printing my digital scrapbooking layouts. The grand prize is $500, which would be pretty amazing.
Thanks for taking a peek, and extra thanks if you feel my photo worthy of your vote.
I’ve been waiting for this! 1Password by Agile Bits is on sale half off! OS X, iOS, and even Windows.
Hurry, these prices wont last long! I picked them both up tonight, after a long wait for a sale to pop up!
If you Instagram, you’ve got to check out MorningPics.
Here’s the deal. You sign up, and each morning, MorningPics sends you an email with one of your Instagram photos. Likes, and comments included.
One of my daily emails:
The photo they send you from your stream seems pretty random. It’s always a happy little surprise to see which memory the email will contain. On Sunday, you get an email of the previous 7 days of your Instagram images, rather than a random shot.
The email also makes it easy to share, on Twitter, and/or Facebook.
Try it out! It’s nice to get an email that requires no response, no action. The longer you’ve posted to Instagram, the more fun it becomes as you are reminded of things long forgotten.
I admit, when I first saw that free users now got a free terabyte of storage, I thought, wow they are finally giving Flickr a much-needed update! Upon deeper inspection it seems what they’ve done is let greed rule the day, once more.
Check out the changes.
$49.99 per year (Double the cost of the old Pro account, for no purpose other than to remove ads – that Pro users never had anyway.)
All the benefits of a free account
No ads in your browsing experience
$499.99 per year (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. For one more terabyte. That is absurd.)
2 Terabytes of photo and video space
All the benefits of a free account
The old Pro:
$24.95 per year
Unlimited photo uploads (50MB per photo)
Unlimited video uploads (90 seconds max, 500MB per video)
The ability to show HD Video
Archiving of high-resolution original images
The ability to replace a photo
Post any of your photos or videos in up to 60 group pools
View count and referrer statistics
Limitation of greatest image size available to others
Ad-free browsing and sharing
It doesn’t stop there – they revamped the look. The pictures are huge. They’re awkward and cluttered. Layout is somewhat confusing. They slow the site to a crawl. It’s jumpy. Honestly, it’s just a mess. A hot mess. Flickr, ain’t nobody got time for that!
The reaction from the community has been strong. Outrage is flowing steadily. The thing is, they didn’t care about the users when they (Yahoo) took over Flickr, and I rather doubt they’ll care this time either.
This comes right alongside the Yahoo buyout of Tumblr. Another face palm disaster waiting to happen, I betcha. Despite words from the Yahoo CEO stating something like not screwing it (Tumblr) up – I’ll believe it when I see it.
After the Flickr buyout, I moved to Smug Mug after careful consideration. If you would care to join me, check out the account types here. Free trial. And if you join, here is a coupon code for $5 off: ewcRGStmCCPDg
Honestly, I used to LOVE Flickr. I was a Pro user for years. I loved the community. I now get my sense of community on Instagram, and of course safe storage of my photos on Smug Mug. If Flickr should actually take unhappy user opinion into account and fix things, I’ll be more than happy to give them another shot. They have a long, backwards journey to get to that point though. Here’s hoping they do.
Give Your Photos Some Soul
Analog makes it easy to apply stunning filters and borders to your photos. There’s tonnes of stylish filters included, and easy sharing to Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Tumblr and CloudApp.
:::$9.99 in the Mac App Store:::
to the iPhone!
You can sign up to learn when Analog Camera is released here. Word has it that it will be for sale in the iOS app store for $0.99 once released.
Personally, I can’t wait. Real Mac has a very solid line of apps, and I’m sure this will soon be a new favorite.
After the last post, I want to share a couple of my own pictures of my luggage. I think its a lot easier to get an idea of things from someones snapshots, vs the website photos.
Here are the two travel bags coming with me. Both are 90% ready to go.
As you can see, the Windjammer Tote is so empty it can’t even hold it’s shape. (I’ll be adding my iPad, which will help.)
Now, the insides!
It’s all there – and you can see in the top picture how neatly it all fits! The packing cubes are fantastic. I’ve rolled my clothing tightly, and packed for where I’m going. For once. My one empty cube will be filled closer to my departure.
Next travel post, I’ll open it all up and show you what made the cut for my first attempt at traveling with a minimalist mindset. No jeans! One pair of shoes! You wouldn’t have believed the horrors of my earlier packing experiences. You would have laughed at me stumbling around the airports though!