On Technology


How-to Map Photos on Flickr with Pinpoint Accuracy

It seems that I haven’t (in the time of writ­ing) added a geolo­ca­tion to one of my favorite pho­tographs, as well as Life-moments.

Breathless Balcony

Truly a “Breath­less Bal­cony.” Taken on the third day of a recent Inka Trail trek at Intipata in Peru.

Mean­while, back to the sub­ject. If we’re talk­ing about Flickr, Yahoo! comes to mind. The only thing that sucks about map­ping on Flickr is the lim­ited cov­er­age and sub­par details of Yahoo! Maps (in this case). You get results like these:

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Screenstagram

Screen­sta­gram—pretty cool screen­saver for Mac OSX.

Screen­sta­gram dis­plays pho­tos from Insta­gram. It can show you your friends’ pho­tos or pho­tos from the Insta­gram pop­u­lar feed, which con­tains highly rated pho­tos from across the Insta­gram community.

Here’s a video of it doing its thing.

Down­load it for free here.

Toyota iQ “Nimble As A Mouse” Campaign

Cool cam­paign by Toy­ota iQ.

To demon­strate the agility of the com­pact Toy­ota iQ, the car was turned into a mouse. This meant it was able move a cur­sor on a giant screen and oper­ate a desk­top computer. 

Before a live audi­ence the Toy­ota iQ did all the things a nor­mal mouse does, just on a much larger scale.”

Here is the video.
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Check out the behind-the-scenes.
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Source via @Zack Onisko

Quicksilver Shelf Plugin — My First Screencast

As I was try­ing to kill time, I was research­ing Quick­sil­ver extend­abil­ity other than just quick-launching apps. Yes, I know Spot­light does it from the get-go.

My search led to a Lifehacker.com arti­cle (as usual, with this kind of things) writ­ten a while back about Gina Tra­pani’s Top 10 Quick­sil­ver Plu­g­ins (at the time: Novem­ber 2007). One of the plu­g­ins that intrigued me to check out was the Shelf module/plugin.

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News from Apple WWDC 2009

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For those that don’t know, Apple’s WWDC (World­wide Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence) 2009 was this past Mon­day morn­ing at Moscone West, San Fran­cisco. It’s pri­mar­ily for those devel­op­ing for Apple’s prod­ucts (OS X, iPhone apps, etc.) but it’s also for the Apple fans out there as the Keynote usu­ally addresses new prod­uct releases, etc.

I was tuned in, lis­ten­ing to Ustream’s live stream of the Keynote.1 Pretty cool as you can mul­ti­task ver­sus hav­ing to read every new updates on a blog. Though you have to give it up though as the pho­tos on the blog updates are more eye candy.

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  1. The recorded stream can be seen here. Apple’s offi­cial recorded video here. []