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Flickr Yahoos!

Signin to Flickr using Yahoo account

Stew­art But­ter­field, one of the smart peo­ple from Flickr, announced ear­ly this morn­ing that you can now sign-in and have the option to inte­grate your Yahoo! account with Flickr. This is great stuff for those with Yahoo! accounts in that they don’t have to remem­ber anoth­er login, for those that do that kind of stuff any­ways. The only down­side, a tem­po­rary one, was that for peo­ple using third-par­ty Flickr API-based pro­grams (like myself) have to wait for the devel­op­ers to update them with the new authen­ti­ca­tion API.

The pro­gram that I use a lot would have to be by Jon Gilk­i­son called Flick­rIm­portr. I use it to do my uploads and set man­age­ment. I would say that its 10x bet­ter than Flick­r’s own Uploadr tool, at the moment.

Mean­while, as I keep say­ing, if you blog and recent­ly start tak­ing more and more pics with your dig­i­tal cam­era (point-and-shoot, phone and/or dSLR)… then Flickr is the way to go. Not to men­tion the great com­mu­ni­ty that it has. If you ain’t sold, then check out the qual­i­ty of pics Flickr pho­tog­ra­phers take via the Explore page.

Any­ways, good morn­ing and go Flickr!

PS. I won­der if Flickr would be adding that damn excla­ma­tion mark like Yahoo!‘s. Look­ing at it, it’ll be hard to be gram­mat­i­cal­ly cor­rect when you write about Flickr, specif­i­cal­ly when you describe some­thing from Flickr like Flickr!‘s web­site… its just plain wrong but so right with the cur­rent news. I need to wake up. Sor­ry for the non­sense ear­ly in the morn­ing. Good times =)

10 Best Resources for CSS

Looks like CSS has been slash­dot­ted. I guess this is not a sur­prise, for me at least, since CSS is like milk for a choco­late, web­page-cake… Yah, you laugh now… “Geek”, you say…

…I know man, WTF?!

But hey, its a hob­by; its part of new media design; its my pro­fes­sion and pas­sion … its my Life—Welcome! Any­ways, just to sum­ma­rize what this arti­cle links to, here they are… the 10 Best Resources (as of July 20, 2005):

As they say, prac­tice makes per­fect. Good luck on your quest to geek­i­ness.

Hello World Revisited

OMG dude! Nev­er thought I’d be back in school. Well, actu­al­ly more like a class (for work of course). Tak­ing it at UCB Exten­sion in Down­town SF. Entire class con­sists of work­ing pros in-or-out of the tech­nol­o­gy field. Besides the three hours of lec­ture and mov­ing Thurs­day bowl­ing-nights to Wednes­days, all is okay… so far.

Our sen­sei works for Siebel. Pret­ty intel­li­gent cat who knows a lot in the tech­no­log­i­cal side of things. He has like three (or more) degrees, or some­thing like that. But yah, pret­ty inter­est­ing class struc­ture. The class is pret­ty much just based on al the home­works. So as long as its done, and done right, you get a good grade. You don’t even have to go to class, return your quizzes and/or do any kind of exams. Pret­ty sweet huh? I wish I had that kind of sys­tem back at UCI, man oh man.

I nev­er thought of actu­al­ly tak­ing an exten­sion class in the field of com­put­ers after grad­u­at­ing. I had a mind­set that if I was gonna go back into the class­room, it’ll be in the field of design/arts. But all is good, I think this class will ben­e­fit me in the long run of being a “New Media Designer/Developer”. Because being some­one that is a “hybrid” (some­one able to do both pro­gram­ming and design) is an asset to com­pa­nies. But not only that, it’s just what I like doing because:

  • I get to use my degree in Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing,
  • and get payed for doing a hob­by, my love for design.

Tight huh? Yah, so it’s only and hour-thir­ty, anoth­er half to go before Jen­nvis picks me up to trav­el down to LA for the week­end. Mean­while, I’m starv­ing and kind of tired because I slept late again—freaking Flickr! I’m so get­ting addict­ed to its com­mu­ni­ty. Not to men­tion, I am begin­ning to get more and more into pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques, per se. I guess it all start­ed with my first ever dig­i­tal cam­era, the Canon Pow­er­shot S200; which I bought after grad­u­at­ing in the sum­mer of ’02. I just love tak­ing spur-of-the-moments/­can­dids, archi­tec­turals, low-lights and recent­ly events/shows. Oh well, I guess “its all rel­a­tive” to how the world has evolved with tech­nol­o­gy on its fore­front.

From my mind to yours, be cool… stay in school.