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 =)
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):
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.
I don’t why I’m so into this freaking thing, but its just unexplainable. Its one of those sites that you go, “why didn’t I think of that?” Anyways, if you would like to ponder and give it a try, here’s a guide that’ll help you out: Flickring Families.