How I recovered from catastrophic data loss

In late 2012 and right after New Year's Eve this year, in 2015, I experienced two data loss events, both of which happened on my Drobo storage devices. I'll write a separate post detailing my experiences in recent years with my Drobos but for now, I wanted to let you know how I recovered my … Continue reading How I recovered from catastrophic data loss

Where’s Google Photos in this drop-down menu?

If you use FeedBurner (which has been part of Google for a good number of years now), you probably know about the Photo Splicer feature, which allows you to merge your photo feed from services like Flickr, BuzzNet or Webshots into your site feed, providing extra content for your readers. It's a great little option … Continue reading Where’s Google Photos in this drop-down menu?

Father and Son: STS-1 and STS-135

Here's Chris Bray and his father at the space shuttle launch, in 1981 and 30 years later, in 2011. Excerpts from an interview with him done by the Flickr staff: Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, after a couple of delays, the space shuttle Columbia was finally getting ready for lift-off to the … Continue reading Father and Son: STS-1 and STS-135

My wishlist for Flickr

I joined Flickr in December 2004, and stuck with it since then because I like it. In spite of the various censorship issues that have plagued it over time, it's still one of the best (if not the best) places to share photos. (Videos are another matter...) Here's a short list of what could make … Continue reading My wishlist for Flickr

Where’s the SmugMug Publish Service for Lightroom?

I love the Flickr Publish Service in Lightroom 3, and would love to see SmugMug make their own. The only thing missing for the Flickr service is for it to know which photos I've exported and uploaded to Flickr before the service became available, in previous versions of Lightroom. I for example have either tagged … Continue reading Where’s the SmugMug Publish Service for Lightroom?

Flickr launches People in Photos

Flickr launched a new feature they call People in Photos a few hours ago, on October 21, 2009. It lets you tag people in your photos or in your contacts' photos. I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. While Riya and iPhoto went the route of computer-aided facial recognition, which … Continue reading Flickr launches People in Photos