I think I started posting my own photos online sometime in 2002-2003. During all this time, two things have remained the same: the overall ignorance of most web users about photographic copyright and the duplicity of some social media websites in keeping their users ignorant about the topic. Most images uploaded to social media are … Continue reading Photography and social media: still a recipe for copyright issues
The more movies and shows Ligia and I watch on Netflix, the more convinced we become that Netflix lacks a vital feature. We call it the Shelf. Where is it? The Netflix Shelf would hold titles we've seen and loved. It would contain two collections: a smart collection, which would automatically bring together the titles … Continue reading Where’s the Netflix Shelf?
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?
I had some real "fun" today (about a full day's worth) after upgrading one of my Drupal installs from 7.7 to 7.8. The whole site went awry: the template no longer showed, I was only getting text, I kept getting either 404 or 500 errors when clicking on links, and nothing I did seemed to … Continue reading How to avoid nightmares when upgrading your Drupal install
A new site design went live yesterday. If you haven't checked my site in a while, click through to see it, it's worth it. The new header image is a panoramic photograph taken atop the Parang Mountains, on the Transalpina Road, which I just wrote about. The header also celebrates the 10-year anniversary of my website … Continue reading New site design
On June 28 at 10:17 PM UTC, I got an invite to Google+ from Brian Rose (a Googler). I was in for a treat! 🙂 Here's what the home screen looks like: After multiple previous tries, I think Google's finally got it with Google+. I've used both Wave and Buzz, and while they were interesting … Continue reading Google+ gets social networking right
Some of the most important technology programs that keep Washington accountable are in danger of being eliminated. Data.gov, USASpending.gov, the IT Dashboard and other federal data transparency and government accountability programs are facing a massive budget cut, despite only being a tiny fraction of the national budget. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dyTnlpcZsc Help save the data and make sure … Continue reading Save the data!
This is big news for those of us providing captions or subtitles for the videos published on YouTube. I noticed today that the oEmbed video player for YouTube videos, the one used for all WordPress blogs, has been updated to include the CC button. It didn't have it the last time I checked, which was … Continue reading YouTube and WordPress update oEmbed player to include CC button
On Friday, as I visited the Upload page at YouTube to put up another video, I noticed this announcement. It says I'm now allowed to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. I checked the official YouTube blog, just to make sure, and it's true. This past Thursday, they started to allow selected users to upload longer … Continue reading Now I can upload longer videos to YouTube
As I mentioned in some of my recent posts, I recently (5/18) started on the RPM System, a new fitness regimen that you can do with only an exercise ball and an exercise band, and I love it. I recently passed my 6-week progress point, and I plan to post the results from that re-assessment this … Continue reading The RPM System just got better!