Friday, July 29, 2005

Photoblogging
Posted by Sam at 11:34 PM

In a constant effort (oftentimes a struggle) to keep sam bot dot com on the bleeding edge of shear awesomeness, I've decided to deploy an exciting component of the blogger's arsenal. Behold, the flickr Photostream:


Oooo.... Ahhh... Yes, I know. Truly stupendous, isn't it?

flickr is a very cool, very free, and very still-in-beta (although, flickr has been running full-throttle ever since it's conception. Don't let the "beta" moniker scare you away) web service. I won't really get into any details here. flickr's website is jam-packed with info. Here's a good place to start if you're interested. And, if you're an iPhoto user, this plug-in is an essential tool for flickr/iPhoto integration.

Now then, if you'll look to your right, at the bottom of the sidebar, you'll notice a permanent version of the photostream. Permanent in location only. The "Latest" column's photos change with every upload. The "Random" column randomly pulls random photos from my entire library. In fact, if you were to reload this page, they would change. Again: Oooo, Ahhh... I sincerely thank you for your insincerity.

A few interesting things to note: Seeing as this is a stream, much like a feed on a blog, you can subscribe to it. Supply your feed-reader with this URL and it will automatically show you updates to my photostream. Isn't that convenient? You're so lucky to have me in your life.

So, what does this mean exactly? Nothing for you really. But for me, I get to carry my camera with me wherever I go... another addition to my already overflowing pockets (which have grown exponential since last I covered this pivotal subject). Yes, I get to be that guy... that really annoying dude with a camera constantly in everyone's face... or that jerk that holds up the expedition to take photos of a particularly interesting piece of fungus. I can't wait. And neither, I'm sure, can you.

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Ummm, yeah Sam I looked at all your photos (and they are very nice) but I couldn't find any of the aforementioned fungus. Get on that would you.

And thanks for enriching my life once again.

Comment By TheDarkLordDerfla on July 30, 2005 7:34 AM

Well, Sam, I think I'll let you take this baby for a test run. I've been contemplating using Flickr and getting rid of the photo app on my site for a bit, but I have yet to take the plunge.

May do it pretty soon. Let us know how it works out.

Also, the link in the middle of the blog seemed to try and open the pic right there....rewriting the blog on the fly. Didn't work well, as there was about 50px across in which it could open...lol.

Comment By Blackwatch on August 01, 2005 1:36 PM

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