I came across this and thought it too fun not to share.
I think all the SL peeps using Flickr know it has major policy changes coming in January. A good summary of the problem is Ciaran Laval’s article, Flickr Flounders.
Others are writing about the coming changes. Strawberry Singh has an article on alternative sharing sites, Flickr Updates & Alternatives November 2018. She is polling readers to see which alternatives we plan to use. The article has an update, scroll down to see it. In it she points out that she added Ello and Imgur at reader request. They were originally omitted because Strawberry doubts a community could be built using either. Continue reading
Dance – Crap Mariner has an article about dance in the One Billion Rising event. You’ll find it on Inara’s blog: Who Puts the Dance into One Billion Rising? Long, interesting.
Restarts – When the simulators are restarted it usually takes just a few hours. Some are experiencing way long times for restarts. Caleb Linden is looking into it. If you have specific information on a long restart, email it to Caleb or file a JIRA Bug Report and mention Caleb’s name.
Interesting – There is a huge 220 page, and growing, thread in the SL Forum, How does your avatar look today? A resident by the name of Nostoll started the thread in May 2017. With about 26 posts per page that is almost 6,000 posts residents have made.
A variety of avatars are portrayed with varying quality. I suppose we could consider the images a representation of a cross-section of SL users. If that were accurate then we could draw conclusions from what see, like hardware in use and graphics settings, whether or not ALM is in use… Continue reading
I like playing with photography in Second Life… second to dressing up and teasing others… well, maybe dressing up and shopping more than teasing. But, I’m often snapping pictures in SL, whatever I’m doing. Those pictures which I think are good enough, just fun, or show off a new thing I’ve learned, make to Flickr.
On Flickr, I look around to see what others are doing. This is where the hot, amazing, and gorgeous comes in. Here I’ll show you some of the photographer-artists I’ve come across. Of course, these are ones I like. I use no objective standard. It’s just what touches, thrills, or wow’s me.
I do in a small measure consider the number of fav’s an image gets when deciding if it is great or I just my really liking it. But, I’ve seen some awesome images with almost no views or fav’s. So, the number of fav’s represents a mix of popularity and marketing. How many people see the image? Is the artist talented and understands social media well enough to promote an image?
The following images are not completely safe for work, no XXX, but some are definitely erotic. Continue reading
An article about a change over at Photobucket just popped up in my news stream. Seems free Photobucket accounts can no longer embed images… you will have to pay for that privilege.
But, are they screwing you? No. They have given us free service for years and can no longer afford to do that. So, they have started charging for their service.
If you were/are a Photobucket (PB) user you probably didn’t worry much when you saw this post in PB’s blog.
At Photobucket, we are committed to providing the best experience and services for all of your photo and image needs. We have updated our Terms of Service, effective June 20, 2017. Please take a moment to review our updated terms and policies as they may affect your account.
Yeah… that’s a big effective warning. NOT! Like everyone reads ToS…
Taking 360 images is way easier with the new RC viewer. But, figuring out what to do with the image so you can see it is a serious PITA. I’ll give you HOW TO using Photoshop, which is pretty painless, and several other easy ways to make the image usable as a 360-image. The process works in most of the Adobe tools that allow you to access File Info.
First here is my first snapshot with the new viewer.
It kinda subtle (not), but you might notice this isn’t displaying as a 360-image. The problem is the metadata Flickr needs to know this is a 360 image. It is missing. The Lab is adding that part of the viewer code now. So, the latest version of the Linden 360-Viewer as I write this is version 126.96.36.1996743. It stiches the image together for us. But, does not yet add the needed metadata. Continue reading
Urgent! – Urgent! – Urgent!
Take action to save your Flickr account.
Dennyc commented (thanks) on my Flickr Sold article and pointed me to Flickr and Tumblr Users With AT&T Emails Are About to Lose Access to Their Accounts.
You may not have realized Yahoo and AT&T had, past tense, a close relationship. Yahoo was the mail service for AT&T customers. Yahoo allowed the AT&T address to be used as an ID for Yahoo services. Tumbler has been and is a subsidiary of Verizon. Now Flickr is too. Apparently, the email relationship for ID purposes is going away June 30… within 2+ days. Continue reading
You may have heard Yahoo is failing. You may or may not know Flickr is owned by Yahoo. So… the sale will impact the large number of Second Life™ users you can find on Flickr. (Like me.)
The Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, that has lead Yahoo into a desperate sale in an attempt to survive and will likely walk away with US$137 million separation bonus for her failure to turn the company around.
It is only speculation to say what may have happened if someone else had been CEO. Nor is it possible to know what political in-fighting went on within the company and whether Marissa managed to fail on her own or was the sacrificial goat. What we know for certain is a lot of people do NOT like her.
Still, on June 14, the deal closed and Yahoo sold for US$4.48 billion. Continue reading