Scripting News for 12/29/2007

Insightful review in Wired News 

Michael Calore at Wired News writes about something I do too, and love.

Wired News: “The first time I ran it, I let FlickrFan pull just AP photos, then I sat back and watched. I run two monitors here at my desk at Wired, so I can see two photos from the news agency side by side. This makes for some fantastic juxtapositions — like a picture of Bhutto smiling on one screen and her coffin being hoisted by mourners on the other, or of Iraqi children playing soccer on one side and a center ice scrum from an NHL hockey game on the other.”

It’s a fun game to play in the living room with just one monitor, but with two (Macs work very cleanly with multiple montors) you get some special kind of magic.

People who focus on the software miss the point. It’s about the photography. The software just facilitates.

Update: A Flickr set that illustrates.

A feature a day… 

I’m going to try to add one feature to FlickrFan every day.

Today’s feature: How to find a user’s feed, if they have one.

Bottom-line: On the public list, there’s now an XML icon next to every user who has a feed, who hasn’t opted-out.

Thanks Lifehacker! 

A simple no-nonsense writeup of FlickrFan. Thank you.

However, the product does much more than what they say.

We’ll continue explaining and enhancing the product here.

Pride of Cucamonga, Day 2 

Still listening to this classic Dead song.

And writing about it on Twitter…

It’s an MP3 that I ripped from the Mars Hotel album. Which I bought on CD many years ago.

I’ve listened to this track about 1000 times. When I play it it puts a smile on my face. Because Cucamonga is a place with no pride, imho.šŸ™‚

It’s a joke, kind of like Truckin makes fun of New Orleans, a town that done the Dead wrong, once, a long time ago.

Now if it were on vinyl I would have wore it out a long time ago. I’m sure there was a copy of the song on the disk Apple stole from me.

There you have it RIAA. You can go after Apple. I’ll support you because they stole from both of us. They have no right to listen to PofC.

I imagine Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller sitting around smokin a doobie listening to Phil Lesh sing, thinking “Dave has good taste in music.”

BTW, Cucamonga is a suburb in southern CA. Near Ontario. Probably very non-descript. Might have been interesting 70 years ago.

And that’s your bedtime story for Saturday, boys and girls. Have a nice day, don’t hit your brother (or sister) and be nice to the sitter!

Update: Frank Zappa lived in Cucamonga.

Flickr search for Cucamonga. Lots of hits!

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