Twenty

The olden were reminiscing at work this morning how 20 years ago we worked over midnight for Y2K "just in case". How can that have been 20 years ago, what is even happening? Happy New Year everyone.

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I Has A Sad About Flickr

I really hope they're able to turn this around.

The world's most-beloved, money-losing business needs your help

We didn't buy Flickr because we thought it was a cash cow. Unlike platforms like Facebook, we also didn't buy it to invade your privacy and sell your data. We bought it because we love photographers, we love photography, and we believe Flickr deserves not only to live on but thrive. We think the world agrees; and we think the Flickr community does, too. But we cannot continue to operate it at a loss as we've been doing.

Flickr is the world's largest photographer-focused community. It's the world's best way to find great photography and connect with amazing photographers. Flickr hosts some of the world's most iconic, most priceless photos, freely available to the entire world. This community is home to more than 100 million accounts and tens of billions of photos. It serves billions of photos every single day. It's huge. It's a priceless treasure for the whole world. And it costs money to operate. Lots of money.

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Watch

A new Apple device brings a year of Apple TV+ for free then. A nice four days off awaits this week so let's see what's what.

Update: well I watched none of them. Because my wife bought me a Disney+ subscription. So it's been all Mandalorian, all the time.

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Stream

Rolling Stone should really stop making lists. In no way are most of the artists listed there the "best singers in the world" ever. Songwriters and performers maybe, but singers?

A hundred thousand years ago I wrote a thing to post top last.fm listens to a Movable Type blog. No one does that anymore and the world moved onto tweekly.fm. When Scott (@ssxio) was toying with shutting that service down, I cloned some of what I'd used for toppr and lastweekly came to be.

Finally got around to watching Edge Of Tomorrow. Was very very good. Thought it would just be another Tom Cruise alien invasion kill the mothership tale. But it's way better than that.

If my goal was to make our house Spencer's animal sanctuary, feeding stray cats who wander into our yard has made it so! My wife is extremely happy with me for this. Ahem.

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Stormy

Waking up this morning to see the aftermath of last night's first monsoon storm of 2019. Seen worse. Few branches down, leaves and twigs everywhere. Moisture still heavy in the air, it feels very muggy.

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Stream

Taking an internet hiatus for a couple weeks was refreshing.

Started exercising again. (Hat tip to my old mucker @jaseyhall for the nudge)

Watched Assassin's Creed. It was good. Watched The Predator. It was not good.

Bought a new TV.

Bailed on the Cult Of The Dead Cow book.

Started The Outsider by Stephen King.

My sister put my face through that creepy FaceApp aging thingy.

Related: my likeness prolly pwned by the Russians for the rest of my life. Or something.

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