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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It's colder here in the desert, foggy even. And that means everyone has their wood fireplaces going. Smells wonderful.

I take my daughter to school every day and I see "the kids" just have the left Apple Airpod in. Not both, because that wouldn't be cool, just one and it must be the left one.

Apple TV+ and Disney+ then. The Mandalorian and For All Mankind are the two standouts so far. The Morning Show is better than they say it is.

Americans sure like wings.

It's end of year list season. Could you tell?

And finally, England, what did you do?

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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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My Favorite Flickr Groups

Flickr still exists! You'll find me uploading photos at least a couple times a day. The place seems just as vibrant and engaging as it ever did.

Flickr groups is where the site still shines. Here are a few of my daily must visits. Clearly I still have much to learn, these folks are amazing.

Catchy Colors. As the name implies, these are the photos that pop with color. Saturation heavy and quite wonderful.

Vanishing Points. Think Piers reaching out to sea, straight roads in the desert stretching for miles. I could look at these all day.

Sunset Light. Truly the best time of the day.

The Skies Above. Sunsets, and sky, and clouds. Oh my.

Less Is More. Minimalism at its finest.

Black And White. Because I've never met a black and white photo I didn't like.

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Wait

Wait

I'm sitting here waiting for my grilled cheese sarnie (because I'm seven years old) and start watching the other customers. This cafe has an iPad terminal that you sign with your finger. In the two minutes I've been here I've seen lots of different finger signing techniques.

There's must get it correct slow signing lady. There's who gives a shit squiggle guy. And then this most recent one just put a X in the box. Me? I'm squiggle guy. Life's too short man.

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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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Calls

Who doesn't love a good conference call every day. You know the drill.

Who just joined?
Are we missing anyone?
Can anyone hear me?
Sorry was on mute.
*sudden screeching feedback*
Dave's here.
Hey guys.
Whoever's eating can you mute your phone.
Let's table that.
Let's take this offline.
*paying for starbucks while not on mute guy*
Let me just share my screen.
Sorry you cut out, can you repeat that?

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