Experimenting with various services for dealing with my Flickr export backup and moving photos around, resulting in documenting a grab bag of cloud services, protocols, articles and other research.
I’m exporting my photos off of Flickr ahead of their limits for free accounts. This is an initial experiment of the export files, and how to display them in Jekyll.
How To setup an Amazon S3 account and use it to backup photos from your iPhone iOS device directly, all hosted on your own domain.
A response to Doc Searls on moving on from Flickr to think about self-hosting photos.
It’s that time of year again, when I face the same question: my Flickr Pro subscription has expired, and I need to pay so that all my photos are accessible online. But maybe I should self host? Is paying for a Flickr Pro subscription still worth it? Don’t get me wrong - I think the “Flickr deal” is still fantastic: about $2 per month for unlimited storage of all my photos. From a pure storage perspective, even Amazon S3 would cost me more than that. Flickr was one of my first loves when it came to online community. When I...
I’m the host at the iQmetrix offices today for the Open Data Hackathon put on by Jesse Heaslip and company. I’m also a judge at the endy of the day, so I’m mainly hacking on a few things of my own. Andrea Reimer helped pitch the city ideas at the beginning of the day, and will be a judge at the end of the day as well. One of the ideas contributed by the city was the concept of cataloging a neighbourhood's assets. That is, why do people love living in an area? Is it heritage homes, some cool retail...
There, I said it. I really needed to get that off my chest. It’s 2010. We don’t have hoverboards, but we sure as heck should know how to run large scale interactive websites.