||[Jul. 6th, 2005|06:54 pm]
I've only been using Flickr for two days, and I'm already blown away by how wonderful it is. Ajax can have my babies. (And here's more sploogeworthiness, courtesy of terror_firma.)
I want to do this stuff! And I'm going to do this stuff. I already know a few of the things I need to know.
Maybe it can be my summer project! I need to get me some books. There don't seem to be many (or any) good Ajax books yet, but I'm really interested in the Rails one you recommended not too long ago.
Oh, and if it's all right with you, can you post a link here to that project of yours that you wanted me to look over? That way I won't forget about it.
Is that your glove on the floor there?
damn I want a donut now. really badly.
I know! I just got back from a run and I'm really hungry!
Today at work, I decided I needed chocolate Teddy Grahams. I went to Dominick's and got some and then went around offering them to people, and one of my co-workers was like, "Ooh, you're goin' old-school with those. Maybe we can have some Fruit Roll-Ups later." It was fun.
2005-07-07 02:51 am (UTC)
Ooh. AJAX looks...tasty.
Poopy. I wasn't logged in when I posted. That was me. Sorry for the double post.
Yeah, doesn't it, though? Or maybe that's the donuts.
(Were you also this person
, by chance? It kinda sounds like something you'd say.)
Oops. Yes. I keep restarting my 'puter and losing my session... :p
No worries. I'm glad it was someone I know!
And it's nice to know that, in the event I move, you'll be supportive of me. =)
Okay, please remedy my web ignorance. Why is Flickr such hot shit, why is it everywhere all of a sudden, and why isn't it "just another photo hosting site"? Nobody has explained to me why I'm supposed to be excited...
I can't explain it better than most of the articles in their press section, or Peter Merholz in "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Relinquish Control":
Because traditional photo sites have adopted the same revenue model as their offline forbears, they’ve attempted to herd users into engaging in those revenue-generating services. Flickr, by being truly Web-native, is little more than a database of pictures, people, and tags, and the connections between. Since they have no legacy model that drives them, they’re comfortable abdicating control. Anyone can see any public photo. Anyone can tag. You can make anyone your contact, and it doesn’t have to be reciprocal.
Perhaps the most brilliant thing Flickr did was to provide an API that allows developers to hook into it seamlessly. This meant someone could create a free tool that lets me move photos directly from iPhoto to Flickr. This newfound ease of upload increased my Flickr usage so much that I needed to buy a Pro account. So, get this: Someone else did the work, and Flickr got the money. All because they levy so little control.
When Lindsey posts about geeky shit, we know that all is well in Lindsey land. =)
How do you know I'm not just doing it to MASK THE RAGE WITHIN?
Use of "sploogeworthiness."
you've truly cracked.
Oh, cool...I'll check yours out! I'm not tellin' nobody about mine until I have a chance to explore and organize and upload some more, though. =)