on the road, photography, roadtrips

Flight @ VA0001 (SYD ? LAX), 28 May, 2011

Flight @ VA0001 (SYD ? LAX), 28 May, 2011

So i’m currently sitting in I guess what passes for a café in Pasadena having arrived, cleared customs & immigration (cue wisecracks at my hair loss – though atleast the Australian end put a positive spin on it “haven’t lost hair, your gained face”), found a shuttle, arrived at hotel and napped for a couple of hours to ease the minus 7 hour timezone difference. Read more…

opinion

What Australians want…

What do Australians want? The answer is clear. We want symbols of action but not action itself. We want to hear words that make us feel good about ourselves but none that ask us to make any sacrifice. We care about climate change, but we hate the idea of having to do anything about it.

http://m.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-nation-of-fickle-fools-20110412-1dcjd.html

General, technology

Apple OSX Tips » Easy Access to iPhoto Images

Quite often I find myself needing to easily access iPhoto images and a friend recently asked the question:

I bought an external hard drive to back up movies and music – I was wondering how you made that short cut to the i-photo library when you set up the lap tom the first time? Thus far I haven’t been able to work out how you did it!

So here’s the steps.

  • Right click on the “iPhoto Library” icon in your “Pictures” folder;
  • Show package contents;
    iPhoto » Show Package Contents
  • In new folder, right click on “Originals” and Make Alias;
  • In new folder, right click on “Modified” and Make Alias;
    iPhoto » Create Alias
  • Drag and drop those “alias” files to your “Pictures” folder.
    iPhoto » Drag & Drop to Pictures

A note for backups

If you are looking to backup the whole “iPhoto Library” folder, copying this will ensure you also back up not only the originals and modified files but also all the meta data.

photography

Wedding: Frog & Robyn @ University of Sydney, Camperdown – 4 March, 2011 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!


Wedding: Frog & Robyn @ University of Sydney, Camperdown – 4 March, 2011 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

New shoot up – more to come shortly!

Code

URLength – Checking for URL Character Limitations

I recently created a “small useful web-app” that provides the ability to check for any URL character length as a result of issues being raised quite often on the Flickr Help Forum.
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