Fucking about with Flickr


The Groom's Side
Originally uploaded by Ryan Pears.

Today was supposed to be my day off, but because there's a Rogers Q4 launch party tonightI ended up working.  I always hate going to the quarterly launches and I didn't want to get forced into going on my day off.  Typically it's an excuse for a bunch of dealers to mooch Rogers' free booze while the company tries to teach them fifteen minutes of information over the course of two and a half hours.

Instead of wasting an evening off and going unpaid to that I wasted an evening off and came into work instead, taking the second half of someone else's shift.  I'd missed a shift on the weeked when I was feeling under the weather so I wanted to make up the time, plus I want to sell $10,000 worth of stuff this month so I get 50% commission.  As it's going I'm going to need to sell $566 per day for each of my remaning shifts.

Most of the rest of the day has been filled up with a combination of fucking about with my Flickr account and culling photos from my iPhoto's library.  For the past few years I've just been throwing pictures from my digital cameras into iPhoto with no thought to storage space and my iMac's hard drive has finally hit full.  I already have my iTunes library on an external hard drive, so I'm cutting back where I can.  So I sat on the couch, watched more of the second season of the O.C. and went through about a third of my photos deleting duplicates and shots that just didn't work.

Overall I have about 3,000 photos and I've managed to delete about 200 after going through a third of them.  I'm also looking at whether or not it's possible to store my iPhoto library on the same external hard drive that I keep my music on.  On top of that I've been deleting programs and other things that I just don't use to free up space.

Speaking earlier of my Flickr site I paid the money to make it a pro-account and am starting to get into using it more than I was.  I still perfer Typepad's own photo albums since they work nicer with the blog, but there's a lot of nice social aspects to Flickr.  For example yesterday I've been able to scan through Ben Hulse's photos, a fellow from my high school grad class and added tags to a few of Ryan Pears' photos.  Check out my site and if you're looking for a place to post a few pictures online check out Flickr (Nathan I'm looking at you and your Krista wife and your digital camera).

Note: along the left sidebar you'll find a flash animation link to my Flickr site. Check it out if you'd like.