Blogger Backup

Earlier today I found the location of all of the photos I uploaded to blogger. Not the photos hosted by Flickr or Photobucket or those that were hosted by posterous which no longer exist. Just those hosted by Blogger.

I just added them all to Flickr. I thought they’d be sorted by the date they were taken, but the exif data doesn’t seem to have made the trip so my Flickr now has 1700 photos that it thinks were taken today. Nice.

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Accidental Photo a Day

Remember that stretch from September 2019 through August 2020 when I was always mentioning how I was doing a photo a day thing on Flickr? Weren’t you happy when I finished that up on the last day of August with post number 366/365? Remember all that stupidity?

I wasn’t planning it… I didn’t even realize I was doing it… but I never stopped. I’ve posted a new photo* to Flickr each day since I “stopped” the 365. The picture I put in the previous post is day #43. Am I doing this again? I don’t think so… but I’ve gone this far, right?

*One day, September 7th to be exact, I posted a short video of Patches rolling around with catnip. I didn’t post a still photo that day, just the video, but in my mind it totally counts.

The Weeds are Taking Over

Look at the size of this sucker!

I dug out the weed whacker from the mess that is our cellar, specifically to deal with this behemoth.

Oh yeah, and for the record, this little pic…..

Officially marks the 366th and final picture in my Flickr Photo a Day Challenge! Every day from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020 had at least one new picture.

Sweet Christmas, Robbie needs a nap!

Photo a Day

This little stinker right here is photo number 351 of 365…

351/365

That’s incorrect though. It should be 351 of 366. I’ve been labeling all of these things as x/365 because when I started on September 1, 2019 I completely forgot to account for 2020 being a leap year. So instead x/365 should have been x/366 from day one.

Once I realized that I was using the wrong label I thought… ah, screw it. I just kept on doing it wrong. So instead of labeling things correctly, I am just going to go an extra day and have the last post be 366/365. Who said any of this crap needed to make sense.

Of course, I am 100% positive that I just jinxed myself and even though there are only 15 days left I am guaranteed to blow it. Like the moron that I am.

The Block Editor has a Flickr Link?

Interesting. If you click the + button on the upper left side of the new WordPress.com block editor it gives you a list of possible things to add to the post. One of those options is to pull an image directly from Flickr. How cool is that? Someone out there treating my favorite photography site as if it actually exists? Crazy!

Of course you can also just post a link to an image page directly into the text and it will automatically pull in the image. So… I guess it doesn’t matter at all. Either way is fine.

Photo Booth?

Patches was laying down on my desk.  I thought it was a good candidate for today’s photo-a-day.  Unfortunately she was sitting on my phone, and my Nikon was not quickly accessible.  What can I do?

Well, I have a webcam on my laptop.  Could I use that?  I did a Spotlight Search for camera and webcam but they didn’t turn up anything useful.  I checked Launchpad to see if there was a camera app of some kind.  That’s when I saw it.

Photo Booth?

Is that still a thing?  I popped it open and sure enough, it’s still a thing.  I angled my lappy to face the cat and BANG, photo acquired.  I opened it up in Photos to clean it up a little and, as always, was a tiny bit saddened by the lack of groovy filters.  I messed around with it a tiny bit and then clicked the export button to see what my options were.  It used to be able to connect to Flickr, but not any more.  I clicked the “more” option at the bottom of the drop down and saw something I never noticed before.

Extensions?  In Photos?  Huh.

There were no options available but I wasn’t ready to let it go so I did something I never do… I went to the Mac App Store.  I searched for Photos Extensions and sure enough a few things came up.  I searched for Photos Filters and much to my surprise a Free app displayed.  I figured I would install it just to use it as a guinea pig for the Photos extensions.  Much to my surprise, it worked!

Now my Flickr Photo-a-Day pic is a Photo Booth snap, edited in Photos, using a third party filter app.  It’s just a day of firsts for me!

253/365 - I took this with Photo Booth because... it was there.