Month / May, 2013

Vivian Maier Photographs

Vivian Maier Self Portrait

Vivian Maier Self Portrait

I first heard about Vivian Maier on the This American Life special The Invisible Made Visible. Aside from all the other wonderful stories and performances on the special, was the work of a photographer I had never encountered before. If you haven’t heard the story about Vivian Maier’s photographs, I won’t ruin it here. I would urge you to download the special ($5 digitally) and watch the amazing story unfold.

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Flickr gives all users 1TB of Photo Storage Free — I Buy a Cannon T3i

Sunset on tree trunks

So Flickr has announced that all users will be getting 1TB of free photo hosting. That is pretty sizable free storage! Add to that, they have also announced that all images will be available at full-size and the deal gets even sweeter!

I used to use flickr way back before Yahoo bought them and for the most part I really enjoyed the service. I even paid for it at one point, before I realized that I don’t like renting where I put my precious images.

This news is a game changer in terms of photo storage and hopefully realigns flickr as the serious photographers web storage option. Even their home page allows you to calculate how many photographs 1TB holds (The answer is, it is always a lot of photographs!). I was so jazzed, I quickly picked up a refurbished Cannon Rebel T3i Body (for $351.99) to replace my ailing Rebel XT now almost 10 years old.

So, my advice is dust off your Yahoo account and get snapping!


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Server Woes

So I’ve been a pretty happy Dreamhost customer for some time, but recently my service has been a little rocky. Outages, restarts, and general sluggishness have made my site, and all the sites I host professionally almost unusable. So today I upgraded to a Dreamhost VPS server and somewhere along the line… all my WordPress images got deleted.


Not sure what happened, but as you can guess – I’m not very happy right now. I will try to rebuild them, but I don’t know if I ever will have the time to rebuild all of the images contained in my posts.

Hopefully Dreamhost support can locate the missing files, otherwise I’ve lost 10 years of images.

Insert unhappy face here.

UPDATE! (2013-05-15 15:06)

Dreamhost has restored my images folder! Very happy. Now to back that crap up!!!