Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Photos and Videos

Posted by Chris @ 10:02 PM

If you've not been to my site for a while you won't have noticed that the links to photos and videos no longer point to the pages on my website that used their API's, instead to make things easier they go direct to either Flickr or Vimeo.

Why? Well, for one it means I don't have to maintain these pages. But more importantly I'm going to start making more use of the privacy features of both Flickr and Vimeo. This will mean some photos, and the majority of videos, will only be visible to my contacts on both Flickr and Vimeo. Whilst the Daily Mail / Express would like you to think this is because of “the danger of paedophiles”, it isn't.

The main reason is planning, at some point in the future I'm quite sure Charlotte won't want all of her baby photos and videos to be visible by all, so if I put the relevant privacy controls in place now, I won't have to go through thousands of photos and videos later.

Secondly, particularly in the case of videos, I upload them primairly for backup, secondly for sharing. Most of the videos are only of things friends and family would want to watch, so only letting my contacts view them makes sense. No reason putting them out there when only a few people are actually interested in them.

The same will be true of the photos - whilst I'll leave more of those public than private for now, expect further uploads to start to be restricted, with only the best pictures remaining public. On the flip side for photos not directly related to Charlotte I'll probably leave them fully public more often than not.

So, if you want to keep up to date on our photos and videos you'll need to make sure you're one of my contacts on Flickr and Vimeo; signing up for either site is quick and easy, and once you're signed up just email me your username and I'll add you as a contact.

As always any problems or thoughts leave me a message. (P.S. Comment moderation is back on due to more WOW spam.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

How many 5 year olds could you take in a fight?

Posted by Chris @ 7:46 AM

[via plasticbag.org]

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Brains vs Snap = ad genius

Posted by Chris @ 9:40 PM

Just seen this advert during the F Word. It has Brains from Thunderbirds in it, and it is only enhanced further by using Snap's classic Rhythm is a Dancer. One of the best ads I've seen for a while.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Estelle - American Boy - what she says before Kanye's rap

Posted by Chris @ 1:10 PM

If you've ever wondered what Estelle says right before Kanye West's rap, like I have, you'll be pleased to know I think I've found it.

According to the Internet, it is “wagwan blud”.

Now to me, who isn't very street, and most of the population, who I am also assuming aren't very street, this doesn't make much sense. However Urban Dictionary steps into the breech to help us out.

wagwan is apparently short for “What's going on?”
blud is short for (in this context) mate.

So, in summary, what she is actually saying to Kanye West is “What's going on mate?” Makes perfect sense now!