Daily Archives: January 9, 2006

Flickr Scout

Using the new Flickr Toy, Flickr Scout, I discovered that two of my photos have been featured in the Flickr Interestingness pages in the past month. This is the area you can browse through to find the "most interesting" photos for a particular day. Unfortunately, due to competitive pressures one of them has since dropped off the list, but it was still very cool to find that my photos are making that much of a splash 🙂

Deer in the snow Yellow flower - Kew

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ThinkPad T60 announced and previewed

I'm happy to hear about the ThinkPad T60 (this is a link to a preview article). A dual-core model with a max of 4Gb of RAM and a larger hard drive. I won't miss the parallel port. I do wonder why I really need a Windows key, but never mind. I wonder how long it will before we are issued with them internally…

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I don’t need most of this stuff anyway

Jean-Francois raises an interesting view on Google Pack over on his blog Life in Technical Sales. I'm not as brave as him in that I don't want to remove my Google account (yet). He's right that a lot of the pack is redundant – to me anyway, since I was already a Firefox user, for example. It is a nice way of getting the latest "essentials" onto a new PC, though.

Incidentally, it looks like I was wrong about the screensaver, it can reference files on a network drive. The only disappointment is that it always works through directories of pictures in the same order, so there isn't that much variety. I do like the Collage look, though. I wonder if there is an alternative photo screen saver that would allow me to have something as nice as the collage, with the variety of randomisation, possibly with Flickr support included…

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