I want to like you. I want to use you. I really do. But I just don’t understand you. Maybe it’s because you’re too easy, and after decades of manually sorting and renaming my photos into folders that are just so, I simply can’t wrap my head around that simplicity.
Yeah, I get that that you’re basically just one big database, and that anything I do inside you leaves my original images “on the outside” untouched. But if I want to use an altered photo from the database I have to export it, essentially creating a duplicate image. WTF? Other than from a safety standpoint of leaving all your original items untouched, what’s the point? For me it’s a bunch of extra steps that provides no benefit whatsoever.
I already have everything anal-retentively sorted and named inside [the admittedly huge steaming pile of shit that is] Adobe’s Bridge, and all my editing is done either with Photoshop or a quick-n-dirty editor called Flare, so even your photo manipulation facilities leave me unmoved. And even if I did use them, we’re back to the whole having-to-export thing.
My workflow is basically when I snag a new image off the internet it first goes into a “Downloads” folder to later get renamed and shuttled off to its respective folder. Importing photos from my camera works basically the same way. In that case, I used to have folders by year, with individual dated subfolders for each “event” as you like to call them, where I’d put the images, but I blew away that system—which became too anal even for me—a while back and now just dump everything into yearly folders. I figure since everything is time stamped already, I don’t really need to break things down any further.
I suppose that if I’d started my photographic career off with you initially and had never been exposed to ThumbsPlus (that I curse on a daily basis for still not having a Mac version available) or Photoshop, we’d be having a marvelous love affair right now, but importing 80,000+ images (and no, that’s not all porn!) after the fact and then basically recreating the folder structure I already have and use seems a huge waste of time.
I do understand a few of your benefits, most notably the ability to create virtual folders where disparate images can be grouped. I like being able to create a “Wallpaper” folder, and throw images from a dozen different albums into it. I find that useful. You’re also great for making Photo Books. But other than that, I just don’t see how you can fit into my workflow without doubling the number of steps I need to perform to get from Point A to Point B, and ain’t nobody got time for that!
Since y’all seemed to like that previous post, here are some photos from the 1984 bash:
…or Tucson, or or any fucking place where it doesn’t snow.
I’m ready to go back to 115 degree summer weather. At least in Phoenix you know when it begins and ends. In Denver, the weather is absolutely bipolar, and you never know when winter’s going to end. Last year it lasted through May. It was 60℉ earlier this week. It will warm up again over the next couple days only to have snow again next Thursday. I’m sick of it.
Tempe, Arizona – August 1983
I had to laugh when I realized these photos had that “vintage” color, because I’M NOT THAT OLD!
Old news, but still delicious:
Five months ago when Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple, who didn’t owe a dime on their home.
The couple said they paid cash for the house.
The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn’t owe Bank of America anything on the house. In fact, it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay.
A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing, Bank of America was ordered, by the court to pay the legal fees of the homeowners’, Maurenn Nyergers and her husband.
The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers’ house.
So, how did it end with bank being foreclosed on? After more than 5 months of the judge’s ruling, the bank still hadn’t paid the legal fees, and the homeowner’s attorney did exactly what the bank tried to do to the homeowners. He seized the bank’s assets.
“They’ve ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated, ” attorney Todd Allen told CBS.
Sheriff’s deputies, movers, and the Nyergers’ attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it. The attorney gave instructions to to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets and any cash in the teller’s drawers.
After about an hour of being locked out of the bank, the bank manager handed the attorney a check for the legal fees.
“As a foreclosure defense attorney this is sweet justice,” said Allen.
“Here’s a suggestion for all the hatey, butt-sore, anti-gay bakers in Arizona: start an organization—The Arizona Association of Homophobic Bakers—and publicly identify yourselves as homophobic bakers. Put up a website with a list of bakeries that don’t want to do business with LGBT people. Put signs in your windows that clearly state that gay and lesbian customers are not welcome and will be turned away. As Anderson Cooper pointed out earlier this week, gays and lesbians are not covered by existing anti-discrimination law in Arizona. So it’s perfectly legal right now for bakers—and florists and caterers and photographers—to discriminate against LGBT customers. Discriminating against LGBT people was legal in Arizona before Jan Brewer vetoed the turn-away-the-gays bill, and it remains legal after her veto. So homophobic bakers who identify themselves as haters and bigots run no legal risk. They can’t be sued by the individual gay people they discriminate against and the authorities can’t fine ‘em or shut ‘em down. Don’t want gay customers? Great. Let us know who you are. Put up a list online, hang signs in your windows, and we will take our business elsewhere.” - Dan Savage, writing for the Stranger.
Tonight I thought I’d install Windows via Bootcamp onto my Mac so I wouldn’t have to bring that stupid HP laptop home from work on the rare occasions I needed to.
What a mistake that was.
Yeah, it installed easily enough, and surprisingly, it actually worked. That is, it worked until I downloaded 135 software updates and after rebooting, the network adapter disappeared.
It’s shit like this that caused my initial move to Apple back in 2009.
Fuck you, Microsoft. Windows will never be installed on anything I own ever again.
…is just one of many reasons I love Apple.
CEO Tim Cook said Friday at the company’s annual shareholder meeting that there is no room at the table for climate deniers.
The National Center for Public Policy Research, a D.C.based conservative think thank, arrived at the meeting demanding that the board not pursue any environmental initiatives that hurt the company’s bottom line. The group’s proposal would have required Apple to disclose the costs of such initiatives and to be more transparent about its relationship with “certain trade associations and business organizations promoting the amorphous concept of environmental sustainability.”
Cook’s response to this squawking was priceless: “We do a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive,” and reiterated Steve Jobs’ founding vision for Apple: “We want to leave the world better than we found it.”
And if the NCPPR wasn’t unhappy enough with that, he went on, saying they could just leave. “If you want me to do things only for [return on investment] reasons,” he said, “you should get out of this stock.”
Needless to say, the NCPPR did not take the rejection well, throwing a tantrum by tossing themselves on the floor, stomping their feet and threatening to hold their breath until they turned blue…like typical toddlers.
Ben and I have suffered through entirely too much death during the past twelve months.
2014 was supposed to be better.
Or just him.
I dated this one back in the day—about a year after these photos were taken for his spread in MEN magazine. We even lived together briefly. Very briefly. About three weeks after he moved in with me, he met some floozy at The Midnight Sun and became as smitten with John as I had been with him. He moved out shortly thereafter, and while I ran into him occasionally around town during the months that followed, we never spoke again. When I run across his pictures on the internet like I did here, I wonder whatever ultimately became of him.
He has such a common name that even in our internet-connected age it would be all but impossible to track him down—not that I have any desire to.
And just in case you don’t believe me…
These were taken on Mt. Tamalpais shortly after we met and before he moved in and the ensuing drama occurred. I don’t remember much about this particular outing other than I was sick as a dog—but wasn’t going to let that get in the way of me spending time with him.
“Justin Banks” (not his real name) is just one of several personal Tales of the City…
Maybe one of these days I’ll share them all.
Stolen, but reflects my own feelings to the letter:
Okay, so iOS 7.0.6 happened – the short version is that Apple broke SSL. Oops. Oh well, it happens, apply the patch yadda yadda yadda.
What didn’t happen was the corresponding OS X patch. At least not yet.
WHAT THE EVER LOVING F**K, APPLE??!?!! Did you seriously just use one of your platforms to drop an SSL 0day on your other platform? As I sit here on my mac I’m vulnerable to this and there’s nothing I can do, because you couldn’t release a patch for both platforms at the same time? You do know there’s a bunch of live, working exploits for this out in the wild right now, right? Your advisory is entirely focussed on iOS so we know nothing of OS X yet (other than the fact that the exploits work) – could you tell us what in OS X is vulnerable? Is mail.app vulnerable? Should I be worried about malicious SSL/TLS mailservers? How about your update system itself – is that vulnerable?
Come the hell on, Apple. You just dropped an ugly 0day on us and then went home for the weekend – goto fail indeed.
FIX. YOUR. SHIT.
Love and hugs as always,