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More changes to this place

By Felix
Category: misc Tags: meta

I have good news and bad news.

The good news is, this dump isn't going anywhere for at least six more months. Hopefully much longer if I can renew the domain name come summer.

Now for the bad news: for three years now, this has mostly been a place to share photos with friends as I took them. Not only there hasn't been that much to share lately, it's getting tedious to keep adding a few photos at a time, all the time.

This place works better as an archive, so that's what it should become. Earlier this autumn I …

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Why this sucks

I restarted this blog exactly a year ago, and promptly left it fallow. Good thing I went with a static site generator instead of another CMS.

While looking through old browser bookmarks, I found this article in French called Survivre dans les ruines (numériques) du capitalisme, from 6 November 2018. It explains exactly what's wrong with the Flickr acquisition that forced me to take refuge here four years ago, and it's still valid, even though the plan to delete millions of Creative Commons photos was supposedly shelved.

Short version: to a corporation, everything we make is fungible. Just another product …

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Hello, world!

Oh no, I'm starting yet another blog. Halp! It's pulling me under!

Seriously, this is my third attempt to set up a photoblog. For once, I have a good feeling. Things are not ideal: LazyGal is barely adequate for the task, not to mention somewhat glitchy, and I'm not yet sure about the logistics. At least now I can rework and replace parts of it piecemeal, and nothing can budge the site in the mean time.

Stick with me through this change. Thanks.

P.S. Still impressed with how quick and easy it is to get started with Pelican.

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Moving shop

By Felix
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Category: old Tags: meta software

You'd think it's a curse or something. Two years and a half after starting a blog here (on a "proper" CMS), I was posting:

Lately, this blog hasn't been working very well. For no obvious reasons, small things are breaking down left and right. Backups are only partial, drafts aren't created anymore, and many uploads are rejected outright.

Luckily, these days I have something better: a proper photo gallery that works better for its intended purpose anyway. It lacks a newsfeed, so you'll have to check the Day to Day album now and then, but oh well.

See you there …

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Another one bites the dust

I started this art blog a little over a year ago if memory serves, so I'll have a place for sharing my photos with friends now that Flickr is no longer an option. For other things, there was always DeviantArt, or so I thought.

Exactly a week ago, DeviantArt deployed a new user interface, not the one named Eclipse that they've offered as an option for a while now but something else. Something so heavyweight it overheated my computer (which really, really doesn't need it) and was impossible to use anyway. Thought it was my potato computer, but people with …

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Location matters

As part of my move here, I better sorted some of the photos on my hard drive. And it turns out there are more of them from Parcul Circului than from any other park, even Cişmigiu where I used to take my big camera twice a year. It's a special place like that, and it matters. On the other hand, none of them are among those I consider my best. That's interesting.

Maybe it's time to consciously seek out other places. To be more deliberate again when choosing subjects. Can't easily upload large batches here, anyway. Might as well adapt …

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