Flickr geotagging


I’m loving the Flickr geotagging, but obviously the problem comes with the fact that it was Yahoo! and not Google that bought Flickr… To be honest, for absolutely anywhere I’ve taken a photo, it’s almost impossible to pinpoint it on the Yahoo! “maps”. You’ve got *half* a chance with the satellite imagery, but it’s all very poor as compared with Google Maps. I’ll have to stick with loc.alize for now and import later.

Hilarious comments on MacBook Pro shots

MacBook Pro packaging

The fanboy comments on this flickr set of a new MacBook <gasp> Pro <gasp> being taken out of its packaging <gasp> are just hilarious! “I wonder if they make that outer MacBook package from the same cloth as nano sleeve.” “I still store my PowerBook with that foam condom before I put it in my case” I hope he puts a condom on before he “uses” it as well…

Don’t get me wrong – this is a nice laptop. I want one. It just doesn’t get me to these heights of extacy. “Watch your words bro, you are talking about Apple.. Apple is not “just another PC company”…” Sorry bro.

Scoopt – citizen journalists get an outlet

For some reason, I saw Scoopt, thought it was a great idea, and neglected to write anything about it here! Anyway, allow me to do so now… From their FAQ:

> What is Scoopt?

> Scoopt is a media agency that has been created specifically to help members of the public sell photographs and videos of newsworthy events to the press.

There’s been a sudden interest in “citizen journalism” – at least in the UK – following the exclusives captured by cameraphones in the London Underground on 7th July and Scoopt is there specifically for this kind of reporting.

Anyway, right now Scoopt exists as a great idea, in need of more members from the general public. Join up on the Scoopt site.

Canon 5D DSLR rumour mill

Ah, how I love the rumour always associated with possible new Canon cameras (especially DSLRs)… This time it’s the turn of the 5D and it certainly looks like, if true, it’ll be an interesting addition to their DSLR line-up. The usual “It’s real!”, “No, it’s fake!” is going on, but I’m hoping for true.

One of the biggest issues with this model is the name 5D is the name of Konica/Minolta’s budget DSLR, which should be fun! Then again, this is aimed at a completely different segment – I’m not sure too many shooters in the market for a full-frame Canon will be accidently purchasing the Maxxum (or vice-versa, given the price differential.)

### The supposed features:

– 13 MPX Sensor, full frame
– 3 fps to a maximum of 60 shots at high quality JPEG
– 9 point AF
– 2.5″ LCD
– Magnesium body
– USB 2.0

Cosmetically, it’s a lot like a 20D but with that nice big screen dominating the rear. Much discussion is about how it looks like a Photoshop-adapted 20D in fact, but there are enough differences that at the very least it was a nice bit of work pushing pixels! IMHO, the thing doesn’t look all that Photoshopped, but what’s the diff?

Most commenters seem to have missed the price, given in [this]( PDF: 3.459€ which sounds about right to me.

I’ll stick my neck out and say that the announcement *will* come, as purported, at the end of August, with the camera available in October.

Headph0ne Phet1sh

There’s nothing like a nice pair of cans, is there? Well, if you’re into it, check out Headph0ne Phet1sh, where “you’ll find all manner of ladies wearing all kinds of headphones”. Headph0ne Phet1sh is pretty impressive for the sheer quantity of content and as they say, “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”.