There has been a thick fog over the city of Melbourne today as overnight temperatures plummeted to -0.4°C at Essedon Airport and 2.1°C in the city centre. Flights have been diverted and visibility has been poor.
As I drove to work this morning, the roads were very foggy.
The changes have been controversial (and overshadowed by Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr) but nevertheless, I thought I’d comment about my favourite social media website now that I have had a chance to inspect the changes for myself.
Back in January 2012, I wrote a lengthy blog post about Flickr’s deficiencies. My biggest gripes were that (1) Flickr’s front page didn’t do its job, (2) that the mapping feature was woefully inadequate, (3) that the social aspect of the site needed modernising and (4) that I was concerned that Facebook and Google Plus were taking Flickr’s customer base.
Now that the website has completely re-launched, I thought it may be an opportune time to review where Flickr has been in the last 18 months as well as take a look at the new plans on offer.
This substantial facility will house 400 research scientists from La Trobe University and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), including myself! I am rather looking forward to working in such an impressive building. Read the rest of this entry »
A few Sundays ago, my wife had to travel to Deakin University‘s Burwood campus in order to complete an assessment. It was a bleak Sunday morning in Melbourne and rain seemed imminent. Because I was required to act as the chauffeur, I couldn’t stray far so I decided to bring a roll of Ilford SFX 200 black-and-white film and my analogue camera and see what I could find on campus.
Here’s the result…