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Not Wasted A Single Penny was uploaded to Flickr

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Construction, West Loop

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I took Not Wasted A Single Penny on March 21, 2016 at 04:16AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 16, 2019 at 10:32AM

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April 16th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Did Not Draw A Conclusion One Way Or The Other was uploaded to Flickr

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Albany Park somewhere

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I took Did Not Draw A Conclusion One Way Or The Other on May 03, 2015 at 11:04AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 24, 2019 at 06:31PM

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March 25th, 2019 at 1:32 am

You Wanted Some Privacy was uploaded to Flickr

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Alley, Loop.
(Fujifilm Neopan 1600 in emulation)

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I took You Wanted Some Privacy on February 22, 2015 at 05:09AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 21, 2019 at 12:24PM

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March 21st, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Poster Child For Corporate Welfare was uploaded to Flickr

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Boeing depends upon taxpayer dollars more than most corporations.

See for instance:
The top welfare recipient of them all is aerospace giant Boeing, which has operations spread all across the country building aircraft and working on numerous Department of Defense projects. The amount of work Boeing does for the federal government no doubt plays a part in the amount of subsidies the company has been able to secure, but Boeing has also played hardball with local jurisdictions to get enormous tax breaks. With more than $13 billion coming in from 148 handouts, Boeing has thoroughly entrenched itself in the interest of the government and taxpayers.

Despite the immense amount of money the company receives, it has still gone on to hold cities hostage in tax negotiations, threatening to remove jobs and open up shop in friendlier climates. In 2013, Boeing secured the highest ever tax break at the state level when it cornered the Washington legislature into ceding to its demands, lest it move its production plants to another part of the country. The legislature granted Boeing its wish, but Boeing went on to announce drastic layoffs anyway, angering many locals.

Boeing has become the king of corporate handouts, and other corporations have a long way to go to catch up.
via
www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/high-on-the-hog-the-top-8…

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I took Poster Child For Corporate Welfare on March 02, 2018 at 05:07AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 17, 2019 at 12:24PM

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March 17th, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Door Nine was Explored

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Door Nine

Mural by Brazilian artist Cranio. Actual title unknown.

Hubbard Street Mural gallery.

I took this photo March 11th, 2019, and processed it in my digital darkroom the same day.

Explored, March 12, 2019.

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Written by Seth Anderson

March 14th, 2019 at 8:36 am

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Paul Vallas Lost My Vote was uploaded to Flickr

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In honesty, I don’t know much about Paul Vallas’ campaign for Mayor, but any idiot who spam texts me at 12:33 AM should not be allowed near public office. There is now zero chance I will vote for this jerk.

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I took Paul Vallas Lost My Vote on December 20, 2018 at 11:50PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 21, 2018 at 07:56AM

update: IFTTT posted this image 5 times, so far. Sigh.

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December 21st, 2018 at 9:34 am

To Goethe The Master Mind of The German People was uploaded to Flickr

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This is how most authors looked, and dressed, before the invention of Social Media

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I took To Goethe The Master Mind of The German People on October 11, 2018 at 06:26AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 13, 2018 at 11:47AM

  • Willie Nelson, Trigger and Phil
  • Built Like A Fireplug
  • Strange News From Another Summer
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • A Monumental Shift
  • Grove In Honor of Ailinn
  • Greene Vardiman Black
  • Ring-A-Ding-Ding
  • To Goethe The Master Mind of The German People
  • unknown sculpture, Bridgeport Art Center
  • Hungry Porch Kensington Market
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Eyes Of Grey
  • Aunt Pat Looking At Ruth Asawa's San Francisco Fountain
  • Habakuk (Homage to Max Ernst)
  • I Am A Slow Walker But I Never Walk Back
  • Hipster For Rent
  • Nearly Any News Was Better News
  • Fulton M
  • Haymarket Riot Memorial Might Return Soon
  • Dragonfly God Darting In
  • Bask In Being Human
  • Gazing Out of Your Windows
  • Haymarket Monument Design, Mary Brogger, 2003
  • Summer Moore
  • Technicolor Maple Leaf Moose
  • Iron Horse Blues
  • The Artemis Fish
  • The Night They Carried My Yard Gnome Away
  • Yard Pig

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December 13th, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Sidewalks Sleek With Regrets and Recriminations was uploaded to Flickr

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River North,Chicago, light rain

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I took Sidewalks Sleek With Regrets and Recriminations on November 04, 2018 at 06:30AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 09, 2018 at 10:02PM

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December 9th, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Photonic Installation

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Since I’m testing out the brand new Gutenberg editor for WordPress, I’m also playing around with better Flickr integration.

There are several WordPress/Flickr plugins, I’m starting with one called Photonic which seems pretty robust.

Anyway, here is an album, on Flickr, dedicated to Our Crumbling Infrastructure.

Written by Seth Anderson

December 9th, 2018 at 12:13 pm

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I’d Ask What The Matter Is But I Know You Don’t Talk Much was uploaded to Flickr

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Interstate Highway, Chicago

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I took I’d Ask What The Matter Is But I Know You Don’t Talk Much on March 16, 2015 at 07:54AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 01, 2018 at 04:36PM

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December 1st, 2018 at 6:12 pm

Sick Of All This Repetition was uploaded to Flickr

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Hubbard’s Cave, Interstate Highway underpass, Chicago

For reference for those who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing it during rush hour traffic:
www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2009/09/23/what-is-hubbards-c…

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I took Sick Of All This Repetition on March 16, 2015 at 07:53AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 01, 2018 at 03:49PM

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December 1st, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Stop Being Influenced By Fools was uploaded to Flickr

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Fulton Market

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I took Stop Being Influenced By Fools on March 16, 2015 at 07:52AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 30, 2018 at 07:58PM

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November 30th, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Let Your Light Shine was uploaded to Flickr

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Paddleboarders, Lake Austin (or whatever this body of water is called these days)

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I took Let Your Light Shine on October 29, 2012 at 01:06PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 29, 2018 at 06:57PM

((stupid IFTTT triple posted this photo. Doh!!))

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July 29th, 2018 at 9:39 pm

SmugMug snaps up Flickr photo service from Verizon’s Oath

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Old Skooler
Old Skooler

USA Today reports:

Flickr has been snapped up by Silicon Valley photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug, USA TODAY has learned.

SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill told USA TODAY he’s committed to breathing new life into the faded social networking pioneer, which hosted photos and lively interactions long before it became trendy.

SmugMug, an independent, family-run company, will maintain Flickr as a standalone community of amateur and professional photographers and give the long neglected service the focus and resources it deserves, MacAskill said in an exclusive interview.

The mostly free Flickr was founded in 2004 and played a central role in the cultural and social life of the Internet. Friendships were forged on Flickr as people shared photographs and others commented on them. 

Overshadowed in the smartphone era by the rise of Facebook and Instagram, Flickr suffered defections to rival services but held onto a core loyal following of shutterbugs despite product and policy misses and the hacks of Yahoo, as well as encroaching competition from Google and other massive photo services.

Traffic has shrunk from its heyday, but Flickr says it has more than 75 million registered photographers and more than 100 million unique users who post tens of billions of photos. In March, Flickr had 13.1 million unique visitors, up from 10.8 million a year earlier, according to research firm comScore.

(click here to continue reading SmugMug snaps up Flickr photo service from Verizon’s Oath.)

Hmm, that’s potentially great news. I’ve used SmugMug for selling prints in the past,1 and of course, I’m a multiple-visits-daily user of Flickr ever since I was a beta-version Flickereeno.2 

Yesterday as I drifted off to sleep I even had the germ of an blog post idea about Flickr’s long term future. I assume Flickr is profitable, and gets quite a lot of traffic, but nothing has been changed there for a long, long time. I’m not sure what Verizon’s plans were, or if they had decided upon them. 

So I’m cautiously optimistic this will be good synergy.

And I especially liked this:

 

And, in an industry that dangles free services to suck up people’s personal information to target ads, SmugMug has catered to people who are willing to pay for privacy and storage, offering four levels of subscriptions to appeal to everyday shutterbugs and professional photographers alike.

 

MacAskill says the SmugMug model works for the business and his conscience because it aligns his incentives with his customers. “We don’t mine our customers’ photos for information to sell to the highest bidder, or to turn into targeted advertising campaigns,” he said.

 

After revelations that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information pilfered by Cambridge Analytica, a British political firm with ties to the Donald Trump presidential campaign, consumers are having second thoughts about trading their data for a free service.

 

 

(click here to continue reading SmugMug snaps up Flickr photo service from Verizon’s Oath.)

Footnotes:

  1. without much success to be honest []
  2. circa 2004 []

Written by Seth Anderson

April 20th, 2018 at 5:57 pm

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Hearing Voices With No One Around was uploaded to Flickr

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Broken windows are metaphors, right?

Fulton Market somewhere…

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I took Hearing Voices With No One Around on October 10, 2013 at 11:38AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 04, 2018 at 02:01AM

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April 4th, 2018 at 12:57 pm