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Happy birthday, Permanent Tourist!

I wrote and posted my first blog post in this version of my website ten years ago today. To celebrate, I’m reviving the “Photos” section of the site, which will contain my best and my favourite photos.

Photo sharing via Google Maps

Photos shared with geographic coordinates in Google Maps are viewed many, many more times than those in other photo sharing services.

Flickr settings fields plugin for WordPress

A technical goal for 2016 is to make more WordPress plugins, and to submit them to the official WordPress plugin repository, so that other users can benefit from them. The next addition to the set of plugins I’ve contributed is a simple one to add fields to the Settings » Media screen in the WordPress backend for Flickr… (Read More)

The Selfie Stick

One of my favourites from the comparatively new Flickr group Photos of Photographers with a Selfie Stick, by Tobias Eisenschmidt.

Ten years at Flickr

A brief history of ten years using the online photo-sharing service Flickr.

Make sure you use the correct license when you publish your photos online

If you have a social media account or an account at one of the photo sharing websites, you need to make sure that your photos are published using the appropriate license. Flickr allows you to offer your photos under a specific Creative Commons license which allows those downloading the photos to pass them on or use… (Read More)

Review of 2013

With surprising alacrity, it’s time to flick back through my digital album as we approach the end of 2013, and the end of another year behind the camera. Here are a few highlights; a larger set is on Flickr. My favourite memory of 2013, embodied in the lead photo of this blog post (above)? Visiting… (Read More)

Everybody likes a pretty castle

Visiting the ridiculously picturesque castle and vineyards at Aigle, in the Rhone valley.

Photo copyright/licensing transgression at ZapTravel

I’m annoyed and disappointed by the fact that a travel website from the USA has decided to augment and support its business by taking images from various online sources – including Flickr – and using them in contravention of the photos’ licensing terms. I’ve written the following email to the administrators of the website and… (Read More)

Clearing out, contd.

The big clear out continues although I stay the axe for Twitter… for now.