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Sounds good to me, a Patreon supporter. To echo what one or two others have said: you should mention Patreon in your posts more often and more prominently. I suspect you feel awkward doing so, but you hardly ever mention it and you should do! Very few people are going to come across it, and realise its importance, otherwise.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2021 on Obstinacy (Blog Note) at The Online Photographer
It’s OK Ben, I do read Twitter, but thanks anyway. And thanks for the tip about the Warhol show. A shame it wasn’t that great.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2020 on Work news at Noisy Decent Graphics
Lovely post Mike. I’m familiar with the difficulties of making those kinds of big decisions. The difficulty even has a name, Fredkin’s Paradox: “ The more equally attractive two alternatives seem, the harder it can be to choose between them – no matter that, to the same degree, the choice can only matter less.” As interesting as this is, unfortunately I haven’t found that knowing this makes the decision-making any easier.
Hello Ben.
One of the Painted Ladies sold recently and the new owner is documenting its current state and its future renovation on Twitter, Instagram, etc. The project has an official photographer
The opposite of getting distracted by interests 6-25 is to abide by the Helsinki Bus Station Theory: “Stay on the bus!”
Hello Ben.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2020 on Taps: a reminder at Noisy Decent Graphics
I bet there’s a similar sweet spot — of just enough useful features, but not too many complicated, fragile and unnecessary ones — in the development of most technologies. Cars, for example, in case you’re short of Off Topic post ideas!
While, like other commenters, I try to keyword my photos, it’s possible this won’t be as necessary in future... I don’t use any “cloud” photo storage, and keep few photos on my iPhone, but Apple, Google, et al are getting better at automatically “knowing” what’s in a photo thanks to machine learning. But I’m too cautious and old-fashioned to give it a try! Regarding keeping track of links... I’ve been using for years to store links I might need again. $11/year and it’s fast and reliable. You can add keywords and comments to help find things in future. For another $25/year they’ll store the complete page content, in case the original disappears in future (it will!). I’ve no connection to the site.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2019 on Orgadisnization at The Online Photographer
All the best! We’ll still be here.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2019 on Pre-Op Blog Note at The Online Photographer
Re Kirk Tuck's comment about RSS reader... I read TOP via the RSS feed but, because I like the site so much, and assume it will benefit Mike, I click through to read all the posts that interest me on the site itself. Aside from hoping this helps Mike I also click through because I want to read the latest Featured Comments (and sometimes the rest of the comments), which might not appear in my RSS reader. Another reason why they are such a good idea I think. Without the RSS feed there would probably be periods when I wouldn't visit the site at all, given all the other demands on one's attention these days. The feed ensures I miss nothing and keeps me coming back regularly.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2018 on World Premiere! at The Online Photographer
Ah, yes, council wards would make sense, good thinking. Knowing nothing about a place you'd think they would be good names to use to refer to areas. Apart from no one using them.
Thanks Ben. Here are my charts Maybe that year listening report URL will work tomorrow... maybe "Last year" means 2017's visuals won't show until 2018? We'll have to wait and see. I hope you have a good 2018 Ben!
I love the crackers idea Ben. Please make this happen for next year. Here are Tom Whitwell's previous "52 things I learned in ..." posts:
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2017 on Design research urls #7 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Except sometimes you don't want the booking reference at all, because that's not the number you need to collect your ticket: Abellio Greater Anglia's emails haven't changed since then. It's as if they don't even read my blog!
I'm guessing you faved this in 2010:
I hope it's a design for a website for chatting to friends called FACEBOOKS
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2015 on Surprise post at Noisy Decent Graphics
How about trailers for movies, or the "Previously, on…" summaries at the start of TV episodes, as examples of dense film-making? Have a complete story told in snippets like that…
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2013 on Shorter films at Noisy Decent Graphics
I used to live just round the corner! Near the junction of Bay Area Blvd and Space Center Blvd. I expect there's a plaque or something.
Maybe you're doing the wrong kind of typing?
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on Less typing more drawing at Noisy Decent Graphics
I saw 'Toy Story 3' this evening and, assuming the "extended peril" sequence is the one I'm thinking of, it lasts about three seconds and is immediately followed by Buzz doing very silly and funny things. And the "zombie" doll is... well, just a doll, with one half-closed eye. I'm not dismissing Nora's upset at all -- as a kid I was terrified of the flying monkeys in 'Wizard of Oz' myself -- but I think it's a bit much to make sweeping statements about millions of American kids being inured to murdering zombie violence because of a brief image of a slightly eerie doll, especially when you haven't seen it yourself. :)
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"I don't know about clueless outraged Twitterers, Phil - I'm sure there were plenty of those, as normal but I do hope that referring to industry sources and newspaper articles explaining the news doesn't fall in to that territory?!" It can do, but I'm not saying it necessarily does here :) It's the "I've read an OUTRAGEOUS article and I'm going to post an outraged tweet about it, in the hope it outrages more people" knee-jerk reaction... without the tweeter knowing any background or context for the story. Which, perhaps, may be partly the fault of whatever news article they read not providing background. But it's also the limited thought people often give to these things. Hell, maybe I'm wrong about this and it's really simple and it is an outrage and there's not much more background to the story at all. I just get the feeling it's not as simple as it first appears.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on Jeremy Hunt to axe The UK Film Council at Moolies
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Among all the Twittering, blogging outrage over this, I'm wondering how this axing of the UKFC is related to, or compares to, the previous government's plans to merge the UKFC and the BFI, saving money and losing some jobs in the process. The press, and those involved, seemed reasonably positive about this at the time, from what I can tell, and I don't recall any huge outcry at the time...? A couple of articles from last year: I don't know enough about either body, or their relationship, or their history, but it would be good to have more context and reflection about the run-up to the current decision. (I'm not saying you need to provide it, just that I'd like to read some somewhere :) .) Would this have happened under Labour too? How does "axing" the UKFC compare to merging it with the BFI? Given the merger thoughts, was this axing actually seen as inevitable by those in the know (rather than clueless outraged Twitterers)?
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on Jeremy Hunt to axe The UK Film Council at Moolies
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Around the turn of the century most future visions seemed to focus on 2020. I wonder at exactly what point in a decade these visions jump forward another ten years.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2008 on 2030 at cityofsound
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I've been pretty well taken in by the organic food good, big corporation genetically modified food evil side of things (never mind that organic food is big business too). Probably because I tend to share other beliefs with the kinds of people who hold this view. But you're often right about stuff (not always of course, but often :) ). Can you suggest anything I should read that would make me question my beliefs on this point further?
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2007 on Biofuels "a crime against humanity" at Technovia
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