With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.
Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.
Just so as you know by the way and don’t freak out but, I’d like to sort my photos when I’m sat on the loo. Or in the bus, or anywhere else I want to kill time with my phone. I don’t want to edit them when I’m sat at my desktop - that’s work time. It really pains me that I can’t do that and so my photos just pile up in a big heap while I waste time reading things I don’t care about on Twitter.
When you consider that the iPhone is now the most popular camera (in the U.S. if not the world), it’s sort of ridiculous that the photo management on the device is so obtuse.
Yes, it’s better than anything found on any point-and-shoot, but it could be so much better still. Just as Apple has moved app and music syncing away from the desktop, they need to move photo management fully to the cloud as well. The photos on my iMac are the only files I need to backup on a Time Capsule anymore. Everything else lives in the cloud.
Photos in the cloud? Music is bad enough. Trusting all of my digital photos since 2003 (most of them in RAW format) to anyone’s cloud, let alone the company that continues to jam an oily penis into my ear every time I use iTunes Cloud, is, just, well, crazy.
If I lose my music, it sucks, but I can buy more. What I have is just a copy of someone else’s work. But my photos are, well, mine. Look, there’s that photo of my ex that shows why I loved her once. There’s a picture of a friend who now lives overseas. There’s me after buying my first house. Here are photos of me and my girlfriend in varying stages of nakedness. Here’s me in hospital. Here’s my parents at Christmas.
Apple, or someone else will lose them, or re-sort them, or otherwise fuck up my collection and I’ll be like Roy fucking Batty without the forgiveness.
“If I lose my music, it sucks, but I can buy more. What I have is just a copy of someone else’s work. But my photos are, well, mine.”
That bit there - that sums it up.
As a Sad Old Man with no greater meaning in life than my family, there’s certainly nothing more gratifying than being able to look at pictures of my children when they were born, or their first day of school or pooping, or whatever, whenever and wherever I want.
BUT. As a Sad Old Man with no greater meaning in life than my family, there’s no way I’d be trusting anyone other than myself to be finally accountable for those memories.
And that’s why I use Everpix (cloud), Time Machine (local) & Carbon Copy Cloner (offsite) to make sure I will hopefully never die alone.
I voted ‘No’
It’s a simple issue of equality - we don’t need a frigging referendum.
As I understand it, a referendum is called to change the constitution, but the constitution says - “The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to: .[…] marriage; (xxii) divorce and matrimonial causes; and in relation thereto, parental rights, and the custody and guardianship of infants;”
So we don’t need to change the constitution, just inject some equality.
Am I missing a point somewhere?
But the question has to be clear. A question like ‘are you in favour of marriage equality?’ will confuse some people. I’m in favour of marriage equality – between a husband and a wife.
I really am lost for words. That statement makes no sense whatsoever.