Not about everything

December 14, 2007

Group sex and prostitution on Flickr

Rode Brug
Rode brug

Dear internet user,

My photos on flickr must be a disappointing experience for you. They often are just not exactly what you were looking for. I apologize, but I have to say that I was not aware of the problem. Until yesterday. Flickr opened up the referrer statistics for views on photos. Now I can see what you were looking for when you opened one of my photo pages.

While you were looking to satisfy your sexual needs, I could not offer you the slightest release. You were looking for prostitution at the “rode brug”(red bridge) in Utrecht, I could only tell you that the prostitution is taking place one bridge further, at the Marnixbrug. My photo of this Red Bridge just shows you simply a red bridge. Oh yes, I have a photo of the boats of the prostitutes too, but – I apologize again – you have more trouble finding it, and what is worse, it just shows the backside of the boats. No flesh. Sorry.

And also you have been searching for “group sex”, and must be totally disappointed by my photo of four couples of damselflies, sitting on a branch. They are having sex. But I don’t think that damselfly sex will turn you on. However, maybe you find it interesting. Somewhere else I have written some explanation about Dragonfly Sex. Just read it, it is fascinating stuff.

Group sex
Damselfly group sex

One other thing I have vastly deceived you with, is the 10 million megapixel camera. Yes, you searched for a camera with millions of megapixels. That is about four or five orders of magnitude higher then the current digital cameras have. You see, one megapixel equals one million pixels. Current digital cameras have about 10 million pixels, which equals 10 megapixel. Some have a bit more But you do not have to be that ashamed of your ignorance. That photo that you were looking at, was of a poster hanging at the window of a professional photography shop. They made the same mistake.

What else should I write you.Well. Some of you have found what you searched for. You searched for “Evernia prunastri” or “Euphorbia cyparissias“. That gave me a good feeling.

Regards, Taka

Euphorbia cyparissias Evernia prunastri
Euphorbia cyparissias Evernia prunastri
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December 8, 2007

A greasemonkey script for Imagekind

Filed under: photography,world wide web — takaita @ 13:03
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Imagekind is a place to order prints of artwork, including photographs. I do have an account at http://taka.imagekind.com/Nature, where prints of some of my photos are available. Imagekind is known for its high quality prints, although I have not tested this myself.

Frog (Rana temporaria)
Frog (Rana temporaria) Buy a print

To those offering artwork, the site displays some statistics, notably the number of views, sales and comments on each image. Nothing more. The problem is that the only way to get these statistics is to login, go to the admin pages and then open the page for each separate image. Because that is the only place to see them. That means a lot of work if one has a lot of images. Repetitive work like this cries out for an automated solution. So I created a Greasemonkey script to get the views and sales data, and display those on the gallery page. What the script does is to open each image page, parse the HTML, and look for the views and sales numbers. It will work as long as Imagekind does not change the HTML of the gallery and image pages in the admin section.

The good thing is that it does not only work for me, but it works for every one with an account on Imagekind. The script can be viewed, downloaded and installed from here.

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