My 10 Most Viewed Flickr Photos

I’ve been a Flickr user for 10 years and I’ve uploaded just over 9,000 photos there. Over all that time, here are the most viewed of those photos:

Livraria Lello Staircase

Oliver's Shoes, Birth to Age 7

Please take off your shoes

CSC Safety Approval Plate

VNC from iPod Touch to MacBook

My iPod Touch "Desktop"

KROCK / Ocean Hummer H2

Freitag Bags in Bairro Alto

Sex in a Pan

Bicycle Ramp up to S-Train Platform

It's a one-day infomercial…”

The Minister of Tourism, quoted in The Guardian, describing what a visit to Prince Edward Island on a cruise ship is like:

“It’s a one-day infomercial for Prince Edward Island and we are seeing some of those visitors that are returning.”

I admire his honesty, but not his fondness for the genre.

Mostly because I live in the middle of the infomercial set, and those cruise ship visitors with their belching diesel buses and annoying horse-drawn carriages and vacant looks of expectant wonder add nothing at all to the experience of actually living here.

I think we should aspire to better, higher mechanisms of welcoming people to our Island.

QEH Evolves

I updated Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in OpenStreetMap this morning, as it has undergone quite a bit of change since it was first added there. I didn’t really grasp how much change had happened there until I did this.

Here’s what it looked like in OpenStreetMap before:

And here’s what it looks like now:

QEH After


From The Guardian, January 15, 1914, one hundred years ago today. No mention of a “Celebration Zone” at all.

Story from The Guardian, January 15, 1914

Peak Camera Getting Better

Here’s a photo I snapped this afternoon with my Firefox OS-driven Geeksphone Peak mobile phone.  The Peak’s camera, as Firefox OS has improved and Geeksphone has applied its vendor-specific magic, has improved from a partially-functional mess into something that can take, on occasion, quite good photos.