Well flickr just changed almost everything.
Personally I’m liking the new design, it’s slick, close to what 500px have been offering for quite some time now. Apparently they want it to be more “social” with a new homepage filled with updates about our contacts instead of our own.
It still have some major drawbacks though:
- Where the hell do we follow our activity now? I kinda used to like it on the homepage.
- The new paid subscriptions offers are a HUGE rip-off. It’s almost as if they want everyone to stick with a free account only. Now you have to pay 50$/yr just to get rid of the ads and a wooping 500$ for 2TB of storage. I still have a pro account for 25$/yr and well maybe I’ll keep it. The thing is, the new free account offer almost everything we used to have with the pro account except the stats and the absence of ads. Storage is a non issue because I hardly believe someone will use up all the 1TB except if you use flickr as a backup storage for your photos and that’s not really it’s primary function.
All in all, I’m liking the update. Some things can still be improved here and there but I believe they really needed the change after so much time of doing NOTHING.
Well, Yahoo have been pretty busy this weekend. And I’m thinking about ditching the pro account even though I still love my STATS!
This is without a doubt my favorite daft punk song ever. When I heard it the first time, it almost made me cry.
Well this post has NOTHING to do with photography but I had to post it.
I’ve been listening a lot to the new Daft Punk record and well I can only say that I love it.
I was never really a big fan of the robots and apart from Discovery I haven’t loved one of their records as much as I love Random Access Memories. RAM is definitely a retro record. It’s a testament of DP to their love of the 70s and of Disco. The songs are full of funk and disco with the signature vocoder here and there to make us remember that this is still a DP record.
What I also love about this record is the progressive nature of the album. RAM works perfectly as a whole. It’s the kind of album you can easily listen to in its entirety without having to skip anything because it was all well though and designed so that all of the tracks work perfectly together. Of course I have some favorites in the album. From ‘Touch’ to ‘Doin’ it right’ or the massive conclusion ‘Contact’, this is probably one of those albums that will rarely leave my iPod/Phone for a couple of months or even years.
Not everyone is happy about this record and it’s normal because it’s so different from what DP used to do while still being so DP in certain ways. I believe DP took a huge gamble when they decide to wander so far off from their signature style but it was a great gamble and this record is definitely worth a listen or two or even more.