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Comment: Have You Used The Flickr App? (Score 1) 97

by opusbuddy (#47933707) Attached to: How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

It pretty much stinks. I always say that the best camera is the one in your hands, and most of the time that's my iPhone 5s, not my Nikon D810. But the 5s is pretty lousy for any kind of post processing, so I AirDrop images to my iPad Air.

But after all this time, and woo hoo over new versions of the Flickr app, it's still not really an iPad app-it's still an iPhone app on a iPad (oh, yeah, it's got a crappy digital zoom 2X mode, right). Oh, you CAN upload via the IOS photos app, but even that's kinda lame. And it forgets all the metadata (like copyright) that you stored in the files you import from the "big iron."

It's nice, but very much Yahoo!

Comment: Re:and this is one of the reason i jumped ship (Score 1) 164

by opusbuddy (#47010699) Attached to: Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

I've been slowly migrating to OnOne Perfect Suite (although there are some things in Photoshop that I actually still need and use). It's tough, though, when you've spent the last 15-16 years training your hands to fly through Photoshop to learn new tricks... tough on us old dogs, you know.

Comment: Re:Worst Case Scenario = War (Score 2) 164

by opusbuddy (#47010643) Attached to: Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

That's the kind of thing that keeps me up at night. In the event of a catastrophic event that could upset the lives of millions where will my InDesign layouts. When I rise from my bunker I'm going to still have trusty CS6 and those Creative Cloud subscribers are going to starve.

Ever since I had to upgrade from OS/X 10.6, CS6 has become increasingly unstable. Under Lion and Mountain Lion it now crashes daily and Adobe has stopped putting out updates except for ACR, for which it seems like every time they put out a new version to support more cameras, they go and change the UI yet again on me. I have yet to find a good mix of OPENGL and font settings that make it at all behave. Fortunately, I have a rock solid fallback--Photoshop 7 (which ran GREAT under Windoze XP, and hasn't suffered too badly under 7).

Comment: Old News (Score 2) 91

by opusbuddy (#44309765) Attached to: Network Solutions Hit With DDoS

They've gotten hit by 3 Spamhaus blacklists since last fall and this is the second DDOS in around a month. After the last Spamhaus debacle a few weeks ago, there were so many angry posts on their blogs about it that they took the link to their blogs off their account manager page. Calling their customer service sh!++y is an affront to sh!++y customer service. When I called to find out what was going on in the last DDOS, I got an IVR message, "Sorry, we're too busy to take your call" to which I responded by typing www.godaddy.com into my Firefox browser. It loaded great.

On top of that, they reupped me for 3 years without my request or approval, but I didn't notice until 60 days had past. Already bought a year at GoDaddy and am moving as fast as I can. Hard to download your site when FTP times out all the time. Will file reports with the FTC & BBB once I've gotten off their servers.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe

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