iPhoto’09 – exporting tags and multiple sets to Flickr

Faces – I want it to autotag (or add keywords)
Using the new feature “Faces” it would certainly be USEFUL if there were atleast an option in iPhoto to allow it to add in keywords for the person you tagged. As it is now you first identify your peeps using Faces and then you have to manually add the keywords to your “Faces”, if I don’t do that none of my photos will be tagged when uploading to Flickr. Pretty fucking lame!

Exporting multiple events to Flickr – let me make one set of that for you
Flickrexport did not handle it well and the flickr uploader from iPhoto’09 handles it even worse. If you select multiple events in iPhoto’09 and then export them iPhoto will then actually, without asking, merge your events into one single set on Flickr. Not good at all. 

Creator of Flickrexport, if you want to top Apple – please enable me to be able to just select all my events, click one or two buttons and then have all my events into their own sets in Flickr.

Media execs, watch and learn from Crunchyroll.com

Crunchyroll is a video site like YouTube but specialized in anime. I knew that Crunchyroll had been talking about going legit and that they were signing some content distribution deals but I really needed to see it to believe it. Before they worked sort of like YouTube (and in some ways I guess they still do) for anime and had quite a lot of questionable material (copyright-wise) on their site.

They now offer streaming shows in high quality from their site, one of the absolute coolest thing is something they call “simulacast”, this means you can one hour after the latest Naruto airs in Japan – watch it in 720P on their site. Naruto and many, many more (and more coming) are available for only like 60 bucks a year. THIS IS PROGRESS.

In fact this is such a good deal that the largest supplier of Naruto torrents, Dattebayo decided to close down their subtitling of Naruto and instead refer to Cruncyroll and Viz Media (distributor who also offers Naruto in streaming for free, but a week after airing).

Now a streaming option for video I am much more apt to pay for than a streaming option for music, I would just like to be able to bring it with me in a portable format – I’d even be fine with DRM downloads as long as they worked on my iPhone/iPod.  (Oh and yes I know that you can rip streams but I’d rather not).

My only caveat with Crunchyrolls service is perhaps that they insist on using FLV which is not really a favorite and is a format that is also quite overly processor intensive. Then again I haven’t really checked..maybe their streams is MP4 compatible and I can watch them on my iPhone..I’m guessing not though. Anyway, since I do watch Naruto I will probably sign up for a year of Crunchyroll to try the service out. 

Someone..please..launch world-wide TV series/movies “Spotify” service. I’d pay way more for such a service.

MobiSpine är ute och cyklar

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Läste en artikel idag på IDG om MobiSpine som önskar bli nästa Ericsson eller Google. Viktigt med fantasi och visioner men skulle även säga att resultat och produkter spelar in. Förstår inte vad MobiSpine producerar som är banbrytande eller ens intressant för den delen.

RSS läsare som kan brandas och leva i många skärmar.. och? Skulle det vara innovation (idag)? 

Väntan på en regnig busshållplats. Du hivar upp mobilen och vill mobilsurfa. Hur börjar du? Du klickar fram några bokmärken, Aftonbladet och Expressen. Sedan kommer bussen.

– Du går oftast inte till en vanlig webbsida. Det är för krångligt. Egentligen vill man titta på annat innehåll. Men adresserna är för långa, säger Joacim Boivie.

Men snälla, ni menar att lösningen pÃ¥ detta är att “krympa” webben och anpassa till mobilen? HallÃ¥!? 2009 anropar! Varför tror ni iPhone säljer sÃ¥ bra? För att folk vill ha “hela internet i fickan”.

Och om jag nu skulle resa bakåt i tiden och skaffa mig en K750 så skulle jag precis som förut fortsätta köra Opera Mini. 

MMS är en tjänst som jag hoppas folk ska ha vett att gå ifrån. Det är en tjänst som göder operatörerna och som borde pensioneras i takt med att E-post i mobilen flyttar in. Möjligtvis kan det vara något i utvecklingsländer, men kurvan för dem för att gå från SMS til E-post och mer avancerade mobiler är SÅ mycket kortare än vad den varit i utvecklingsländer eftersom massproduktion och intensiv konkurrans kommer att mosa ner priserna.

Längre in på kontoret vilar en världskarta på två talkbjälkar. Den ska snart komma till användning, hoppas Hilj. Han har grandiosa visioner.

– Vi vill bli nästa Ericsson eller Google, fast på vårt område. Vi har kommit väldigt långt, men när vi som pensionärer blickar tillbaka kommer vi begripa att det här bara var början. Om tre år har vi flera hundra anställda och jobbar med flera hundra operatörer.

Ledsen att behöva säga det men ni behöver komma pÃ¥ nÃ¥got nytt om ni ska stanna i spelet. Artikeln pÃ¥ IDG kändes i det närmaste lite som en desperat annons. Betygen och användningen av eran RSS läsare pÃ¥ App Store borde säga nÃ¥got om hur lite den tillför en modern plattform – inget alls.

IMDB Movie Ratings in WordPress

Edit March ’09: Duh. Imdb provides well hidden RSS service for this, this is an example of my IMDB vote history RSS feed: feed://rss.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=8062614

You can just grab that feed and change my number “8062614” for your own number and add it to your site. Just use the WordPress plugin I mention below that shows RSS feeds from your sidebar and you’re golden.

Edit Jan’09: Here, I made a service for you, just enter your IMDB ratings page to scrape and go nuts!

I have been looking for different ways of getting my IMDB movie ratings into my blog. I found this script called PIMP that was a PHP scrape from the “my movies” page in IMDB. After looking into it for a while though it seemed like an overly complex solution..and then I remembered Dapper.

Dapper is a web service that makes it easy for anyone to scrape pretty much any content from any website into Dapper XML or RSS. In my case I set up a Dapper service to scrape my IMDB movies page. To do this first of all you need to make your IMDB movie ratings public, the rest is very easy in Dapper. The result can be seen in my sidebar. I just selected the table cells and set the movie titles up as the RSS title and the movie ratings as the RSS pubdate field. After that I used the KB Advanced RSS plugin for wordpress in order to customize the RSS widget.

I thought about extending this into also parsing in my comments on IMDB but the requirements of at least 10 fields for IMDB comments just kills it for me, usually I just want to go like “crap” or “decent flick”. I’ll extend it some ohter way later me thinks..or not..I’m lazy.

I made my Dapp App (My Movies IMDB Final) public (it’s extremely simple..). Feel free to go nuts. If anyone want a tut, drop a comment.