Simon Willison’s Weblog


74 items tagged “flickr”


Why you should be using disambiguated URLs

Good URLs are important. The best URLs are readable, reliable and hackable.

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Jeff Croft: Geocoding My Life. Really smart weblog integration of the Flickr API, using the reverse geocoder along with hand entered locations to create a browseable archive of photos by location. # 1st February 2007, 1:27 pm

Flickr users are marked as such in the Yahoo user database. What this means is that the account is permanently protected from deletion, even if you cancel your SBC-Yahoo DSL and even if you never check your Yahoo Mail (if you elect to have one). Both free and pro accounts are protected. And your Yahoo signon name will not be displayed anywhere on Flickr -- your existing Flickr username will stay the same.

crawl on MeFi # 31st January 2007, 10:27 pm

Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments. # 24th January 2007, 7:54 pm

Introducing: World Explorer and TagMaps. “Can we automatically extract information from Flickr geotagged images to create a rich visualization of the world we live in? The answer is: you bet.” # 19th January 2007, 9:55 am


Introducing Operator. New microformat detecting Firefox extension, developed at IBM and released by Mozilla Labs. Examples are from Yahoo! Local, Upcoming and Flickr. # 18th December 2006, 4:36 pm

XSL Flickr. An XSL interface to the Flickr API. It even does auth! # 1st December 2006, 12:20 pm

MOBILE CLUBBING. Encountered this yesterday evening at Paddington. Photos on Flickr. # 1st December 2006, 1:11 am

Photographing Squirrels—a photoset on Flickr. Real wild squirrels with real vintage cameras. Awesome. # 30th May 2006, 11:13 am


Flickr without the Flash

One of my favourite panels at SxSW this year was the Flash vs. HTML Game Show, in which a team of HTML/JavaScript gurus took on a team of Flash gurus showing off pre-prepared solutions to tasks set for the panel. One of the challenges was to come up with enhancements to Flickr using the team’s assigned technology.

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My Washington D.C. photos. Touristy photos. Includes squirrels... and ENIAC! # 4th April 2005, 1:43 am


My photos of squirrels. I like squirrels, and I’ve started playing with Flickr. # 30th August 2004, 4:29 pm