Checking in to #Zombiewalk LasVegas 2010!
I’m sure there’s more than one way to easily transfer your Facebook photos and albums to Google’s Picasa service (which will apparently be renamed Google Photos soon, according to social media industry blog Mashable). If you know of a good method for moving from one to the other, do share it in a comment below, but I would like to highlight one that launched very recently.
The aptly named Move2Picasa.com website lets you connect to your Facebook account, after which all your Facebook photos and albums will automatically be migrated over to Google’s Picasa service. Note: sans captions, comments and whatnot.
It admittedly took a couple of hours for me to get my Facebook photos transferred, but for people who don’t mind the wait and would like to move only their photos to Picasa / Google Photos, this is a more than adequate solution.
Evidently, the more photos you (and others) migrate, the longer the wait. Another caveat: it’s all or nothing – you can’t transfer specific photos or albums at this point.
Needless to say, once your photos are in Picasa, sharing them with Circles (or the world) on Google’s brand new social networking service, Google+, can be done in a snap.
My guess is there’ll be plenty more by the end of the week.
Company: Website: picasa.google.com
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Downtown Los Angeles based design group APHIDoIDEA proposes the eCORRE COMPLEX, The Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education, to the City of Long Beach in California. The project takes the ISO container used by the Port of Long Beach (2nd busiest port in the World). Designed and placed as a FINALIST entry for the AIA-LA / USGBC Emerging Talent Design Competition, APHIDoIDEA re-adapts the shipping container as core building elements and implemented sustainable strategies to educate its visitors and users about “green” building practices such as solar energy, water collections, interior daylighting, rooftop gardens, passive cooling techniques, reuse of grey water, to name a few.
Driverless cars are still a way’s away from hitting the mainstream, but when they do, the glorious state of Nevada will be ready for ‘em. This week, the state passed a new law that will require its Department of Transportation to “adopt regulations authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on highways within the State of Nevada.” More specifically, the DOT will have to cook up a set of safety standards for self-driving vehicles, and designate specific areas in which they can be tested.
As Google TV gears up for a Honeycomb-based v2.0, the team announced at the I/O event that developers could get access to “Fishtank” hardware for them to test their apps on and here it is, revealed by Geek.com. The hardware itself is a relatively nondescript box packing an Intel CE4100 processor (no ARM…yet) and a Logitech Revue wireless keyboard that connects wirelessly via a USB dongle, plus a few more ins and outs than retail boxes have including coax.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | 2 a.m.
The U.S. Postal Service promises to deliver mail despite rain, sleet or dark of night.
But nobody mentioned someone losing the keys to the community mailboxes.
And that’s why mail couldn’t be delivered to about 1,200 customers in Mountain’s Edge for three days last week.
Bill Dugatkin, a retired morning radio DJ from back East, thought it was a bit weird when he got no mail last Thursday. “I always get something, even if it’s just junk.” On Friday, when there was no mail, he called the post office to inquire. He was invited to come to the station to pick up his mail, but to hear him say it, nobody there knew why the mail hadn’t been delivered.
On Saturday, there was still no mail delivery for customers served by the Westridge station on Russell Road. At the mailbox cluster on his street, there was a note from his homeowners association alerting everyone that there was a delivery disruption. No reason was given, but there was speculation that the private contractor who delivers the mail to the edge of the mountain was having some sort of beef with the post office. Maybe the mail was being held hostage!
At the Westridge station, Dugatkin started introducing himself to neighbors he had never met, now standing in line with him to claim their mail.
On Friday, Dugatkin called the Sun. We, in turn, called the post office but there was no answer. It was 4:45 p.m.; maybe they knock off early.
On Monday, we talked to Bonnie at the post office, who said she would ask someone to call us. No one did. We tried calling the official post office spokeswoman for the region, but just got her voice mail.
On Tuesday, she called us back. Her name is Marilyn Fennimore, and she sounded very nice and quite genuine.
The post office, she said, was upgrading the locks on the community mailbox clusters to improve security. When the locks were installed, the keys were taken back to the post office so letter carriers could open the devices and put mail in each cubbyhole the next day.
(Those devices are called Neighborhood Delivery and Collection Box Units, Fennimore said, otherwise known by the acronym NDBCU. But wait — that acronym has two letters transposed! Hmmm, said Fennimore. Well, that’s how it’s written.)
Back to the missing keys: On Thursday, nobody could find them. Nor were they found Friday, nor Saturday. It’s unclear if the search continued Sunday. Finally, on Monday, the keys were found, in a walk-in vault, and mail delivery resumed Tuesday.
Fennimore won’t say how they ended up in the vault, or how they were discovered. One imagines someone inside the vault piping up, “Did anyone lose a set of keys? Got ’em!”
And Fennimore won’t discuss the vault, for security reasons. So we don’t know if they were on the floor or on a shelf or inside a box.
“I’ve worked over 30 years, and this is a first for me,” Fennimore said of the missing keys. “Just a miscommunication. It was human error. We feel bad it happened, bad for the customers. We’re all human and we make mistakes.”
Were the customers at least notified last week that their mail was stalled because of missing keys?
“Not that I know of,” Fennimore said. “I have asked that question, and I’m not getting a straight answer.”
That may be the most honest answer a representative of the post office has ever given. Like we said about Fennimore: She is very nice and quite genuine.
We asked Fennimore if she likes being a spokeswoman for the post office.
“Most of the time,” she said.
The exercise program led by fitness guru Tony Horton, P90X, has taken Washington by storm. From Aaron Schock to Paul Ryan to Jeff Flake to Kevin McCarthy, politicians swear by the intense DVD workout.
How would you like it if your TV could fart? It sounds absurd, but that’s what’s on the table with Samsung’s latest revival of the Smell-O-Vision concept. And this time the tech looks real enough that it might actually happen.
She remembers the moment. The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. The man was a stranger. She had never been photographed before. Until they met again 17 years later, she had not been photographed since.