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Flickr Free is limited to 1000 foto’s and will start deleting old photos in half a year…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/04

A reminder to myself: about half a year ago, [WayBack] Flickr announces changes From http://flickr.com/lookingahead we note the following: Free accounts will soon be limited to 1,000 photos or videos. Flick… – Jeff Diver – Google+

Free members with more than 1,000 photos or videos uploaded to Flickr will no longer be able to upload new content after Tuesday, January 8, 2019 unless they upgrade to Pro. After February 5, 2019, free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content deleted — starting from oldest to newest date uploaded — to meet the new limit. Members may always choose to download content over the limit at any time prior to these dates.

I had been a Flickr Pro subscriber for a long time, but the social interactions where mweh, and I had far less storage than the free tier anyway, so I let the Pro expire.

With about 33k photos, I seem to have no other options than to:

  • download everything, and find a new place, including all meta-information
  • go pro

Time to make a decision in a month or so…

–jeroen

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Lesson learned: do not copy/paste code from the `Visual` WordPress.com editor…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/16

[WayBack] Lesson learned: do not copy/paste code from the Visual WordPress.com editor; copy from the Text editor or the Preview… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+.

Note: likely the HTML below got rendered badly by WordPress.com, so the gist below has the same text as a MarkDown file.

Ever wonder why copy-pasting code from your WordPress.com post fails?

The first statement fails, but the second works:

[root@linux:/etc] # useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24
useradd: unrecognized option '--shell /bin/false'
...
[root@linux:/etc] # useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24
[root@linux:/etc] #

The reason is that the first is copied from the¬†Visual¬†WordPress.com editor that renders this HTML inserting¬† ¬†which is a different unicode characer (0x00A0) than a normal space (0x0020):

<blockquote><p><code data-mce-selected="1"># <strong>useradd --create-home --shell&nbsp;/bin/false autossh24</strong></code></p></blockquote>

However, the the second copied from the Text WordPress.com editor succeeds because it has all regular spaces:

<blockquote><code># <strong>useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24</strong></code></blockquote>

Luckily the Preview render is correct:

<blockquote><p><code># <strong>useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24</strong></code></p></blockquote>

Lesson learned: do not copy/paste code from the Visual WordPress.com editor; copy from the Text editor or the Preview.

–jeroen

[WayBack] Ever wonder why copy-pasting code from your WordPress.com post fails?

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How to Block Ads on YouTube App for Android?

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

The Android Google YouTube application is showing more and more ads, mostly irrelevant, and has moved the “skip video” button outside of the “countdown timer” control.¬†

Right now, there is no video – not even short videos lasting like 10 seconds – that goes without ads.

Time to research [WayBack] How to Block Ads on YouTube App for Android?.

The  most promising solutions:

–jeroen

Posted in LifeHacker, Power User, SocialMedia, YouTube | Leave a Comment »

GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Soon this is a thing of the past, but for just a few more days, you can help: Archiving Google+.

Either run this project: [WayBack] GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Or even better: run the appliance, and help the WayBack machine with any archiving projects setup by the virtual appliance: the [WayBack] ArchiveTeam Warrior – Archiveteam.

See some of their other pages for more background information:

You can donate both to the archive team, and the internet archive:

How is G+ archiving doing?

The tracker is well under way: [WayBack] Googleplus tracker Dashboard. History: archive.is 1; archive.is 2

Viewing is simple, but what about saving?

[WayBack] If You See Something, Save Something ‚Äď 6 Ways to Save Pages In the Wayback Machine | Internet Archive Blogs

The WayBack machine has a few APIs (see[WayBack] Wayback Machine APIs | Internet Archive), and includes support for [WayBack] JSONP – Wikipedia.

Example URLs for the most simple API:

 

Removing content

If you want to remove your own content from the WayBack machine, you can: [WayBack] How do I remove an item page from the site? ‚Äď Internet Archive Help Center

More

[WayBack] Saving of public Google+ content at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine by the Archive Team has begun : plexodus

–jeroen

via: [WayBack] The archiving of public Google+ content to the Internet Archive by the Archive Team has has begun. What does this mean, how does this affect you, and w… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Posted in Development, G+: GooglePlus, Google, InternetArchive, Power User, Python, Scripting, SocialMedia, Software Development, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

There’s recently been a question about moving G+ Photos to Google Photos. [Th…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/01

[WayBack] There’s recently been a question about moving G+ Photos to Google Photos. [That is, Photos posted to Google+] Just been playing with this. Here’s one… – Julian Bond – Google+

Before I forget:

Here’s one route.

  1. Go to Google Photos settings and set Google Drive –
    Sync photos & videos from Google Drive.
  2. Google Takeout. G+Streams.Photos.
  3. Unzip locally.
  4. Copy the contents of ‘Takeout\Google+ Stream\Photos\Photos from posts‘ to a directory in Google Drive\My Pictures
  5. Fire up “Backup and Sync from Google” to upload
  6. Check the photos are now present in Photos.

And https://get.google.com/albumarchive/

Via:¬†[WayBack] There’s recently been a question about moving G+ Photos to Google Photos. Just been playing with this. Here’s one route. 1. Go to Google Photos setti… – Alan Cox – Google+

–jeroen

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