Flickr Photo Sharing And Organizing

A post at and then a post at has convinced me to try this photo sharing and organizing service that is being beta tested right now. At first I was skeptical, because I’ve tried numerous services such as Photobucket and Photoisland, among others, and have been sorely disappointed.

However, I’m glad to report that Flickr has been solid and intuitive to use. The site clearly focuses on usability and a slick set of features to make it stand above the competition. They even include a Window tool to upload pictures without going on the web, or even email in the pictures to put up, for private or public consumption. It should be interesting to see how this service fares against the competition.

Here’s the link to my photo page.

Free iPod Came In

3DGPU Community -> Free iPod came in today is the post at the 3DGPU forums detailing how I got my free 20GB iPod from the site. Needless to say, I’m very excited. I’ve included pictures in the post, as well.

I’m So Exhausted

My whole body feels like it has been through a grinder, every bone aches, every muscle is sore, I’ve had a headache for the past 3 days, and I’m not getting enough sleep. Cleaning up the mess Hurricane Frances created has become a much more difficult task than I anticipated. Today we removed the soggy, and fungus-ridden ceiling tiles and the insulation material. Dirt and pebbles fell, along with roaches, ants, and a very nasty decayed dead squirrel that looks like it has been up there rotting away for years.

Then we removed the soggy nasty green carpet and the cushionary material underneath, and it stank to high heaven of mildew and mold. When I try to sit down and rest, I’m just reminded of how sore I am, and how rank I smell. So I try to keep moving. Taking showers isn’t enough to get rid of the horrible feelings I’m experiencing the past two weeks. I hope to never go through this again. Ever.

To add insult to injury, FEMA only gave us $7,000 to repair the damage, which is nowhere near enough to get even half of it done. I woke up this morning to my new 27″ Sony WEGA TV not working at all, it has worked less than 24 hours, thus it is DOA. Can life possibly get any worse? I’m afraid to answer that.

Gmail-o-Matic Inviter

A simple website lets you submit invites, and let you request an invite to use Gmail. So if you’re looking to get one for free, head on over to gmail invite spooler. I just gave them 100 invites to hand out, as I’ve already given numerous invites to Gmail4Troops.

Update: The Gmail invite is no longer necessary. You can sign up for Gmail using your mobile phone. Why the mobile phone? To ensure you’re a legitimate person, and to prevent spammers from signing up and abusing their service.