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★ “Flickr Pro Holds Photos Hostage”

Michael Arrington: My Pro account expired at some point, probably because I missed an email or my credit card number changed. I wasn’t using Flickr as much, having moved more to Facebook because of the structured people tagging feature. But then one day I was searching for an old treasured photo that existed only on …

★ More Geeks Switching to MacBook Air + iMac 27″ Setup

Elliot Jay Stocks: As it stands, my trusty MBP sits comfortably between two extremes: power and portability. It’s relatively powerful and it’s relatively portable. But what if — instead of trying to find a middle ground — I sold my current gear and opted for the two extremes? In other words: A 27″ iMac to live permanently at the home office and …

★ Overcomplicating Technology

After reading this piece, I sent the following to my father: “Dad, I’m glad to have picked a career where simplifying processes and navigating acronyms is something I’m good at and can get paid for. Although, it makes me think that only 1% of us actually get this stuff and can get through the buzz …

★ Paying for Gmail

Glad to hear Marco follows the same logic as I do: In a response to this post by Siegler: For something as important as email, I’ve never trusted everything to a proprietary provider. My email address has never ended in someone else’s domain name, and has never been hosted in any way that would preclude …