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WTF Yahoo!?

Even though I can’t login to any yahoo services like Twitter or Tumblr and others from Southeast Asia for some odd reason, I figured out that I could post to Tumblr from iOS and Flickr iPhoto. So even the confusion over my unanswered support debacle with these Yahoo services mounts!

What makes no sense is that iPhoto and iOS have what is presumably (?) the same password that I have been trying to input to authenticate, yet I am unable to login with that password. But it still work through these two operating systems. Maybe it’s a security flaw that Yahoo is allowing me to post with the wrong credentials? If so, I’d like my payment for finding it… or at least a response to my numerous support request and Twitter messages!

Thankfully, Yahoo does not own Instagram. The majority of my unposted photos are vanity plate photos which are being updated automatically as well to Tumblr at http://www.plateshow.com (via IFTT) as I submit them to Instagram in the “wee hours” each night (daytime for most of my friends in America following any of this).

Anyway, I’m spending WAY too much time on a vacation going through the MANY vanity plate non-vanity plate photos I’ve taken and never posted. Here’s a burst of Sophia devouring an ear of corn!

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I’m not big on Snapchat, but I’m on it…

Since Yahoo! has thoroughly disconnected me from this and least one of their other services on multiple devices now (this one will probably log me off any minute) for daring access my accounts while in another country (from the same devices I always use), I’m making my one and only New Year’s resolution to stop using any of their services at all moving forward.

We’ll see how that goes but I really am using Snapchat, so add me on Snapchat to follow our escapades here in Southeast Asia for the next 30 days or so…

Username: shawnblog
https://www.snapchat.com/add/shawnblog

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18 of the Best Music Tumblelogs

18 of the Best Music Tumblelogs

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Blog Day 2008: tracks.tumblr.com

Blog Day 2008: tracks.tumblr.com

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Tumblr MP3 Player

billfutreal:

dankantor:

Anyone that knows me knows that the first thing I do with new technology is figure out how to make it play music. So it makes sense that a week-or-so in to my Tumblr blog, I would create an mp3 player for it. So here is my first stab at it. You can see it in action at the bottom of this blog.

To include it on your page, follow these directions:

  1. Go to your Dashboard
  2. Click Customize
  3. Click Theme
  4. Enable Custom HTML
  5. Copy the script code below here
  6. Paste it before the costing head tag… (and save)

Awesome! I just added this to http://tracks.tumblr.com/

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Gender and the Tumblr ratio

suitep:

everythingontheinternetistrue:

biteofpythias wrote:

After several conversations on the topic, I am really curious about this question:

What is the ratio following to followers by gender?

please reblog or email me your answer. You don’t have to disclose your actual number of followers, just a simply say your own gender and divide the total number of people you are following by total numbet of followers and the number of months you’ve been on tumblr. **** you do not have to look at whether your own followers are male or female**** My guess is women will have a ratio of 0.75 and men will be closer to 1.8. If I get enough of a sample I’ll post the results in a couple of days.

unless marco has this data and can just answer it easily??

I’ve been using tumblr for 10 months, I’m male and my ratio is: 0.847.

I’m female, been using tumblr since December, and my ratio is 0.87

I’m male, been using tumblr since 3/22/07 and my ratio is 0.785

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The Tumblr-fication of Google Reader

I’ve been “feeding” this site via my feeds within tumblr (the engine that manages my site behind the scenes here) with items I read in Google Reader since the day I joined tumblr. I read my Google Reader items on my phone and occasionally click the “share” link and this action adds them to this site. I have always wished for the ability to add my own comments with this action and now see that I can from a normal web browser… but still not from my phone. I’d love to see that feature!

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Tumblr Pro

The promised land for $99? OK, I’m in! 🙂 

topherchris:

What would you pay annually to have unlimited Tumblrs, unlimited domains, unlimited API usage, some extra theming and management features, and some other things I can’t even think of? (Basically, the “advanced” features mentioned as a possibility down the road on the help page.)

Please, please, nobody go crazy here. This isn’t coming from above, it’s just something I was thinking about. (If you reblog this and convey Tumblr Pro as a real thing, the the internet gods will seek you out and destroy you.)

I’d pay anything up to that magic number of $99 before even blinking, personally.

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garfield minus garfield

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness in a quiet American suburb.

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domain names and great tumblr groups

codeit:

I finally set up a “DV” account and I’m finally dropping Godaddy as my host for a number of domain names that “seemed like a good idea at the time” (but that I never really put any time into developing. As I shed the stagnant WordPress installations and move the domains over to my new server, I am pretty clear on the fact that I may never find time to dedicate to web sites for these domains.

I’m thinking maybe some of them may be of interest to this community (please pass this idea along for others to consider). I’ve listed a six of them with a brief summary of my original blog idea for each.  I think as tumblr groups, these could be fun.

If you want to add a twist on one of my ideas here or have something entirely different that fits the name, let’s do it!

same-store.com originally subtitled, “indefatigably blogging the demise of traditional retail”, this has gotten a steady flow of Google traffic for searches related to various “same-store sales are down” articles I blogged about.

bankdecay.com was registered when my bank really disappointed me and I realized that they don’t actually value me as a customer. I’ve never done a thing with it since registering the name. I think it can be a very cool statement to the banking industry with the right content.

greedyphone.com is a name I thought of in 2002-3 meetings with Microsoft when we thought $10MM was too low for our six month old, now all but offline startup, textamerica. The idea was that none of the parties involved (manufacturers, software developers, and carriers) play well together and the customer pays the price. Blog posts were focussed on “greed” aspects of various news stories. This one also has had steady Google traffic related to those posts.

n80ie.com is the model number of a barely popular, high end Nokia phone  that as now alomst obsolete. It gets a lot of traffic and I will point this one to greedyphone.com if it is used.

gpsjunk.com was supposed to be about GPS devices. Never developed.

waterscam.com could be all about… bottled water!

All of these are now empty (on my new server). Please post here with ideas, etc.