slgwv's articles

  • I haven't (quite) fallen off the face of the Earth...

    - 13 months ago - 5 comments
    But I haven't been around for a few months. Sorry! It's not just covid--Real Life has gotten in the way bigly around here. I won't bore you with details, but I haven't given up on Ipernity! We currently are smothered by smoke from the California wildfires, so I don't have much in the way of recent photos. But I'll try to post along even so-- Cheers, all! Steve

  • (Belated) Happy New Year!

    - February  4, 2020 - 2 comments
    Well, as y'all may have noticed, I haven't been around much of late. Other things have been getting in the way--but I did go ahead and re-up my membership. I won't be able to participate a lot, but what I have done for now is remove the "me only" authorization on my newer uploads. I had been waiting to label them properly, but I just don't have time, and maybe people would find them of some interest even so--

  • Back from Pennsylvania--

    - March 19, 2019 - 2 comments
    Visiting the new grandson (our 1st grandchild). So, lots of things have fallen thru the cracks, Ipernity-wise! I'll try to be posting and commenting more.

  • Interesting...

    - November  2, 2018 - 6 comments
    Smugmug, which acquired The Other Place a while back, is going to drastically cut back on free storage there (1000 photos max). As of Jan 1st unlimited storage is going to cost $49.99 per year. I had had high hopes when Smugmug acquired Flickr, but it's been months and the same clunky interface is still present. And even some of the biggest cheerleaders for the "awesome" "improvements" that Marissa introduced are now complaining and threatening to leave. They also are acknowledging that lots…

  • The new Ipernity

    - September  2, 2017
    Just a quick note before heading out for the Labor Day weekend: I can understand why people are upset because of losing the rest of their subscriptions due to the revamped financial structure. But hey--it's better than losing them because the site shut down completely! At least this way we have a chance of building on what we've already done. It was always obvious that a new infusion of money was going to be needed to fix the previous team's mismanagement, and I've been prepared for that. YM…

  • And now...

    - December  9, 2016 - 3 comments
    Well, what I (alas) figured would happen is happening--Ip is closing. Clint made a back-of-the-envelope financial analysis a while back that seemed to be right on--as it was. I still think Ipernity thoroughly botched a great opportunity. They had a chance to grow and achieve financial stability at the time of the massive Flickr exodus, but instead of rolling out a (figurative) red carpet they instead got all sidetracked into the silliness about "spam" comments, with the result that they drove…

  • Back again--

    - September  9, 2015 - 1 comment
    With more pix, but Real Life is again getting in the way, so I won't be visible much--

  • Well, well, well...

    - July 23, 2015 - 1 comment
    F***r is offering Pro subscriptions again. At twice the price they usta be, and still with the crappy "improved" layout, but-- it's obviously a backpedal. Yahoo revenues for 2nd quarter again missed the Street's expectation...could it be that the New! Awesome! business model isn't so awesome after all?

  • After long silence--

    - July 11, 2015 - 5 comments
    I'm just back from a couple of weeks on the road, with yet more new pix, but Real Life is getting in the way so I'll be kind of scarce for a while--

  • I'm back (again!)

    - May 26, 2015 - 3 comments
    I've been mostly on the road the last few weeks, with very limited time and Internet access. I have lots of new photos, which will get loaded RSN (Real Soon Now--)

  • I'm back!

    - April 28, 2014 - 1 comment
    I've been mostly on the road the last couple of weeks, so I've been pretty scarce. I have lots of new pix, tho, which will get uploaded as time permits--

  • USGS topos online!

    - April  5, 2014 - 4 comments
    I know lots of my friends and contacts also like to wander around the back roads of the American west, and a couple of years ago I found a resource that may be of interest. The US Geological Survey has put all(!) of their topographic maps online, available for free download as .pdf files. Here's the main URL: store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/b2c/start/%28xcm=r3standardpitrex_prd%29/.do Click on the "map locater" in the upper left corner. They've included, not just all versions of the current map s…

  • Folders are here!

    - October 23, 2013 - 3 comments
    Well, it took a bit longer than they expected, but Ipernity now has folders, more or less the equivalent of "collections" at The Other Place. So, all my albums are now in folders, and thus their organization should be a lot more obvious! I am finding I am now working from folders almost exclusively; find the album in the folder and open the organizer from it directly. I could wish that folders could be included within other folders, and that an album could be in more than one folder--both t…

  • My albums' organization (etc.)

    - July 12, 2013 - 2 comments
    Hi Everyone! Another former Flickrite here--I've decided to use Ipernity's "article" feature to describe my album layouts (or at least proposed album layouts) and organization, as they probably now look like an intimidating mess. I've been busy off and on the last few weeks moving everything over from The Other Place (and thanks again to the Ipernity Team for the set-import script!), but once I get everything set up here I look forward to interacting more with groups and my contacts. Pendin…