Showing posts from July, 2013

@nel234: Instagram Update

Tavern on the Green: Under Lock and Key (all photos in this post are from the reconstruction of Tavern on the Green In  @nel234:  My Oh So Brief Love Affair with Instagram , I reported that @Instagram had locked me out of my account.  Since then,  I've tweeted "at them" a couple of times to no avail.  I also sent a couple of emails which just bounced back to me and there has been no answer to the queries that I've submitted to Instagram and Facebook (parent company) using their respective Web forms.  I even tried calling Instagram but the number I have is for calls about copyright violations only. In the category of "picking myself up and dusting myself off," I've been trying out a super little app called  StreamZoo  -- it gets  very good reviews  from the technology types.  Here's my feed to date (to carry the analogy from the last post forward, I am in the early dating phase and taking things slowly so don't expect a lot of pictures).

Playing with Snapseed

Photoshop frightens me.  A lot. And, I've been missing Picasa ever since switching to iPhoto upon purchasing a MacAir (sorry Sony).  In fact, I just may try switching back this weekend.  Something I never would have attempted when my library was resident on the MacAir hard drive.  Hmm, I have to take that back, I did try it but then Picasa started to create its own library and my very small hard drive almost crashed and burned.  But now that my library lives off site as it were, it may be time to go back to an old friend. In the meantime, I've been having fun with Snapseed after first acknowledging that I was bored with iPhoto in Rainy Day Garden .  Sometimes I use Snapseed and sometimes I use iPhoto.  Depends on how I'm feeling at the moment and on how the originals turned out.  To my mind, it's the digital equivalent of old school dark room magic.   Riding the rails from DC to NYC today, I had some spare time (long day, only so much work one can do).  So I

@nel234: My Oh So Brief Love Affair with Instagram

Moose Reflections - Denali  Instagram broke up with me on July 9th.   It was the shortest "Dear John" letter I've ever gotten!  Apparently, I had violated the  terms of use . Hmm, you might be thinking, what exactly did Nancy do? To be honest, I don't know.  I can tell you the last thing I did before I was summarily dismissed.  I had noticed that my short tag line had gone missing and had just finished adding it back in (having copied it verbatim from my Google+profile): Advocate, writer, traveler, photographer, baker, collector of flotsam and jetsam. Any opinions are my own. Within five minutes I got a notice about violating terms of use and that perhaps I should review those and  the community guidelines .  The notice went on to tell me my account had been turned off and that anyone looking for me would not be able to find me nor would they be able to find any of my photos.  Not to put too fine of a point on this, there was no mechanism for retrievin


#thetravelingkristen #graffiti #publicart #lovetravel While I was on vacation with my niece Kristen, @Instagram terminated my account -- citing violation of terms of use.  More about that in my next post.  Here, I've pulled together the #Instagram photos (hopefully videos will follow at some point) that I had shared on Facebook or still had on my iPhone that were my contribution to Kristen's and my vacation #hashtag -- #thetravelingkristen (as referenced in my last post, Seattle Blue ). They are mostly from the city portions of our trip -- Seattle, Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward -- mainly because that is where we had Internet access (much to Kristen's delight I might add). And, if you are wondering why I was terminated, I have no clue as to which Instagram term of use I violated.  Nor has  Instagram responded to my query (nor has Facebook for that matter). Herewith, I give you #theTravelingKristen (last seen on July 9th on Instagram). Seattle #thetraveli

Seattle Blue

Mt Rainier and A Couple of Sports Arenas It’s the third day of my great Alaskan adventure with my niece Kristen .   The adventure was a present to Kristen before she heads off to college.  Her honorary aunt Donna outfitted her with all sorts of things  -- including knee high bamboo socks, which I can hardly wait to see.  We just spent two days in Seattle – acclimating to West Coast time and taking in some of the city sights. Space Needle from Below I’ve been chronicling our journey on Instagram at #thetravelingkristen and #thebluebear (when the blue bear is in a photo a that is).  So far, we have discerned that Kristen manages her iPhone power better than I do OR that the 4S just eats more power than the 4.  I guess that’s why I’m carrying heavy battery packs around.  We hunkered down at the Sorrento Hotel for our Seattle sojourn.  Great little hotel – out of the fray of both the tourist hot spots (water front, public market) and business district (convention center). 

Vacation Mode

Maybe the first sign of vacation mode is when your mind goes so completely blank that you can’t remember all the really cool things you thought you wanted to write about.  Well, I can remember them; they just don’t seem worthy of a whole post so here is a random smattering of thoughts written well on a plane from NYC to Seattle accompanied by photos from today's excursion to the Chihuly Museum. Instagram :  Love it.  I think it is the most fun of all the social media platforms I’ve been playing with – or on – since joining Facebook.  So many great photographers, so many beautiful images, and now video - what’s not to like?     Game of Thrones :  The perfect saga to read slowly over time.  If you tackle it, keep in mind that all characters appear to be disposable.  Indeed, some are so one dimensional that one wonders why they are even in the book.  Oh, wait, I know.  Someone has to die periodically to keep things interesting. Getting out of Centra