Sometimes I enjoy taking random shots, or rather shots which are pretty much composed in a matter of seconds, you know just line the lens up and shoot while the subjects are (a) completely unaware, or (b) know they are being shot but have not had time to get into “pose”.
This weekend I was at Get Loaded In The Park, (bank holiday August and all) and I had a feast of material to shoot, sadly though my batteries ran flat far too soon, but I did manage to capture a few tasty pics all the same.
The following girls were having a blast and I took my opportunity.
If you are one of the girls let me know if you find this.
I’ve been enjoying Blip.fm quite a bit recently.
Blip reminds me of Twitter a fair amount, although it’s not really a conversational platform like Twitter can be. Blip is touted as a DJ platform, though I must admit, for me it’s even more personal than that, I’m not that bothered about what you are listening to, if you catch my drift?
The thing is with Blip, you can search for singular songs, which once found are able to be streamed immediately, which does gives instant gratification, no doubt.
I’ve not come up with that many empty requests or “not founds” yet either, pretty impressive. The “Songs are hosted all over the internet by different servers and websites” which basically means you’ll find just about everything.
I have found that a few songs I have “Blipped” have been removed a day later or so, more than likely that the website from where it has been streamed from noticed some leaching going on and removed it, or blocked access from Blip, I guess.
Each “Blipped” song contains a “Buy Now” link which is a standard Amazon affiliate link. It’s a noble gesture to want to go off and buy a track, but I have to say many of the buy now options lead to something which is not what I am hearing. This may be due to some of my more varied musical tastes mind you.
I’ve not found a mobile portal for this yet, but then again, it is a Flash based interface which isn’t going to cut the moby world, but if they or a similar service gets the moby market sorted this could be golden golden!
I do wonder how long this service will last, unless there is some hand shaking done between vested interests, as essentially we can listen to all the music we need to with a few clicks of a button, who needs to “own” music any more anyway?
Here is me Blip embed code, by all means “friend” me up, but I’ll probably not friend you back, I’m too busy listening to my favourite songs.
Let me know what you think of the service.
I was finding it hard to obtain a list of countries without odd characters.
I often need a list each starting on a new-line, for a variety of projects so I’m putting one here for easy retrieval.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern Territories
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Isle of Man
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wallis and Futuna