Damn This Flickr Thing is Addictive

If I didn’t know any better I’d think this Flickr thing was invented by the same people who came up with crack. This thing is damn addictive. I haven’t been able to stop playing with it today. Yeah, I know, for someone who prides himself as being an early adopter, what rock have I been hiding under.

I’ve had a Flickr account for a while but it was a freebie account with limited uploading capability. This past weekend I received an email that Bob Roudebush, aka RoudyBob, had upgraded my account to a Pro account and I had no idea it could be this much fun. Bob is a former Microsoft employee, now a product manager for NSI Software, and had a couple of free accounts to give out. Thanks again Bob!

So if I owe you an email or if the blogging is light for the next few days you can blame Flickr. So far I’ve gotten 429 of my photos up there and tagged. I have to say their uploading tool makes it really easy. I can see why Yahoo! wanted to buy these guys.

Now, and I’m serious here, where in the hell is my MCE Flickr plug in? Flickr is so cool but one of the things that I don’t like is that some people can restrict your ability to copy their photos even while you can tag their photos as favorites. Flickr has a slide show that you can play of your favorite photos, but it would be soooooooooo much more amazing on my 43″ plasma coming in loud and clear through MCE with my music playing in the background. Someone has seriously got to build this plug in.

By the way, I can’t get over how many great photos are on Flickr — so many more than Google Image Search. I was totally thrilled today to find a new amazing photographer/artist who is one of my new favorites, Ron Diorio. Ron does a lot of New York manipulated photo realism stuff that just shines. He’s got some great stuff up on Flickr.

For those of you who are interested, my Flickr photos are up at Thomas Hawk Flickr. My favorites of other Flickr users are at Thomas Hawk Flickr favorites. That’s also what I did today, find my 311 favorite Flickr photos so far.

I want my Flickr TV!