Sunday, July 26, 2015

iPhoto/Flickr shenanigans

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Today has been a long, beautiful Sunday afternoon. Took The Boy for brunch for his birthday, went to the beach (where the water was WAY too cold), visited The Boy's family, swam in the pool (which was perfect, I'm so spoiled), went for dinner. Then I thought I'd do a bit of blog maintenance - I've now added a 'related posts' widget thingie, do you like it?

Anyway, in the process of testing it out, I came across a post with a missing image. And it's not an image I linked to on someone else's blog, it's one I took with my own camera and host on my own Flickr Pro site. And when I went to check it out, sure enough, it was gone. GONE. Like, not there anymore. On this page I pay money for.

So I do a little web searching and find iPhoto is responsible. Because I linked iPhoto to Flickr for the purposes of being able to upload photos there directly, iPhoto somehow thought that meant I wanted it to MANAGE my Flickr account. Not so! Nowhere do I see where it says 'iPhoto will now manage your Flickr account, never touch anything again or you will regret it.' Apparently if I move or delete a photo from iPhoto it will remove it from Flickr.

Here's the thing though. I haven't removed that particular photo, it's still there in my iPhoto. It's just gone from Flickr. I don't know how or when this happened. I also have no way of knowing what other photos it's decided to remove from Flickr.

So I've removed Flickr from my iPhoto 'accounts' to keep more of these shenanigans from happening, but what the hell?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Way too obvious, Cineplex.

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So I noticed about a month or so ago that the size of the concession stand drinks has changed, but the price has not. I just made the assumption they were after more money and left it at that.

This morning on my commute I read an article about it in the Metro wherein the Cineplex spokesman claimed "people prefer smaller drinks." Um, people who want a smaller drink will, surely, purchase a smaller drink on their own, right?

But a moviegoer who asked at the theatre about the size change was told it was to meet with "Canadian law." Huh? What law is that? And when he pointed out there is no such law, the story suddenly changed to oh, there's "potential legislation" coming down the pipe. Which the actual spokesman says was "in error."

The legislation in question is the Ontario Healthy Choices Act, which will basically ensure proper caloric content labelling on food. Nothing at all to do with portion size.

Here's my thing - it's so beyond obvious here that they just want to make more money because people aren't coming to the theatre as much. Which has less to do with what's playing and more to do with how much it ALREADY costs to go see a movie. Around and around.

That is all.