apt-get update

Posted on June 4, 2006, under general, photography.

So, I’ve updated a few things. Bowing to Noirin’s superiour knowledge, I’ve finally re-activated my flickr account, which is now here. For a few days now I’ve been meaning to write a script using the flickr API to re-order my photos based on the date taken rather than the sequence they happen to have been uploaded in.

Unfortunately the flickr API authentication layer really sucks for that kind of application, and none of the API implementations in languages I know are quite up to it yet. If anyone has any suggestions of any flickr-integrated apps in which I can more easily edit the photo-uploaded attributes, I’d love to hear about them!

Dublin Bay, by the Moonlight A Juggler in St. Stephen's Green
The Blue Light Bus Stop An RTE Van and Garda Bike at the St. Patrick's Cathedral Hunger Strike

I’ve upgraded my desktop in work to Ubuntu Dapper, and very nice it is too, it took only a few minutes to get my dual-screen setup working again, and no problems so far.

On Friday, I finally finished, for the next few weeks at least, the initial migration of HEAnet servers to our new services PoP. It’s a great feeling at least have that part over with. Hopefully once we get the last few things moved I’ll finally have some time to get back to regular work. I’m really looking forward to at least having some time to code for a change. I’m also looking forward to simple things, like being able to walk to work again and not having to worry about traffic so much.

I haven’t put many of these online just yet, but some photos of some of the facility are in my flickr HEAnet services PoP set. Right now it’s considerably less empty, and less messy too. I’ve also taken some photos of George’s Dock 5, where our offices will be in just a few weeks time, in the heart of the IFSC and the Dublin docklands. A lot of changes are coming!

Thanks to the brilliant weather, I finally got a chance to drive up the mountains and test out by new tripod and camera remote-control which I got from Noirin for my birthday. The sky was clear enough to get some nice shots of Dublin Bay by night, though it might be an idea to go further West along the mountains next time and try and get more of the city in-shot.

6 Replies to "apt-get update"


diamond  on June 5, 2006

If the photos are in sets,
Organise -> Your Sets -> Open Set -> Arrange -> By date taken

If you’re just talking about your ‘photostream’ in general, i don’t know if that’s supported.



Marc  on June 5, 2006

Ubuntu is great and Dapper Drake makes it even better!

I upgraded to Dapper and was pleasantly surprised to find that my system is much more responsive than with Breezy. Firefox seems especially snappier. I really like the new GNOME deskbar applet too.


undef  on June 6, 2006

If all you need to do is update the date uploaded to match the date taken it should be quite easy to do that using Flickr::API (everyone knows perl right ;)


Joe Drumgoole  on June 21, 2006

Hi Colm,

Secantus’s product (due out in Sept) should be able to help you with your flickr problem.



conall  on August 4, 2006


All I do is select the photos I want to upload in iPhoto, copy to the clipboard, paste in Quicksilver and use the “Upload to Quicksilver” action.

Simple :)

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