Sunday, June 25, 2006

Picasa Web Album

If you have a gmail account, you can "apply" to get the new Picassa with the Web Album component (Windows only.) It includes the regular desktop version of Picasa and the Web Album makes it a cinch to upload and share your photos.

For my first test, I used 111 JPEGS from last year's NECC presentation. The upload was speedy, and, when running the album as a slide show, it is almost as good as being there!

See the Web album.

You get 250mb of online storage space for free, and can purchase additional space if you need it!


Monday, June 19, 2006

Now-Casting from the Plains

I sent my son off on his high school graduation present this weekend-- storm chasing in the Midwest with Silver Lining Tours. The couple on the airplane seated next to him on the way to Denver kept asking, "You're doing what???" He loved explaining it, I'm sure.

It is great to have such a techno-literate son! He audioblogs from the field all day and then uploads summaries and photos when they get to a hotel in the evening. I can watch the progress throughout the week, and I really hope they get to see some tornadic activity! (The constant updates make me worry a bit less.)

If you would like to follow the adventure, the blog can be found here.