Same song, second verse. Yesterday I posted about looking to other sources to embed a slideshow of my Flickr photos (proud pro account holder for one month!).
Here are the same photos I posted yesterday but in a Flickr skin:
I like the look, the share features, and the full-screen toggle.
This tool is a digital SLR to Slide.com’s Polaroid camera: the latter still has campy appeal and a distinctive effect, but the former is a lot more practical and professional. Of course, that metaphor breaks down at the cash register. Both Flickr and Slide provide free accounts.
With blessings from above, I slipped away for a dinner break with my dad, who was in town briefly. Afterward, I went back to work to help with the Web coverage. We had three reporters and three photographers in the field.
My boss whipped up a slicker version of our slideshow tool, which I fed with incoming images. I figured I was pretty much done after I finished linking up related content.
But the news wasn’t finished. I helped the City Desk by taking dictation from one of our reporters in the field, who fed me details about an emergency of declaration by Gov. Chris Gregoire. I threw it into a file and shipped it to the copy desk, where it had been promised as a breakout on the jump page. It was nice to interact with my former co-workers.
Friday morning I’ll be back in the newsroom at 7 a.m., filling in for our morning breaking news editor. I’m sure there will be plenty to follow up on.