Dave Winer's Flickr box

At Dave Winer’s house he has a Mac Mini. On it he has a service running that displays Flickr photos from his friends.

Now that I’ve gone overboard taking photos (more than 40 gigs worth in about 16 days) I’ve started thinking about Dave’s system. Result? I’m editing a LOT more now and only putting up my very best shots.

Oh, I want a Flickr box. I have Apple TV but can’t see a way to subscribe to my friends’ Flickr/Zoomr/Smugmug/Facebook photos. Damn, if it could do JUST that I’d be evangelizing it to everyone.

Oh #2, I just tried to find a link to Dave’s description of what his service does and I couldn’t find it. Dave, can you leave it here in my comments and I’ll add it to the post tomorrow.

Oh #3: thanks to Bubba Murarka for taking me to the best Thai and best ice cream in San Francisco (on the photos you’ll see where that is).

Oh #4: Photowalking tomorrow!

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  1. Robert – I would be very interested to hear what Dave’s using for his Mac / Flickr interaction – I have yet to find a Mac equivalent of the awesome Slickr for Windows…. so please, Dave, enlighten us!

    And Richard – I would tread VERY carefully on the eStarling front – just google “estarling reviews” and you’ll see what I mean – great idea but sorely lacking in execution.

  2. Robert – I would be very interested to hear what Dave’s using for his Mac / Flickr interaction – I have yet to find a Mac equivalent of the awesome Slickr for Windows…. so please, Dave, enlighten us!

    And Richard – I would tread VERY carefully on the eStarling front – just google “estarling reviews” and you’ll see what I mean – great idea but sorely lacking in execution.

  3. Please tell me Dave isn’t using that box *just* for that? The mini is pretty low-power, but even so to effectively use it as a photo frame is a huge waste of energy.

  4. Please tell me Dave isn’t using that box *just* for that? The mini is pretty low-power, but even so to effectively use it as a photo frame is a huge waste of energy.

  5. Instead of an AppleTV, I have a Mac Mini connected to my TV. I’m using Elgato’s EyeTV 200 as a DVR, and with the latest software I can also watch recordings from my other computers. I only have an older G4 mini which doesn’t support Front Row, but a new x86 mini should be even better than an AppleTV.

  6. Instead of an AppleTV, I have a Mac Mini connected to my TV. I’m using Elgato’s EyeTV 200 as a DVR, and with the latest software I can also watch recordings from my other computers. I only have an older G4 mini which doesn’t support Front Row, but a new x86 mini should be even better than an AppleTV.

  7. Ian: he uses it for a LOT more than that. But I love the Flickr capabilities. Showing photos on my big screen during family events is the most popular thing I do with my Apple TV.

  8. Ian: he uses it for a LOT more than that. But I love the Flickr capabilities. Showing photos on my big screen during family events is the most popular thing I do with my Apple TV.

  9. @Robert: Stay tuned, there are ‘Flickr boxes’ coming with support for all of the rest of us, too. I’ll ping some of the NDA’d execs we’re dealing with to see if they wanna leak some info to you. :)

  10. @Robert: Stay tuned, there are ‘Flickr boxes’ coming with support for all of the rest of us, too. I’ll ping some of the NDA’d execs we’re dealing with to see if they wanna leak some info to you. :)

  11. Sounds nice…

    Here is a triple-display setup i built with an appleTV behind it.

    I would love to find a way to tie in photostreams into it — both from flickr and from live cameras around the world. It would be nice to select a live (or pseudo-live) shot from a downtown street in madrid one day and some coastal shot from south america the next.

    a simple menu hack and web-service should do the trick. Anyone out there care to tackle it?

    see shots of my setup: http://pure.typepad.com/ideagroup/2007/04/appletv_makes_n.html

    bc

  12. Sounds nice…

    Here is a triple-display setup i built with an appleTV behind it.

    I would love to find a way to tie in photostreams into it — both from flickr and from live cameras around the world. It would be nice to select a live (or pseudo-live) shot from a downtown street in madrid one day and some coastal shot from south america the next.

    a simple menu hack and web-service should do the trick. Anyone out there care to tackle it?

    see shots of my setup: http://pure.typepad.com/ideagroup/2007/04/appletv_makes_n.html

    bc

  13. I use a tool in the OPML Editor called FlickrRivr.

    Bring your Mac Mini over and I’ll install it for you, or you can look it up on Google and try installing it yourself. It’s really not that hard. It’s very much like Radio (which you used to run).

    Give me a call…

  14. I use a tool in the OPML Editor called FlickrRivr.

    Bring your Mac Mini over and I’ll install it for you, or you can look it up on Google and try installing it yourself. It’s really not that hard. It’s very much like Radio (which you used to run).

    Give me a call…

  15. Good call on Bi-Rite. Flavors like malted vanilla and salted caramel make it the best ice cream in SF – without question. One of the keys to their sucess is that they use Straus Organic cream.

    A few other places that use Strauss are Fairfax Scoop up in Fairfax (a bit of a drive from HMB) and Harmony Yogurt in San Carlos (a little closer). Both are excellent. Fairfax Scoop is like bi-rite: limited flavors and always a line. Harmony just has 1 flavor (natural) and it is like, but slightly better than, Fraiche in Palo Alto.

    You might also want to try Straus’s own flavors. More and more supermarkets are stocking it. As you can tell, I like ice cream.

  16. Good call on Bi-Rite. Flavors like malted vanilla and salted caramel make it the best ice cream in SF – without question. One of the keys to their sucess is that they use Straus Organic cream.

    A few other places that use Strauss are Fairfax Scoop up in Fairfax (a bit of a drive from HMB) and Harmony Yogurt in San Carlos (a little closer). Both are excellent. Fairfax Scoop is like bi-rite: limited flavors and always a line. Harmony just has 1 flavor (natural) and it is like, but slightly better than, Fraiche in Palo Alto.

    You might also want to try Straus’s own flavors. More and more supermarkets are stocking it. As you can tell, I like ice cream.

  17. If you like organic ice cream and interesting flavors, try Tara’s Organic – they deliver since most of y’all probably don’t live in Santa Fe :) Flavors include things like White Pepper Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Mint, Egg Nog, Orange Cashew and Green Chile Pistachio. I still like the Strauss stuff, but you can’t beat getting it fresh in-town.

    -//

  18. If you like organic ice cream and interesting flavors, try Tara’s Organic – they deliver since most of y’all probably don’t live in Santa Fe :) Flavors include things like White Pepper Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Mint, Egg Nog, Orange Cashew and Green Chile Pistachio. I still like the Strauss stuff, but you can’t beat getting it fresh in-town.

    -//