First things first: Happy Birthday, Colleen; wherever you are.
It is ironic, but the problem I was having with Flickr not allowing contacts to use my photos in galleries is fixed, and along with it I am now a member of the elite club of Flickrites whose photos have been blessed with being in Explore. Not only am I now a member of that august group of "interestingness" photographers, I have two photos posted this week and recognized as being interesting. All because someone hacked my account in 2006 and placed a pornographic photo in place of one of mine. Not only did the porno replace my photo, I could not delete it; I had to contact Flickr administration whom investigated my complaint and after several hours removed the offensive smut. Flickr kept my account as "safe", but placed a NIPSA rating on it also. Whatever NIPSA is, it prevented other people from downloading or doing anything with my photos, and excepted me from being on Explore. I was neglected for so long by the Explore people that I came to not giving a crap; I still do not.
I feel very depressed this weekend. I have become a disappointment to people I care about and whom care about me. At times like this (and there have been others), I feel like chucking the whole internet thing, acting my age, and going to dozing in front of the tv for hours at a time. We oldsters sometimes feel sorry for ourselves I suppose, but even more so for the people we have negatively affected.
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