Saturday, October 20, 2007

Crow for Breakfast

And lunch. And dinner.

I have this habit of actually reading the comments. Sometimes I even go back and re-read them. Erica wrote that Ravelry was testing photo sources other than Flickr and directed me to the forums and "beta phototesting." I thought I was going to get away scot-free, since it sounded like the testing was for sources (web albums? whatevers?) other than Picasa. And even if it wasn't, they only wanted a limited number of people and the testing had started months ago. Being the thorough sort, and feeling reasonably sure that the answer would absolve me from posting pictures to Ravelry for months, I posted to the forum. The forum response directed me to a testing group, which sent me to email, which showed me a way to actually contribute to Ravelry.

Guess what? I'm a real beta tester. They are working on supporting other photo sources, and I am now officially enabled. I can't compare it to Flickr, since I have no experience with Flickr and don't intend to, but it works just fine for me. Good thing I'd started my Picasa web album.

Sigh. I liked it when I could duck responsibility. I'm up to all of 5 real projects now, but at least there are pictures. I don't expect I will be any less lacksadaisical or contrary, but I might be a smidge less dubious and resistant.

What's it like to have to eat crow?

Eh. Not so bad. Tastes like chicken.


Jess said...

Hey, that's great! It's nice to see the pictures there instead of just blank squares.

Luni said...

Good for you. I love my Picasa, so I'll be happy if I can get off Flickr.
On the crow? I hope it tastes better than caribou.