WebTech Fab Five Friday

Figured I would take a minute or two to do a rundown on some of my favorite internet technology and iOS apps.  Click on picture icons to launch websites in new window.

The Latest from IFTTT

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If This Then That  iOS app is now available. Set up  autoposts from one social media application to another.  For example you can have your Instagram pictures autopost to your Twitter account or Facebook feed.  The list of supported websites is fairly exhaustive, as are the different actions that can be called up by the various triggers.  Best of all, it’s free.

PicFair

PicFair

Pickfair is a new service that lets you upload your personal photos and sell them on the open market. You set the licensing fee yourself.  Picfair takes a small commission if somebody decides to use your photos.  I just uploaded three rather obscure photos of Dutch coffee shop menus.  I’ll be adding a bunch more photos over time.  Will update as to my success/failure in this endeavor.

Pixlr

pixlr

If you’ve got a decent internet connection you can do great photo editing online.  There’s enough options provided in the advanced menu to cover the photo editing needs of most of us mere mortals (and Bloggers).  There’s also an iOS app for Pixlr, but is is limited in functionality compared to the online version.  Set a bookmark.  You won’t be sorry.

iOS Photo Transfer App

iOS Photo Transfer App

This is a not a free iOS app, but the three dollars it costs to download it is well worth the time and trouble it saves in eliminating the constant emailing of photos back and forth between my MacMini and my iOS devices.. Photo transfer functions through your existing wifi network.  You’ll need to download and install the free desktop app to transfer to and from your desktop.  App works for transferring photos and videos from device to device or desktop to device.  Mac and Apple desktops supported.

Shazam

Shazaam

Shazam has been around for awhile now.  I am still totally gobsmacked at the technology that supports it, but having an app that can listen and identify songs for you in real time is another great reason to be alive these days.  I sent a tweet to Shazaam requesting Spotify links be added to the tagged songs.  They sent me a response notifying me that the upgraded version supports Spotify links and is ad free.  I paid the highway robbers a one time upgrade fee of five or six bucks because to me, it’s Spotify or die.

Enjoy.

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Shameful Non Self Promotion II

It hasn’t escaped my attention that my observations on the recently leaked video of the Atheism Plus helicopter gunship attack on Michael Shermer is as popular to my readers as it is loathed by the outlaws of Atheism Plus.

For the last couple years, I’ve documented the increasingly incestuous relationship between PZ Myer’s mix of outlaw atheism and Rebecca Watson’s Fear and Loathing brand of feminism.

Why I Don’t Matter

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I’m a heteronormatively cisgendered male, giving my vast army of critics ALL the ammunition they feel is necessary to discredit me (and help keep their naked emperor from feeling the cold Minnesota draft on his aged and dangling nutsack.)

Ladies Night Out

So, enough of what I think of PZ Myers! If you haven’t figured it out by now you’re probably one of the people who gets down on their knees before bed every night praying that Sarah Palin will finally decide to run for President in 2016  (Run, Sarah, RUN!).  Let’s see what is being said (outside the echo chamber of PZ Myer’s and his baker’s dozen of hell-raising harlot apostles) by the saner female voices of skepticism:

174 Skeptic Women Speak Out

We do not find the community to be misogynist. We feel safe and welcome here.

Skeptic Women

EllenBeth Wachs

 Immediate Past President, Humanists of Florida; Founder, The Atheist Empathy Campaign

Tweet from EllenBeth Wachs

The Wooly Bumblebee

Atheist, Humanist, Activist, Writer, Wife & Mom

Tweet from Wooly BumblebeeRenee Hendricks

Web Production Manager

Tweet from Renee HendricksKarla Porter

Human capital & new media, workforce development, HR, recruiting, digital marketing

Tweet from Karla Porter

Sara Mayhew

International award-winning mangaka, writer, illustrator, TED Fellow

Tweet from Sara MayhewWith apologies to the other eleventeen hundred women of Atheism who favor fact and logic over fanaticism and pearl clutching and are not featured in this missive.

The first installment of my Shameful Non Self Promotion series.

Enjoy.