A couple weeks ago, I downloaded all of my Flickr data. At the time, I wasn’t sure what I’d do with all of it. Today, I uploaded everything to this WordPress site with the help of some Python scripts I created. The scripts are available on Github, if that’s your sort of thing: flickr-wp-upload.

I won’t go into the details here, but I will leave you with my final thought from my worklog on the project:

My justification: 2,001 photos were uploaded (with meta data), 31 albums were created and 150 comments ported over. At a conservative 3 minutes per manual upload, it would have taken about 12.5 working days for me to upload this stuff. Let alone assembling the albums, and the comments would have been lost. Plus, I learned a few things along the way (e.g. how to rotate images with Python).

Only one of the albums has been posted here, the rest will come shortly.

In the meantime, I leave you with the first picture I ever posted to Flickr, apparently. This was taken from my office window on January 20, 2015. And, no, not all of the pictures are this crappy.

42nd & 8th

Josh Clark’s Only One Deliverable Matters hits on a lot of important points (e.g. design tokens!!!).

…we are clear-eyed that those artifacts are merely drawings of websites—aspirational watercolors of imagined interfaces.

The best products are created when everyone is focused on the thing rather than the interim artifacts. I’ve found that the bigger the team, the easier it is for everyone to concentrate on polishing their deliverable rather than putting that energy into the actual end product. Regardless of team size, this is a good reminder that we should pay more attention to the end result than our design artifacts.

via Brad Frost