Monday, June 28, 2010

The Future of SIMYP

Flickr has done some minor tweaking to their page design, mainly making the photos larger.  But a nasty side effect is that most photos can't be right-clicked to save, which  basically puts me out of business (yes, I know I could screenshot, but it adds about 2 extra clicks, which is about enough extra work for me to determine it's too much and just go get a snack instead).

I tweeted my displeasure at this new development and how it means the best option for Sorry I Missed Your Party to continue is for me to simply draw stick figures based on the photos.  My whines were rewarded in the form of a MS Paint drawing, provided by my best fake internet friend Doug.  Thanks, Doug!

Behold, the future of Sorry I Missed Your Party:

Photobucket
(guy puking while white guy with dreadlocks looks on).

21 comments:

Filament said...

Looks like you can do it in one extra click. Click like before and you get the pop-up menu. View a specific size. Then click on that one and you get your regular browser pop-up menu.

Alternatively, turn off JavaScript and reload the page, and you're fine as well.

Pär said...

Naa, no problem. What browser are you using? Firefox or Chrome? Then you have support for Greasemonkey-scripts. These little things make it possible to apply java-script code to a web page after it is loaded. So, just wait a week and I'm sure some nice hacker have created a Greasemonkey-script to make it possible to download straight away from Flickr again.

Anonymous said...

There's a nifty thing called oEmbed to that flickr also has where you can se the link i clear text...

http://www.flickr.com/services/oembed/?url=http%3A//www.flickr.com/photos/bees/2341623661/

Kevin said...

Why is the guy with dreadlocks wearing a dress? In lieu of the actual photo, I am going to need you to step up your MS Paint game!

Raymond said...

How is mspainting a picture less work then taking a screenshot

kylegetsspam said...

Loading without Javascript is a good idea. The Greasemonkey extension is good too but you'll have to wait for someone to upload a solution to this particular problem.

Alternatively, you can use a couple other Firefox extensions to remove the extraneous crap that's not letting you interact directly with the images *right now* rather than waiting for a Greasemonkey script.

In the extension Stylish add a custom stylesheet for flickr.com and add:

#photo_notes { display: none !important; }

This will hide those annoying comment boxes over the image.

Then using the extension Adblock, block this image:

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

Not the most elegant solution, I know, but I just did this and it works.

Anonymous said...

That mspaint is fairly representative of the better pictures here

Anonymous said...

if you're using firefox, do this:

1) right click, "view page info"
2) select "media", then click on the image url and save it. easy!

Anonymous said...

What Filament said.

blackfoot said...

i'm a BIG fan of ms paint myself.

kdub said...

Maybe Sorry I Missed Your Party could merge with MS Paint Party to become Sorry I Missed Your MS Paint Party.

Anonymous said...

There's a Firefox add on that lets you drag pictures and it saves them. I think it's Easy DragToGo.

Anonymous said...

My world would just be devastated if you don't continue. Who would I then lust after as the ideal fake internet woman?

N.C.M.C said...

i get alot of links to my tumblr form here. just saying...

Anonymous said...

I'm using Google Chrome, and I discovered that you can click on the photo, drag it to the address bar and voila! Save image as... you may appreciate the photo I did this with: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2655/3905200346_d6df284522.jpg

Hard Liquor, Soft Holes said...

this comment thread is sorry i missed your LAN/LARP party.

Anonymous said...

Here's a bookmarklet to fix your problems:

http://kaotakka.tumblr.com/post/752664881/flickr-fixr

party pooper said...

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions!

Jessica said...

Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

do SIMYP from through tumblr. much easier.

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site www.sorryimissedyourparty.com
Is this possible?