Arun Stephens

More on Zooomr

Bloody Microsoft Word! I had actually written this whole post out in Word. And then Word crashed. For no reason. I didn’t even get a chance to take a screenshot of the page so that I wouldn’t have lost everything. Oh well. I shall start from scratch. Last week I was quite keen to see the new version of Zooomr, the photo sharing site. It was down for a few days as they were deploying the new version. Read more →

Ad(non-)Sense, photos and other stuff

So I have had AdSense running on this site for a few days. Whenever I look at it, the ad is usually India-related. Which is quite strange because my Indian name is only mentioned on there once. The Zooomr guys rolled back to the version that was up last week (before I had heard of it). It just looks like a busier version of Flickr. I think I made the right decision. Read more →

I’ve given up waiting

So, I’ve given up waiting for Zooomr, and have put a whole swag of photos up on Flickr. Flickr’s also got this neat little Flash thing that you can see on the right hand side of the page. I guess that Flickr is just more mature than Zooomr. I have been reading the comments at the official Zooomr blog, and the backlash started last night. People were all “hey don’t worry, it’s free, take as long as you want, we don’t mind that it’s taking a little while longer than anticipated” but now it’s becoming more “this is terrible how can you be offline for 3 days”. Read more →

Check out my photos

I gave up waiting for Zooomr to come back online and have put some of my photos up on Flickr. I found out that using “sets” lets me organise the photos in the correct order. I spent a while geotagging my photos. That means putting the photos on a map, basically. Still not 100% sure that Flickr’s what I want (especially seeing that you can only create three sets if you don’t pay). Read more →