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Always growing older - never growing up.

Eclectic random geekery: Star Wars, Doctor Who, Sci-Fi, science, photography, LEGO, and stupid, stupid things.

This is my personal opinion / reblogging blog. If you're after my personal photos or awful photoshop creations, the links are below.

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LIKE YOU CARE...

As they say in the classics "I'm too old for this shit".

That said, I live in sunny Brisbane (Australia), forging a career in advertising / marketing whilst enjoying life as it comes.

I take photos on my iPhone, listen to (a lot of) music on my iPhone, and like Star Wars. So yes, I'm a geek.

That's about it.

Party on!

TUMBLRING SINCE AUG 2010

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3 March 12 (Permalink)

Whether you use Missing e or not, the proposed changes Tumblr are recommending aren’t in any user’s best interest. It shouldn’t be up to them to decide what browser extensions YOU CHOSE to run on YOUR BROWSER.

Please send an email policy@tumblr.com with the following text (thanks to Skekoa for his great email):

Dear Tumblr,
I’m totally against the proposed change to Tumblr’s user policy to preclude browser extensions like Missing e. If you really want to control the process then improve Tumblr thus making these browser extensions redundant, rather than making superficial changes like replacing the post bar icons. 
Thank you.

missing-e:

~ Your Freedom To Use Your Browser Is Under Attack ~

Tumblr’s Terms of Service hasn’t changed yet. So please read and help out!

The Tumblr staff recently requested feedback on updates they will be making to their policies. They specifically mention one of their goals is to prevent the promotion of self-harm. However, their updated Terms of Service includes something a lot less laudable.

Unable to find the required avenues to stop developers from creating and distributing browser extensions that enhance the way you use Tumblr and not getting enough of a response to their scary warning campaign, they now seem to be preparing the groundwork for coming after users of these extensions.

~ Who, you? Yes, apparently. ~

Tumblr had been previously unable to prevent all development of these extensions, scripts and add-ons because they function within your web browser, allowing you to direct these extensions to use your browser to automatically perform tasks for you on Tumblr (like quickly reblogging from the dashboard, uploading images to posts, adding control buttons to your sidebar or hiding content you don’t want to see). The extensions, themselves, do not interact directly with Tumblr, only help your web browser to do it for you!

With the upcoming changes to the Terms of Service, Tumblr will soon be able to punish someone: you.

~ How is it wrong to use something to help me enjoy Tumblr more? ~

The important part of the new Terms of Service is under the section titled Limitations on Automated Use:

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: … (c) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Tumblr… (d) scrape the Services, and particularly scape (sic) Content (as defined below) from the Services, without Tumblr’s express prior written consent

These limitations will make using almost any browser extension, add-on or script for Tumblr (and even some not specifically intended for Tumblr) against the rules!

Do you use Missing e, XKit, Tumblr Savior or any Greasemonkey script for Tumblr? Well, pretty soon, that will mean you will be in violation of Tumblr’s Terms of Service. That would be grounds for terminating your account!

~ What’s the Big Deal? ~

Extensions, add-ons and scripts like Missing e, XKit and Tumblr Savior help you get better use of Tumblr. They might mean that you decide against leaving Tumblr, or that you come back to it. They make it easier to spend more time on Tumblr than you might have normally and become a more involved member of this community. These are the kind of things a company like Tumblr should want, but is instead fighting against.

This most recent step effectively means that Tumblr apparently wants to reach into your web browser and tell you exactly how you are to use it to interact with their website. Their way, and NO OTHER WAY.

~ So, What Can We Do? ~

Tumblr’s new Terms of Service policy has not yet been put into effect. They are still looking for feedback. My suggestions is that we give them feedback.

Contact Tumblr (policy@tumblr.com) and let them know that this decision will alienate the userbase they work so hard to grow. Let them know that a browser extension (be it any of them) brought you back to Tumblr, or convinced you to stay, or kept you on this site longer. Tell them that your Tumblr is better off with a Savior, a Kit of the ‘X’ variety or that Missing e!

ABOVE ALL, BE POLITE. The best way to present your case is with clearheaded statements that show Tumblr that these tools make you want to use their product more!

Reblogged: missing-e

27 January 12 (Permalink)
tasteless-and-unoriginal:

Nice to see this new Tumblr / Missing e pop-up. Now it all makes sense.
BTW, if you are still worried about Missing e, check out the boogie man FAQs
PS: This is a parody of a real Tumblr warning, but is not an actual communication from Tumblr. ;P

tasteless-and-unoriginal:

Nice to see this new Tumblr / Missing e pop-up. Now it all makes sense.

BTW, if you are still worried about Missing e, check out the boogie man FAQs

PS: This is a parody of a real Tumblr warning, but is not an actual communication from Tumblr. ;P

Reblogged: tasteless-and-unoriginal

2 December 11 (Permalink)
artistdirectory:

Since we’ve been receiving more followers lately, another introductory post seems to be in order. If you like what we’ve been doing so far on this tumblr and want to see more artists featured, please reblog (this post, and/or your post if you have been featured) and spread the word!
We are a directory of artists on tumblr for those who have trouble finding art blogs, want to be introduced to new artists, or artists that want to be listed. View a list of all previously featured artists here.
Submit    -    FAQ    -    Ask

artistdirectory:

Since we’ve been receiving more followers lately, another introductory post seems to be in order. If you like what we’ve been doing so far on this tumblr and want to see more artists featured, please reblog (this post, and/or your post if you have been featured) and spread the word!

We are a directory of artists on tumblr for those who have trouble finding art blogs, want to be introduced to new artists, or artists that want to be listed.

View a list of all previously featured artists here.

Submit    -    FAQ    -    Ask

Reblogged: fuckyeahnebulas

18 November 11 (Permalink)
Tumblr Photographers - check out The Photographer’s Directory.
A great site to have your Tumblr blog promoted, plus a great way to discover others!

Tumblr Photographers - check out The Photographer’s Directory.

A great site to have your Tumblr blog promoted, plus a great way to discover others!

9 November 11 (Permalink)
So, Drake is scared of Tumblr or teenage girls or cliques?

So, Drake is scared of Tumblr or teenage girls or cliques?

20 October 11 (Permalink)
tasteless-and-unoriginal:

A month into Tumblr. Radar Bingo, and we’re only ONE post away from having a complete Bingo line! 
Remember, only blogs that have been posted before are featured on the card.
Sheesh. I thought it would last longer than this!

tasteless-and-unoriginal:

A month into Tumblr. Radar Bingo, and we’re only ONE post away from having a complete Bingo line! 

Remember, only blogs that have been posted before are featured on the card.

Sheesh. I thought it would last longer than this!

Reblogged: tasteless-and-unoriginal

29 September 11 (Permalink)
20 August 11 (Permalink)

ambientwhispers:

A funny parody that looks at our social media habits.

"Last Friday Night (TGIF)" - Dave Days Parody

Love the internet withdrawls (and how he solves the issue), the lolcats, the flickers of Tumblr, the kittens, and the reaction to sunlight. But I can’t believe he threw a MacBook in the air.  HEATHEN!

LOL

(Source: styff)

Reblogged: ambientwhispers

9 August 11 (Permalink)
Posted: 11:22 AM (Permalink)

Missing Missing e

Posting to Tumblr just got a whole lot harder today, as users of the add-on Missing e found that their browsers would hang with script errors. The add-on’s author, Jeremy Cutler, reports that Missing e may become wholly unavailable due to complaints from Tumblr.

For those of you upset with Tumblr’s interference with this indispensable add-on,there’s a change.org petition here.

Even given Tumblr’s concerns about excessive API calls for some features, there’s no reason to threaten Missing e in its totality. At a minimum, they should be working with Jeremy Cutler to make the extension compatible. Better yet, should they hire Cutler to help them make the Tumblr UI more usable.

I’ve also sent a message to Tumblr support to that effect, and you might do the same.

(P.S.: Some are reporting today’s problematic feature is the “maximum font” setting. If you can get to your settings, try turning that feature off. But the Tumbler/Missing e imbroglio is about more than this feature.)

(Source: oozingasslips)

Reblogged: skekoa

7 August 11 (Permalink)

Tumblr and Missing E

themattsmith:

OK, I get it, Missing E violates your TOS.  I’m not going to assume anything about what going on behind the scenes, but take the hint!  There’s a reason so many people use the extension.  These are features that DIRECTLY improved my personal Tumblr experience:

  • Show all tags without cutting them off
  • Replace dashboard control text with icons
  • Fix endless scroll stalling
  • Expand/minimize all thumbnail images together
  • Option to keep original tags when reflagging
  • Goto dash post
  • Always enable photo replies
  • Allow inline image uploading for all post types
  • Add quick “Queue Post”, “Save Post” and “Save As Draft” when posting
  • Reblog yourself
  • Post crushes
  • REPLY TO REPLIES

Please, just CONSIDER it.  And, if you already are, how about some TRANSPARENCY for once?  Staying tight-lipped when something like this comes up never makes you look better, and usually makes you look worse.

I’ve never used the “hide radar” option. I love the quick reposting / reblog yourself / reply to replies / goto dash point / keeping original tags when reblogging / add new items text menu.

Please Tumblr, at least allow Missing e to continue with these features. This is a wonderful community to be a part of, but Missing e takes it from fantastic to amazingly brilliant!

Reblogged: themattsmith

12 July 11 (Permalink)

Tumblr = the Borg

The Borg are a collective consciousness that utilises technology to assimilate individuals thoughts into a centralised location where ideas, ideals and beliefs are aggregated and shared for the good of the many.

Tumblr is a collective consciousness that utilises technology to assimilate individuals thoughts into a centralised location where ideas, ideals and beliefs are aggregated and shared for the good of the many.

Resistance is futile.

30 June 11 (Permalink)
If you don’t have Missing e, you’re missing out on the whole Tumblr experience. Look at what it gives you back (especially after the recent Tumblr update).
Oh, and add “Aah! A Spider!" too.  It’s pointless.  But what isn’t?

Kill it. Kill it. Break its legs!

If you don’t have Missing e, you’re missing out on the whole Tumblr experience. Look at what it gives you back (especially after the recent Tumblr update).

Oh, and add “Aah! A Spider!" too.  It’s pointless.  But what isn’t?

Kill it. Kill it. Break its legs!

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh & tweaked like crazy by Darth Ambiguous