Zooomr vs. Flickr: Who’s Better To You?

May 24, 2008

I assume everyone knows about Flickr and how it works so, I’ll skip to the meaty chunk, ok?

So, I signed up for another online photo community site called Zooomr (yes, three O’s). Now, i never heard of this site until i noticed Thomas Hawk had uploaded some photos. As usual, I joined it just to see what’s doing.

If you’re used to Flickr, then you’ll quickly adapt to Zooomr.
It’s the same method: upload photos and share them. The do have PRO accounts but compared to Flickr, I like it. Why?

Check-out some of these great Pro-Only features:

* Zipline Complete: Is page 1 just not enough? Zipline Complete gives you the ability to view all of your friend’s Zipline messages.
* Social Stream: Find tons of up-to-date social information from your Photos and Social Circle, all at-a-glance!
* Discover Pro: Want better exposure for your photos, Discover Pro shows the world photos from our Pro Users
* Better Support: While we help everyone as best we can, being a Pro will escalate your issues to the top of our lists.
* Ad-Free Layout: View Zooomr without the advertisements!

Most of the stuff listed here I don’t really mind but, you’re telling me I don’t have to pay for “Unlimited Photo Storage” and “Unlimited Sets/Collections”?
Already, I may switch to Zooomr for my photos.

OH! and Zoomer actually detects my Sony Handycam whereas Flickr only detects my Cybershot.

Sorry Flickr but… Zooomer is my new favorite.



Virus Scanners: Online Or Onsite?

April 30, 2008

So, here’s what is on my mind, the one person who’s “reading” this.
We spend good money on good antivirus programs like McAfee, Nortons, and NOD32. But, we all know one program don’t really cut it. If you didn’t know that, shame on you, meatheat. What I meant by that is that, depending on what program you use, it might not catch most viruses. Usually, and you can do this, you can add the free version of AVG and install it. Think of it as like a backup. AVG will catch some viruses that the paid protection may actually miss.

You may or may not know but, there are free online scanners that you can actually use as well. Quick math: the program you pay for + the free AVG + the online scanners = 3 and over virus scanners. So, just how easy is it? Well, most of them will require you to use Internet Explorer (IE) but, all you have to do is install some ActiveX and that’s it. Best thing is that some will delete your infected files while others will list off what and where infections so you can manually remove them…
or at least try to.

So, I suggest you give what I said a shot.

I hate Elmo. That was a random freebie.
🙂