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Image Inject WordPress Plugin

If you’re interested in adding images to your WordPress posts, you could do worse than the Image Inject plugin.

First, yes a plugin that injects things into your WordPress install does sound a bit scary. But, putting the name aside, what it does is add a search box to your post editor screen. Simply enter your search term, and it will show you results from Flickr and Pixelbaby with a license that allows you to add them to posts. It even includes the photo credit and link, along with the creative common license.

Above, you can see the results of a search for WordPress. I spotted that photo and selected the size I wanted, and the plugin added it to my post. An easy way to add visuals to your blog posts!

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Those Pesky Email Signatures

Spotted a mention over on eDiscovery Daily about an Above the Law article wherein they take a good look at all of the wasted space taken up by the millions of emails by adding a signature file, specifically the “please consider the environment” line.

In essence, adding that extra text probably uses more energy to store, copy, etc. the larger emails than is probably saved by the number of people who have ever actually stopped to consider the environment before printing an email.

The eDiscovery Daily article goes on to talk about the extra time and cost of dealing with that extra text in the eDiscovery process.

These email signatures and disclaimers also affect eDiscovery costs, both in terms of extra data to process and also host.  They can also lead to false hits when searching text and affect conceptual clustering or predictive coding of documents (which are based on text content of the documents) unless steps are taken to remove those from indices and ignore the text when performing those processes.  All of which can lead to extra work and extra cost.

This I have seen first hand. Once upon a time, I received the agreed upon keyword list for a case involving an environmental permit. Applying the keyword “environment” to the email collected resulted in EVERY SINGLE EMAIL being a hit, because they all ended with “please consider the environment before printing this email”. Cue the extra time and cost.

 

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Found the Limitations of Tumblr

In my never ending quest to explore, experiment and gain experience with getting my content in front of users on their favorite social media platforms, you may recall that I created a Tumblr blog. The initial account, and the main blog, started out as a blog about sports, which quickly got moved over to what is now my WordPress Sports blog.

The rationale behind going to my own blog was the desire to do more than I could with just Tumblr, especially since Tumblr does not really appear to be a platform that many people not using Tumblr ever, ever look at. I created a sub blog for photography at the time, that also became my photo blog, for the same reason.

I did, however, decide to leave those blogs intact, and push out the WordPress posts to them, based on my comments at the beginning of this post. If you’re a Tumblr user, I want you to be able to see and interact with me on your chosen social network.

Unfortunately, one of the limitations of Tumblr is how it works with sub-blogs, or secondary blogs. My main account was the sports blog, but the photo blog was my sub, or secondary blog, for that account. That works out well enough when you are publishing, but it can be very limiting from an interactions stand point. The problem is that when you “follow” or like anything from other Tumblrs, only your main blog profile shows up. That made it really difficult to interact with the photographer community over there, and Tumblr does not support switching your secondary blog into a main blog, or handing it over to another user as anything but their secondary blog. This didn’t really work as I had hoped.

So, after some research, I created a whole new profile, with a new photo blog on Tumblr. Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald on Why Privacy Matters

I love his response to anyone who suggests that we don’t need privacy if we aren’t doing anything wrong. OK, go ahead and email me the passwords to ALL of your email accounts so I can troll through, read what I want, publish what I find interesting, etc.

Also note the way people like Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerburg, while claiming that privacy doesn’t matter for you, go to great lengths to protect theirs.

Privacy matters. We have the right to be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures for a reason. The government should have to provide a reason to invade your privacy, you should not have to provide a reason why they should not. This is why the government’s argument against encryption is so important, and backwards.

h/t to Lifehacker for the video.

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FBI Director James Comey Gets Phone Encryption Completely Wrong

Watching 60 Minutes tonight, and in an interview with FBI Director James Comey, he compared Apple and Google’s plans to encrypt phones by default to having car trunks that can never be opened or houses that can never be entered, even with a court order.

Except his comparisons are completely and utterly incorrect. Law enforcement, even with a court order, still requires me to open the trunk, or open the door to my house for them to conduct their search. What they want with mobile devices is the equivalent of having a key to every single house in the country and freedom to enter them without your knowledge. No, I’m sorry, you don’t get to have that.

If law enforcement has a court order to search a seized phone, then it can be presented to the owner and they can be required to enter their passcode. Why is that so hard? Why does the government need access to decrypt personal data on mobile devices without the involvement of the owners of that data?

No. No. No!

 

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