Donny's Ramblings


A Fun Thing To Do With an iPhone

A little over a week ago I wrote about buying an iPhone. I haven’t regretted it. This phone is great!

Oftentimes when I’m out walking I’ll think of something I want to write about, but by the time I’m back home I’ve forgotten what it was. Yesterday I started using the Notes feature on my iPhone to write down the ideas that came to me. No big deal, but handy.

That’s definitely not what I want to tell you about. This is:

I started yet another blog! Yeah, I know, I know – I already have two blogs I write for, so why another? Because I’m not gonna do all that much “writing” to it! I’m just gonna play a bit and have fun with it.

I’m calling it Donny’s iPhone Photo Blog (go ahead, click that link – you know you wanna).

So how does it work?

I’m glad you asked ’cause I’m dyin’ to tell ya! I’m sure you’ve heard of Flickr, right? I’ve been using Flickr for the photos I post here for quite awhile now. I recently opened another account specifically for my iPhone. See, Flickr has this really cool feature where they give you an email address you can use to send your photos to them directly from your cell phone or the email client on your computer. But they take it a step further: they’ve made it so that a person can snap a photo on their cell phone, email it to Flickr, and have Flickr automatically post it to a blog. So that’s what I have set up.

I attended two different church services this morning. Both churches have high speed internet access available in the sanctuary. Why? I don’t know. But I love it. In the first service I couldn’t resist: I picked up my phone and took a photo of Kris Vallotton on stage. Then I emailed the photo to my Flickr account and it showed up on the page I just linked you to. The “subject” line of the email became the title of the blog entry. The text I wrote in the “body” of my email became the body of the blog entry. Fun!

A few days ago I was showing the iPhone to my friend Teresa. I pointed the camera toward her and she made some silly faces. After showing her the images that resulted we had the following conversation about one of them:

“Don’t show anyone that photo, Donny!”

“I won’t. I promise!”

So, everyone, do not click on this link. Or this one either. (hee hee) This one, however, is okay to click.

(Teresa, I told them NOT to click. You’re okay with that, right? 😉 )

This new iPhone-to-blog thing is just gonna be WAY TOO MUCH FUN. Check it out.