theparkerfamily

The quick brown fox jumped over the good, but lazy Parker family.

it’s been a good run…

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

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so, it’s been a bit since this site was last updated. the daily updates stopped in early 2016, about 6 months after my father passed away.

but that’s (mostly) a coincidence. life got busy. i started taking fewer pictures. adobe lightroom, a subscription now instead of a one-time purchase, started seeming really expensive for someone who was taking fewer pictures. it got harder to sort. it got harder to post. trump got elected — i can blame him for everything, right?!? — so posting effectively stopped.

late in the pandemic, maybe 6 months ago, i resolved to get myself caught back up. i did — yay! — at least in the picture processing department. i swapped over to Apple Photos, which made everything easier. i actually went out and got a negative/slide scanner, and i’ve started running through a bunch of pre-2004 photos too.

truth be told, Apple Photos made everything easier EXCEPT getting the pictures onto this website. in the last many months, i sorted 8,145 pictures (since 2016) into 447 albums, but there is no easy way to put them into wordpress posts and get them shared out to the public.

so they’re locked up in my Apple ecosystem and shared only with the people i have email addresses for.

but i guess that’s okay. the main enjoyment i got out of the blog — remembering wonderful things that my notoriously weak memory can’t keep track of — i now get out of my TV. i figured out how to get these favorites you see on flickr hooked up to our Apple TV as the screensaver, and the whole family will legit sit on the couch for a quarter of an hour or more watching the pictures scroll past.

it’s lovely.

i’ll keep up a flickr account, certainly — pulling together my favorite hundred or two photos a year — and I’ll get those photos posted out in the ether. and maybe, someday, Apple will change their sharing function to make easier to share an album towards a blog or a website.

but until then, we’ll pause at exactly 3,200 posts over the last 17 years and 10 months. hopefully there will be more, but if not … it’s been a good run.

2021

Friday, 31 December 2021

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
2021: The Year in Review

sparklet:

12y 2m 20d

the mighty quinn:

9y 9m 2d

2019/20

Thursday, 31 December 2020

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
2019/20: The Year(s) in Review

sparklet:

11y 2m 20d

the mighty quinn:

8y 9m 2d

2018

Monday, 31 December 2018

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
2018: The Year in Review

sparklet:

9y 2m 20d

the mighty quinn:

6y 9m 2d

2017

Sunday, 31 December 2017

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
2017: The Year in Review

sparklet:

8y 2m 20d

the mighty quinn:

5y 9m 2d

2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
2016: The Year in Review

sparklet:

7y 2m 20d

the mighty quinn:

4y 9m 2d

Camera Dump: “Kitchen Dance” edition

Thursday, 31 March 2016

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sparklet:

6y 5m 19d

the mighty quinn:

4y 0m 1d

Out: Austin Nature and Science Center

Thursday, 31 March 2016

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sparklet:

6y 5m 19d

the mighty quinn:

4y 0m 1d

Out: The Thinkery

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

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See All Photos in Album:
Out: The Thinkery

sparklet:

6y 5m 18d

the mighty quinn:

4y 0m 0d

Travel: Austin, Texas

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

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See All Photos in Album:
Travel: Austin, Texas

sparklet:

6y 5m 18d

the mighty quinn:

4y 0m 0d