This little guy and his momma showed up today during one of the heavier rain showers.
They wandered around, ate some of Pammy’s berries and stripped some branches off the trees. The young one then took exception to our pulsing sprinkler.
I don’t know why. The sprinkler was not running but something about that yellow and black hardware in the middle of the lawn really pissed it off.
It sniffed and pawed and finally stomped the sprinkler. It would walk away with a bit of a strut in its step as if to say, “Well, I certainly showed you.”
Then Pammy turned the water on. That really upset both the moose and it’s momma. Note the hackle standing up on the back of the neck. If you ever see a moose with its hair up like that, just walk away. Now ! It would charge the sprinkler until it was hit with the stream then it would back off. It did this over and over.
Finally, they moved off into the woods. Pammy gave it about five minutes then moved to turn off the hose.
Momma came charging out of the woods snorting and grunting. Pammy was in no danger as she was behind the fence. The moose made several threatening moves toward the now running sprinkler but didn’t like to get sprayed in the snoot or the boot.
At one time I had this nifty little WordPress plugin “Add Link to FaceBook” that worked like a champ.
If I made a new post on this blog, the plug-in would automagically interface with FaceBook and share a link on my business page. “http://www.facebook.com/fortymilephoto”
Then FaceBook decided that was a bad thing to have. They first made changes to the API so you had to stay on your toes keeping up to date.
Then it just quit working, the plug-in developers decided it was way too much work for their free efforts.
So it died.
Seems Facebook wants you to compose your offsite content to their “standards” before you publish a link. It would be nice if Facebook would vet the links to be sure there are no nasties associated with the link. People will click on anything.
Well, I struggled with the inherent limitation of Gallery 3 with respect to shopping carts and user security long enough. Despite my efforts and patience there does not yet seem to be any method using the existing module “basket” that would offer a customer a safe secure transaction. There was no way to encrypt the data as well as no way to require a user to register prior to purchase.
I have gone on to Zenfolio. Their business plan offered pretty much everything I require for beginning ecommerce. I have chosen to use only the products offered by MPIX. I did some test prints via the MPIX site and was impressed with the speed and color accuracy of the final products.
Now this is not to say that the Zenfolio site offerings are perfect. The information they provide on how to set up a subdomain pointing to your Zenfolio images is incomplete as it does not inform you of the full URL needed to link to your images. And only one price list can be applied to a product or group of products at a time.
The first issue took me a bit of time to realize that something was missing. Every time I attempted to go to the subdomain i was rerouted back to my main website. What was missing was the directory f428776771 at the end of the URL.
The second issue is a limitation on Zenfolio’s part. To deal with it, one must set up a separate gallery or group of images that you want to use the second price list.
So I have been busy customizing my little Zenfolio world. I will be offering select images for purchase as prints and cards. I hope to defray some of the costs of my addictive Nikon photo habit.
I highly recommend prints of the Aurora Borealis on the Kodak Metallic Paper offered by MPIX. The colors are simply amazing. Unfortunately it is not available on the extremely large print size.