Getting your Instagram photos back into your Twitter timeline

Do you remember how great it used to look when you could post your Instagram photos into your Twitter timeline? Then, Twitter went and changed the process, leaving followers to see only an Instagram link, perhaps because Instagram was acquired by rival Facebook. Well, I recently started using “If this, then that” at ifttt.com, a…

Internet countdown #FAIL

I had the chance to watch the world’s largest rocket take off Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying the top secret NROL-65 payload into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office. When I went to see a Space Shuttle launch in the 1990′s, I had to carry a one of my police scanning…

Pocket photojournalism

I am preparing a workshop on video storytelling for some of my students — and that brought me to revisit this video I made for a conference I could not attend last year. It’s getting old in the sense that more alternatives are now available but still a pretty good wrap: [quicktime]http://jimmacmillan.com/wp-content/macmillan-nsc11.m4v[/quicktime] I produced this…

Zoomin’ it

I got my new Zoomit SD card reader for the iPhone in the mail yesterday, and opening the package opened a world of possibilities, making it possible to move full-resolution photos online without a laptop, Wifi, or anything else. It calls for a little set-up: It needed a charge first, from an included USB charger,…