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Life Tech

How To: Stop Facebook From Using Your Photos For Advertising

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Here’s something about Facebook I bet you didn’t know.
Apparently all of your uploaded photos are fair game for use by their advertisers, by default. So that image of you where you sorta drank to much at that party last week? Totally fair game to be used for those “Hot Local Singles” or “Clearasil” ads.
Totally awesome, right?
Luckily you can opt out of this “service”, though you’ll have to navigate through a treacherous maze of submenus before you can get a glimpse of the opt out page. Luckily for you I’m here to make your life easier.
Here’s the relevant asshattery quoted from the Facebook page as well as a quick tutorial to opt out of their advertising service.

Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user’s friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends. These respect all privacy rules. You may opt out of appearing in your friends’ Facebook Ads below.

How To Disable Facebook Ads for your images

…and Bobs your uncle.

Via Photo Business News

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Life Spiffy

Happy 12:34:56 7/8/09 Day!

Happy 12:34:56 7/8/09 Day!

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Life Movies Photography

Coal Creek Falls Waterfall Videos

I ended up taking a second hike to Coal Creek Falls a couple weeks ago and recorded some video while I was there.

Enjoy.


Coal Creek Falls from Erik Persson on Vimeo.

Coal Creek Falls Stream from Erik Persson on Vimeo.

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Food Life Writing

Girl Scout Cookies: Oh How The Cookie Crumbles

I like Girl Scout Thin Mints. They taste awesome and you’re helping a Non Profit whose goal is to turn  little girls into trained assassins for hire.

But I found a problem with this years batch of Thin Mints… They tasted a little off and the box became empty much to soon. Then I found a box of last years thin mints hidden away in my cupboard and made a startling discovery… There are less of them…For reference, the bigger box is last years crop. As you can see from the image, last years box garnered you 36 cookies while this years only gives you 28…

But wait theres more! While the serving size of 4 cookies remains the same, the Nutrition factoids have changed… And not for the better… If you look closely you’ll see that Saturated Fat has increased by .5 of a Gram. Additionally Total Carbohydrates have increased by Over 2 Grams!

I leave you with the other side of the box to mull over. As you can see the Girl scouts no longer tout to promote Strong Friendships or Strong Values. Assassins don’t need those, instead they need financial skills such as goal setting, decision-making, customer-service, and money management. Does this mean that the Girl Scouts are ready to move onto stage 2 of their plan?  I can’t talk much longer for I fear they’ve already tracked my location… Already I can hear the whir of a helicopter overhead… Be very afraid America… Be very afraid… The girl scouts are coming for you!

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Life Photography

Coal Creek Falls Hike in the Winter

Over the weekend I hiked up to Coal Creek Falls in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Its a nice little hike with this great looking waterfall & stream in the center of the trail. Look below for some more pictures. I’ll definitely be coming back with the Camera in the coming weeks.

Total distance traveled was about 4 miles. Most of the hike is a super highway but it can get pretty muddy in some areas… Lots of people on the trail.

I originally found out about this trail through the Washington Trails Association, which is a cool website that lists all the great hiking trails throughout Washington state. Here is their article about Coal Creek Falls, and here is an article about other great winter trails that I plan on hiking in the coming weeks.

From Seattle, take I-90 east. At exit 13, go right onto Lakemont Boulevard SE and drive 3 miles. Just before a long bend in the road, go left into the parking area.

All photos taken with the iPhone