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Embed a Slideshow from Picasa Web / Google Plus

One of the great features of Picasa Web was that you could embed a Flash slideshow of your albums. Google would even give you the code to do it.  There was a button that said Embed and it would give you the code. Just cut and paste and you were done. With the migration to Google Plus Photos, this disappeared. Here's a work around. Use the following link to get back to the original PicasaWeb site. https://picasaweb.google.com/ lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 Hopefully the embed button makes a re-appearance, or Google leaves the old page up forever. *******UPDATE******* One of the commenters below posted this website. http://www.slidemypics.com/ It seems to work pretty good!

Bailey!

So I switched blog engines, and I never bothered transferring a bunch of posts that were outdated, or were just links to my Picasa photo site.  Which is just Google Plus now. I always show people my dog (A beautiful Newfoundland named Bailey) so I figured I would experiment with the new blog.

Revisiting Multi User Picasa on a single computer

Awhile ago, I wrote an article about having multiple users on a single computer using Picasa. I wrote it in 2008, after I had setup a new computer at my house. In all it worked fairly well, we never had any issues with it. It's been 5 years, and we've bought a new computer again.  I figured, it's been five years, Picasa MUST have some native functionality for this now? Nope. Nada. Zilch. I could do the same symlink thing, but while searching Google's forums for Picasa trying to see if they've added native support, I found a guy that had wrote a nice utility that does the symlinks. First, a little background on why I would want to do this. My wife and I both have our own accounts on the computer.  We like it because we can personalize the computer however we want, and not bother the other. Except this sucks when you have iTunes and Picasa, and you want to share them.  For iTunes , if you want to automatically have songs the other users downloads added to

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In August 1999, I bought my own domain name, mpking.com .  This domain name. Over the years I've used a variety of blogging software. Initially I did all the website design myself, hand crafting the HTML myself. I even had one of those *Designed by Notepad* buttons. I still have one of the custom drop cap letters I made. Yea, it's really hard to see, because it's White text.  My first website, like most all bad websites of the early 2000, was black theme.  I ran the website off my computer in my room. I quickly tired of this, and moved onto a Blog software platform.  You used an actual program program, (I don't remember it's name) and you would type up your entry, then upload it to the website.  That tired quickly, as the software was at home, and most entries, then as now, revolved around work. Then I discovered FreeGuppy .  It was online CMS platform, and it was nearly perfect, for almost five years.I even developed some plugin's for the product. A