Photics.com is about to enter its 20th year of existence. That’s a fairly significant milestone. After publishing A Book About Hype, hitting #1 on the iTunes Book Store, there was an unanswered question about the future of this website – what’s next?! After two years of serious consideration, Photics is getting back into app development. Starting today, a 10 Year Mission officially begins. The idea is to create 10 apps a year for the next 10 years.
You’re not seeing double. This is another DuckDuckGo article. In the previous post, it was announced that the “!pho” bang was available. While “pho” is short for “Photics”, it’s also a vietnamese noodle soup. That might get confusing. Fortunately, this site now has more than one DuckDuckGo bang. Now you can use “!photics” or “!pho” to quickly search Photics.com from the DuckDuckGo website or from a DuckDuckGo powered search bar.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that emphasizes privacy. The site explains itself as, “The search engine that doesn’t track you.” That’s an important feature with today’s increasingly invasive technology — but that’s not the main reason why I like DuckDuckGo. I like healthy competition. I’ve had lots of bad experiences with Google, so it’s nice to see a strong alternative. I’ve switched my default search engine to DuckDuckGo and it’s been pretty good. I especially like the “Bang” feature. It’s a quick way to search a specific website, like this one! Continue reading “New DuckDuckGo Bang – !pho”
“A Book About Hype” launched yesterday. While that is an exciting occasion, the moment of truth happens on the following day. When I woke up this morning, all blurry eyed, I reached over to my nightstand and grabbed my iPad. After months of hard work, I was curious to see the sales. On iTunes, a strong launch is critical. Otherwise, thousands of other content creators will crush the project. I was delighted to see that the new book wasn’t crushed. Instead, it was off to a good start.
Photics.com is approaching its 17th anniversary. This website has been around for a long time. Throughout the years, thousands of people have created accounts for the various services available. Unfortunately, not all of those accounts were legitimate. Because this site is popular, spammers are going to spam. As the attacks have grown, registration has become more complex. If it seems more difficult than usual to register for this website, I’m not trying to be a jerk. I’m trying to protect the site.