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How To Download Pictures From Flickr

May 9, 2011

I have had a number of people tell me that they can’t download my pictures off Flickr, because they are “protected”.  You can download the pictures, but I have had so many people confused about this I figured I would explain it in detail.  Flickr automatically sets all photos to copyright all rights reserved, I make a habit of leaving all pictures with people in them on that setting, so pictures of my friends and family can not be used by other websites.  I also make a habit of changing most other pictures to creative commons, so those pictures can be used by other websites.  This is how I have gotten my pictures on sites like and  Either way, all rights reserved or creative commons you can download pictures and here is how.



2010 Subaru Outback: Cargo Carrier & Hitch

August 31, 2010
I decided we needed a cargo carrier for the Outback, not that the Outback doesn’t have enough space, it has plenty, I just wanted one.  My thought was it would make it easier to haul “baby stuff”  for weekend trips, along with luggage, Gordie, and of course Elena…well, Gordie and Elena would go in the Outback, not the cargo carrier, but you know what I mean.  I also had a trailer hitch installed, now we can haul the whole family and a place to stay…we have become “Those People”.

2010 Subaru Outback: First Oil Change

May 24, 2010
The odometer on the Outback turned over to 4400 miles, so I decided it was time for its first oil change.  The following post is how to change to oil in a 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i…or at least how I did it.