ARRGH! I'm so frustrated with digital content and rights that have nothing to do with the user. You can read more about the Twitter/Instagram Feud here from CNN. Also, since Blogger is a Google product, and Instagram is a child of Facebook now, Blogger and Instagram don't play nice together. And then you have the fact that my phone is a Droid and my computer is a Mac, and my reader is a Kindle, but I love my iPod, and I'm in a very dysfunctional relationship with social media and technology. Why can't everyone just play nice?
And why can't I save and use the photos that I took how I see fit?
Maybe I should have paid more attention during all of those DRM lectures in grad school. Maybe I wouldn't be in this mess if I actually did my term paper instead of just BS-ing exactly what I knew the professors wanted to hear. Digital Rights Media is topic that librarians must be educated on, but as a children's librarian, I never thought it would come back to bit me so hard.
ARRGH! So, tonight, I will go home, take new pictures with my icky Samsung camera, and tell my hubby again how I need to get a new camera, since Instagram is being mean. If Instagram were a kid on the bus, my mom would be talking to his mom-that's how mean he is.
Moving on to a better topic-my newest batch of reviews came in! Just as I expected, I have been demoted to the world of series non-fiction. I understand, I'll do the time. I received four books from the same series of craft books for tween girls. Fantastic! I get to read about bedazzling for hours!
But, I also received a Book/CD kit that was pure gold. Let's just say this book wishes a pleasant evening to implements used to build roads and such. I immediately read it to Doug, despite his eye-rolling, and he liked it. And Lucy was mellowed by it too, so I'd say it's a great book.
Hopefully, I will have two reviews done by the end of the weekend. Then it's just slow and steady until the rest are finished. Actually more steady than slow. I have that slow part down to a science! And maybe tomorrow I'll sneak in a quick review of The True Confessions of Charlottle Doyle. I've been checking out some backlist stuff lately, just to mix it up.
I hope that your day is blissfully free of technological annoyances, and if not, then have a cookie!