Phanfare to Smugmug and…. Back Again?

Last year, after a couple of years using Phanfare to host my family photos, I closed my account and moved it all to Smugmug. I actually opened two accounts at Smugmug, one for my family media and one for this, my personal hobby site.

From the beginning, Phanfare was a great photo hosting site. Although there were some limitations, they absolutely nailed family photo hosting. Gorgeous web galleries, uncluttered by corporate branding. Comprehensive slideshow features. Clean, implicit timeline-based organization. And a cross-platform desktop client, making managing the site painless and streamlined. This is an all-important feature, because if it’s not easy, I simply don’t have time to do it.

So why the switch?

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Just for now, just because

This isn’t new, but I find I return to watch it often enough that I ought to share it with those who maybe haven’t seen it at all.

In this video, Imogen Heap, an artist of sorta electronic pop music, performs one of her songs totally live and a cappella, laying down tracks and basically singing a really cool round with herself. Check it out.

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