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Have your friends pay you back directly with PayPal.Me

Do you lend friends money, and they never have cash to pay you back? Well PayPal has cre­ated a tool that will help your friend pay you back through PayPal; it’s called PayPal.Me

Basic­ally you get a cus­tom URL at PayPal (Mine’s if any­one feels like test­ing this) , that any­one with a PayPal account can instantly use to trans­fer money to you. Simple idea, with lots of potential.

Of course, since it’s cus­tom­ized, if you’ve got a brand or pop­u­lar name, you may want to grab yours quickly.


Post it. Text it. Tag it. Share it. Shout it. And let your friends pay you back in a tap or two. Grab your PayPal.Me link today.

Source: PayPal.Me

Card Hunter becomes Loot & Legends and now available for iPad

I’ve been play­ing this cool D&D-like game on the PC for a while now, and am quite happy to see it on the iPad.

Card Hunter Loot & Legends has a very old-school feel to it, includ­ing some ‘unusual’ com­ment­ary from the Dun­geon Master.

It’s a free app, with in-app pur­chases for addi­tional char­ac­ters, etc. Worth the down­load.

Well then. Flickr re-launches Flickr Pro.

Earlier today flickr re-launched flickr Pro — the premium tier online photo archiv­ing and shar­ing ser­vice now owned by Yahoo!

We’re excited to unveil the new Flickr Pro for both exist­ing and new mem­bers of our com­munity, a sub­scrip­tion that offers improved stats, brings back our Pro badge, and more.

Source: Hey there, Flickr Pro, nice to see you again! | Flickr Blog

The ‘more’ includes bet­ter ana­lyt­ics, product (Adobe Cre­at­ive Suite) dis­counts and ship­ping dis­counts. As well as more (or unlim­ited) storage.

Flickr has had a con­fus­ing past with Pro. As this Mash­able art­icle points out back in 2013:

…the new changes might be con­fus­ing. We were annoyed when read­ing the new FAQ on account types. That’s why we dug into the changes, and reached out to Yahoo for cla­ri­fic­a­tion on what the changes really mean for Flickr Pro users.”

And now, with the re-introduction, there’re new classes of users who were pre­vi­ously Flickr Pro mem­bers, who sud­denly weren’t, but now maybe can be again?

I’m going to get me some snacks and settle in and watch this movie unfold :)

And con­tinue to enjoy my Pro account, of course.

Testing a new plugin suite — Shortcake Bakery

Short­cake Bakery uses the Short­cake plu­gin and extends use of Word­Press short­codes. Makes embed­ding con­tent in my blog pretty easy.


The above video link from Face­book via the Short­cake Bakery.

Last week, Daniel Bach­huber and the engin­eer­ing team at Fusion releasedShort­cake Bakery, a plu­gin that extends the Short­cake pro­ject to sup­ply a suite of handy short­codes for pub­lish­ers. The plu­gin cur­rently includes the following:

  • Image Com­par­ison (powered by Jux­ta­poseJS)
  • Face­book embeds
  • iFrames (require whitel­is­ted hostnames)
  • Infogram embeds
  • PDF’s (powered by PDF.js)
  • Play­buzz embeds
  • Rap Genius annotations
  • Scribd embeds
  • Scripts (require whitel­is­ted hostnames)

Plu­gin writeup and detail found here.