5,000 Flickr photos lost to a phishing scam--This fellow lost his Flickr identity to a phishing scam that meant all his photos, comments, and online conversations were deleted. "How does one download all the metadata? Flickr should have an export feature that creates a .flk file on your PC." I don't think it's as clear as that.
CoastalOpt 60mm UV-VIS-IR 1:4 Apo Macro lens--Transmits ultraviolet and near-infrared light with no chromatic aberration. "The 60mm UV-VIS-IR 1:4 Apo Macro lens achieves unprecedented correction...by combining fluorite and quartz with elements made from carefully selected high-transmission glasses."
Thomas Hawk: Copyright Schmopyright--Provocative words from a compulsive (and good, in my opinion) photographer. "Fair use? Who the hell cares. The images need to be captured. And they need to be presented to the world in new and exciting and fun ways."
Ohloh Goes Open Source--An open-source command line tool to identify the language a program is written in and count how many lines it's made of. It's under the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2).
Google talks back in new voice search
Desktop users can have a conversation with Google search (sort of), the Kwikset Kevo locks doors with a finger tap, and Twitter adds a new twist for marketers.