May 24, 2020

How to: Add comments to Google Photos

Google photos is one of the best organizing, sharing and collaborating apps for your photo library.

Seeing old photographs can trigger recall of lost memories, details around the events captured in he photograph. Best thing to do is to note these associated memories down immediately before they get lost again in the hurried mindscape of everyday living. The easy method of doing this noted below:

While on computer

1. Go to the particular photo on the Google Photos site. You'll probably already be looking at it.
2. Move the mouse down to the 'comments' icon as show in above pictures, and click on it
3. Write your comment down in the text box and click the send or Arrow button.

On a Mobile or Tablet

1. Go to the particular photo on the Google Photos App.
2. You'll probably already be looking at it
3. Find the 'comment' icon, and click on it (see pictures above)

4. Write your comment and click 'Send' button, same as you would for a 'text' or 'SMS' message

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Apr 3, 2020

Kipling for the times

In these times of existential crisis, and change in behaviour, there is a lot of stress floating around. I found a poem by the great Rudyard Kipling speaking to the times. Following are relevant extracts

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs …
Stay calm
Stay centered
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating
Patience during lockdown
Avoid and don't spread opinions; follow science, follow facts
Remain compassionate
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
Life is full of ups and downs, don't fret
Facts get twisted, untwist them
Things that get broken, we'll fix and rebuild them

For the full poem by Rudyard Kipling read here.