#FridayFlashback is something of an Internet tradition. We’re not very traditional.
#FridayFlashback is nothing new. If you’ve been on social media more than a week you’ve likely come across it somewhere. The idea is that one post an old picture of themselves or their friends doing something years ago. Typically, people drop back four or five years, or whatever they happen to have in their cell phone. It’s cute. It’s fun.
Around here, we don’t really do #FlashbackFriday, because almost every day we’re pulling pictures from the archives. So, in a sense, we’re doing flashbacks every day. Friday’s no different than the rest of the week.
Today, however, I came up short. I started work on an article and realized about three hours into it that the damn thing was larger than I anticipated and was going to take a significant amount of research. There’s no way I could get it done in time to post today. So, we’ve set that article aside until tomorrow or possibly Sunday. The problem now was what else did we have to post? It’s already past 1:00 in the afternoon. Most people are trying to get off work early. If we want anyone to actually see what we’ve posted, we needed something we could get up and online quickly.
Ta-da! #Flashback Friday! We’ve grabbed a set of photos shot between 2004-2006. Part of what makes these pictures special is that they were shot with a five-megapixel camera. Granted, it was one of the best five-megapixel cameras on the market at the time. Yet, compared to modern cameras, it seems rather insignificant. The biggest issue we had to deal with was noise. We carefully put each image through noise reduction software so that it wouldn’t look horrible on your monitor. That’s the only change we’ve made, though. So, enjoy looking back at the old stuff. We’ll have that big article in a day or two.