As a linux user, I've long been frustrated with the tools available for uploading pix or vids to Flickr. I thought I'd give using Wine a shot with the Windows uploadr today. No luck. It gives an error "No XPCOM".
I was stumped and frustrated at this point. Sadly, if I had really been paying attention at UDS-O in Budapest, I would have immediately tried the winetricks hacks. (Winetricks were shown as a way to get performance measures during Wednesday's plenary session.) But no, I wasn't that swift.
Fortunately, someone else was... even swifter: Thank you Sandip Bhattacharya. Your blog post Using the official Flickr uploadr on Ubuntu made my day. Kudos Sandip!