I should have known better…

… than to believe that what was once free would stay free, without a contract signed in blood.

I’ve been away a while now, and what do I find when I drop by? Most of the imagery on my blog has succumbed to rot. So I’m now faced with a conundrum: do I go back and load all those images into WordPress, and rework the pages to link to the local images? (Hell, no: that would take aeons.) Or do I pay photobucket whateveritis they’re currently asking to make those images magically reappear? (Hell, no: once you start paying Danegeld, you never get rid of the Dane, so I’m told. No offense meant, if you’re Danish!)

I guess my meandering has given me the answer: suck it up. After all, it’s not as though this is a work of art, something worth preserving. These are just my wibblings, after all.

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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9 Responses to I should have known better…

  1. Argh the photobucket struck you too my friend.. I did nothing but delete my account with Photobucket and I still have to go back through years of posts that I used images out of my account on.. But just left it.. for the last month as it is..
    Its not important.. Let it go my friend.. I did.. And I had some wonderful images with my poems too.. xxx Take care and good to see a post .. just as I am off for a while..
    Sue

  2. Hariod Brawn says:

    Hello there Pendantry. What’s it all about then, this Photobucket business?

    • pendantry says:

      Photobucket is an image hosting service. I’ve used it for years to store images, and never thought twice (dumb, dumb, dumb!) about the possibility that they might one day, as they have done, started to charge to allow linking to content stored on their systems. I can only blame myself and my lack of foresight.

      From here on in, I’ll be storing any images I use on my blog on WordPress itself. Fortunately, it’s still possible to do that for free — but no doubt that too may change at some point in the future.

      • Hariod Brawn says:

        Aha, I see. Ain’t it always the way, eh? How to get through what remains of life without being ‘monetized’ by some corporation’s marketing bods?

        • pendantry says:

          The dream — as I see it — is to figure out how to do the monetization oneself, so as to avoid the grind of the nine to five and enjoy what does remain of life. My efforts in this regard remain sadly fruitless 🙂

  3. Nice to see you still kicking and bitching. I don’t often get angry with people but regularly spew 4-letter expletives at my computer. The most oxymoronic phrase in the English language is “upgrade”. Never turns out better for me. I don’t use photo bucket for my images but still have problems with both images and videos mysteriously going away on my past posts. I just chalk it up as the price of posting my crap.

    • pendantry says:

      I’m just waiting for YouTube to pull the same stunt that Photobucket pulled. At a stroke, 90% of the points I’m trying to make would be erased…

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