As is the usual at this time of year, my time for blogging shrinks to virtually zero. I only get home for two days of the week, and most of my time is spent getting ready to go back out to the field. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been following the political news – and yes, I have some firm opinions on them, even unprintable ones. So, what’s this post about?
If you look back in the archives, you’ll note that I’ve done a lot of picture posts, using memes to make a point. What you’ll also notice is that the pictures don’t appear anymore. Photobucket, which has been the photo service I use, has decided to turn off outside linking unless you have a professional account. Not just any professional account, but the high-end one. No, I didn’t get any warning on that. As a result, those pictures will not show up here, although they still exist.
Even if I had the financial wherewithal to cough up $500 a year for that account level, I wouldn’t do so. To say I’m pissed off about it is an understatement. So if you were looking at the various posts here and on my other blog and you see that notification, you’ll know why.
What am I going to do about it? I have a couple of other accounts with other photo services, and when I get time later this year I’ll be moving my stuff off of Photobucket and if things slow down enough, updating the links in those posts to put the correct photographs back in place.