Sunday, February 05, 2012

Dangers of the Digital Age

There was a time when we cared about keeping our Flickr account clean. Pictures that we thought met some level of objective quality went to Flickr, and pictures that were just snapshots but were funny or illustrative or whatnot were hosted at a Flickr knockoff site called Zooomr. Why we ever trusted Zooomr with anything is a mystery, given that the reason we were using them was because they were free, and they were free because they sucked, which is not a very sustainable business model.

So now they've lost all the images anyone uploaded from 2009 and earlier, and have no plans to try to restore them or improve their service in any way. As a result, a bunch of the old posts on this blog have blank spots where there should be pictures that were hosted on Zooomr. We do get occasional people who find this blog by searching for some item that results in google pointing them to an old post, so if that's you, sorry. We barely find time to put up new content here, so I'm not sure when or if we will ever restore some of the older posts. Le sigh.

Anyway, if any reader should happen upon a post with a picture missing, we'd appreciate it if you'd tell us about it in the comments and we'll fix it. Of course, the odds that someone who found a problem would also find this post are pretty slim, but I suppose it can't hurt.

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