Monday, October 19, 2009
Well I guess it was bound to happen, but I've somehow exceeded my bandwidth on Photobucket. I'm not the most computer savvy, but apparently deleting bunches of files from my account have nothing to do with the number of times they're being viewed. According to my stats, blog pic files have been viewed a whopping 717,548 times.
It will reset, I dunno, at the beginning of the month or so. It resets at the beginning of whatever day I signed up on, but it's been so long I don't know when that was. Of course this means that the majority of my posts have had their pics temporarily disabled, which seeing how my blog is mostly visual, this is a heavy blow indeed.
I received a ransom note via email today though, if I pay up $25 bucks and "go pro" everything will go back to normal. That's kind of crap, and I certainly don't have the cash to pay a pic-posting site right now. So, does anyone have any suggestions out there? Flikr only gives you 200 (free) images, and their interface is wonky, I guess I could try them though. Photobucket was the simplest and easiest to use however, plus I've invested all my time, pics (and apparently bandwidth) with them up to this point.
EDIT: Three years later I look back at this and am shocked at my resistance to pay for a service that I have no problems using in the first place. I'm having hundreds and hundreds of my pics hosted off site, securely and without hangups to the blog. Yeah, paying for stuff sucks sometimes, but you get what you pay for and in this case, the blog's getting consistent image hosting. Anti-rant off.