After years of allowing direct linking to images on its servers for free account users, Photobucket abruptly changed its terms of service last week to disallow direct linking to images for all account levels except its most expensive paid account level, which (currently) costs $40 a month. They also replaced all images with an image of a message to upgrade to their premium service. So all of the images on my blog will be broken until I move them somewhere else and then update all of the links in all of the posts on my blog, which is going to be a pain. But not so much of a pain that I'm going to pay Photobucket $500 a year. I tried using Google Drive to fix my most recent post, which seems to work, but it's way too cumbersome to do for all of them. Plus behind the scenes it gives ugly, meaningless URLs. The first step to fixing the pictures is going to be downloading the dozens of albums I have on Photobucket, which fortunately they allow people to do (for now). Then I have to find someplace to put them, then fix all the blog posts. You, the reader, will know this is all done when all of the pictures are back.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
OK. The blog is hopelessly out of date at this point. So maybe someday in the future I will start posting again from where I left off. In the meantime, here's a picture and a video of the oldies music I went to see in Baltimore last night. I was too late to get to see Prong, unfortunately. I think I would rather have seen them than Sepultura, but Septultura put on a good show. Testament also put on a good show. Very thrashy!
Now on A History of Seth--video! For anybody who wondered what the pit looked like at the show. This was just as the song was getting started. Continuing to try to take video of this once it got going wouldn't work out so well. You kind of need to be ready for people to crash into you. Can't remember ever having this problem at a Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert.