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Farewell, farewell flickr, farewell Konfabulator; Shove it Yahoo.

I will not become a further addition to Yahoo’s massive consumer data set.

I love and run used to run Konfabulator on both my work and home machines. Flickr is cool; but I’ve never really made it part of my daily online experience.

So Konfabulator’s out the window — I guess I’ll switch to a Mac if I want those sort of toys again. I’ve mirrored my account locally and will probably use something like Freetag to build my own version. Dreamhost’s one press installs of Gallery means the flickr thing isn’t an issue; that was setup in 5 minutes. Obviously the Gallery interface is a long way from that of flickr — I figure now that so many hardline ‘socialist’ geeks will be evacuating these hosted services like a plague infested Titanic there should be plenty of people with common requests and suitable skills joining the communities of projects such as Gallery.

At least then something good will come of this for users at large.


Best blog on… Maybe

I design and develop web applications for a living.
Sad, I know (don’t worry, I’m on step 3 of 12 already!).

Anyhoo, as a part of that I take it upon myself to stay abreast of every flavour-of-the-month technology that wafts through the hollowed halls of teh interw3b.

During such nautical adventures, my ship ran aground on the shores of Go Flock Yourself; unquestionably my favourite of the plethora of AJAX-pimping blogs that have popped up of late.

May all their XMLHttpRequests return 200ok; and may all their subsequent modal dialogs fade smoothly.