Large companies aren’t good homes for beloved services

Large companies aren’t good homes for beloved services by an author (Colin Devroe)

Over the last year I’ve moved my use of platforms, services, or products to things I can control long term or are open source. Examples include my photo management process no longer being reliant on the cloud, my content all being on my own domain, and my site being on my own infrastructure. I still have more work to do but I want to future proof as much of the stuff I care about as I can.

Good for you, Colin. Several years ago, I started the process of disengaging and migrating from a dependence on large online service because I valued my privacy and freedom. Glad to see that some people are finally catching on.

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flickr Pro?

Why we’re changing Flickr free accounts by  Andrew Stadlen Andrew Stadlen (flickr blog.)

Lastly, we looked at our members and found a clear line between Free and Pro accounts: the overwhelming majority of Pros have more than 1,000 photos on Flickr, and more than 97% of Free members have fewer than 1,000. We believe we’ve landed on a fair and generous place to draw the line.

I'm a long time flickr user who has had a pro account off and on over the years. When Yahoo set the upload limit to 1TB I took the bait. Over the last 14 years, I have uploaded over 10,683 photos to flickr. Many of these images are embedded or linked to from my this…

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