Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Just one more reason to send me over the edge...

About a year ago I decided to buy a new computer. I had tons of pictures on my outdated 10 year old computer that I didn't want to lose and being a cheap ass I didn't want to pay someone extra money to come transfer all my stuff to the new computer.

So, being the bright genius that I always think I am, I discovered that through my Internet service provider, I had FREE capabilities of uploading ALL of my photos to be forever saved on the world wide web. It was pretty cool too since the same Internet service provider was also my cable TV provider and I had a whole channel on my TV dedicated to seeing my pictures! Too cool for school!

Now I am not one to often go back and look at these old photos, but just last night I went searching for that ONE photo that I needed to share with an old friend. Went to my f.l.i.c.k.r. (now more appropriately known as flucker) account only to discover that as of January of this year this is no longer a FREE service and if I ever wanted to see my pictures again, I had to pay a $24.95 ransom for the privilege of looking at them. SON OF A ...

So today, just in case I thought it couldn't get any worse, and needed just one more excuse to drive me over the edge, I get to copy and save, ONE by frickin ONE the 1,268 photos of my family and friends and vacations and holidays and so forth and so on for the past 6 friggin years onto my computer so that I can quite possibly crash the hard drive by overloading it with 1,268 additional pictures.

Since the ransom affords me 1 year of free looking at my pictures, MY PICTURES, or the opportunity to purchase MY PICTURES, I figure if I take my time and download 3.57 pictures per day, I should have all of MY PICTURES back in my possession, where they belong, before having to pay another ransom. SON OF A ...


Frickin sob's - Flick THIS!

9 comments:

Jane! said...

Have you thought about saving them on discs or a USB drive?

I would be pissed, too. But then I would pay the $25 and still not download the dang pictures until 51 weeks from now.

Jenn said...

Wow--flickr sucks!

Tricia said...

I have never heard of that service. What a bunch of shit! That would piss me off for sure. That is just FUBAR. I am glad you are getting your pictures. I hope that you can move them where you want them so they can be safe.

Tracie said...

Eww that sucks!! That might be the shot in the ass I needed to do something with my pics. (Naw)

flooz said...

My computer is constantly making me look and feel like a big dummy. I cleared my cache the other day because everything was running slow. Then tried to sign on to MSN Spaces but couldn't get the user ID name correct. It normally filled automatically, but when I cleared the cache, it cleared that also. So I built a new space--this is now my third space there, just so I can follow two blogger friends left there. I feel your pain having your pics held hostage like that. That's just wrong!

Pat said...

SOB's

Small Town Girl said...

Shouldn't they have sent you something? I mean, jeeze, that's not even nice.

Susan said...

I'm so glad I don't use flickr, I tried it once and uploaded a few pics but I still have them saved on my computer. Hopefully you can get all your pics back.

Lulu said...

Oh no! You got hosed!!!