I've always thought of Instagram as another photosharing site, but not a place where the users post pictures of cats and their credit cards. Given that I'm not a fan of posting every photo I might have taken to the 'net at large, I hadn't signed up for an account there.
I've been slowly moving all of my registered domains away from domainsatcost.ca over the past year. Why? There are several reasons:
- Irony poisoning: $13.45 is not 'at cost' by any means. 10dollar.ca is cheaper, less annoying, and has a better interface
- Big Irritations: you can't register a domain name for more than a year at a time. Whenever you perform any transaction, you get a 50 cent fee added to the total for the 'privilege' of using your credit card. Um, why?
After over a month of working on it in the little time I could spare, I've finally readied the new Shadowlife.
I thought about it for months, and I kept coming to the same conclusion: Wordpress was too limiting, and it was too difficult to add the features that I wanted to add. Now I have the opportunity.
So what's new? Let's see...
- A better image gallery
- Real 'pages' with better information
- A new theme (though, I really did like the old one)
- Reorganized Taxonomy and image categories
- Better tagging
I know it's not reasonable to require 'Five 9's' of uptime, but whenever anything happens with a host, it always seems to be at the worst possible time. Cosmic Karma, maybe?
Owen Winkler writes about AOL's new 2 GB email accounts. These were first deployed back when I worked for them for a term, and Owen's post reminded me of a question I'd asked back then: Does it matter?. To me, not really. I don't keep my email on the web anyway. If I did, it might be a bit heavy on the storage side, but there's no way that my email dating back to 1998 would take up 2 and a half gigs.