Zooomr is a neat experiment, and I wish Kristopher and Thomas the best of luck, but after over two or so weeks of downtime and buggyness, I’ve decided that it just isn’t for me. I understand the urge to belong to the cutting edge of things, but I’d rather know that people will actually see my photos.
I’ve been using a Gallery installation to host some photos locally, but there are just too many bots out there that don’t follow the robots.txt standard, and I don’t have the time or energy to figure out a technical way of stopping them.
So, I broke down and bought a Flickr Pro account. I’ll be uploading everything there very soon. I don’t love the idea of giving Yahoo money, but it works and seems to be the best game in town.