It's been a while since I wrote anything here, for you that have dropped in here since my last post, you might have noticed the changes in backgrounds on the blog. That's right I have been trying to redo the blog and try something else. But most of all it was because the old look, or more exactly the source code was becoming so modded that things changed from the original that all the changes started to affect other parts of the blog.
So with a new year I ended up with a fresh template and a few tweaks here and there. Might change things further down the line, but for now I'm pretty happy with the way it looks.
people pay $300 a month to host images on servers along with their webpages, and the more people download the more is the cost. The problem here is google... Everytime people google search an image like "guitar" and my picture turn up in the search, google downloads this full resolution picture at the cost of me.
Google have now become the guy sitting in the cinema with a camcorder streaming the full HD movie to people who google search and totally bypassing copyright law and ripping off hard working artist, photographers and anyone who have a picture on the net.
What more is, now when you ask someone where did you find that picture the reply has been reduced to "it's that picture of an old lady I found on google" when the correct reply should be.. This is Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of a woman The Mona Lisa.
So the bottom line is people can't afford to host images anymore because millions of people google search, and every single Megabyte costs someone money..
I remember back in the day when you would block rightclicks on webpages so people could not save the images on the page.. Well it's all on google now.
On the flipside I might try and only host really low resolution crappy images and wallpapers online, and then try and package full HD wallpapers into zip or rar files for seperate download. That would somewhat get around this problem.
That or start playing the Mona Lisa Blues..