PhotoBucket is Back

Pictures: Hot linking/images hosting from Photobucket, It is back! Although it is no longer free it is at a very reasonable price, $19.99 per year to start and maybe $25.00 the next year. That is a fair price, so I did sign up. I use Flickr now for all my new photos but I have a lot of photos still in Photobucket, and according to Photobucket support all my link should work now. I ask a few question before signing up, see a copy of the email below.
This was a special often and ends today, but maybe it will come around again if there are others out there that would like to restore their links. Hopefully the ridiculous price of $400.00 a year is gone forever!

Other Photo storage news …. Flickr will be in the hands of Smugmug come the 25th of May, I think this is a good thing! I got Emails from them both yesterday and today with today’s Email pointing to SmugMugโ€™s Terms of Service for Flickr and Privacy Policy for Flickr. I’m not one that can understand all that lawyer chitter-chatter but just scanning in it a bit I think it is far better than what Verizon/Oath wanted us to agree to.

Some of my first uploads to PhotoBucket many moons ago.
Goose Donestic photo EverydayGoose023_zpsfef18e0a-1.jpg

Goose Canada photo CanadaGoose_5562_zpsd3938d91.jpg

Exercise: I walked 2 mile this morning, even though I did not feel like doing so.


Copy of Email from PhotoBucket with My question in Bold

Drew (Photobucket Support)

May 22, 4:49 PM MDT
Hello John,

Thanks for reaching out.

Please see below for answers to your questions:

1. If I get this plan will my hotlinking(your words) be restored on my blog?

Yes, the Ad Free with Hosting plan that we are offering will include 10 GB of storage and 3rd Party Hosting (hotlinking). Your images will be restored, so you do not need to re-link your images to your blog. All you need to do is clear your browser’s cache and cookies after upgrading.

2. Am I right in thinking that “Hotlinking” and “3rd party image hosting” is the same thing?

Yes, you are correct.

3. The offer of $19.99 is that just for first year and if so, what will the next years cost?

Yes, it is for the first year and it’s only for a limited time. The regular price of the subscription is $2.49/month or $24.99/year.

To purchase this limited time offer, please click below and select a payment option that works for you.


Just a heads up since this response is a bit late (our apologies), this special offer is only good until tomorrow, May 23rd.

4. Do you still have the same CEO that jack the price up to $400.00 a year?

Not anymore. Photobucket has a new management team that is working diligently to make changes and do right by our customers.

If you have any other questions regarding this, please let us know.

Thank you,

Drew@Photobucket Support
Have a question about something else? Our help site is packed with articles to get the help you need quickly. Click this link to access our help site –
I just love it when Corporate America has to come to their senses!

I am posting a bit early today in case anyone out there would like to sign up for the PhotoBucket deal.

Good Day my Friends

Back to easy Stuff

Yes back to the easy stuff, post a couple of pictures and a couple of lines of text and done, LOL. All the tech explaining is hard on old brain cells like mine! ๐Ÿ˜ต

Pictures: A squirrel and a Deer.

While in the Datil Camp Ground this Squirrel and I would often have long stare downs. I had my bird feeder hanging up above the picnic table and when this guy came he would run up the pole and turn over my feeder dumping all my seed or if that didn’t happen he would eat all the seed in one setting. So if I seen him headed up the pole I would clap my hands and scare him down. So this got to be the game he would come and set (or even lay down and get all stretched out) on the picnic table and then the test would begin … he was watching me to see if I would look away and I was watching him and waiting for him to make his move … We spent hours playing this game LOL. Sometimes he would win ๐Ÿค”


This Deer came by the other day and give me the look that said “You are not support to be there! “.

Exercise: I walked two miles this morning.

Photobucket: Hey are these folks having a change of heart????

Got this in an Email today.

Link to offer. I will maybe do this if I think I can trust them again, just to get all my broken image links on my blog back to working. I’ll not be adding any new Photos to their site.

Night Folks

So many broke links

Pictures: Yesterday while looking back in my blog at post from last year I seen some with broken links due to Photobucket’s changes and greed. They put this big ugly sticker where you images use to be so I thought that I would re-post my images and make theirs look a little better.
Here is a link to that post from last year.

They take your image out and put this in.

Here is my version of their image ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think? I think this image fits their image much better ๐Ÿ™‚ $400.00 a year to hotlink *%#*&#%^ !!!!!!

Here are the images I replaced.

Orange Sulphur.

Ranting : Okay I feel better now ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Weather: In comparison of most of the winter here, today is kind of cool, windy and dusty. A good day to stay in and chill …. and maybe do a little ranting!

Night Folks

Injured Crow

Pictures: This crow came around a good bit at my last camp site and always looked at me from it’s right eye, when I looked at the photos later I could see that it had been injured on the left side of it’s head at some point and maybe the eye too.



Injured Crow.

Exercise: My friend Barry and I walked for 3.6 miles today.

Photobucket: If I didn’t say so in my post about Photobucket, I have been using Flickr for the last 4 years but I have 6 years of post before that with lots of link using Photobucket. Anyways, all my latest post should be fine.
Oh, just for the fun of it put “Photobucket Sucks” in a google search and see that many agree with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Night Folks


Bird: I will bore you with yet another Cardinal and this one is another female.
Cardinal photo CarFVA.jpg

Here is a Butterfly on a flower that I like. Both these shots took a long time ago
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Friends: A couple of my friends showed yesterday evening and it is so good to have old friends around ๐Ÿ™‚ My friends, Mickey and Sandra, link to Mickey blog on the right side of my blog.

Diet/Weight: I am in the process of changing my diet up a littleย  and hoping to keep my weight the same (or lower ๐Ÿ˜‰ )ย  I have been on the Atkins diet for about two years now but it is time to see if I can get my diet more normal. I am doing this by slowly adding a lot more vegetable and fruits while removing some of the meats.ย  So far I am holding my weight down and not adding anything  photo crossfingers.gif !

I am still fighting my soda pop habit (maybe tomorrow will be the first day back off the soda). I am drinking water like a mad man, about 2 gallons a day.

Night Folks


Kicking up the pace

Weather: Almost every morning is pants and sweater weather here, and that is what I expected. Today is windy too, making it feel even cooler. Hey, it really is not all that bad but I do like the T-shirt and shorts weather, because I’m a bit spoiled. ๐Ÿ˜›

Walk: The wind is cutting today so it made me kick up my pace a little ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I’m holding to short walk still, the knees ask it of me! I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.36mi, time: 43:39, pace: 18:31min/mi, speed: 3.24mi/h.
Little faster this morning

Blogging with Android: Blogging with the nexus 7 to be more precise, has gotten to be fun and ease. About the only thing I don’t do with the Nexus is post my pictures. Neither of my mobile browsers(Firefox or Dolphin) interact well with the photo sites(Flickr or Photobucket). I’m going to play with Chrome a little today to see how that works.

Bird: Well the test of posting with Chrome is not much better than the other two browser, the way I see it. I can do it but it has it’s problems too. The bird is a American Avocet and I took this picture just a day out two ago.
American Avocet2_1037

Night folks

Moving Change

About moving: I had planned to move today but now I think I will not. I will stay here for a few more days.

Weight: I forgot to do that this morning. I near always do the weight thing first thing out of bed, but this morning found me thinking on other things and I forgot the weight. That thinking thing, is just hard on me, LOL!

Walk: Another short walk today. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.29mi, time: 43:36, pace: 19:03min/mi, speed: 3.15mi/h.

Stretching: Last summer I stopped stretching and did not start back until about four months ago. I’m just now getting back most of my flexibility in my hamstrings. I can now reach my toes and a little lower now, and I think that is pretty good for an over 60 something dude that has a good bit of arthritis. The best part is that I think I can still gain a little more flexibility in my hamstrings and I like that ideal. I’ll keep working at it.

Blogging with a Device: For the last three or four days I have not used the computer for any of my blogging. With all the practice I’ve had this winter, I’ve gotten better at using the Nexus 7 for near all my blogging. About the only thing I have trouble doing is linking pictures from Photobucket and Flickr. Those two sites are too messy to deal with, but I’m working on it. It is kind of neat, all the things you can do with mobile devices.

Another couple of thoughts on mobile devices.
1. I think the absolute best app that has came out for mobile devices is the Swype Keyboard (and other keyboards like it, pretty sure the Swype keyboard was first).
2. The divide between computer and mobile devices has really narrowed down in the last couple of years.
3. My biggest fuss with mobile devices is that the apps are so damn nosy.

Night folks


Photobucket, that site keeps making me nuts, they just keep changing things around. It takes me longer when they do that, but I do eventually get it figured out. Of course what all this means is that it is time for a new Bird of the week. This week’s bird is one that I only seen once and that was in Pie town, NM. The bird is a Green-tailed Towhee.

ย  Click for a larger image, I was lucky to see this one, I may not see this bird again.

Exercise for today was a nice long walk at a fair pace and I got my stretching done when I got back too. I find that if I do my stretching right away it is more likely to get done, so I have been trying to do that.

I need to catch up on my emails, I have let them get behind again.

Took a little trip into Deming today and visit with a friend at the Low-Hi ranch and then went by Walmart to pick up a couple of things.

In about a week I will be moving to City of the Rocks State Park, I have never stayed there but I have been to the park. I think I will like it OK, the only bad thing is that it is about 20 miles or so from anywhere, maybe more not sure which city will be closer, Deming or Silver City. On Google maps it looks about the same. I will be boon-docking again too.

The weather today is pretty nice but as always here this time of the year there is lots of wind and the weather man says it will continue for a few days, just power for the course here around Deming. If you don’t mind the wind it is still a very nice day. The wind don’t bother me much, unless it gets so high that it is full of dust, I sure don’t care for the dust.

Have a nice day folks.


I keep messing up the code for Photobucket when doing the HTML code in my blog. Seems like I got to test it every time I post and then I have to rework it. I always get it like I want in the end, but it takes more time than it should. I did not have so much trouble with Photobucket till they updated it. Sometimes improvements are a pain in the back sideย  โ—

I got up early this morning and took my camera down to the Owl’s nest but the chicks where staying warm up under Mon this morning, so still no good shots of the chicks. Maybe I will try again tomorrow. I sure hope to get a few good ones before I leave this year.

My exercise for today was a bike ride of 10 miles and the short walk to the Owl’s nest and back, maybe 1 mile. I will add a little stretching later on today.ย  Update 3pm; I took another small bike ride down to Jack in the Box so I am up to about 15 miles on the bike.

Man it is hot out here today on the desert. Over 90 in the RV and outside ………..
 photo summer-animated-animation-weather-smiley-emoticon-000399-large.gifI have gotten out a little fan that I have and it is blowing away. Helps just a little. We will have about a week of this from what the weather man says.

Lots of internet trouble today. Later.

Enjoying 4G speeds

The 4G speeds on Verizon here in Wellton are doing good now. Verizon has gotten better at turning on the 4G switch. I remember when they first turn 4G on in Las Cruces, and it took them a week or two to work out all the bugs. Here, they just flip the switch and all is well. All the other cell phone companies don’t even seem to be trying to keep up any more.

Exercise; today I rode 15 miles on the bike, a good ride. I will take it easy for the rest of the day, maybe I will stretch a little, maybe not.

Yesterday when I posted the new “bird of the week” picture, I again had trouble with Photobucket giving me the code I wanted. I got to kind of put together something that works the way I want. If you leave the code as clipped out of the Photobucket’s “link maker” it gives you code that opens the picture inside Photobucket when you click the thumbnail and I just want it to open to a blank page. I get it where I want it but it takes me a few more steps. On the other hand Photobucket has never given the code the way I want it and I had to make my own before the changes, so I guess it is the same now. By code, I am only talking about HTML stuff for links. I don’t really know much about all the code stuff but when I want to do something my way, I can usually figure it out, well ….. at least the simple things, like links and clickable thumbnails.