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  •  jotter... a tip (none)
    you've probably heard about this, but I'll say it for the passers-by.

    as your posts gain higher impact you'll outgrow free image hosting (ie. imageshack.us) and after the alloted bandwidth is used up nobody else will be able to see the image.

    this is where mirroring or caching will come in handy.

    i prefer to use the coral cache (the have a firefox extension!) but there are others.

    so basically the idea is to first post up to imageshack (or whoever you use) and then go to the coral cache of it www.imageshack.us.nyud.net:8090/blah and that will make the coral cache go grab it and you can use the coral cache link so as to have effectively unlimited bandwidth.

    DISCLAIMER: i have not personally tried using a coral cache of a free image host but it works with other sites that they've indexed.  

    "Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion." - David Icke
    Heathbar's Crunch

    by Dr Seuss on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:08:38 PM PST

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    •  interesting (none)
      I didn't know about that.  There seems to be some controversy about it.  I'll keep it in mind.  Thanks.
      •  coral cache (none)
        and other mirroring systems are more concerned with content that might go down because of a lot of traffic to a small server... which is what happens to images posted to free image hosting services... eventually the picture will go down, so why even post the direct link to imageshack.us .. just post the link to the cache... they can handle the load...

        now that i think about it... post two links if you post links (one labeld 'mirror' or something) or if you put the image right into it with the 'img src' i would suggest you use the cached url address.

        if you've got any questions about this (i'm not sure if i've been completely clear about this) just shoot me an email

        "Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion." - David Icke
        Heathbar's Crunch

        by Dr Seuss on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 05:58:51 PM PST

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