I guess this is what you get when you live on the other side of the planet from the web service you're maniacally addicted to: they take their site down for maintenance during their night time, which for us here in Asia Pacific is the early afternoon!

Oh no: Twitter outage!

I can remember back a few years ago when I wanted everything hosted on my own website with my own software so I would only be dependent on the web host I was on at the time, and that's it. Now I have Twitter (and Jaiku feeding off that), Flickr, del.icio.us… not to mention my Google calendars, documents and search history. It's actually mildly scary when I think about it; I don't care about the privacy concerns (yet), I'm more worried about my important data being spread all over the place on so many different services, any of which could disappear at any time.

Or maybe I'm just having the inevitable Twitter withdrawal jitters. It's very hard to tell at this stage. I think I need a very stiff, black cup of coffee!

Twitter being upgraded

SIDENOTE I had no idea how useful Flickr is for screenshots as well as photos. Previously I would have to take the screenshot, convert it to PNG and a scaled down JPG, upload both to my server and link them up. With Flickr I just have to upload the master and it does all the heavy lifting, very nice.