I've been working on a Flickr backup utility and it's far enough along now for other people to give it a go.
code at https://github.com/reedwade/PicBackFlick
It's written in python, is a command line script, is suitable for running via cron, has a handy locally browsable HTML photo viewer, etc.
It works well and there's more features it needs which I'll be adding over time but if you feel like lending a hand then please do.
I like using tools like gmail and flickr but I don't like the idea of depending on their good nature to keep my stuff safe. Keeping my own copy of the originals and meta info in a place I control is only sensible.
So, this takes care of photos, now I need similar tools for:
- gmail (and contacts and calendars)