It never occurred to me that people would be blaming @oauth_2 for the Facebook mess. Friendly reminder that OAuth is what lets you control *which* parts of your Facebook data apps get access to, and what lets you revoke that access, which you can do here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications
This seems like a good time to re-read @hertling's book Kill Process, in which the protagonist, a database programmer at the world's largest social network, decides to destroy the company by decentralizing social networking #indiewebhttp://amzn.to/2FWgmUc
Just made Aperture download a cached copy of avatars and other media it finds in posts! Now the images will always be available over https, and images from old posts won't disappear!
If you're running your own copy of Aperture, it'll take an extra step of setting up a subdomain to serve the images from the storage folder. They're not served from the main domain for security reasons.