This is a joke right?

Flickr has updated the authentication method used for 3rd party applications.

"OK" I thought, "I'll just get Grabbr working correctly."

Then I saw the spec.

It's a joke right? They don't really expect you to do all that do they?

All those bright people at Flickr who made the most fun, usable photo sharing service ever, and this is what they came up with? It's a complete and utter pain in the arse.

Maybe I should go and join the tinfoil hat brigade in Flick Off and blame Yahoo! for the end of civilization as we know it.