This is too long for a comment and I wanted to clear my point. First, because I was the one who introduced the short URL's and second, because I think had good reasons.
When you try to copy and paste Verbeia's original URL into a browser, I see on Mac and Linux this
Here, due to the long and cryptic URL it's impossible to see the positions of the newlines which are displayed as
/. Only if you compare this to the URL posted in the code-block made it possible to obtain the correct source of the image.
Verbeia argumented that users who want to try other programs might want to know the source of the image, but this is absolutely no problem. The moment you use the short URL in a browser or even with
wget, the link is expanded into the original long URL. I see this in another light: Users (like me) who wanted to try different programs are forced to fiddle around with the long URL and not with the shortened.
I didn't use some no-name URL shortener. I used the one connected with my google-account where I can set-up the short URL to stay forever and furthermore, I always have a list of all my shortened URLs from the past. That of course doesn't help anyone else, but at least I'm very confident, that the short URL will not vanish in the near future.
The last point is, I personally think it's more beautiful if a one line Mathematica code is not expanded into 3 lines of cryptic URL.