I'm not surprised at all by this, they had had issues with funding for a long time now. I started using postimage.org as soon as I saw the admin's note about how no one seems willing to pay for ad-free image hosting.
I found a script that can upload image to postimage.org using curl. It was posted not long ago, on 2013-09-06, at http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=28867. The simplified script looks like this: