Monday, December 10, 2012

And then the photos disappeared.

If anyone is still out there you may have noticed that this blog has been pretty stagnant for quite some time. I've been busy, although I have the best of intentions. A reader pointed out recently that the photos on this blog had disappeared. All I can say, is that they are gone forever. The lack of photos on old posts is most likely my own fault. I am technologically stunted - I have a hard time with gadgets. Upon deciding to move up from an old clamshell Nokia to mid-range Samsung smart phone, While in the process of trying to remove the thousands of photos that Picasa web albums had loaded into my phone, I inadvertently managed to delete all the photos from the web albums also. Apparently, I am not the only one who has had a problem with operations such as this. Inconvenient, to say the least.

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  1. that sucks! It happened to me in the early days, when I used to upload my scans to epson. Then one day they pulled the site, along with all of my great old photo scans. of course, I don't have the originals anymore either. In this digital era, we really possess nothing.

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    1. Hence people telling you to always back up.

      A rule of thumb in terms of internet services is: If you a) pay and b) pay specifically for the host space and not for some service, THEN you can expect them to make regular backups. Even then it's good to check and switch to a better provider if they don't. Otherwise, it's your job.

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  2. Still out here, and very sorry that they're gone. Lovely while they lasted, though; all things must pass.

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