Friday, July 7, 2017

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Yeah... I have a mess of broken images; basically anything that wasn't hosted here or Flickr. I'm in the (long, long) process of fixing it, though.

7/7/17, 6:19 PM EST - Got all my images off the Image Hosting Service That Shall Not Be Named (except in the comments below, whoopsie-daisy). Tomorrow I'll do the part where I read my entire Blog in chronological order and fix the broken image links. (Cries quietly.)

7/8/17, 10:00 AM - Yup. Going to go through and fix all those broken image links and basically get rid of this ugly sucker that is freaking everywhere:

5:30 PM - My God, I'm not even done with 2009 yet...😰
Though I did skip around a little and fix nearly everything in the Chronological Disney Canon and the Dougal Dixon book posts.

7/9/17, 4:00 PM-ish - Ugh, this is (if you will forgive my language) such a sh*tshow.  I'm about as far as the basement cleanout of 2010.  Why'd I have to be so good about posting something at least twice a week back then?

8:00 PM - Worked backwards to switch things up a bit and now I'm somewhere in the middle of August 2015.  Gettin' there.

7/10/17, Noon-ish -  Archiving my Twitter so it'll be a little easier to convert The Princess Project and other Tweetmentaries to Storifys.  Go enjoy the "Frozen" Tweetmentary!

7/12/17, 3:00 PM - I realize I'm in the home stretch of converting the Princess Project Tweetmentaries...
Then I think of all the Vintage Paleoarts and trip reports... 

6:00 PM -But the Princess Project is all Storified and looks, if I may say, better than ever.  Go and enjoy!

7/13/17, 7:30 PM - I think, I THINK I have all the Animation marathons done.  Tomorrow, I tackle the vintage paleoart books.

7/14/17, 9:00 PM - And I think I'm done?  I think I'm done.  I get to reward myself with dinner now.


7/18/17 - So now that the dust has settled and the blood has dried and the vomit has congealed,  and most importantly I have had a chance to rest, what is there left to say about this? 

I am, first of all an most of all, unspeakably angry that all of this happened and I can't believe it went down the specific way it did.  It also made me think of how God-damned ephemeral everything we ever do ultimately is, and I, like most human beings, hate that.  Thank you, a-holes behind the Image Hosting Service That Shall Not Be Named (except in the comments below, whoopsie-daisy), for making me think about this.  I do not like you and I hope you lose loads of users because of this.

I'm sad to say that a lot of quirkiness has had to go.  I'm using the default Blogger smilies instead of the ones that I've been collecting since - jeez, back in the Yesterdayland days.  I lost a lot of gardening photos but I'm not sure who ever came here for gardening advice anyway.  Thankfully, I think only two entire posts (both local comic convention trip reports) were lost altogether.  I was able to save all the really popular posts and for that I'm extremely grateful.

But boy, would I have liked to have not had to do any of this at all.


Albertonykus said...

Aaand it's struck my older posts as well. Curse you, Photobucket!

Trish said...

What an incredibly awful thing to do after providing image hosting for free for over a decade. And it isn't that they want us to pay for it; if it were like ten bucks a year that'd be fine. It's that the price for the one payment plan that allows third-party hosting is ridiculous. I take it you missed out on their passive-aggressive email?

Albertonykus said...

Just found it. Turns out it got sent to my spam folder, ha! Agreed of course on how insidious this is.

Tamara Henson said...

I feel your pain. I am having to move hundreds of images to Imjur and then collect all the links so that I can re-post dozens of Zoo Tycoon mods I have made over the years. I stuck by Photobucket's lousy service for years (and they were once a good site)but this is the last straw. I don't need to pay $400 for something that's free elsewhere.