In late 2003 or early 2004, somewhere thereabouts, I moved one of my Web sites from one server to another. In the process of doing that, I neglected to move, and therefore lost, a large number of images I had put on the server in order to embed them into my LiveJournal, with the result that many LiveJournal posts I made between 2001 and 2004 that contained images showed broken image placeholders.
Last night, while I was digging through the closet in preparation for packing stuff up, I found a couple of CDs from 2002 and 2004 that contained backups of a lot of my digital photography–including images that I thought I’d lost forever.
So I spent a great deal of time last night going through LJ entries from 2002, 2003, and 2004, identifying entries with broken image links, finding the images on the CDs, and re-uploading them to the server. Almost all of my LJ posts from mid-2003 through the present day have now been fixed and the images are now displaying correctly.
Took until 3 AM, and I’m still not finished with 2001 and 2002.
It was interesting going through the CDs, though. Many of the images which I’d thought were gone forever were from the most turbulent time in my entire life, and it’s been interesting how those images have brought back a lot of very complex memories and emotions. I’m really, really, really glad I found these CDs.