While the loss of a year and a half of data is staggering, I am nevertheless working on Version 13’s designs for my domain, joined fanlistings, network, and network update blog (this thingamabob right here). Let’s just say that the new designs are…markedly different from version 12, but I believe it’s different in a good way.
Also, since I lost all of the data regarding Lux Perpetua (my Dove II fansite), I’m going to have to rebuild it from scratch. ;_; That is not cool, dude. At least I hadn’t scanned in but 5 issues… *sigh* But all my essays are gone, too–I’ll have to rewrite them all, and pray I remember all the content. Double ;_; .
And lastly, on a more positive note, I looking at possibly re-uploading some of my old-as-dirt anime and gaming shrines, in a kind of archival mode. (Since the last time I dealt with any of that stuff was back in 2008, the files from my June 2010 hard drive should still include those old site files.) I’ll probably edit the content down some so my rabid fangirlism isn’t as evident, but it would be nice to at least acknowledge my roots in webdesign. Who knows, I might even give each of the sites a fresh new design along the way. (Or I might just be lazy and upload them as-is. LOL)
They did their best, but it was not to be. At least a year and a half of poetry, personal fiction, intensive databases hundreds of entries long, photos, and web design work gone. I am physically feeling ill over this–have had a headache and nausea ever since I got the news this morning.
I do have an older hard drive from June 2010 to hopefully pull data off of, so maybe I can rebuild using that. But I did a lot of work in the latter half of 2010 and through 2011. I don’t know if I’ll even remember how to create some of it again. I need a brick wall to bash my head against repeatedly–this is just another thing on top of all the other crap that has happened. Medical bills, plumbing repairs, more medical bills, other computer repair bills, and now this.
And I’m likely going to have to get another computer–mainly because we don’t need to throw any more money down the drain on a computer that might not last much longer anyway. Again, need brick wall.
I haz a giant sad, only mitigated by the fact that my novel is safe. Feels like suspiciously small comfort in the midst of all this.
WOOT WOOT WOOT I NOT HAZ A LAZY ANYMORE~~~!
In other words, go check out the college knowledge section for epic wins. <3 Took me long enough! I reformatted, rewrote, and otherwise toiled over this section so that it would look better and be easier to read through. Now you can navigate through the section without ever having to return to the College Knowledge page first.
...Did I ever tell you how much I <3 PHP include files? ^o^
First, a great big welcome to OhMyDarling.org, our newest link exchange here at WMW.org. Go visit Sarah’s lovely domain (the Elliot Stabler fansite is my personal recommendation, but she has plenty more to see)!
Also, as you may have noticed from visiting the main page and from the sidebar to your right, I have discovered the magic of Twitter widgets. Thus, I’ve placed widgets on Crooked Glasses, WithinMyWorld.org, this little news page, and even Skies Over Atlas (the long-forgotten Twitter account I started with, lol).
Woot for actually getting stuff done around here! (Now I just need to prod myself to finish that one last article that needs spiffying in the College Knowledge section… -_- writer’s block FAIL.) 😛
After months of shuffling my feet and going back and forth about it, WMW.org is finally on Twitter, as–you guessed it–@wmworg . 😀
Also, this post is a way of testing whether WP and the WordSocial plugin play nicely together. This way, I can post to this little blog and Twitter will automatically update…I hope. *crosses fingers* Well, we shall see!
Updated the front page of my site with a conspicuous link to my joined FLs and my sitemap, so it’s easier to browse around. 🙂
Not many more updates to speak of today, because I’ve had some life-splitting headaches the past two days and am scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow afternoon. I hope this one will finally help us figure out what’s wrong with my head. (Well, besides the obvious :P)
Oh, and WMW.org has a new link-exchange: rigelatin.net! Wave hi 🙂 I am glad, since my .net section was looking rather bereft (one of my oldest .net link exchanges closed a few weeks back). Go and enjoy the awesome artwork Rosangela does on her sites!
So, the pre-payment for the data recovery job is in place. Now, the real waiting begins, to see whether the poor damaged hard drive can give up its secrets before it truly becomes scrap metal and plastic.
Also, I’ll be making a few edits to the site here and there today and tomorrow as I can. I received a complaint from a visitor that they couldn’t find my fanlisting link or my network link, so I need to make those more visible, I guess. And I still need to edit the College Knowledge content. LOL, been saying that for a month or more, but sickness and RL stuff always manages to stick its butt into my business.
I’m referring to my webdesigning bug in the title of this post. I’m wondering if my design bug comes with a higher gear, because it’s currently sitting in PARK. What is wrong with me? LOL!
Just can’t seem to be bothered enough to edit some of the pages I know need editing. Maybe it’s the dialup speed; maybe it’s because I still don’t know anything about my poor hard drive. Maybe it’s because I hate trying to edit web pages on a computer that’s not mine. :/ Grr. I want to work, but something is stopping me.
Bleh. My webdesigning transmission better not be on the fritz–Lord knows how expensive that would be to fix. LOL
But I promise, as soon as anything gets fixed around this ole place, this journal will proclaim it to the farthest reaches of the Internet…’cause I’ll be very pressed to prove that I’m not good-for-nuthin’ after all. 😛
Got some kinda-good-kinda-bad news about my hard drive today. Good news: they have not exhausted all options for recovering the data. Bad news: the options left are tres expensive. :/
It’s going to be about 740 bucks, all told, to even try to get back any of my data. BUT, if this works, I may get EVERYTHING back, or at least most of it…or part of it.
That’s the risky part. We don’t know how much can be saved, whether the disk will be further damaged by the retrieval attempts, or anything.
But if we don’t try, we definitely won’t get ANYTHING back, and I’ll have to start possibly from an old hard drive (from June 2010). And if that old hard drive doesn’t work anymore, I might have to start ALL over, losing 8 years of creative work. :O Yikes.
For me, there is no real choice here–we have to at least try, and I’m willing to pay the money (even though it hurts my poor poor pocketbook) to get back all that priceless work. So I’m going to let the data recovery company do all they can do, and pray for a good outcome. They know what they’re doing–I have to trust that God is guiding their hands. After all, this whole situation is in His hands anyway. 🙂
Wishing all my visitors a safe and happy new year–have fun but don’t get too wild, lol. 🙂
Also, check out the new blog posts at Crooked Glasses–I just completed my Christmas Glassics week, recapping all the posts I’ve made since July 2011. Great way to ring in 2012! ^_^