I blew it all up.
This picture of me is literally the moment I realized what I had done. I had the wherewithal to capture the Dave Cam image at the time to within a few seconds.
I was casting a new iteration of Battle Blog for another project when I forgot to cite a different database name other than the one that I was casting anew from -- this one to be precise.
So, when I pressed the button to do it, it reconstituted away three years of posts -- about 120 of them I estimate -- while building out the new instance. Not to mention all the subscribed users and comments. Sparse both I assure, but each very, very valued nonetheless.
Though not recent enough, I did have a back up from just before Christmas which you can see that I managed to restore with. But, for my posts since about then, I had to refer to my RSS service for their text and rebuild that content manually.
All in all a good save though you'll find the latest posts are a little out of order as a result. And any comments on my most recent posts? Like I say, toast. :(
Now, there's going to be some confusion here because last night I issued out some proactive user accounts. These users got usernames for the site, a pre-fab password, and a big ol' welcome message. Now, if those same people, which thankfully only amount to a few intimates who probably won't even try taking advantage of the wonderful invite in any event, were to actually do so, they won't find that those accounts work. For you folks, it was a painful stretch in the first place to create them, so, if you wind up here, please just make your own accounts at this point. ;)
By Dave for Personal Blog.