Sunday 22th of September the disk in my server failed, and years and years of unique data dissapared with it. Projects, websites, bits and bytes. All gone. The only piece I did have backup of was the databases from MySQL, and those were 6 weeks old at the time.
Thanks to my (irregular) backup of the SQL databases, this blog is now back online. I have re-uploaded some of the blog images from other sources, and over time I hope to reconstruct (most) of the rest.
Conclusion: Shit happens. Be prepared.
Update: Found backup of the home directories and web directory from june 2010. Only 3 years of files missing. Oh, and the subversion repository.
Update 2: All visible images on this blog have been replaced. Yay!
Reading “The C Programming Language (2nd Edition)” by by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie. Probably the best book I’ve read about programming so far. Straight to the point. And this from a book that was last revised in 1988.
So I decided to give my 5D a proper sensor cleaning before my vacation. I have done this myself before, but since I had run out of sensor swabs, and I wanted it to be a proper cleaning, I gave the job to an authorized Canon dealership. Turns out that was a big mistake.
Now the sensor have more dust on it then it ever had before.
This image is from the second time I picked it up at the dealer. The first job they did wasn’t any good, so I complained and they took another look. I guess I’ll have to ask for a full refund and some sensor swabs so I can take care of this myself now.
I most certainly won’t trust them with my camera again.
Update: They didn’t give me a refund, but they offered to try to clean the sensor again. I declined. Mostly because I need the camera on monday. I did, however, get a few sensor swabs with me. I used two swabs when I got home, and now the camera is ready for action.
Update: The pixelpost site got lost in a disk crash.
I’ve installed Pixelpost as a way to improve my photography. Although it won’t affect my photography directly, it will at least force me to look at my own images on a regular basis. The plan is to publish a new photo every day.