The Great Flickr F*ck-up of 2011

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Have you ever felt like you had a lot of loose ends? I’m not just talking about yarn… like loose ends in your life? Old bank accounts with $2.45 cents in them, piles of filing dating back two years, divorce papers to sign, student loans to pay?

I felt this in 2011 when Justin and I separated and decided to divorce; I just wanted everything to be squared away for my new life. What I discovered was not only a bunch of physical loose ends, but that the internet provides an endless supply of even more – old email accounts, random emails from old newsletter subscriptions and software from ancient website builds, multiple amazon accounts, and in my case a bunch of things in my married name. Once I started shutting down accounts and deleting my name off of newsletter subscriptions, I just couldn’t stop!

Which lead to the great Flickr F*ck up of 2011. I don’t remember what happened very clearly… but I decided that since I didn’t want to pay for a flickr account, and flickr wasn’t letting me see all of my photos, I would just close my account. This was secretly disastrous, because many of the photos on my blog were linked to from flickr, but since I wasn’t really posting that often, I completely forgot.

Then, Justin wanted a copy of the photos I had on my computer (since I was mostly the picture taker), so I went through and copied photos, taking the time to purge extraneous photos of everything else, including random (but pertinent for a blog post) knitting photos, thinking that they were on the blog. Well. Wasn’t I surprised when I started tidying up the blog only to find a bunch of posts… like nearly all of them… with broken flickr links for photos.

Oops… didn’t think that out very well! So, I have been making my way through posts, replacing the photos I do have (either with those I did keep, or new ones I took) and unfortunately replacing the irreplaceable with this…

flickr-fck-up

It’s kind of sad… but makes for an interesting story! Please feel free to comment if you find another post with broken image links.

 

 

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