I have a blog again!

I don’t really like the way social media devolves into sharing memes vs sharing things going on in your life, but I did use Google+ as a blog of sorts. When it was shut down all my posts disappeared from the Internet, and I lost my little spot where I could write things even if I didn’t use it very much.

Fortunately, I grabbed a “takeout” of all my G+ info so that I could maybe ressurect it someday and now here I’ve got my very own self-hosted blog where I’ll try bring back some of that content, plus I have a place to write things again!

There’s just one problem… I kinda accidently deleted my only copy of the G+ takeout. I have copies of the posts themselves but lost everything else, including the images I put into the posts. AFAICT I downloaded the takeout in March 2019, and I’ve been working on converting it into this for awhile, and at some point I either accidently or on-purpose deleted it w/o noticing/caring until yesterday. Whoops!

It’s not all that bad though. I’m pretty sure I still have most/all of the images that were posted in my albums; they’re simply disassociated with the posts in the meantime. I know how many were supposed to be there, and my conversion script added a little blurb to affected posts saying as much. As I’m going through on a post-by-post basis I might eventually figure out which images were originally included and swap them in?

And to clarify what I’m saying above, ya I’m totally going to “backfill” most of my original G+ posts! I reserve the right to make a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part I figure if old-me was cool w/ writing stuff that I posted onto the Internet, then present-me shouldn’t object too much   :P

OK that’s all for now! I have a few ideas for things I’d like to write about going forward, and I’ve got this backfill I need to work on. I don’t really expect anyone to know/care about this but my hope is that I write some mildly interesting technical posts that maybe show up in Google search if/when someone is curious about the topic; that’s pretty much it