Monday, August 18, 2008

I FOUND IT!!!!!

Okay, remember this post from last week?

I was devastated that I lost that list of books and was willing to just get the names of the books back even if I couldn't get the whole page back.....I had given up...no one seemed to even have a copy of it (not like tons of people read my book blog anyhow).

Tonight, while fooling around on the computer, I came across one more caching site called Wayback. I thought I would give it a whirl and amazingly, this place had TWO cached copies of that page. Now understand...that page (because of my issues with Amazon) had not even been on the web for the last year, but somehow this site had a cached page of it from October and from May of 2006 when it was still up.

At first the page did not come up fully but the book list was there so I was thrilled.....then I decided to view the source and all my comments, the stars and all the other stuff about each book is in the source...so I just have a lot of cutting and pasting to do but at least I don't have to do it from scratch.

You have no idea how happy I am that this list was found....for a perfectionist like me, not having one year in the middle of all the other years was just terrible....not knowing the names of the books I had read was equally as terrible...whooohoooo....this just made my day!!!!!

So now, the lesson from this is not to just let Wayback retrieve your stuff for you....the lesson is that backing up important blog posts and anything else you want to keep on your computer is essential (and that sometimes if you don't, you will get a second chance like I did).

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Two Years Ago on In My Words...Myst, Riven and the Like

6 comments:

Chicken said...

Yay!

Haha said...

That is so awesome honey!

Mishka said...

You have no idea...now I just need to do some serious blog backing up....

Chicken said...

I just read the link to Myst, Riven and the Like. Have you ever got back to playing? Bill and I started the last one. We were bummed that they didn't release it on PS2. We liked to play in front of the TV because it was more comfortable. It is still fun though. We stopped about 6 months ago and I think I'm going to start again.

Joanne said...

Yay! Have you ever thought about a third party for your books like Shelfari? (I like that site.)

I reread your post about myst too. Hee. I just bought myst for my nintendo ds but I am having a terrible time with the touch screen and the stylus. I think it is not great.

Mishka said...

I just got Myst for my DS too and I am not sure I like either...the picture quality is not that great and that is part of the great thing about the series. I have not finished any of the 3 games completely (on my computer) but I want to...I mostly finished Myst but still had quite a lot to go on Riven and have not even started the recent one Chicken sent me.

As always, it is on the list of things to do...haha.