Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Yesterday evening I had some exciting fun good news, and some blog error related bad news. I'll start with the good news. My friends at Tokyo Telephone tweeted me and let know that my street snap shots had gone up on www.fashionsnap.com. I had been photographed in the street in Tokyo when going to Wut Berlin before meeting a friend. It was really fun! You can check out the rest of the photos here at this direct link
Many of you may already be aware of "the bad news" if you follow my twitter or read my facebook status updates. (Sorry about that). I was a bit shocked when I realized that Google+ stores every photo from blogger onto the Google+ account. I noticed that suddenly there were old photo albums in my Google+ account, as I don't check it very often. I found a folder with too many images, so I deleted it. I did not make the connection that if I deleted this album that was on google plus, that it would do what it did. It deleted every single photo that I have ever uploaded on this blog.
It was like a nightmare. I searched all over online, and the best thing I could find was some guy working for google that basically said "if you deleted it, its too late."
Really? I wasn't even using Google+ much. No recycle bin button? No trash folder? No undo? I will say, I believe there was some slight "click ok to permanently delete" button, but again, I just wasn't thinking about it taking away every photo I had uploaded onto this blog separately through various hard drives and locations.
With that said, I apologize for anyone that has been reading my blog recently with a lot of dead images. I stayed up all night trying to upload old images for at least the first page of the blog, as I have some features from other sites going on now and that are in the works that will bring traffic to my site. I will be slowly putting the pictures back up, but don't worry. In the meantime, you can always see my art at the Lactose Intoler-Art facebook page. Or check out my tumblr HERE
I would like to say to anyone out there using new social networking sites, etc that are in BETA. Even if they are from a company like google, be very careful. Everything that I have been working on with Lactose Intoler-Art for the past few years is linked directly back to this blog, and has been. I am truly disappointed in Google+ and will no longer be using it as soon as I know that if I deactivate my account, it won't delete everything I just spent hours uploading again. Sorry for such a lengthy and wordy post, please bare with me as I fix the problem.
On a more positive note, expect more exciting things to come! As I mentioned before, new features, and also new product designs, and as always illustrations as well. For those that have been keeping up, you know I am wanting to feature events, shops, designers, and artists as well. Thank you all who have followed so long, and also those new to following, I really appreciate you!