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May 29 2013

Legacy posts

It’s been nearly a year since PBRTV was converted to this new blog format from the old blog format which was, well, OLD. But we were able to convert the posts from the old blog to the new blog. It wasn’t too tedious, but it wasn’t easy either. Since June 12, 2012, you’ve been able to see these stories just the same, but if the story was accompanied by a picture, you just saw a little “broken link” icon in its place. Likewise, if you left a comment about a story back then, those comments did not convert and are therefore lost in the ether. (If you really want to find them again, try your luck with the Wayback Machine from Archive.org (http://archive.org/web/web.php). And good luck because it may or may not be there! Oh and if you want to go back to 1998, remember we were a part of DCRTV and then in late 1999 we became pbrtv.tripod.com!!)

Anyhow, after converting to this blog format, it took me some time before I realized that all of the pictures from those old stories had been downloaded to my computer desktop into a folder of their own. Nobody told me, and I just happened to find it one day. I was thrilled and knew that in time I could begin the task of rejoining those photos with their stories. (Incidentally, most of those stories and photos were supplied by Jason Togyer who did a lot of writing — and many other things — for PBRTV back in dem dere days.)

Well, some months ago, after discovering the photos were there, I decided that I needed to back up some files on the computer and began doing so. Good thing I did because the first part of April, that computer hard drive hit the big fan and hasn’t booted since. I did lose some things, but couldn’t remember if I had gotten around to saving that folder of photos. Crushed at first, I simply moved on and thought, “well, that’s one less thing I have to worry about!” Until yesterday.

I discovered that I, in fact, had saved that folder to a flash drive and I have begun the process of restoring those pictures with their rightful stories. This will be a tedious task because while most of the pictures have some sort of indication as to when they were published, not everyone of them does. So through a process of elimination (and perhaps use of the Wayback Machine) I should be able to get the majority of photos restored. Don’t expect it to be a fast process though. I have no intention of making it a priority.

Now I’m sure you’re asking two very important questions:

1. What is a “legacy post” on PBRTV? A legacy post is just about every post after a while. Some of the stories we’ve covered or posted since the 2007 conversion to the blog format can no longer be considered accurate information.

2. Why do I care? Unbeknownst to you, dear reader, I can see what you’re looking at on my site! I can even see what search phrases have been used to bring you here. (In fact, I have seen many people inquire of Google and other such sites if a certain local news anchor is pregnant. And when they click enter they are taken to a story from a few years back when she gave birth to twins.) So I know that those stories, despite being past their due date, are still being read. (Disclaimer: No, we cannot see each individual reader’s searches… just what is “trending”. Your privacy has not been nor will be revealed.)

New Logo

Anyone interested in designing a new logo for PBRTV? You won’t receive any compensation, which probably means you won’t read any further. But if you are interested, drop me a line – info (at) pbrtv (dot) com for more details!

And speaking of typing e-mail addresses that way, if you’re e-mailing (AKA SPAMMING) me with messages about being from an SEO company or whatever the heck it is, please give up! I’m not going to buy into that crap!