Sunday, January 20, 2013

My photo site

On January 6, I mentioned:

Weird thing! That album on Fotki says there are 13 pictures but only 3 are showing!

So I contacted Fotki and got the following explanation:

As you all know, at the end of October Hurricane Sandy struck heart of New York City. Estimated losses, due to damage and business interruption, are estimated at $66 billion, which would make it the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane, behind only Hurricane Katrina. Many data centers in New York were flooded, and they still are not operational. Our data center was hit but only partially.  It worked on generators for a while, but it was on. All your photos and videos are safe. Because of economic reasons we were forced to partially move our servers out.  We are moving them to a new data center.  We took down most of old servers, where mostly older photos and videos were stored.
Please don't panic! We are trying to bring the offline servers back online in a month or so.  We will keep you updated as we are work on finding a new home for them. You, your family and friends are still able to enjoy your recently uploaded photos and videos and most of the old ones.  We know you miss your older photos but they will return! 

It just never occurred to me that Hurricane Sandy would have impacted on my own safe (thousands of miles away) life like this. 

You never know....

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