So update on how stupid I am. Mike, aka Manc, aka Mr. Noxel
, aka Mancubus.net
, otherwise known as the guy who hosts this blog found an old backup dating back to September 2006. So a bunch of updates were restored. I have still lost roughly a year of my life, but I guess keeping some stuff is better than nothing (I am off to scour Google and other various places to see if I can salvage any recent updates and enter them manually, oh joy!). Anyway, let this be a lesson to you. When you are writing some new blog software, make sure you get the table prefix correct instead of using your existing ones for the new test database. Ugh.