This should be finally complete. There shouldn’t be any broken image links on the site any more. If you see any, please let me know. Thanks.
Longer version. During HO’s first few years, images have been stored in a combination of forum server and Amazon AWS. Its somewhat unwieldy to have files in different servers even though there is no impact to the end user. That plus cost concerns is what prompted all the files to be migrated to one server.
Now that its done, its actually much easier to administer the file server given its centralized, and its much easier to do regular backups, and allow the site to have a much simpler CDN setup (content delivery network). (IT folks rejoice…)
There is a final, minor step of rebuilding the smaller preview images of older posts. That’s not time sensitive though, so it will just be done over the weekend. The server will have to go down twice in the evening Pacific Time for 20 minutes over the weekend. The timing will be announced.