On image hosting, and, more particularly, bulk LJ-editing.
So, my image host of choice since 2004 have been getting worse and worse, and more annoying, and removing features, and making their web page suck more and more. Still, I've been putting up with it, until the most recent change: They're hijacking clicks and redirecting image views, coming on the URLs of paying customers, to annoying pages with ads on them.
And it's just plain annoying. What I want is someone who will host pictures for me, then serve those pictures. That's all. I'm willing to pay for it, and I *have* been paying for it. And they insist on fucking it up.
So I'm thinking of changing providers. Downloading every picture from a decade's worth of albums is actually not all that hard, and neither is uploading them somewhere else, but when I stop dealing with this company this will break *every link*, and I've been diligent about rehosting content for, again, most of 10 years. And I'm sure as hell not editing the URLs in 17,000 posts by hand.
So rather than have 80% of my journal history go blank, I want a way to:
1) Download my whole journal, like with lj-archive
2) search for img src tags with certain patterns
3) replace those tags with a new one. For example, taking http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/theweaselking/main8/90QIUQt_zps3e99d082.jpg~original
and turning it into http://lordofweasels.net/pictures/main8/90QIUQt_zps3e99d082.jpg~original
4) editing those journal entries and posting them back up to LJ.
(Now, their INCREDIBLY annoying habit of adding "~original" to the end of the file names might have to be edited, but that's only a couple of months old *and* if I can turn it into the first, I can take out the ~original and regex-rename the files themselves.)
Is there a tool for bulk journal entry editing of this sort?