I did it! I partially restored the dead disk, and I did the necessary doctoring on the old WordPress database dump. Sadly, my OffTopic blog wasn’t in the backup tarball, so that’s gone forever. It only had a handful of posts anyway, so no big loss.
Anyway, brbcoffee.com/archive/ has everything dating back to february 2009. I was 18 when I wrote that stuff. Don’t judge. Some of the images are gone, as is the nature of the internet. Sorry about that.