Here is the story:
I have been playing with Google’s App Engine for years, nothing fancy, just writing some personal projects, to-do lists, various tracking systems for my own stuff.
And I have always used my old hotmail account as my login. I just never got into gmail, so I never created a gmail account. Well, I got a smartphone last week for the 1st time. (Yes, I am an early adopter in some things, very late in others). In setting up my smartphone, to set up the app store and backups, it prompted me to create a gmail account.
Here is where it gets fuzzy/confusing for me. Somewhere along the way, this new gmail account got linked to my old hotmail account. Now, when I log into any Google site using my hotmail account, it really logs me in under this new gmail account.
And here is the kicker – all my App Engine data was saved using the account as an criteria for security purposes, and for querying the data.
The end result is that when I log into my own apps, I am now under a new account, and my data does not show.
I can still access it directly in the back-end of the system. But I need to either copy/paste it all into the new account, or write a script to transfer it around for me.
Neither of these options is really all that hard to do, but I am somewhat annoyed that I have to do so.
UPDATE: Data recovery complete. Still annoying, though.