It worked. Todd and Ray, IT superheroes of the highest degree, ressurected my harddrive. They performed some sort of black magic voodoo and brought it back from the dead. I'm a little vague on the process but it involved eviscerating the drive, freezing some of the guts, plugging it into some sort of fancy computer with special sneeky drive reading software, and then sacrificing a chicken to the Technology Gods in hopes that the blood would appease their anger. And it did. I think that's how it all went, can't remember exactly. I was busy having a panic attack while they did all of that. Either way, I have my pictures back. All of 'em. Frickin' awesome. (Insert high-kick and fist-pump of celebration here).