May 11 2006

The DHS Ate My Weblog

Published by at 3:21 pm under Good News/Bad News

So, after a couple of friends notify me that my site is down, I contact my hosting service and come to find out that the Dept. of Homeland Security confiscated the entire server because some sub-human uploaded something that he probably shouldn’t have.
Meanwhile, the hosting service set me up with a new server, but of course my files are gone. And what’s on the top of my to-do list?
“Backup my website.”
I admit it. I was lazy. I didn’t back up any of my content. Lesson learned.
The good news is, by doing a few quick Google searches and clicking on the “cached” links, I was able to find all of my posts and most of the comments. So, I’ll be able to restore Who Are You People pretty soon, thus narrowly avoiding a global panic.
And this time, I’ll back up the whole darn site.
LATE UPDATE (May 22, 2006): Posts have been restored. I’ll eventually try to restore as many comments as I can.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “The DHS Ate My Weblog”

  1. Kipon 11 May 2006 at 4:27 pm

    There is the old joke about Jesus and the Devil were going to decide once and for who was the best programmer. They decided upon a set of number of lines of code that had to be completed for a winner to be determined. They began and the Devil’s keyboard almost burst into flames from the speed of his typing. Jesus was close behind. They were neck and neck until the power went out. Once the power came back on and they rebooted their computers, the Devil furiously began typing again. Jesus types a few key strokes and said he was done. The Devil was shocked. “How were you able to finish and I had to start over?” asked the Devil. Jesus replied, “Jesus Saves.”
    I didn’t say it was a good joke. It’s about programmers, what do you expect?

  2. Extremely Anonymous Web-lurkeron 15 May 2006 at 5:12 pm

    Is that *the* Kip? Or is there more than one Kip? Because I almost remembered a past life…

  3. MaryAnon 15 May 2006 at 6:43 pm

    Sweet Moses! I have 177 posts! We’d all better start backing up this stuff.

  4. Kipon 16 May 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Well Extremely Anonymous Web-lurker, there are a few of us out there. In fact, I was one of three Kips in my high school in North Dakota.

  5. Daveon 16 May 2006 at 4:37 pm

    Am I the only one who wants to know what was uploaded?
    Guesses?
    George Bush’s personal copy of the constitution……Osama’s own video with Paris called “Terror in Paris”…..the list is endless…..
    cheers
    Dave

  6. The Moviequillon 16 May 2006 at 6:15 pm

    doo doo dee doo (Twilight Zone theme)

  7. Grouchogandhion 25 Jun 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Who The Hell Are You People?