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From The Ground Up


  01:10:17 pm, by Nimble   , 133 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Ethics, Internet

From The Ground Up

'Tis a sad thing - it looks like the server my site was on was essentially razed by a hacker. I'll pass along more details as I get them.

Rather sad about the timing - I'd been having troubles getting a backup generated for a very long time, but was going to try again once I was back and set up with customer support.

Google's caching has helped retrieve a number of entries from the abyss (I haven't put them back up yet... that'll be a few weeks of light manual work), but there are some entries that even Google doesn't have cached, or at least the "read more..." part isn't.

Well, they've set me up on a new server, regardless, and it looks like I've got free and clear access to doing backups.



Comment from: Adam [Visitor]  

So is the blog back to life here or at the alternate URL?

09/11/06 @ 11:15
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

The blog is back to life here, now that I finally redirected the DNS entries properly on Sunday. Whee :)

I may have to redo some of the URLs in the options to get it to fully claim to be from nimblebrain.net, though.

I’m enjoying being able to validate comments, though. Makes for slightly slower back-and-forths between people, but sure keeps the spammers from being able to run rampant. I’ll see what sorts of settings can be put together, e.g. whether I can let users I know publish their comments without my intervention.

09/11/06 @ 15:58
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

There’s a certain asymmetry to the blog entries I’ve done so far. Got up to the Js now, and gosh, I’m tired.

Adam, I lost much, much more than you :)

Not bragging, just very, very tired :)

09/12/06 @ 22:39
Comment from: Adam [Member]  

You’re somewhat more prolific than me, been at it longer, plus, well, more prolix too :)

09/13/06 @ 00:58
Comment from: Adam [Member]  

Woo! It’s back! Again!

10/13/06 @ 08:13