[GSBN] Libraries can still burn

David Eisenberg strawnet at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 21:47:13 CDT 2016


I had wondered about that but hadn't had time to look. Thank you Bill!

Hopefully this will speed the recovery and rebuilding process.

David Eisenberg

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 7:38 PM, Bill Christensen <
lists at sustainablesources.com> wrote:

> Bruce,
>
> Sorry to hear!
>
> Fortunately, you have actually been backed up, at least in part, by
> Archive.org.   A very useful resource, which has helped us recover a number
> of "poofed" sites as well as in a lawsuit to prove that the defendant (our
> client) had NOT changed the wording on their site after the fact.
>
> See:
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160610122740/http://ecobuildnetwork.org/
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160306144204/http://buildwelllibrary.org/
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160308161742/http://greenbuildingpress.com/
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160309074104/http://bruce-king.com/
>
>
> They don't do as well with database-driven sites, but luckily your sites
> structure allowed them to grab all the pages I looked for.  You may need to
> restore attached documents.
>
> Let me know if you need some assistance.  I'm currently between contracts
> and might be able to give a hand.
>
>
>
> On 7/7/16 4:54 PM, Bruce EBNet wrote:
>
>
> Dear GSBNers —
>
> Some of you know that the ancient library of Alexandria — the greatest
> collection of knowledge ever, at that time — was burned, with a loss of
> everything in it.
>
> In today’s world it can happen even faster, as when a hacker commandeers
> your website and then you find that your host wasn’t actually backing up
> and then . . . poof!  Gone.
>
> So it has gone with the BuildWell Source, the library we have been slowly
> raising online so that y’all could have easy access to technical and other
> information when you need it.  About 150 people, like many of you, have
> used it and contributed useful stuff for everyone’s benefit, and we thank
> you.  And we’re very sorry, it has gone Poof.
>
> We are rebuilding that site as fast as we can, but it will take a while.
>  (Ditto Ecological Building Network, bruce-king.com and Green Building
> Press.)  I’ll let you know when it’s back up, and hopefully we can together
> build an even better resource to serve the growth and effective practice of
> natural building.
>
> A major bummer, for sure, but in the end a “first world problem” — no one
> is getting shot or starved or abused.
>
> I feel very grateful to be able to work with y’all.
>
> Bruce “Poof the magic dragon” King
> Ecological Building Network
> (415) 987-7271
> bruce at bruce-king.com
>
>
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