[GSBN] Libraries can still burn

Bruce EBNet bruce at ecobuildnetwork.org
Thu Jul 7 22:19:08 CDT 2016


David & CASBA, thank you!

Bill, thank you, too!  We’ll give a shout when out of the worst of this & other calamities.

Thank you all, thengyaverramuch,

Bruce


> On 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/20160610122740/http://ecobuildnetwork.org/>
> 
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160306144204/http://buildwelllibrary.org/ <http://web.archive.org/web/20160306144204/http://buildwelllibrary.org/>
> 
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160308161742/http://greenbuildingpress.com/ <http://web.archive.org/web/20160308161742/http://greenbuildingpress.com/>
> 
> http://web.archive.org/web/20160309074104/http://bruce-king.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 <http://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 <mailto:bruce at bruce-king.com>
>> 
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