[GSBN] Libraries can still burn

David Eisenberg strawnet at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 11:54:44 CDT 2016


Amen to all that Jacob said.

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 8:32 AM, Jacob Racusin <buildnatural at googlemail.com>
wrote:

> Bruce,
>
> Sometimes, it's not until you lose something that you realize how valuable
> it is. I tried to access the BuildWell Library last night for some info,
> and then 30 minutes later saw your email. Your service to our community has
> not gone unnoticed, and I am so sorry to hear of the attack on your
> websites. I'm glad that no physical harm as come, yet it is an attack
> nonetheless - may the recovery come swiftly, thank you for everything you
> do as a leader in this community!
>
> All the best,
> Jacob
>
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 11:19 PM, Bruce EBNet <bruce at ecobuildnetwork.org>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> 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/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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