Note for later – recovering lost websites

Jack Bog’s Blog recently had a traumatic failure. Seems the host for Prof. Bogdanski’s site… lost everything. I don’t know any more details than that, but it seems more like catastrophic incompetence than maliciousness.

Luckily, a friend of the site was able to recover most of Jack’s old posts, along with much of the comments. Those are currently archived here.

The main reason I’m posting this is to simply say, as I did in the comments over there, that on the internets, nothing is truly ever lost. Between Google caches and the Wayback Machine, once it’s on there, it’s there for ever. Well, a long time, anyway.

But the second reason I’m posting this is to remember a piece of software Paul used to reconstruct the site: Warrick, a perl script that searches the various caches and archives for a specific site.

Could be useful in the future… maybe…

Of course, Caleb is almost religious about backups so it would take a very catastrophic event for me to lose this site. But, again, better safe than sorry….