August 2005 Wayback

GoogleNet?

Ok so I’ve become a total World of Warcraft addict the past few weeks, having gotten my roommate hooked and now my old pal Eddie just this weekend. The servers are down for maintenence this morning so I’ve got no choice but to go thru all my newsgator feeds and behold!: Free Wi-Fi? Get Ready for GoogleNet.

Ryan the roommate had told me about some rumors he had been hearing about this lately, but I hadn’t been able to find any real news on this. I was expecting this to be the announcement Google made last week when then announced Google Talk.

I can’t wait to see how this plays out. I start the new job next Tuesday so hopefully I’ll make enough money to buy some Google shares before they hit $500.

What happened

I managed to get the old posts back up for posterity using the Google cache of my archive pages. After I did that I realized that the pages were still in my old web directory. Unfortunatly for me, WordPress stores everything in the SQL database, and Google doesn’t seem to cache that. So all of the content for HotCoffee and ComputerRenovators.com is gone. Woe is me.

So here’s what happened. We (Eddie and I) decided that we were going to close the store at the end of the month. Eddie had been planning on going on vacation for months and so him and his fiancee went on vacation to Canada about 10 days ago. I was handling the store just fine until the power went out. Turns out we had neglected Dominion Power for about 3 months and I had missed the cutoff date. Total bill? About $1200 rather than try to scrounge up the money, wait 3 days for them to cut it back on and then be broke again, I said screw it. I called the phone company to cut off our 800 number, fax line and rollover number, and had them transfer the other 2 lines (246-2222 and 872-6800) over to my cell phone. Eddie was MIA in Canada and I couldn’t get in touch with him.

I went back to the store the next day to retrieve the our main computer system (the one that houses the SQL data among other things,) the two hard drives from our web server and the company sales database. I got the main machine powered up to get some contact info for my resume tomorrow and shut it down to retrieve the data off of the other 2 drives onto my workstation. When I powered the main system up to retrieve the SQL data (which I had forgotten about earlier,) I got error messages indicitave of a hard drive failure. I tested the drive several times in my workstation, but it is dead. The machine it was in had not been turned off for more than 5 minutes in over 2 years, and I think that having it off and towing it around in my car might have finally killed the drive, which was more than 3 years old. Alas.

So here I am, given a fresh start in life on the web. I suppose I’ll get back to the HotCoffee website. It was just an experiment but I think it’s a nice niche for me and I suppose I’ll just start where I left off, pulling everything I can find about sex and violence in video games.

Here goes nothing.

Disaster strikes!

Disaster strikes!

So my worst nightmare has come true. The hard drive containing my SQL databases has gone dead. I’ve lost daHIFI, ComputerRenovators, and the new HotCoffee websites. Fortunatley Google has a cache of some of the front pages, but unless I can figure out how to hack the interface to browse the cached versions of the archive files I’ll never get that stuff back.

Right now I’ve got a lot of stuff going on but I’m working hard to get everything back to normal.

If you need to get in touch with me I’ll be available on my cell 757.358.0440.

See you!

Michael

August 2004 archive – preDisaster

[this is an archive post from our old database. Any links pointing back to daHIFI.net are probably broken.]

August 04, 2005

links for 2005-08-04

Posted by Michael at 11:21 AM
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GoogleNet?

Ok so I’ve become a total World of Warcraft addict the past few weeks, having gotten my roommate hooked and now my old pal Eddie just this weekend. The servers are down for maintenence this morning so I’ve got no choice but to go thru all my newsgator feeds and behold!: Free Wi-Fi? Get Ready for GoogleNet.

Ryan the roommate had told me about some rumors he had been hearing about this lately, but I hadn’t been able to find any real news on this. I was expecting this to be the announcement Google made last week when then announced Google Talk.

I can’t wait to see how this plays out. I start the new job next Tuesday so hopefully I’ll make enough money to buy some Google shares before they hit $500.

What happened

I managed to get the old posts back up for posterity using the Google cache of my archive pages. After I did that I realized that the pages were still in my old web directory. Unfortunatly for me, WordPress stores everything in the SQL database, and Google doesn’t seem to cache that. So all of the content for HotCoffee and ComputerRenovators.com is gone. Woe is me.

So here’s what happened. We (Eddie and I) decided that we were going to close the store at the end of the month. Eddie had been planning on going on vacation for months and so him and his fiancee went on vacation to Canada about 10 days ago. I was handling the store just fine until the power went out. Turns out we had neglected Dominion Power for about 3 months and I had missed the cutoff date. Total bill? About $1200 rather than try to scrounge up the money, wait 3 days for them to cut it back on and then be broke again, I said screw it. I called the phone company to cut off our 800 number, fax line and rollover number, and had them transfer the other 2 lines (246-2222 and 872-6800) over to my cell phone. Eddie was MIA in Canada and I couldn’t get in touch with him.

I went back to the store the next day to retrieve the our main computer system (the one that houses the SQL data among other things,) the two hard drives from our web server and the company sales database. I got the main machine powered up to get some contact info for my resume tomorrow and shut it down to retrieve the data off of the other 2 drives onto my workstation. When I powered the main system up to retrieve the SQL data (which I had forgotten about earlier,) I got error messages indicitave of a hard drive failure. I tested the drive several times in my workstation, but it is dead. The machine it was in had not been turned off for more than 5 minutes in over 2 years, and I think that having it off and towing it around in my car might have finally killed the drive, which was more than 3 years old. Alas.

So here I am, given a fresh start in life on the web. I suppose I’ll get back to the HotCoffee website. It was just an experiment but I think it’s a nice niche for me and I suppose I’ll just start where I left off, pulling everything I can find about sex and violence in video games.

Here goes nothing.

Disaster strikes!

Disaster strikes!

So my worst nightmare has come true. The hard drive containing my SQL databases has gone dead. I’ve lost daHIFI, ComputerRenovators, and the new HotCoffee websites. Fortunatley Google has a cache of some of the front pages, but unless I can figure out how to hack the interface to browse the cached versions of the archive files I’ll never get that stuff back.

Right now I’ve got a lot of stuff going on but I’m working hard to get everything back to normal.

If you need to get in touch with me I’ll be available on my cell 757.358.0440.

See you!

Michael

August 2004 archive – preDisaster

[this is an archive post from our old database. Any links pointing back to daHIFI.net are probably broken.]

August 04, 2005

links for 2005-08-04

Posted by Michael at 11:21 AM
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