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Friday, June 09, 2006

What Hapened to Technoblog?

Good question. For those of you who may not have noticed, I have been down for about a month now. Why? Because Managed.com (my dedicated server provider) was recently purchased by Web Host Plus. The way they decided to deal with this move was by turning 7,000 people's servers off without any notice at all, ship them across the country with poor if any labeling, and throw away any servers they did not know what to do with. At least that is what Leonid Gudovich, the Director of Sales told me. My server was one of those that was thrown away. I have been in denial over the last month or so because I wanted to believe if they tried hard enough they would find it. I was wrong. They just couldn't care less. I emailed these people over and over, called them daily, left messages, did everything I could. They almost never responded to email and they never returned a phone call.

Lesson learned: NEVER EVER EVER EVER go for the cheapest dedicated hosting you can find. It will cost you BIG time in the long run. If you are looking for something better, go with ev1servers.net or Rackspace. In the mean time I am going to try to put the pieces of my web presence back together from scattered backups. If any of you have full copies of my previous blog entries, I would kiss your feet if you sent them to me at lucas at rufy.com. I will post them as I receive them. Thanks for hanging in with me and not giving up, I promise to keep up with my blogging now that I have moved to Planet Argon + Blogger setup.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Jason Mauer said...

I know Bloglines keeps an archive of the feeds they aggregate... maybe there is some way to get history through them.

Good to see you back online -- sorry about the server craziness!

10:31 AM, June 09, 2006

 
Anonymous Jason Mauer said...

Aha, figured it out -- go into Bloglines, and when viewing your feed (the one from the old URL), change the "display items within the last" dropdown to All Items. They've got all your posts back to 01/28/2005.

10:56 AM, June 09, 2006

 
Blogger Lucas Carlson said...

HORAY! Thanks Jason! Thanks Bloglines!

10:58 AM, June 09, 2006

 
Anonymous Pat said...

Sorry to hear about that. I've rented servers from LayeredTech for nearly two years now, and have never had a problem. They're a fantastic provider.

5:43 PM, June 11, 2006

 
Anonymous Brandon said...

I also learned that lesson the hard way. I am now with Rackspace and haven't had 1 minute of downtime in 2 years. :) I couldn't recommend them any higher. Good luck.

12:26 AM, June 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Pat Allan said...

Lucas, don't suppose you still have a copy of fix-ruby-tiger.sh on a machine somewhere? It seems every link I come across points to your blog (which would make sense, since you created it), but of course the online file was lost along with the rest of your blog.

1:33 AM, July 01, 2006

 
Anonymous Steve Longdo said...

Your old Wordpress posts are on the wayback machine 1/2004 - 03/2005

5:45 PM, July 27, 2006

 
Anonymous Steve Longdo said...

Forgot the link: http://web.archive.org/web/20050327014011/http://tech.rufy.com/

5:46 PM, July 27, 2006

 
Anonymous Small Business Hosting said...

I remember this! I take it there is no sort of liability for your data at all. Web Host Plus did the same thin to Dinix.

8:20 AM, September 30, 2006

 
Anonymous PBS Hosting Review said...

PBS just ran a feature presentation on this same topic, about Small Business Hosts

6:04 AM, October 01, 2006

 
Anonymous Managed Dedicated Servers said...

Here it is!
http://www.pbs.org/search/search_results.html?q=%253Ca%2Bhref%253Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdataracks.net%2

6:17 AM, October 01, 2006

 
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