Well, you might notice that the last post before this was “Endless Ocean” on December 5th, and everything since then is now missing. Grrrr! I changed my hosting plan from reseller to shared, which means it has to be moved from one server to another at the hosting company. Apparently they have a hard time transferring large accounts, and initiated the transfer back on December 8, but it failed multiple times, and they finally got it all transferred last night. Well, instead of telling me that they had issues with transferring it for the last 3 weeks, they just updated the new server with the December 8 version of all my data, and deleted the old server, never bothering to ask me if I wanted to backup the new emails/data that I had accumulated since December 8th before they just wiped it off the old server. Gosh, I am so mad. There was reall ynothing majorly vital…but I bought a lot of my Christmas presents online, so all those tracking number emails, and receipts are gone. I will have to go to those individual sites and download proof or purchases. I also lost my blog posts for the last 3 weeks. I had about 4 or 5 of them. I also lost anything I had uploaded to my FTP since December 8th, which is a lot becaus eI use my FTP daily to transfer large files back and forth between my work an dhome computer; stuff that is too large to email.
Anyway, I am sure everyone else has had worse “data loss” stories, and I am just whining about a few emails and blog posts, but it is still annoying. Plus, I have had more than my fair share of data loss…I once had a 500GB harddrive that was about 420GB full, that only fell about 4 inches from a low shelf onto soft carpet, yet it was enough to kill it. Since it was on and spinning a tthe time, the platters and/or reader arm collided with eachother and poof….420GB now inaccessible. Yes, I tried everything, even he last resort of putting it in the freezer in a bag for 30 minutes. Probably a myth, but I had already tried everything else. At any rate, I am mad at my hosting company about this, and on the support ticket I demanded some kind of reparation of $50 for them losing almost an entire month of data. We’ll see if I even get that, who knows.