My website disappeared earlier this month as a result of costly disk crash. I was bitten by some lovely EXT4 corruption, on an Ubuntu 10.04 image, in a VirtualBox environment. Of course I had backups, but they likewise failed me when the time came to restore.
So I've lost 9 years of weblog.
I have rediscovered the importance of testing the restorability of your backups, and yet again read The Tao of Backup. I've taken my cod liver oil and learnt my lesson.
So it's time to start again, hence this log of life that I'm now starting...