(22JAN2022) Today I was able to locate (on the Internet) the text to my former Blog page. I will now be slowly moving everything over. It may take a month or two. The photos will need to be located elsewhere (if that is even possible), and then I will need to paste them into their proper place and correct the obvious grammar problems. Until then, older posts will be limited to text. I had two hidden posts which I doubt that I will ever be able to recover.
(24JAN2022) I have completed the transfer of whatever blog files were available. I am missing
a) Blog entries between November 2019 and August 2021. These would have included trip reports and book reviews, and perhaps some Feuchtblog commentary
b) For about 8 to 10 months there were at least 10 entries for the month. When the entries exceeded 10 for the month, the additional entries would have been lost.
c) All of the photos were lost. I may be able to locate them on my computer, but that is going to take a bit of work, and then even more work if I find them to incorporate the photos into the blog entries.
I realized that the blog entries from the earliest years (2007-mid-2009) were created on the Apple website called iWeb. I really liked the site and was a bit upset when they informed us to export our data since they were closing down that service. I’m not sure that that was the brightest idea for Apple. The data was then transferred to Andrew’s web server (a proprietary service) where it stayed for many years. After that, I decided to do my own hosting (from approximately 2017) on my Synology server. When we moved last year, the Synology server data was mysteriously lost, even though I was certain that everything was well backed up. That is why I returned to a remote server hosted by SiteGround. Only last week did I find the majority of my content on the Wayback Machine server and was able to glean most of the text. I need to now decide whether I should go with a VPN service. Comments will be appreciated. My brother Dennis (who, like Mr. Peabody [Mr. Know-it-All] from Rocky and Bullwinkle) suggested that it would not be necessary. Dennis usually is right, but not always right.
I ran grammar checks on most of my entries from 2007 to 2017 and was quite interested in the repetitive mistakes that I would make. Most often were the excess commas between phrases. I tend to punctuate in the manner in which I would speak. There were a few words repeatedly misspelled (emporer should be emperor!) and (loose/lose) were the worst. My choice of prepositions was occasionally frowned on by the grammar checker. Often, the identification of the sentence subject was complex, leading to confusion as to the pleural nature of the verb.
I was amused by my blogging habits. Before the year 2013, I heavily blogged, and frequently had greater than 5 entries per month. Slowly, it died down. At about 2017, it began to pick up again. Few other people that I know maintain an active blog page. I dislike that. They post on Facebook or other social media sites, and I find that totally disgusting. With me nearly completely separating from Facebook, I will probably increase my blogging entries once again.
“Comments will be appreciated. My brother Dennis (who, like Mr. Peabody [Mr. Know-it-All] from Rocky and Bullwinkle) suggested that it would not be necessary. Dennis usually is right, but not always right.”
Huh, I’m not ALWAYS right?
I loaded the AVR VPN for a trial but declined to accept it, not because it is not one you shouldcheck out, but because it slowed down my computer until it crept like a mollusk with lumbago.
VPNs will hide your location from potentially annoying junk-mail sites but they will not hide you from your Great Enemies with the NSA computers in Utah. So it depends on your goal.
Also, I would not trust some remote website to keep data I would not want to lose. Why not set up your own website (see mine at http://www.innovatia.com), create your website content in a web editor on your own computer, and upload it? A complication is in keeping all of the
helpful comments you receive – especially mine! You might have to download them to your machine somehow.
Dennis; that was my problem! I set up a website on my own server. I have NO clue how it “destroyed” itself. I will eventually need to develop the discipline of forming a backup on my Synology server. I know of no other option for a technological bimbo like me. I am no Mr. Peabody. WordPress tries hard to get me to upgrade to Jetpack, but the cost is not something I wish to deal with, especially since the Jetpack service needs to do nothing but occasionally upgrade their program.
It is hard to imagine that you do not have a copy of your web on your home computer. What were you uploading to your website, anyway? If you use Windows, the file manager has a “My Webs” folder where my webs reside. And yours didn’t? Ach der Lieberzeit.
Dennis; I did have copies of the website. It’s a complicated story and too frustrating to even contemplate at this time.