By now, many of you have probably seen the new, (hopefully) temporary front of Tomorrowlands
. That it's up and running at all
is thanks to inaki
after the Big Server Meltdown
Of 2005.( Taking inventoryCollapse )
O Tlands readers. A coupla requests. Please consider them at least semi-urgent, since caches fade over time.
(1) Do any of you know of a program (Mac, Windows, or otherwise) that will reconstruct a Web site from its Google cache or archive.org copy
? I've seen a few that spider existing sites
to create local backups, but haven't found any yet for reconstruction purposes. (n.b.: Freeware or cheapware is ideal, but pay software is OK too.)
(2) Were you doing any surfing of Tomorrowlands in the last few weeks? Do you still have Tlands images in your local Web cache? I've still got the basic image set (the stuff that goes in the headers and sidebars for every page), but if you have random pictures that only show up inline, PLEASE PLEASE YES zip them up and forward me a copy. This goes double if you happened to be skimming Chibi Jesus and have the full-size pics for it instead of just the thumbnails I saved out of my own cache. This
is a decent tutorial on how to nab files from your web browser's local copies.
(3) Good thoughts for my lost data are also appreciated, especially good thoughts involving a stroke of luck that makes possible recovery. (No need to tell me about it, just think them.)
Anyway, I'll be trying to rebuild Tlands for a little while yet. My e-mail has shifted over to baxil at dreamchaos.net for the foreseeable future if you don't trust the @tomorrowlands.org address to get through (though they do, at this point, go to the same place). Web services will remain mostly down, but you can certainly try
to access any of the old pages by entering the full URL instead of surfing to it from the site front -- worst that can happen is it'll 404 you back to the "smite" page.
Again, sorry for the inconvenience.