If you weren’t here when pure-essence.net went down, here’s a summary of the story.
PE got sponsored by http://edgewebhost.com/ in early 2006. The hosting was fine until mid May 2007. My site just all the sudden disappeared from the face of the internet and the owner of edgewebhost was nowhere to be found. I’ve tried everything I could to contact the owner. Emailed their support & admin, used their ticket system. I even went on webhostingtalk.com and found the owner & pmed him. I got absolute no response. I had no up-to-date backup of the site when it went down. The last backup I had was only to Jan 2006. I would have lost all my entries from Jan 2006 to May 2007. Thank goodness for webArchiver and Alberto, I was able to restore much of my loss. Web Archiver had my site logged up to May 2006 and Alberto sent me entries of my blog in his google feedreader from Dec 2005 to April 2007. Although I still lost entries and contents, without their help, it would have been worse.
What’s restored? What’s new?
If you are a regular visitor, you know I started PE way back in 2001. The site has gone through many evolutions in six years. Overall I want to stick to contents that work for me. I will remove the gallery section of the site and tentatively add a tutorial section. I might bring back some of the tutorials I wrote for Dodo’s New World that are still heavily requested. None of the static sections are done however. They will take longer to be restored. I will work on them but I don’t make any promises. I have a very busy life right now 🙂
Thank you thank you thank you!
I want to thank everyone who emailed with suggestions, comforting words and tips while the site was down. I also want to thank nagaki from xfluro.com for giving PE a new and stable home. To all visitors, please continue your support for pure-essence.net, I will keep up the good work 🙂