Now, it’s December 2012, so what’s next?

It’s already December 2012. We’re still working on recovering our very old data back from our old server. Mike, the old server’s tech, said that there’s a slight chance that they can recover the data from the old hard drive where our site was previously hosted. But the chance is pretty small. It will cost around $3500 USD for data recovery and not all data can be recovered, just some. Too bad I didn’t have a daily backup of back then.

Anyway, I’m still thinking whether to get all the data back from that hard drive or just rely to the Way Back Machine and just copy paste my old posts from my old website into this spanking new WordPress site.

Years ago, every time I update my site, I need a notepad and an FTP client. Every time I post something new, I edit it locally, then upload it to my server. There’s no PHP, not MySQL, no dynamic site stuff. Just plain old HTML. That hard drive that contains all my HTML pages are also gone. My old laptop where I have a local backup of my HTML files are also gone.

I wish that a few years ago, there are cloud storages like InSync, Google Drive, and Dropbox where I can just store my files in the cloud and by worry-free about it. Too bad, those services weren’t available back then. I should have a backup of those precious files or wait for a time machine to be invented that I’ll just travel back through time to get all those data that I lost back then.

I just want anyone to know that I’m still alive and I’m doing my best to pump-in oxygen to this blog and bring it back to life!

Webpage Memories is back online!

Finally! My website is back online! Our server crashed last month and all of my data was lost in oblivion. I’m trying to recover tidbits of data from cached pages in search engines and on Way Back Machine. I have a back-up of my database and files from my server, but my MAC was corrupted. The worst thing is that I don’t have a separate HD for my MAC files. All of my files inside my Macbook Pro are gone.

So now, I’ll start from scratch again. But I’ll try to populate this site about everything that I can remember back then. I have started this website last January 16, 1999, as my online repository of family pictures and chronicles of my life. There’s no WordPress back then and I’m still using Notepad and Microsoft Frontpage to edit my HTML files and upload it online on my file server. This site is pretty simple and static way back 1999, but now, it’s a dynamic database driven site powered by WordPress! Which is really awesome!

Oh well, Good thing I’m back on track! Thanks for everyone who are following 10 years ago! I promise to keep this blog updated as often as I can. It’s easier now to update a website, not like the good old days, the days that you need to edit an HTML file and upload your update page via FTP, then download it again to make some changes, and upload it again once that changes are done.

More good stuff will be posted here soon! Watch out for it!