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Ouch v2

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Maybe I should invest in better backups for my blog posts, huh?

At some point in the last few days, Gwiddle, my web host, deleted my website without warning. They did this because my account, which predated their new GDPR-compliant privacy policy, had not legally agreed to their new policy. Fair enough. However, rather than reaching out to me to inform me of their new privacy policy, like every other company had done, they decided that the best course of action was to delete my account. Huh.

As always, I have backups of all the site content, so over the next couple of hours everything should come back online. Unfortunately, as with the last time something like this happened, my database backup is missing a blog post.

The casualty this time is a post titled "The Wonders of node.js" from spring break, where I detailed my efforts to port Bringing Down the Landlord over to a node.js and socket.io based backend instead of relying of WebRTC which is rather unreliable and also not always cross-browser compatible. It wasn't a very long post, so I didn't lose too much, but unless I find a backup lurking somewhere that my system-wide search somehow missed, the Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived so it doesn't look like I'll be able to restore it. Oh well.

Posted By: Michael Xing

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