Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lost My Comcast FTP Folder

Some of you may be wondering what the heck "FTP Folder" is, but if you tried in the last 18 hours or so to look at my blog you would've noticed, like Kim did, that the pictures of the kids were gone. This is because yesterday, the place on the internet where I store a lot of files including some images and more importantly, papers and notes I've written in seminary, was completely deleted. Here is the nice note I received from the dear people at Comcast:

We apologize for the inconvenience you've experienced and we do understand how frustrating that can be. However, we would like to inform you that we have no backup servers for those issue. Once those pictures are deleted, you can't
retreive those anymore.

Oh well, in the next couple of weeks, I will relocate all of my files to a different location that actually backs up their servers and then I should be able to potentially publish an index of the papers and notes I've written.

In the meantime, I put the pictures onto Photobucket and updated yesterday's post.

Thanks for your patience!

1 comment:

Bob Meredith said...

Paul, is this ftp site something that you pay for? And why do you not just use photobucket? I download my pictures to photobucket and then link them to my facebook. The photobucket has a bulk upload thing that has worked great, but I am looking for another way to do this where the very thing that happened to you does not happen to me. This facebook has become a great way to connect. I have had people I went to Penn State and Maranatha with hook up with me, as well as quite a few extended family members, and it seems, from my limited use, to be much safer than myspace. I still keep Isaac's old myspace account open, but just sign in once in a while so it is not deactivated.

From your post, it seems that you are using photobucket as a kind of second choice backup, temporarily, which says to me, coming from a hacker like you, that it is not a preferred way of saving pictures. And I take it then that these ftp sites would be better. Help!!!!

Also, how in the world do you put a video on facebook, like you did with Jim Peet's little video on your blog.