Unfortunately, upon checking my mail today I received a notice that the grid my server was on experienced a ring of kernel panics, which resulted in data loss. Long story short, I lost my entire container aside from a backup of the web data I made a week or two ago. What this means is that #dAmnIdlers
will most likely be on hiatus until I re-write it, and my dAmnIT site may have lost its database. While I do keep backups, the way the server went down [for some reason] caused the remote server to delete the folder containing the backups, so the only recent data I actually have is the pages from the website, which I kept on a flash drive. There's a chance that I may have a backup of the ~40,000 dAmnIT quotes from before dA took it down, but I can't make any promises as I haven't looked through anything yet.
In any case, I do apologize for the downtime. This is about the worst thing that can happen to a server, and unfortunately my host does not keep backups.Edit
: Unfortunately, after looking over the backups that didn't go through, I see that I am missing a great deal of data, as well as some of the scripts for the back-end of things. While this is extremely unfortunate, I do take blame for the fact that I had not had the time to add more methods of backing things up. What this means for dAmnIT and #dAmnIdlers
is that I'll have to completely rewrite them, and, unfortunately, I don't have the time. Neither of them were really a means of income, and as I'm not employed at the moment, that means they're pretty low on my list of priorities. Over the 1-2 years both projects have been live, they pulled close to a million views, and were accessed by over 5000 unique visitors, over 1000 of which logged in via dA to do things like join #dAmnIdlers
or submit quotes. It saddens me to lose the projects to data loss, but things like this do happen.
When the time comes when I have the free time to rewrite the projects I will do so, but as of now, I cannot give a date for either.