Sunday, March 17, 2013

Progress report: All 2009-2013 links fixed.

Greetings.  As many of you know, in late January I learned that my file hoster since Wilfully Obscure's inception in 2007, Rapidshare, decided to lock my account without warning, making it impossible to download anything from the site via their links.  Not only that, but I was denied personal access to anything of mine on their server.  You can read more about the situation when it began here.  In short, I had three options: shutter Wilfully Obscure entirely, leave all the broken links as is with the text still intact, or finally, restore as many of the links as I was able to and carry on as I had been.  With some reservations I chose the last of those options, and have thus far restored all the links that I know of dating from the beginning of 2009 to today.  If you see any exceptions, this likely means I am presently unable to locate the file/cd/etc, but I'm working on it

"Reconstruction" has been a huge undertaking, and has absorbed many, many hours over the past two months.  While I plan to get to the remainder (2007-08) up and running agan, I'm wary that as with Rapidshare, my new file hoster, Netkups, could take it away all in instant if they had the inclination.  Netkups isn't quite as convenient as Rapidshare, given they have blackout periods at night that prevent me from uploading anything to their servers due to maintenance on their end (which thankfully, doesn't affect downloading).  To get to the point, I'm relatively enthusiastic about full restoration, but if you see something you want don't sleep on it.  I can only push this boulder up the hill one more time.  We're talking about 1000+ files folks.  One more thing I should add - even though I'm a premium Netkups user, files that are inactive for 30 days or more may or may not be deleted.  Am still trying to get a definite answer on this, but until then, if you see a broken link please email me.

Thanks for your support and patience.

6 comments:

wilfofhove said...

What an astonishing undertaking. Thank you so much. Your efforts are hugely appreciated.

Col. Edward Karuthers said...

You're just awesome like that *applause* Thank you for undertaking such a huge task.

Chet said...

Thanks!

Chet said...

Thanks!

GW said...

If you get around to it, I'd love to see the Swallow records reposted. Thanks for going to all the trouble!

Meloman said...

Thanks so much for your care in reuploading..Although sometimes we don´t say anything, your time is so much appreciated..