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for those who are wondering the lacks of updates recently, this little news flash.

on Monday, the infosthetics website was suddenly turned offline by my Web Host due to a too high CPU load. several services were already crippled inexplicably in the weeks before (e.g. suggestion box, sparklines graphs). less than 12 hours later, infosthetics' MB laptop hard disk died beyond repair, so that several weeks of work are completely lost. both occurrences brought this blog to a sudden meltdown.

please be patient...

19 COMMENTS

That sucks mate. May the force deliver you a speedy recovery.

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 10:34 AM

Ouch, sorry to hear.

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 10:43 AM

that's horrible. it's the curse of popularity.

what host are (were) you using?

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 11:00 AM

All comes to those who wait..............................................................................................................................................................................

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 12:27 PM

nathan: am using 1and1 web hosting (now put on 'auxiliary' server).

have major difficulties putting it on another host though: I cannot find any longer this version of Movable Type, and just porting it over, or upgrading, seems to break the layout.

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 1:07 PM
infosthetics

Power through it
Good luck
We eagerly await return to awesomeness

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 1:56 PM

I really like your site, I hope your 'luck' improves!

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 3:28 PM
TechNomad

good luck. looking forward to future postings. (of course.)

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 5:09 PM

Hope you'll recover it! Good luck!

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 7:57 PM

Good luck and godspeed!

Thu 13 Mar 2008 at 9:33 PM
James

That sucks! Sorry to hear that. I just received the feed from march 4 in my mailbox and I was puzzled, now I know what's going on.
Sending good vibes from Barcelona...

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 1:11 AM
Carolina Vallejo

Hi, keep the faith man, the information you share is valuable and i'm grateful that you're feed is available.
As a developer, you provide insight to me as to how design-think should take place and what to look for.
All the best man.

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 1:54 AM
Irwin

can we help with sponsorship in some way? i mean donations for an upgrade in services/hardware?

M.

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 5:00 AM
mark

If you're looking for a more reliable host, I've used Pair Networks -- www.pair.com -- for nine years without any major service disruptions. Their prices are quite reasonable.

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 5:34 AM

I absolutely love your blog. Please try not to let these calamaties discourage you -- your relentless effort and the resource you're building is amazing. I'm sure you'll be back on track and able to forget about this trouble soon.

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 7:34 AM

All the best!

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 9:01 AM
Mac

I am sorry to hear this. Always enjoy your findings. Take your time to recover from the bad surprise. And please start again!

Greetings from Vienna (Austria)

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 8:05 PM

Good luck! I miss my daily infosthetics shot and are close to going into rehab ;-)

Fri 14 Mar 2008 at 9:38 PM
erik

This is one of my absolute favourite blogs. Don't let it get anywhere near to dying, it would leave a huge hole in the online world of information design resources. Cheers from Vienna, Austria once again!

Mon 17 Mar 2008 at 6:16 AM
lumpi
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