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July 13, 2006

TypePad outage shuffles TdFblog content, comments

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TdFblog is hosted on TypePad, the hosted MovableType service from Six Apart. Yesterday, they had a serious outage, and lost post data for midnight to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, or pretty much everything Byron and I posted yesterday.

Fortunately, a little voice in my head told me to grab those posts into my off-line editor, MarsEdit, yesterday morning, so I've been able to repost them. Unfortunately, for now at least, they're showing up with the current date, and TypePad errors out when I try to reset the dates.

Also, it appears that comments made yesterday morning were also lost, for which I apologize. At one point, TypePad would e-mail me all new comments, but that hasn't worked for a while, so I don't have any record of those comments. Again, my apologies.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 13, 2006 in About the site | Permalink


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Have you seen anyone about those voices in your head? ;-) Thanks for all the updates, keep 'em coming! We're going to have fun today!!!

Posted by: Nancy Toby at Jul 13, 2006 6:48:13 AM

Love your blog. I'm a bit of a cycling rookie, so pardon if this is a dumb question.

Liggett & Sherwan made it sound like Dessel & Mercado were cooperating down the stretch. I've already deleted it from the DVR, but I thought the idea was that Mercado was content to sit on Dessel's wheel and let him take the stage. But Dessel kept looking back warily and Mercado obviously took the stage.

Did they guess wrong or did I totally misunderstand their point? (Or both?!) Thanks...

Posted by: Dave at Jul 13, 2006 6:58:00 AM

Dave, they worked together until it became apparent that they wouldn't be chased down.

Then, Mercado spoke to Dessel, essentially saying, “You've got the yellow jersey and the King of the Mountains jersey. I'll help all the way to the line if you'll let me take te stage.”

Dessel considered it, but because Mercado already has a Tour stage win, and Dessel doesn't, he wanted to take a shot for the stage, and told Mercado so. After that, Mercado sat in until the end, and good thing, because Dessel made it pretty close.

Posted by: TdFblog's Frank at Jul 13, 2006 7:14:46 AM

Good thinking. I was crushed to not see Kangaroo Head Guy on the home page.

Posted by: DL Byron at Jul 13, 2006 8:59:00 AM

I too had the same problem with TypePad. One thing I noticed is that if you know the URL from the original post you may be able to locate the comments. It will still be a cut and paste job to get them back into the new duplicate post, however. Great blog!

Posted by: Graham at Jul 13, 2006 10:39:38 AM