Sun 5 Aug 2007
As I mentioned in my last post, this site is about to go into deep-freeze.
I want a new Web site: one that represents what I’m doing now. (Not only am I no longer a “student senator”, I’m no longer a “student”, so it’s really time to move on.) At the same time, I want to preserve this site, as a historical curiosity if nothing else. Moreover, I want to preserve the URIs of pages on this site (I’ve been on the Web long enough to know how annoying broken links can be). But I don’t want the site to suffer a deluge of comment spam or a hacker attack, or be responsible for deleting spam or maintaining WordPress for the indefinite future (or at least until there are no more spammers or security vulnerabilities, which is not a time I’m holding my breath for).
So I’m replacing the site with a static archive of itself. All the content should be here, and old URIs should continue to work. Comments and trackbacks have been disabled, as has the RSS feed. The only URI that will change is the address for the home page; gavinbaker.com will instead be used for future sites. To find the archive of this site, use gavinbaker.com/sg or sg.gavinbaker.com.
The archive is not an identical copy: I made some fixes and adjustments to the site before archiving, as well as some changes specifically related to the fact that the site is becoming a static historical artifact. The latter set of modifications includes removing links to the WordPress admin interface, as well as my contact information, which will rapidly become out of date. (The curious can still find the old contact information in an HTML comment by viewing the page source.) I’ve also added a notice on the top of each page indicating that the site is an archive.
I apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause, but find it is the best available solution. In addition, I apologize for any problems encountered while I was making these changes to the site. (If you recently attempted to access a URI which no longer existed, please try again, as this should have been a temporary problem while I was shuffling things around.)
Please consider any information on this archived site to be quite probably inaccurate or out of date. I probably would not be proud of every word written on this site, if I were to read it again, but I’ll take this as a mulligan and dismiss it as an artifact of my salad days.
As further evidence of the impermanence of the Web (as if more if needed!), some of the content linked from this site has already faded from existence. Most notably, links to the Unite Party site at uniteuf.com now fail; the best option to view that site is via the Wayback Machine at archive.org. Unfortunately, the archived version of the Unite Party site seems an inadequate copy, with much of the layout broken.
Additionally, the .torrent of the Unite Party TV commercials seems to be missing. When I have a chance, I’ll try to upload these to the Internet Archive, and add a link to reflect this.
Future requests for my main site should go to gavinbaker.com.