Recovered Old Files on

My frequent readers won’t be able to notice the difference between two domains: and They are different in many ways:

History: started in 2000, and it is far before I started the blog.

Authoring tools: Between 2000 and 2002, I never heard about blog, and I was a FrontPage support engineer in Microsoft in early days, so I used FrontPage – not very good in today’s web 2.0 terms, since after you authorized the pages, it is static. I didn’t change the content for a long time.

Location: as implied by the name, started from a home computer in my reading room, and then moved to more than 5 different hosting services, before it now settled down at MediaTemple (very good so far).

There are some nice content on the old site, but I just found out it is not accessible for many months today. So I recovered (a simple “CHMOD -R 775 html” did the trick).

Here are a list of the old files.

Look at how naive I was 9 years ago. As historical record, I just don’t want to touch it and keep them their as long as I can.

I have hosted blog for some of my friends. They do not update today, but the old files are still there.


  1. WJS, just curious, what service plan do you use with Media Temple? If I may ask further, what sort of traffic and server load do you have?

  2. Jianshuo: The files under html directory is not neccessary to be added with x “executable” bit.

    So “find ./html -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;” and “find ./html -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;” would be better. I’m a high school classmate of your colleague “hequn”. I’ve watched your blog for a long time.

  3. @paranonia, yes. I know. But when I was in troubleshooting mood, I just want to give the relaxed permission so it can work for sure, then tighten it up a little bit later.

  4. @Kai, I am using the basic plan – the (gs) Grid Server. I think it is OK for most of the blogger’s need.

  5. Thanks, WJS. Just wondering if your website exceeds the allowed GPUs (i think that’s what they call it) for the (gs) plan, though I imagine your website to be fairly simple and optimized?

  6. It is still far below the threshold. Should be OK for most blogger – I built everything into HTML so that consumes very little system resources.

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