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Blog Kidnapping…. June 12, 2006

Posted by Aman.... in Random Stuff.

Yesterday when I tried to read Doug Burns blog,I was shocked to see that the link didnt take me to his blog but to some other blog which had no entry in it and it of some unknown person.I tried to figure out for one minute what it was.Well I couldnt find out anything.Then on Tom Kyte’s blog,I found that Doug Burn’s blog was kidnapped.Needless to say that I was shocked to see that.Doug has shifted his blog to here and luckily for all of us,he took the backup of the entire earlier blog so his new blog has all the old enteries with the comments too.But it provoked a question,”What if the same happens to me?”.
In internet world,its not a big thing to happen.It happens and doesnt matter how much one tries,one have to accept that we have no apparent control over it.All we can do is to be take precautions and as we say in our Database world,take a backup of all the data which is important for us.That backup must be capable enough to put us back on the track in the case of the loss,failure.So what I do to make myself safe?As we all know,Blogger has no capability to “export” the blog.So I maintain a replica WordPress blog.It has all the enteries which I publish on my Blogger blog.Just in case,Blogger is not available or some problem occurs,you can catch a parallel blog of mine on WordPress.Next time,Tom founded a very nice utility,BlogCollector[Lite] which lets you publish your( and any other blog too) blog to a PDF file,which you can safe on your disk and use to re-create the blog just wish a cut-paste from it.Very nice,very much efficient.I did publish my blog’s pdf file just now.And I shall make it sure that I am gonna be regular in doing it from now.
Blogger has taken some steps to stop the spam.Now they have put a Word-Verification on the Publishing of the posts.A nice step to stop the robots and spammers but it breaks the editors.I use an editor about which I shall blog in future very soon which lets me write and publish my blogs very easily.Sadly,now I have to go to Blogger,complete the verification and then I can publish my blog.Not so much difficult thing to do,but for a lazy person like me,who likes as less moving pieces as possible,really not something very pleasent :-(.
On conclusing note,just this comes to mind, why do people do anything like this?What does it will give to anyone?If one is that much talented that they can break through all the securities of a website/blog/whatever than use this knowledge to help them company/people to be more efficient in their service.Destroying someone’s work is really not a very good example to prove one’s knowledge.



1. Aman’s Blog….ANYTHING goes here! » Blog Archive » Ten Bloglines Hack! - June 17, 2006

[…] If you blog than you must be having an idea atleast about Bloglines . Its one of the most favorite tools available for keeping you updated when there is any new entry in that blog.If you havnt checked it yet, do give it a try and see what you were missing! I found something quite useful and informative for the effective use of bloglines and FireFox.It is titled as Ten Bloglines Hacks . Give it a read. I am sure you will find one thing or two for sure to be worth spending your time when reading it.Happy reading and Happy blogging.PS: Dont forget to take a backup of your blog. Why? Read this. Explore posts in the same categories: […]

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