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Re: Safe conlanging, was: Aaaaaargh!!!!!

From:The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>
Date:Thursday, March 1, 2001, 22:45
> From: Vasiliy Chernov > > The sad story with Dan, and the former case with (Old) Tokana web site, > and my own unpleasant experience of same type, reminded me of an idea. > > Aren't we all on the Net? I guess (nearly) everybody can allot a few MB > of disk space for securing others and him/herself from such calamities. > > So, why not exchange copies of materials which are hard to recover and > not especially private? I mean specifically conlang-related stuff. > > I think I can reserve some 20 MB for that purpose on my poor old > Pentium90 that I have at home. Please consider this the official > statement of my modest contribution to Safe Conlanging Foundation. > > And perhaps some members of the list dispose of much more space than > I do. > > My own files which are worth securinf are mostly .txt or Starling .dbf, > rarely MS Word-95, hardly 2 MB altogether (I must check it). > > What do you think, folks?
Sounds like a good idea. I learned from an unfortunate loss some years ago. Now I retain redundant versions of my work on two or more of the 4 computers on my home network as well as backing them up to 250M Zip Drives. I can archive peoples work on Zip drives if you'd like. I have a 1.6M DSL line (yeah, I'm a speed freak) so size of file downloads is no problem. David


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