03 July 2006

Coming Home to Say Goodbye

I'm still watching the DVDs of my friend, Maggie.

She has all 10 episodes of Steven Spielberg's mini-series, Taken.

The narrator introduces one episode with the following:
People come home for a lot of reasons.

They come home to remember.

They come home because they've got no place else to go.

They come home when they're beaten.

They come home when they're proud.

They come home looking for a door out into their past.

Or a road out into their future.

They come home for a lot of reasons, but they always come home to say goodbye.
My friend, Isaac just emailed me a link to an article by Michael Arrington titled, CouchSurfing Deletes Itself, Shuts Down.

From the article:
Three year old CouchSurfing, a beloved service used by some 90,000 members, had multiple database crashes, critical parts of the software and data were irretrievably lost, and the backups weren’t performed properly.

They are not rebuilding the service.

They literally put themselves out of business.
Sigh. Those were supposed to be my people ...

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2 Comments:

Blogger Narnua said...

CouchSurfing.com is most certainly NOT dead! All the feedback and rebuilt efforts taken my many around the world showed Casey & all that the community is just too amazing to let it die like that. So they're working on getting it back online within the next ten days.

Go check the site, log in, see what's going on, and get your hopes up again!

From a fellow couchsurfer

Tuesday, 04 July, 2006  
Blogger Jennifer Metz said...

Yeah!! True! True! It's all true! From www.CouchSurfing.com:

CouchSurfing 2.0 is coming!
"Participate And Create a Better World, One Couch At A Time"


NOTE: If you are a stranded traveler or expecting a surfer on your couch checkout the refugee camps set up on the hyperboard.

Hello fellow explorer, welcome the CouchSurfing Project!

We experienced a major server crash on June 27 and lost a substantial amount of data.

At this very moment, we are working with the best experts in the field to recover data, we are communicating with the other rebuilding efforts, and we're launching CouchSurfing version 2.0.

UNREGISTERED MEMBERS:
If you are not already a member of CouchSurfing, please click here.

EXISTING MEMBERS:
If you are a member of CouchSurfing, please login below.
Username: Password:
(Thanks to the chat server, we have not lost your username and password!)



MORE INFORMATION:
You can keep up with the process in CouchSurfing chat at http://chat.couchsurfing.com or through bulletin boards at http://couchsurfing.hyperboards.com.

Wednesday, 05 July, 2006  

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