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Backups, backups, backups

This story is a good summary of the recent brouhaha over Dave Winer’s shutdown of

From the Wired article:

“People have been really afraid to discuss this,” said a New York blogger who asked that his name be withheld. “There’s a lot of concern that any nasty comments will result in Dave not getting around to making a copy of your blog. I think a lot of the politeness and ‘We love you, Dave!’ sentiments that you’re seeing in some Web posts is just pure paranoia.”

That’s it. I now have a cron job running that’ll take an XML dump of this blog every night. Who knows, maybe Ewan will crack from England winning Euro2024 and delete everything around him…