You may have heard of people wiping the email inbox slate clean to deal with the overload.
Well, I’ve joined them, but not intentionally. With a mistargetted rm -f, I managed to wipe out all of the email I have hosted on this domain. I have backups, but of course they’re a bit old.
If you’ve emailed me recently (like the last 4 months) at firstname.lastname@example.org, and are still awaiting a reply, please resend your email.
I’m restoring what I can find from backups (and I’ve already better automated my backups). As Tim Bray had mentioned before, I am the worst enemy of my data. In the last five years, I’ve only had one crashed hard drive (which was because I dropped a laptop), but I’ve managed to accidentally delete large quantities of personal data many times.
Each time, my backups have been insufficient. Maybe I’ll learn this time.