Where did we go?

Author: admin | Published: 22/4/08

Hardformat is back, sort of. For anyone wondering where we went, my host (and ex-employer) decided to delete the database for the site with no warning. I’m not entirely sure if the act of deletion was malice or stupidity, but either way I didn’t have a backup to hand, and things looked fairly grim.

Thankfully all of the images were safe, and so here we are on a new (hopefully more professional!) host with as much data manually retrieved from archive.org as possible. Over the next week or so I will be relinking all of the releases on the front page – so please bear with me whilst I put it all back together, and work out how to force WordPress to do what I want it to do.

A big thankyou to anyone who commented on the posts, sadly all of those comments are gone but not forgotten. Also anyone who contributed photos if you could resend your information so we can credit you for your work that would be great.

On the plus side; inspired by the number of emails we recieved containing interesting snippets of design info we now have this news blog to cover anything outside the realm of the photographed releases.



  1. That explains it. In any case, glad to see you guys back up and running again!

    Comment by Thomas — April 26, 2008 @ 9:46 am
  2. I’m glad that’s sorted out. Can’t wait to see what interesting snippets of design info you guys will come up with.

    Comment by Selenaru Negrea — April 26, 2008 @ 6:38 pm
  3. Oy vey! Very happy to see you’re up and running once again. I’ve missed HF muchly.

    Comment by Koelle — April 28, 2008 @ 10:17 pm
  4. Excellent!
    Dont matter the problem, just matters that you get the solution!

    Comment by Alejandro — April 29, 2008 @ 10:27 am
  5. Hi all!!
    I was left in despair, nice to hear you again!

    Comment by Luca Vascon — April 29, 2008 @ 3:17 pm
  6. Thanks for the kind words guys. It definitely pained us to be away and we’re glad to be back :-)

    Comment by colin — April 29, 2008 @ 6:37 pm
  7. Glad to see you’re back up and running.

    Comment by B_D — May 1, 2008 @ 7:57 pm
  8. Wonderful news! I’ve been returning regularly to see if you were back. Great to see you again.

    Comment by Forest — May 9, 2008 @ 10:53 pm


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