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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 07:41:37 PM »

Looks like this entry from November 2015 is the latest (last?) Archive.org has for US-Highways:
http://web.archive.org/web/20151105234108/http://www.us-highways.com/

I haven't checked all the sections, but it looks like Archive.org has at least a few of them posted, including the Standard Oil history section.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »

So did anyone/any site successfully offer to host the US-Highways content somewhere, or would the only option be something like Archive.org?

No one knew until it was too late to do anything. He never announced he was going AFK, he simply did.

And it was actually his brother who made the announcement, not him.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2018, 05:25:56 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2018, 05:30:29 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:.

It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2018, 05:31:57 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:.

It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2018, 07:00:50 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:.

It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.

Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?

At any rate, Dale Sanderson's US Ends site has a lot of valuable information that mirrors some of what that site had.

Wonder how long Droz will be at his current abode?
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2018, 08:45:11 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:.

It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.

Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?

At any rate, Dale Sanderson's US Ends site has a lot of valuable information that mirrors some of what that site had.

Wonder how long Droz will be at his current abode?

Seems like there was talk about it, but I'm not sure  if anyone copied the files.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2018, 10:57:48 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain
It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.
Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?
At any rate, Dale Sanderson's US Ends site has a lot of valuable information that mirrors some of what that site had.

Wonder how long Droz will be at his current abode?

Has anyone tried to contact him?  The link posted upthread lists the system that he is in but not the facility he is in.  Paper mail sent care of that system should reach him.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2018, 02:58:07 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain
It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.
Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?
At any rate, Dale Sanderson's US Ends site has a lot of valuable information that mirrors some of what that site had.

Wonder how long Droz will be at his current abode?

Has anyone tried to contact him?  The link posted upthread lists the system that he is in but not the facility he is in.  Paper mail sent care of that system should reach him.

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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2018, 03:01:32 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain
It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.
Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?
At any rate, Dale Sanderson's US Ends site has a lot of valuable information that mirrors some of what that site had.
Wonder how long Droz will be at his current abode?
Has anyone tried to contact him?  The link posted upthread lists the system that he is in but not the facility he is in.  Paper mail sent care of that system should reach him.
Dear Robert:
Sorry that you're behind bars for a very long time for perverse acts involving little kids. Can you get get someone to copy your website files and send them to me so I can put your site back online?
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Seriously, ask him what is a likely parole date, and what if any provision he has for getting the files back online.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2018, 03:03:58 PM »


Seriously, ask him what is a likely parole date, and what if any provision he has for getting the files back online.

Considering the circumstances, I wonder if he'd be allowed computer access. Also, his files may have been confiscated &/or deleted, including backups.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2018, 03:11:26 PM »

I just checked it, now some stupid motorcycle company has taken over the domain
It's not like the original owner had web access to renew it.
I just wish that something related to US highways replaced it.
Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?
At any rate, Dale Sanderson's US Ends site has a lot of valuable information that mirrors some of what that site had.

Wonder how long Droz will be at his current abode?

Has anyone tried to contact him?  The link posted upthread lists the system that he is in but not the facility he is in.  Paper mail sent care of that system should reach him.

Dear Robert:

Sorry that you're behind bars for a very long time for perverse acts involving little kids. Can you get get someone to copy your website files and send them to me so I can put your site back online?

See you in 15 to 25,

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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2018, 03:17:07 PM »

Seriously, ask him what is a likely parole date, and what if any provision he has for getting the files back online.
Considering the circumstances, I wonder if he'd be allowed computer access. Also, his files may have been confiscated &/or deleted, including backups.

I was meaning that he will have computer access after being paroled, which could be sooner or later depending on several factors.  I seriously doubt that highway site files would have been confiscated and he probably would have had some time to get them backed up on alternate media if that had not already been done.  Granted that may have seemed like a low priority at the time but in such a situation people do try to have a plan for the future when they are released even if it may be many years.
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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2018, 05:40:10 PM »

Quote from: hbelkins
Didn't someone snag some of the pages off an archived version of that site?

I did at the time, but I haven't been in a position to do any work on them.
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« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2019, 12:48:55 PM »

Seems he's at Hamilton Correction Institution

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/offenderSearch/detail.aspx?Page=Detail&DCNumber=H47061&TypeSearch=AI

Florida doesn't have parole but does have good time (up to 10 days credit per month while in DOC custody but must service 85% of sentence.) It appears the potential release date of 02/04/2021 has that already applied

Given the circumstances of the case I'm sure they would have seized anything resembling a computer, phone, CD, flash drive, hard drive that was on the premises. So unless he had off-site backup that is still active.
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« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2019, 12:50:34 PM »

Seems he's at Hamilton Correction Institution

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/offenderSearch/detail.aspx?Page=Detail&DCNumber=H47061&TypeSearch=AI

Florida doesn't have parole but does have good time (up to 10 days credit per month while in DOC custody but must service 85% of sentence.) It appears the potential release date of 02/04/2021 has that already applied

Given the circumstances of the case I'm sure they would have seized anything resembling a computer, phone, CD, flash drive, hard drive that was on the premises. So unless he had off-site backup that is still active.

That's what I was suggesting. I guess you said it better. :(
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« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2019, 02:44:20 PM »

Seems he's at Hamilton Correction Institution
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/offenderSearch/detail.aspx?Page=Detail&DCNumber=H47061&TypeSearch=AI
Florida doesn't have parole but does have good time (up to 10 days credit per month while in DOC custody but must service 85% of sentence.) It appears the potential release date of 02/04/2021 has that already applied
Given the circumstances of the case I'm sure they would have seized anything resembling a computer, phone, CD, flash drive, hard drive that was on the premises. So unless he had off-site backup that is still active.

They wouldn't have seized the files that were on the web hosting service.  If nothing else him or someone else could have then downloaded those files to a backup device.  IOW don't assume that he has no backups, or someone he designated.
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« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2019, 02:45:59 PM »

Dude probably wasnít expecting to be picked up and probably didnít consider such an option.
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« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2019, 02:48:33 PM »

Dude probably wasnít expecting to be picked up and probably didnít consider such an option.

Speaking from some experience in church-related prison ministries, in the case of a non-violent crime the system usually gives the person at least a couple months to get their affairs in order before serving the sentence.
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« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2019, 03:01:00 PM »

But since it involved exploitation of minors, that may have gone out the window.

Honestly at this point I think you guys just need to do what the TM guys did when the CHM guy went AWOL and make a new one.
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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2019, 05:53:43 PM »

I was reading a blog by a prisoner who was convicted of similar charges, and he was out on bail and allowed to self-report to prison at a later date. Generally these people reach some kind of plea bargain (plead guilty to a dozen images and go to prison for a few years and we won't charge you with the other 1983 that we found on your computer and put you away for decades.) They know someone in that position has incentive to not re-offend in the interim.

 Having said that I'm not sure that it matters in this context though. If I was about to go to prison for 7 years, "backing up my web site" might not be on my to-do list. Even sitting on my couch it's been a year since I lost access to North Star Highway, and half of my Flickr photos are soon to be vaporized, and I haven't done anything.
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« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2019, 06:34:44 PM »

If I was about to go to prison for 7 years, "backing up my web site" might not be on my to-do list.

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Re: US Highways site (us-highways.com) apparently down
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2019, 06:36:52 PM »

Just checked out the current site, and it's a blog about purchasing vehicles. The site doesn't seem to like me clicking around.
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« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2019, 06:42:10 PM »

If I was about to go to prison for 7 years, "backing up my web site" might not be on my to-do list.
This.  +1

I can't imagine any good webmaster not having backup media from the inception of the website, with new backups run when there are changes.  So hand the backup device(s) to someone you can trust!
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« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2019, 07:38:14 PM »

While it's true that us-highways.com remained online until late 2015, I think we're forgetting that the site hadn't been actively maintained for probably ten years or so prior to that.  So I doubt there was a backup, and regardless of what happens in Robert's future, I would be surprised if he ever makes the effort to put his stuff back online (particularly because modern web standards are not friendly with tabular data).  Going forward I think the best available option is the last version captured by archive.org (Nov. 2015).  I've found that a bit cumbersome to use, so I've downloaded a local copy of each html file that is of interest to me. 
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