That is what can happen if one personally runs a semi-production server. There is nobody else to blame for administrator error, missing backups, broken hardware.
So, this blog is running on “new” hardware. The old hardware may have been part of what caused the old server to fail. The data of the old blog is gone.
I’ve decided to pass the general blog off to WordPress.com to let them be responsible for the hardware. I’ll be as irresponsible about the writing as I was before. This blog will focus on a Word of The Day.