I have some bad news for the WPF community. :(
I discovered today that my old “Josh Smith on WPF” blog no longer exists. That blog was hosted by my previous employer, Infusion Development, but suddenly just dropped off the Web. At first I thought that maybe they tear down the blogs of employees that leave the firm. But I looked into it and that is not the case. For some reason, only my old blog has disappeared.
This really stinks because all of that content on my old blog is no longer available. It’s gone. There was a lot of useful information on that blog. I think that I might have back-ups of some of the old posts somewhere. Hopefully I can dig them up and repost them.
I’ve sent some e-mails to people at Infusion, asking what happened to the old blog. So far, nobody knows. Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch and the blog will be revived sometime soon. If the content still exists but they don’t want to host it anymore, I’ll bite the bullet and post the old content on my new blog…if they are willing to send me the files.
The lesson I learned from all of this is that you should never start a blog on your employer’s blog site, unless you intend on never leaving (or you’re employed by WordPress!).