You asked for it: Legacy code made available

Eric | November 4, 2007

A few weeks ago, when I started redoing my website, I installed Google analytics on it, together with a WordPress plugin to support it. Surprisingly and disappointingly, it turned out that about 1/3 of access to my web page were not through search engines or direct accesses but rather to websites referring to PHP scripts I wrote ages ago, a seminal paper I wrote about Arithmetic Coding and a report I wrote about how to recover bad sectors from an NTFS partition that are not actually “bad”. Apparently, to people that matters a lot more than performing super-efficient runtime verification. A bit worrisome.. :-(

Anyway, since those contents were so popular I tried to make them available again. It turned out that all of it was more or less deleted. However I remembered that there was this fabulous website archive.org that captures regular copies of popular pages. As it turns out, I was able to recover about 95% of the content that way – including all the downloads! This is kind of scar, actually. Are they allowed to store all that? Plus they must have huge storage capacities, I guess.

So all the contents are now available here. Happy scripting, arithmetic coding or a happy NTFS recovery!

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