Readers will recall that I previously touted the marvelous newspaper database site of Tom Tryniski and listed some of the excellent newspapers that are on-line and fully searchable.
Well there has been a tragic attack on Tom’s website as some person or persons attempted to steal massive amounts of automated data extraction and they not only crashed the system but destroyed it!
Tom’s first announcements were very sad and disheartening to say the least, and it first sounded like this fabulous resource might go away forever, as the whole site is financed and operated totally by Tom alone with no outside help financially, or in effort. There has been a ground swell of messages of sympathy and support from many users of the system and Tom has been more upbeat in his messages and appreciates the favorable response for sure.
Tom’s most recent message to me is shown here in part,
“I should be backup within a couple more days and thanks for the words of encouragement,
I can’t believe the tremendous quantity of emails I have received from people offering their support ….Its Things like that, that make all the work and expense worth it to me.
On a side note I will be adding more Syracuse newspapers around December, also you will start seeing Rochester, Boonville, and Moravia Newspapers starting next week.”
It costs several thousand dollars to build a site like his, I know, and then it takes thousands of hours of continuous maintenance that are required to keep it running and to add new material. Here’s the deal, and this was not at Tom’s request, but just a little thing that we can do to offer our support. Send him a few bucks, and your thanks.
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