Oh boy. I just got the following email from my web hosting provider: Argh. I can't believe this. The site wasn't much, just a weblog, but it represented hundreds of hours of my time over the past year. I live in Beijing, far away from my family and most of my friends, and the weblog was a way for me to keep in touch. It also served as a record of my thoughts and life over the past year. Ugh. I certainly don't have a backup. I don't think I even know how I could have made a backup, though I'm sure there's a way. I guess I thought the provider was keeping a backup. Yuk. Any advice?