Blog posts I’ve lost to the ethers of time

The web is an ephemeral medium, if you’re not careful. Throughout my career, I’ve written blog posts for the company I’ve worked for. Over time, those websites or their content have been removed, and before their removal I copied the posts to my personal blog to keep a record of what I’d written.

But alas, I missed two blog posts I wrote in 2014 working at Adxstudio and can’t find a copy of them. They were, admittedly, not very high quality content, and from what I can tell they were removed from the site within a few months by someone who must have thought they weren’t good enough to stay published!

The only partial record I’ve found of them is an capture of the blog post summaries listing from my profile page,

For now, until a more complete archive is found (if ever), here’s the last known record of these two blog posts copied here for posterity, until the ethers of time remove this page from existence.

New Microsoft Azure Preview Portal
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