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Jamie Thomson

This is the blog of Jamie Thomson, a data mangler in London working for Dunnhumby

My old Conchango blog posts are currently not accessible

Some of you reading this may be aware that I used to blog at That URL later changed to after Conchango (my employer) got taken over by EMC. In my last post on that site:


I stated that I had 676 blog posts on that site.

Unfortunately, as of today, those 676 posts are inaccessible. If you try to get to today you will see this:


I am not the only one affected either; it seems that EMC have taken the same action for many blog sites of my old colleagues (e.g. is also inaccessible). Early indications are that EMC have removed all blog posts by any former employees although that is yet to be confirmed.


A few of us former employees are endeavouring to get this situation rectified so watch this space. I am aware that many people in the SSIS community still refer to those old blog posts so please be aware that any attempt to access any of them will be futile for the foreseeable future.


UPDATE: Looks like I managed to get through to the right person. its back 

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:08 PM by jamiet
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Koen Verbeeck said:

Just want to add here that currently you can still watch the blog posts using Google cache.

Quite a shame actually, I reference some of these blog posts a lot on the forums.

November 14, 2012 6:41 AM

Valentino Vranken said:

Oh no, the SSIS naming conventions reference is gone! Luckily I have memorized most of them :)

I guess you can always click that Join link and then you'd be able to access the content again. But that's just an assumption, haven't tried it. I'm already getting enough spam, uh, commercial info.

November 14, 2012 6:47 AM

jamiet said:

Hi Valentino,

Registering won't have any affect I'm afraid. The content will still be inaccessible.

Note that the Naming Conventions blog post is also available here:



November 14, 2012 6:53 AM

Matt Hall said:

Ah, what is everyone going to do without those old BizTalk 2004 blog posts of mine ;-)

Hope you manage to retrieve most of yours though.

November 14, 2012 8:40 AM

Matt Hall said:

By the way, I stumbled across blogs that are still there from former colleagues that left long before us, so not entirely sure what their archiving strategy is. Unless it is a bit of EMC kit that has gone down and lost our data ;-)

November 14, 2012 8:50 AM

GraemeM said:

Please noooo!!!

Jamie do you know how many times I refer BI devs to those blog posts. Heck most of our SSIS developmental standards were built out of a lot of that material.

You have to get it back!

November 14, 2012 9:28 AM

jamiet said:


I'm on it :)

No promises tho!

November 14, 2012 9:34 AM

jamiet said:

UPDATE: Looks like I managed to get through to the right person. its back

November 14, 2012 9:40 AM

Andrew S said:

Time to get winhttptrack fired up...

November 30, 2012 9:21 AM

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