It appears that Mark Pilgrim, the author of one of my favorite Python language resources, has pulled a disappearing act. I wanted to recall a certain page on diveintopython.org, but was instead greeted with a 410 error:
The requested resource
is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource.
His other websites, as well as social networking accounts, have also gone:
- Dive Into Python
- Dive Into Python 3
- Dive Into HTML5
- GitHub (though it seems that someone has re-created the account)
His personal site is missing, too.
Whoa. How does someone just evaporate off the Internet like that? The search continues, but there may be a ray of hope…
Pilgrim has shared an incredible volume of information with Internet users everywhere. I hope he is alright.
Jason Scott called Pilgrim’s local police department, and Pilgrim was less than amused…
… and that’s that!