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cooljazz58
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Postby cooljazz58; Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:09 am Current Status of Hollow Sun?

With the sudden and tragic passing of Stephen Howell, what is the current status of Hollow Sun? The website is still up and looks to be in business. Has anyone taken over the reins? Has anyone purchased anything from the website since the announcement at the end of May? The home page seems to be mum about it's status going forward. I would hate to see Stephen's work no longer be available to the public. Some of the best sample libraries (IMHO) out there.

R.I.P. Mr. Howell.
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EvilDragon
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Postby EvilDragon; Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:37 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

Current status is: website and purchasing still very much operational (and purchases are always welcome, as they benefit the Howell family). As far as new products are concerned, this might be several months off from now. We'll see what happens. I'm responding to any user inquiries.

Basically, we're waiting for the probate to get over with (and this can take a lot of time, over a year sometimes, in UK), so that mrs. Howell can take over the reins of Hollow Sun completely legally. Until then, we might see a trickling of a product or two, depending on available time. It's all going to be harder and slower without Steve's expertise in UI design and sample processing...
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Postby robogone; Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:55 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

Yeah probate's a bitch! Hope it gets resolved quickly, as I know what it can be like even when it's relatively straightforward.

I haven't yet, but definitely going to do what I can to support his family. There's already a lot that I'd like to buy, but have to get a few other things straightened out before I start buying.
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Postby coincidental; Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:20 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

I can confirm that the site's up and running and functional, as I just filled a Hexxon-shaped gap in my collection. Lots of fun, and the most excellent source samples. Go buy!
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acloughley
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Postby acloughley; Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:15 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

The Hollow Sun site seems to be down today - just showing a Parallels hosting page. Does anyone know if it is likely to be back online soon ?
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EvilDragon
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Postby EvilDragon; Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:28 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

Yes, seems there were some server issues in the past few days. Trying to sort it out...

UPDATE: Seems like CWCS (hosting provider) updated back-end software across their servers. I can't seem to see all the files related to the website (and more!) on the FTP, it's as if everything was removed, including created e-mail addresses (so it seems that all support inquiries sent to steve@hollowsun.com or mario@hollowsun.com might be bounced back!)...

Going to get in touch with CWCS tomorrow and see if they have backups. This is definitely not done well from their side... I received no notifications on this.
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EvilDragon
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Postby EvilDragon; Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:34 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

http://cwcsstatus.co.uk/live-status-updates.html


So, basically, not their fault and they're doing the best they can to have everything restored to the state before the server crashed. All good, it's just gonna take some more time!
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MIDICH1
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160 posts since 26 May, 2005, from Lost Angeles

Postby MIDICH1; Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:46 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

Good news. It's too good a company!
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EvilDragon
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Postby EvilDragon; Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:24 pm Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

We're back up and running! :tu:
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Ingonator
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Postby Ingonator; Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:42 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

EvilDragon wrote:We're back up and running! :tu:


Hi Mario,

nice to hear taht Hollow Sun is still existing. :party:

I wish you good luck.
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Postby thisplace; Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:43 am Re: Current Status of Hollow Sun?

Excellent

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