Driving in the Right Lane

Diary, opinions, information, and editorial content by Auntie

January 19th, 2011

On the State of the Internet

On January 4th, my email stopped working. Then my website died. Numerous phone calls and countless hours of aggravation followed, and I finally found out that someone hacked into the server space I've rented from Network Solutions for fifteen years.

I am not amused.

I suspect that the presence of my Wordpress blog drew the sonsofbitches, and for that reason, I find myself resorting to good old Homesite and simple coding to launch my site again.

The internet has become, as I often feared it would, filled with purveyors of pornography, political crazies, sketchy retailers, scam artists, and thieves.

When I tried to explain to the good people at Netsol that I was just a person who published a rarely update blog, along with a few free content websites for collectors and craftspeople, I don't think they really understood what I meant.

They said I need to get Captcha for my site if I wanted to remain safe from hacking using a Wordpress blog.. Then they said I had to delete every file on the server and start over.

It took me ten hours to manually delete every file.

During the delete process, I found not one, but TWO phishing pages someone hacked into my server to place. They used my server to steal money and information, and I don't know who "they" were.

I don't have time for this crap. I have a life. I have naps to take.

Save the Web, Make a Voodoo Doll

You don't need to sew anything, or even use fabric. Get yourself a potato, grab something sharp, and concentrate on the evil that is trying to overtake the web. Most of them are male persons, so envision where the male personal parts might be on your potato - then mutilate the thieving, low-life, low-class, sonofabitch.

If everyone does it, at least they won't reproduce.