Trouble in the laboratory

The little server that serves this ‘umble site has been experiencing troubles of late. Not yet sure why. Sorry for the un-helpful error messages and the even less helpful timeouts. I’m working on it.

14 thoughts on “Trouble in the laboratory

  1. I once had an indie WordPress site on a commercial Linux host that got tons of spam. I downloaded a page (Firefox ~~ File ~~ Save Page As…) and just one AV scanner, ClamAV (available for most OSs), said it was infected. After Googling around found out that about 80%+ of supposedly free WordPress themes contain obfuscated code (maybe Javascript). So I only get themes directly from now.

    Are you running your own server? Someone I trust who has tried a lot of hosts recommends DreamHost. There is also the “Wordfence” WordPress plugin that’s supposed to provide a lot of protection.

    I certainly don’t know nearly as much about programming as you (I’m a hardware guy), but I’m planning to create a website journal to chronicle my (probably pathetic) planned attempt to learn the Rust language. Will let you know if it gets underway.


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    Micheal, your troubles are just like a DDoS attack.

    This is mysterious!

    I am presently at:

    Contact somebody?

  3. Shit. Where’s Michael? For some reason, he’s one of the few whom I respect on the Internets.

    drunkpundit; I can’t post on your blogs because they are Blogger sites and I will have NO dealings with the GoogleBorg. If you post a comment containing your email address (gmail?) on my main blog, it will not show up unless I “approve” that comment, which I won’t. I like to network. I use, since it’s not any longer part of a giant Borg!!! I use blogs because they will send you a “CSV” file that you can use to start your own indie-hosted site with all previous articles and comments (no lock-in). My main blog is:

    Also see my (hopefully) upcoming article on the latest insane GoogleBorg sucker game at:

    It will shock you.

    • That’s alright blue, I hardly post there myself anymore. I’ve come to the inclusion that most of what I’d have to say is probably already said better by other folks, including you. πŸ™‚

      My own website is dedicated to a local High School band that my son was in until he graduated last year. They asked me if they continue to use it and I told ’em sure. Probably more useful than anything I could contribute.

      • ” I’ve come to the inclusion”

        Oops, I mean conclusion above… writing while drinking on a saturday afternoon is always a challenge.

        Interesting sites blue, I’ve actually visited the Portland Independent Media site through other twists and turns of the internet tubes. Thanks!

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