Posts Tagged ‘web site’

A short public thank-you…

…to software developer Tim Beck, who patiently helped me figure out how to reset the Twitter Digest option for my blog, even while I was being utterly clueless about the whole process.

(For those who might care, it involved accessing the WordPress database using phpMyAdmin and editing the wp_options table to reset a particular value to zero.)

Also, as usual, my gratitude goes out to the technical-support team at SFF.NET, who explained to me how to access phpMyAdmin in the first place, so that I could backup my blog database before making some updates today.

Now, if Twitter Digest just keeps on working, I’ll be a happy camper. … Okay, a slightly less disgruntled camper.

My Would-Be Hacker Is Back

*Sigh.* It’s just so damned irritating.

Some idiot would-be hacker is trying either to access my e-mail or to make an FTP connection to my Web site. Fortunately, my server hosts at have pretty good security protocols against these kinds of intrusions, and I have made certain to use long, non-intuitive passwords.

Unfortunately for me, the hackers’ repeated attempts to access my account cause two things to happen:

  1. I get temporarily locked out of my account, both with my e-mail client and webmail.
  2. When the account finally unlocks, because I leave messages on the server for remote access, my e-mail client ends up downloading hundreds of old e-mail messages.

Is it just hacker mentality to try to hack any site they can, or have I become enough of a public figure that someone thinks I am worth trying to hack? Honestly, I am mystified.

Spiffy new look for my site

I’m feeling rather pleased. I’ve just finished a design-and-coding overhaul of my Web site:

Upcoming improvements still in the works will be a shift of my domain name from virtual forwarding to full hosting on so that I can use it as a fully functional site. Once that change is completed, my new official Web site will be:

Until then, I will simply sigh with relief that this long-overdue facelift for my old site is now done.