Faithful readers will have noticed that This Blog has been down for a full month.
We were hit by the malware attach that caused Google and Firefox to warn away visitors.
I have to say Network Solutions has been spectacularly unhelpful.
Use "Network solutions" and "malware" as your search terms in Twitter, and you will see that this attack is "epidemical" as they used to say in the 18th century. The nightmare continues for many. Network Solutions as acted with the cavalier disregard of the public utility it once was. Bad brand, bad!
We have abandoned it and good riddance.
But we didn’t get off scotfree. We lost all the blog posts since December 18th, 2009. This too is thanks to Network Solutions which managed to delete the entire database. Yes, that’s 1.5 million words, and many years of work, made to disappear in a puff of digital smoke. Bad brand, very bad brand.
Were it not for a backup at Foliovision, I would have lost the whole thing. Good brand! Excellent brand. (No, but really. Foliovision has earned my undying gratitude. Highly recommended for anyone thinking of making the transition from TypePad to WordPress.)
It looks as if we were going to lose the list of Very Good Blogs, but, happily ,David Armano referenced it a couple of months ago, and this gave us a back up. Thank you, David.
So we are back in action. Thanks for your patience. And thanks to people who wrote in to give me the head’s up on the malware attack.
Special thanks to Ana Domb for helping me get This Blog back in place.