Hacked

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay.neon_lumberjack.jpg My hosting company, logjamming.com, was hacked last Thursday. If you missed it and would like to see what the hack ended up looking like, look at this. I’m keen to think that they were nice hackers.

They could have destroyed all of the content on the server, but instead it appears that all they did was change every index.html file into what I linked to. It definitely scared the shit out of me and I’m slightly annoyed that my hosting company wasn’t protected enough but everything turned out well and I didn’t lose any of my stuff.

In the meantime, I have, obviously, redesigned. I also hauled off everything from the server as a byte-for-byte backup and then deleted everything. I then reinstalled MovableType with the Gallery plug-in. There are going to be a very large number of dead links in the archives, for the time being, as I go through and clean house.

Even though no one checks it out, I’m going to redesign Verbal Impotence to make it look a little less clunky. I have ditched the sideblog in favor of keeping track of what I am reading, listening and watching in the info page. The links are also slowly being revamped.

This design is the way it is because I’ve been re-admiring edlundart.com and oblivio.com lately.

Instead of having multiple designs, I’ve opted for having multiple text sizes. I also discovered a groovy trick that you can use if you want to change text sizes on any page you are looking at. If you have a mouse with a wheel, holding Ctrl and moving the wheel will change the font sizes. Ctrl-mousewheel!

As always, if something doesn’t work, tell me about it. If it looks weird on your browser let me know as well. [I can only check Firefox and IE on a PC, so if you run something else, especially Safari, IE or Opera on a Mac, let me know if it works well.] This design is definitely staying the way it is for quite some time. I’ve got other people’s sites to work on.

Before I forget, I’m going to try to put up those little pictures before some of my posts [this is blatantly stolen from Oblivio] I couldn’t decide which one I liked better for this post. Which of those do you like best?

3 thoughts on “Hacked

  1. This window doesn’t open quite right
    Logjamming hosts our page as well, lucky for us we must have been on one of their other servers….hope they patched it.

  2. comment window should be fixed…

    as for the security breach, their news page says my server is now running the newest Red Hat ES.

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