September 23, 2003

Wow, was that ever fun!

Well, those of you who may have come around after yesterday afternoon may have found that the site was fragged awfully bad. I was totally unable to log in to my console. I worked with Tony for over an hour trying to backdoor in, but nothing seemed to work. I finally decided that something must have changed serverside so contacted my hosting service. Here is their first response:

Hi Terry (***),
The server your site is on was upgraded earlier today to much stronger hardware and a newer operating system. I believe I have fixed the problem with your blog software, but its difficult for me to tell, as I do not have access to the administrative tools of Movable-Type. Please test your site again and let me know if everything is working.


Of course, I immediately did that, and nope, still fragged. I told Tim that I was still unable to login and that I noticed the comments were not working on the site, etc. Tim requested my MT login info so he could experiment from that end.

I provided Cherry my login info over IM checking if the login problem was restricted to my computer, way earlier in the evening. I see she slipped in during the night and posted a Nightly Navel Gazing Report™. Too bad she didn't provide a picture. ;)

Well, we are live again thanks to the efforts of Tim, Tony and Cherry:

Hi ***,
I did some research on Movable Type's website and I updated the databases that your blog uses. I was able to login and poke around a bit with your username and password. I didn't make any kind of changes to the blog itself or the setup. I believe the problem is now fixed, but I'll need you to test things out a bit and make sure all the utilities work as well.


Posted by notGeorge at September 23, 2003 08:30 AM

Tiger, I'm just glad you got back up running. Did you save up a cache of posts? I expected to see about 30 of them this morning.

Posted by: Tony S. at September 23, 2003 08:43 AM

Well, thank God. I was worried for the blog--thought that maybe it had been taken over by Hamas and was going to be used in a vicious verbal attack on the President.


Posted by: zombyboy at September 23, 2003 09:21 AM

No, after all the trouble I had in getting it back up, I was bushed and went to bed early. As you can see, Cherry had to do the Night Navel Gazing Report™ Yes, I too was under the impression for a very long time that I had been hacked by some terrorists that hated my Snarky Inaniac™ comments.

Posted by: Tiger at September 23, 2003 02:22 PM

AUTHOR: Pixy Misa
DATE: 09/24/2003 10:55:49 AM

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 24, 2003 10:55 AM

Well that was pointless.

Your blog does seem to be running faster though, so all the agony was worth it in the end.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 24, 2003 10:56 AM

I saw it in the console but was wondering what the code was suppose to make. moo?

Posted by: Tiger at September 24, 2003 02:16 PM