May 9th was the day that my website hiccuped and died. I’m still not sure what happened exactly, but a 45 cents per minute phone call to the company I purchased this site from informed me that something snuck in through someone’s sub-domain and started eating away chunks of my website. Luckily, they were able to clean out everything and I could start afresh, but I did lose all the pages, posts and whatnot. Also, Firefox now screams red alert, this is an attack site, when you try to open my site. Lovely, no? I assure you it isn’t, though. At least not anymore, after it had multiple amputations and a dose of penicillin.
It had some upsides, though. My “50 questions that will free your mind” project got murdered in the process and frankly I was sick of it anyway. I’ll see what other project I’ll come up with, but for now I think I’ll just stick to my reading list and not much more. There are still some “bald spots” here and there, but rebuilding everything is going to take some time… of which I have not much to spare. University is keeping me insanely busy and I’m hardly ever home these days.
On a much brighter note, I “discovered” Postcrossing a few days back. A friend of mine actually showed it to me a good while ago, but I was hesitant to sign up for something that gave out my address to random people. However, after much reassurance from a buttload of people, I decided to give it a go. Currently I have postcards on their way to Japan, Belarus (I had to google that one), Brasil, Canada and the United States. In the progress of picking out cards, I actually made friends with the guy that works in the card shop of our teeny tiny mall. He helped me look for cards that recipients mentioned they loved to get and was fascinated by the whole concept. When I came back the next day for two more cards, he immediately jumped up and asked “More?” all exited and happy.
So yes, my website died and life just… went on. Ha. Still, I won’t be able to really relax until everything is how I like it again. And Firefox removes the attack site status from my website. I’ll have to look into how I can get them to remove it. *Sigh* Bear with me!