29 October 2006

What’s with the Weirdos?

Not again. Someone hacked into my blog sometime this morning and destroyed A Cup of Coffey — wiped away my main page and most of my blogroll. WTF? A page hijack two weeks ago … the entertaining Jeffrey haunting my comment boxes … and now this?

I don’t understand why I’m attracting weirdos this month. I avoid writing about politics since my beloveds are on both sides of the fence. I write about music and life as a single Southern woman. Nothing offensive … well, except maybe for the boob shot a few weeks ago, but it wasn’t that offensive, was it?

So …

I’m in the process of rebuilding my page. If you look to the right, you’ll see that the blogroll was obliterated. I’m now putting that puzzle back together. If you know I had your page listed on my blogroll and you’d like to see it listed again, send me an e-mail at the address on the navigation bar. I have all of your pages bookmarked … but I have tons of blogs bookmarked, many not included on my blogroll, so it will save time if I have your URL in an e-mail.

And please let the Cup be.

25 Comments:

At 10/29/2006 06:18:00 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Woo hoo! You got it up and running again! Awesome. Was it just the template, or did you find more stuff screwed up? Regardless, I'm happy your blog wasn't shot to hell.

 
At 10/29/2006 07:11:00 PM, Blogger mellowlee said...

Oh my god! I was wondering what the heck was going on earlier when I couldn't get to your blog!!!! Thank goodness your former posts weren't deleted!

 
At 10/29/2006 07:27:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

DAN: Thanks for the advice, sweetie; your suggestion worked. I reapplied the template, and the basics reappeared. As I hit Save Template, I realized I should have copied all the code that was left ... but of course I had just written over it. It's going to take a while to customize it again and rebuild all those links ... but maybe it was time for a URL-cleaning. I've added some of the links and customizations. I just took a break to crank up "Finest Work Song" and Stipe it all over the living room, so the stress level is down.

MELLOWLEE: Ugh, I was afraid I was going to have to start a new blog. I have no idea what happened ... and, of course, I couldn't find a way to contact a live Blogger person to walk me through it. I'm lucky to have a techno-savvy ex who helped me figure out what to do.

 
At 10/29/2006 08:46:00 PM, Blogger lulu said...

I tried to read you this morning and wondered what the heck was going on. Have you changed your password?

 
At 10/29/2006 09:05:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Ah, Lulu, I was so damn pissed this morning; I've had to do a lot of dancing around the living room to keep from screaming. Thing is, it was fine until about 10:30 this morning. I changed the password first thing. May I trade my weirdos for your bouncers?

 
At 10/29/2006 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous DJ Cayenne said...

Ohmigod, that had to suck. Although, with the recreation, I got a bump from "Book Blogs" to "Favorite Bloggers" - thanks.

I'm glad that it wasn't worse. Yikes. I have to go now and back up the blog ASAP.

 
At 10/29/2006 10:29:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Actually, you were promoted a week or two ago; I worried that folks weren't making it that far down the page and were missing a great blog. So go back up that blog NOW.

 
At 10/29/2006 11:48:00 PM, Blogger Tenacious S said...

No fun. Blogging is my stress reliever. I would be so upset if it caused me grief. Glad you managed to take the reins again.

 
At 10/30/2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger Bubs said...

Good god that sucks. You did really well getting back up so soon.

 
At 10/30/2006 12:27:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

TENACIOUS S: I was frickin' pissed today. Luckily, my archives weren't affected. But I still wasted good Sunday hours putting it back together.

BUBS: Thanks. It was probably time for a navigation bar overhaul anyway.

 
At 10/30/2006 12:44:00 AM, Blogger barista brat said...

wow, i can't believe how mean the blogger gods have been to you!

glad you got it back up and running. we all need our daily dose of beth!

 
At 10/30/2006 04:11:00 AM, Blogger Ben Heller said...

I wondered what had happened. I popped by 2 or 3 times yesterday and all I saw was the contents of your sidebar.

Somebody must have known your password Beth and I'm glad you've changed it.

It must be angry politicians, they don't like the neutrality of your blog.

 
At 10/30/2006 07:42:00 AM, Blogger Old Lady said...

The boob shot was not objectionable! Some people have more time on their hands than they know what to do with. I am glad you are up and running.

 
At 10/30/2006 08:24:00 AM, Blogger Scrivener said...

You really think someone hacked into your account and screwed with things? You didn't switch to Beta recently did you? I've seen lots of people have trouble with that switch.

Well, I'm glad you got things back up and running.

 
At 10/30/2006 09:26:00 AM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Wow, I wish I had a stalker. I've spent so much time stalking others that I'd like to know how it feels.

Hey Beth, I had a dream last night that I was in a coffee house and there was a sign that read "Meet the author of 'A Cup of Coffey.'" So I told my friend "I think I know that woman." So we went up to you and stood there until you said "Oh, hi Coaster Punchman." But you were too busy to talk to us.

CP

 
At 10/30/2006 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

BRAT: I can't figure it out, either. Weird, huh?

BEN: Yeah! Let's blame it on the politicians! Maybe I should let my MoveOn.org soul come through more often.

OLD LADY: I'm glad I'm back, too; it's just a pain remembering everything I had on there. Ugh.

SCRIVENER: Nope, I've been avoiding the switch to Blogger Beta, so that's not it. Maybe it's Blogger, trying to persuade me to switch ...

COASTER PUNCHMAN: First of all, I love that I made it into one of your dreams. Secondly, it is my dream to be the next Hollis Gillespie, so I love the fact that you were at my book signing. BUT ... if I were there, not only would I not ignore you, I would have insisted on cocktails with you for the six hours preceding my appearance.

 
At 10/30/2006 11:53:00 AM, Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Something to cheer you up...

http://www.mrpicassohead.com/

 
At 10/30/2006 01:05:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Thanks, WP! I love these job-wasters.

 
At 10/30/2006 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Beth,

If you're a member of Moveon.org I'm gonna HURL.

Please say you're joking.

*

 
At 10/31/2006 08:44:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Damn, Jeffrey, who would have guessed that you and I would be on opposite sides of the political fence? I am a proud member of MoveOn.org, and wish I had the time to volunteer with them more often.

 
At 11/01/2006 09:06:00 AM, Blogger Anomie-Atlanta said...

Time to switch to typepad?

 
At 11/02/2006 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Beth,

About that fence -- yeah, I'm in West Berlin and you're in East Berlin. We can wave to each other at Checkpoint Charlie.

*

 
At 11/02/2006 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

ANOMIE-ATLANTA: I may check into it ... but I hate going through all of the URL changes.

JEFFREY: See, we can agree to disagree ... and still love each other. Isn't life grand?

 
At 11/08/2006 08:11:00 PM, Blogger justacoolcat said...

Being a technotech I wonder what you mean by "hacked". Do you think blogspot has an exploit or maybe it's time for a more complicated password?

 
At 11/08/2006 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I have no idea, JACC. The page was fine one minute ... the next minute, everything but the lower half of my navigation bar was gone. I reapplied the template and had to rebuild the navbar.

 

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