Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Jack Bog's server has apparently been hacked. I don't know how bad the damage is to his archives but it does not look good. This blog world comes with a whole host of new problems. What we have here is one of the most serious. The immediate nightmare is that the energy Jack could be spending entertaining us, must now be spent dealing with this. Still, they can't destroy the future, and the past may yet be retrieved. Either way, it's a ball-cruncher. Good luck as always, Jack.
Jack Bog's Blog - Hacked! (maybe)

15 Comments:

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

I am getting some great suggestions from my readers and may be able to salvage my archives through the miracle of Google caches.

But if you have a web site hosted by some fly-by-night company and you are not backing all of your files up offsite on a regular basis, you're as stupid as I was.

Anyway, as Ahhnold said, "I'll be back."

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Torrid said...

you'd think Jack would whisper a sigh of relief to know that his absurdities, inaccuracies and knee-jerk jerkiness of the last four years are now scattered to the ethereal wind...guess not.

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Dave J. said...

Hang in there, Jack!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

Well, well, the Torrid Troll (Mark Bunster) -- how are things going at your desk job at the Portland Fire Bureau? They still let you jerk around talking politics on city time and city bandwidth? You must have friends in high places. It's guys like you who make government so popular.

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Ruben Bailey said...

I'm curious if there is a way to know if it was a specifc, targeted, malicious attack, or just some crawling spam that enjoys f-ing wih as many peoples shite as possible.....

Jack? Anyone?

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

It's my understanding that this was a fairly widespread deal, which points of course to the NSA.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

I have serious doubts about the hack story. My web host has been screwing around with this server for several weeks. And they're not known for their care.

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Amanda Fritz said...

So sad and sorry. As if there isn't enough trouble in the world, some people set out to cause problems for others.

All the best for the restoration, Jack.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Torrid said...

jack sed:
"Well, well, the Torrid Troll (Mark Bunster) -- how are things going at your desk job at the Portland Fire Bureau? They still let you jerk around talking politics on city time and city bandwidth? You must have friends in high places. It's guys like you who make government so popular."

Are you under the impression you're still "outing" me? And as usual, you're doing a great job making assumptions about what I do and when. Maybe you got hacked by some government worker who didn't like your unsubstantiated allegations and rhetoric against public employees. (And before you ask--no, I've not done anything to your site, nor do I know anyone who has).

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Wow, someone hacks your site and you don't have a blog anymore. When do I get that lucky?

 
At 8:05 PM, Anonymous butch said...

Bill, if I ever obtain the technical know-how of how to hack a site, I'll make you "lucky"...I promise.

I'm kidding of course. You're a great sport to let me spout my venomous views in your comments section. Unlike Mr. Bog who banned me - and a couple others from his comments section for a one time, much more mild comment. I may think your views are twisted, but at least you exhibit the same tolerance that you advocate.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I think we all need a place to vent, but I always hope there's a little leeway - that minds aren't completely set. I know mine isn't it. I'm just going with my best opinion based on how I see it.
There are naturally some areas where the decision is in. I will never think what President Bush did on Katrina was worthy of the office. That was a disgrace.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Ruben Bailey said...

I was down in NOLA in April, and all biases aside, the most prevelant feeling I had leaving there was a complete and utter failure of our federal government.

Plain and simple. I don't care who is in office. What color they are, or how many internets they think there are.

In my view (and I don't think this view is too outlandish) when all systems fail, that is local and state systems, it is beyond a rerasonable doubt, the duty of the federal government to step in. This disaster goes well beyond any sherrif, or patrolman, or DA. Local and state authorities could not handle the situation, and the billions of tax dollars we pay for the safety and comfort of a last resort federal effort completely vanished.

It was not anger that filled my sould in my time in the bayou some 5 months ago. No, this was pure sadness.

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Torrid said...

Bill, you've been nothing but welcoming to all comers that I've seen. Thanks for the forum.

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Gee, this has been a lousy day. I was stunned by the Jack Bog situation. Then I watched Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke - Part 1". That really kicked my ass. Katrina is going to stamp us with shame for the rest of time.

 

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