Tuesday, January 13, 2009

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Ever have one of those days!

Woke up this morning with kids crawling all over me. Pretty standard wake-up call.

Stumble into the office (short commute... just down the hall) to find PMs and emails and forum posts about the Team Links forum having gone missing.

Then, find out that the gallery has been hacked!

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Theresa kindly brings me some coffee, as she is now aware of what's going on too.

Frantic exploration to discover the extent of the problem. Changing passwords everywhere. Consider possibility of having to restore from backup.

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

More coffee (which I made, and even made a second cup for T!).

OK... now that my heart is beating at something less than 1000 beats per minute, and my head is clearing, I start thinking a little more rationally. Well, as rationally as an Ogre ever can think.

Make my way into the innards of the site and discover that hackers have indeed modified the gallery, but it was an easy fix, so was able to take care of it myself.

Now, onto the disappearing forum.

Late last night, I created the prize forum that everyone has been so anxiously asking about (which will be viewable later today). Also created a new user group. In my tired state, I changed permissions on the wrong forum. Went in this morning and returned it to its rightful state.

Deep breath...

Now I am posting to the world the ineptitude of your NDISB webmaster - namely... me.

Thank you all for your understanding as we continue to provide you with an interesting ADSR experience!

btw, it was pointed out to me that the Time in New York clock is based on your computer time, so if your computer time is wrong, so will be the New York time. But... the "click here" link taking you to the countdown clock is still valid, as that does not reside on your computer. E

4 comments:

Brown Family said...

Wow! That's quite the day, even for an Ogre! I hate stress like that, and hope it calms down soon for you two! Thanks for all your hard work. This has been an amazing race (no pun intended)!

Anne of Alamo said...

wow, keep being like this, and we will start thinking you are human...you arn't right?

Melanie aka Mom_of_5 said...

What a terrible way to start the day! Sure hope things stay better...

Catlady said...

Oh my gosh. Many many hugs. So sorry you had to go through all this. What a awful way to start the day. Thanks for getting it all back. Hugs to you both.