As I’ve been rebuilding this site. In case you hadn’t noticed. I have.
Cause of the hack.
And this is what I’ve learned so far…
Backups Aren’t Necessary UNTIL THEY ARE
If I had been maintaining regular backups (which the hosting company is totally happy to do for just a few euros more per month), it would’ve taken a few short hours (minutes? let’s hope I never find out.) to rebuild. Instead it’s been days. And it’s going to take at least another week to smooth out all the wrinkles.
So now I use Vaultpress, a WordPress plugin that interfaces with Jetpack, for daily backups.
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But I don’t know what it is.
Helpful, aren’t I?
Whenever I’m feeling stressed or anxious or depressed, there are signs. Lately I’ve been sitting on my ass doing NOTHING except watching television and / or eating. At night I chew my tongue so hard that the pain wakes me up. I also have nightmares.
And it’s IMPOSSIBLE to focus.
Now, some of this is understandable.
The site was just hacked. I’m rebuilding it with help (thanks, J!) and it’s coming back together well. I’m even thinking of switching to self hosting cause it looks entirely manageable.
I have six month old twins. In case you forgot. Cause I didn’t forget. Plus the toddler. All three are awesomeness, of course, but DAYUM, das a lot of minions.
But some of it is not as obvious because I haven’t really mentioned it before…
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No, we’re not pregnant.
No, we’re not moving.
I have a shiny new job.
But first, some history.
Had a blast.
Then Red Hat changed their new hire scope – you had to have two of three requirements – customer service, technical skills, or linux. I had the first two. I was hired. I had a blast.
But when you work at Red Hat, every day is drinking from the firehose and I had to stop coding entirely.
Continue reading “AND THE BIG NEWS IS (drumroll, please)”
The story that made us all want to be singers. At least in the shower.
Continue reading “Without Further Ado, I Present”