My server company informed me twice in the last week that TBP had been hacked. I don’t know who or what successfully broke into my site. The server company was able to seal off the intrusion temporarily. This was somewhat annoying to me because I’ve been paying a company aptly named – Stop Hacker – to protect my website from being hacked. After asking them why I was paying them, they offered to patch my site’s weaknesses for a couple hundred bucks. They have supposedly fixed the site. I’m doubtful.
They also made a bunch of recommendations that I should implement, including restricting the crap you people copy into the comments. They say that is why Norton keeps warning everyone about the site. I don’t understand most of their suggestions. I’m not technically savvy and have no interest in becoming so. I now spend way too much of my life monitoring load times and trying to figure out why the site will operate perfectly for hours and then go down or take 20 seconds to load. I can’t stand running a website. My enjoyment level drops by the day. I just wanted to write articles and now I deal with IT glitches, trolls, spam, and assholes.
If these technical issues continue to get worse and more expensive to address, I’ll eventually have to pull the plug. In the meantime, I’ll continue to post articles I find interesting with a brief commentary when I feel it is appropriate. The long articles that I tried to write every week or two will be few and far between. Trying to keep the blog interesting on a daily basis and dealing with the daily technical crap wears me down by the time I reach the weekend. Throw in days like yesterday when I spend three and a half hours commuting to and from work and I’m completely burnt out.
I no longer have the time or stamina to spend 10 hours on my weekend writing an article. I prefer reading to writing, and I have piles of books waiting to be read. I’d rather go for a long walk or workout at the YMCA. I’d rather go to a movie or watch a football game. Life is too short to spend worrying about what might happen 24/7. I am responsible for preparing my family for an uncertain future and trying to find some enjoyment in my daily life. It ain’t easy.
TBP has become more of a chat room of doom, than my personal blog. We’ll keep it going as long as technically possible, but something had to give and that is the in-depth articles. I’m not looking for recommendations on how to better manage my time. So don’t make any. Life is full of choices and this is a minor one in the big picture. I can’t find all the good articles, so post anything that will make readers think or get pissed off.
The goal of this site is to provide an alternative to the propaganda you get on the MSM. My personal goal is to discredit the establishment and contribute to their downfall. I hope to see our efforts come to fruition.