Thursday, 15 October 2009

Semi-sorted. Kind of.

The website saga continues. My hosting company called me this morning to tell me that my FTP server had been hacked by some people somewhere in Russia and as such there was a niggly bit of code on my site directing people elsewhere, thus making my site unclean, hence anti virus warnings etc.

Whatever the hacking people/software did has somehow affected and limited my website editing capabilities so for the time being I'm going to have to do site updates in a very long-winded fashion. I'm hoping that Chris can help me sort things out at the weekend - no pressure, Mister G! ;o)

The good news is that I've cleaned away all the nasty code so my site is once again clean and sparkly and I will try and upload last night's beads at 8.30pm tonight. They'll be on the Freshly Baked Beads page ..... fingers crossed, that is.

This is all a pain in the rear end but at the same time I have learned a lot. I've been doing FTP stuff, HTML editing, changing passwords, installing stuff, uninstalling stuff and having lots of 'Uh-oh!' and 'A-ha!' moments. I feel like a right computer geekette!

3 Comments

Anonymous said...

What a nightmare Laura, pleased to hear your techno nightmare is almost over.

Lisapmac

Alison G said...

It's been a while since I visited your blog Laura as I have been in hospital for nearly 2 years (I was only supposed to be in for less than a week!) and I thought you might like to hear how some of your beads really kept me going. I have two of your classic stringer work sets, one I bought for myself called 'Teal' and a lovely blue and white set made into a necklace for me by my dear friend George Harper. As soon as the tubes were out of my neck this was the necklace I asked my husband to bring and I wore it nearly the whole time. It makes me think of clear skies. So thank you, you couldn't have known when you made them what they would mean to someone one day xxx

Laura said...

Hi Alison

So sorry to hear that you've been so ill. You poor thing - I really hope that you're making good progress now.

It is totally amazing to hear that my beads cheered you up at such a naff time. That's very nice to know. Thank you - that has made me smile. I'm glad that my work has had a positive effect.

Get well soon.

With my very best wishes

Laura xxx