As is often the case, technology is wonderful when it works and not so much when it does not. My problem started when I tried to use the automatic backup software from my hosting provider. It failed in mid-backup and left lots of strange files and destroyed a few files. I got the site back up but my email quit working. I talked to the technical people to resolve the email issue and in their infinite wisdom they decided my site had been hacked and took it down. They offered me a solution, which would have cost $600 a year to fix the problem which their backup software inflicted on me. I declined their solution. Eventually they gave me a list of over 500 PHP files that they wanted removed. I removed them all but of course WordPress depends on PHP to run and I have been unable to get my hosted WordPress site up and going again. Fortunately this site is fine. While I continue to work on the other site in my limited spare time, I have brought back a number of posts as flat HTML files. They can be found at this new landing site for my Crystal Coast Life blog.
We set out to lower our cable bill but it ended up being a complicated process because of how everything is tied together. The biggest challenge is that we have no real choice in Internet service providers so even if we cut the cord, we would still be stuck with Spectrum. Read more about out challenges.
It is rare that people last ten or twenty years in a job today. Often it is not the employee’s fault. Do you have a similar story?
An unusual taste of winter for the Crystal Coast. You will find more about our strange weather by the clicking the link or the picture.
Leave it to the weather to make you humble. We are used to warm weather so this January 2018 snowstorm that is sticking around is an unusal event for us. Read more at this link.
While there is cold weather finally in the forecast, we know from experience this is not the last nice day here on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Read more….
We have settled into a routine of upgrading some of our technology every five years. Computers can have years of useful life if you pay attention up front. Read more….