Wednesday, 28 April 2010


”Infamy, infamy they’ve all got it in for me!”

Spammers, hackers and people that steal bandwidth are evil bastards who for some reason don’t like me. As a result of their skulduggery I have effectively lost my previous RealAleBlog and use of my realalenet domain has been suspended.

I must bear some of the responsibility as I was using old software that should have been updated. But I liked it. It was easy to customise and I took the approach that if it wasn’t broken why fix it. Now I’ve decided to “love Big Brother” and switch to Blogger, “warts and all”. If I can extract the posts from the old database then I will transfer them over to this new location. I suspect though that the comments on posts will be lost.

I’m quite sanguine about it all as at the end of the day it is only ephemera. Shit happens, but hey nobody has died, so I shall just carry on here. Normal service will resume as soon as possible.


Paul Bailey said...

I wondered where you'd got to, Paul. Sorry to hear about the problems you've been having out there in cyber-space. I've had one or two weird comments on my blog. They are characterised by what I assume are Chinese characters, but I haven't opened them as I'm not sure of their content. Instead I delete them as soon as they are posted, but they are a bloody nuisance!

Paul Garrard said...

I've been dogged with technical problems a lot this year with my old blogging software. Hopefully I'll put some old posts on here when I get time.