Monday, August 17, 2009

Okay, what's going on?

For some reason, I can't view my own blog. I keep getting some stupid error message from Google. Google! Look, Google, when I need your help, I'll let you know. If I want to look up a character analysis for Hester Prynne or find out if I can substitue oat flour for wheat flour in a recipe or look for the best price on a sustain pedal for Aisling's electronic keyboard, I'll let you know, 'kay?


(Why can I post on my blog, but not look at it? Does that even make sense?)

Ah. A little searching around revealed the fact that NO ONE who has a blog on Blogger can access their sites. Apparently, Blogger is suffering from a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, which is an attempt on the part of hackers "to make a computer resource unavailable for its users," according to this article at Wikipedia. I don't know when it will be fixed, but the Blogger tech crew is working on it. Twitter and Facebook were also subjected to DDoS attacks a couple of weeks ago.

By the time this post is able to be read in InsomniMom, it will be totally irrelevant. Because right now, none of you can access this site either.

Here's my idea of what should happen to the hackers, when caught.

And, Google? I'm sorry I was so mad at you. C'mere. Give us a hug.

1 comment:

Kayte said...

I could not get on your blog for weeks. Seriously. I thought maybe you had closed shop for awhile and was very disappointed. Got on fine today, however. Catching up as you might have noticed. Reading ALL of them, commenting on a few.