A pleasant executive support representative from Network Solutions contacted me today... their mythical report has finally been completed! As I assumed, one of their employees had altered our DNS information from inside the company. This person is now fired. The support representative I spoke with claimed this former employee altered our DNS information "accidentally," although it doesn't require too much brainpower to see through that lie; admitting negligence and a lack of internal security opens them up to heavy duty lawsuits. I imagine 99% of the past two weeks was spent consulting with their expensive, vast legal team.
Regardless, the event has been resolved as much as it can be resolved. This article had two goals:
1. Inform you folks about the downtime and what happened two weeks ago.
2. Draw attention to Network Solutions' lack of internal security, hopefully causing them to address this situation and actually communicate with me.
Both of these have been accomplished, so I'm satisfied. I just hope Network Solutions has finally decided to institute some sort of internet network security policy preventing their own employees from maliciously accessing and altering their own clients' private information. Oops, I mean "accidentally."
Finally: an advice column for the rest of us! (Who seek to eliminate the plague that is humanity.)
Even the most fervent gun control advocate would admit that guns kill people, not other guns. We must become the guns we wish to see in the world.
A Goon outs himself as a wizard and gets a warm reception from the rogues/rangers/paladins gallery!
The Hogosphere contains worthless ramblings from Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka. Crap that he's too lazy to make funny for the front page. Because he's lazy. And unfunny.