So I came home from that glorious Camp Greenville field trip on Sunday to a message in my inbox from one of the members at my SecularHomeschool.com website. It seemed that while I was hiking and dosey-do’ing, a major tool of a person was busy hacking into the site.
I didn’t want to believe it was true, but alas when I arrived at the homepage, I was greeted with an ominously evil looking “you’ve been hacked” screen instead of the screenshot that I’m so used to – – the one that has my blood sweat and tears all pixeled in the right places.
Following that lovely revelation was the realization that even my admin page was out of access to me. This asinine evil-doer really had my “balls in a vice”, as my hubby is wont to occasionally say. Topsy-Techie was feeling a lot less techie, and a lot more topsy. I had to call on my back-up crew…the REAL techies…who know what to do in these kinds of instances.
It was degrading and demeaning on so many levels. If you’ve been following T-T for long, you will know that there are few things I detest more than having to grovel at the feet of the Geek Squad. My idea of “technical support” is anyone who is willing to replenish my coffee cup, take over the cooking duties, and ignore my language while I am tackling a particularly snarly technical difficulty.
But I knew immediately that this particular snafu was way out of my league. The stupid site had started hurling racial epithets and extremist Islamic propaganda by that time, so I knew it was time to call in the big guns.
Anyway, as humbling as it is, I’d like to dedicate this post to M and I. My two knights in shining pocket-protectors who not only knew just what to do, but how to handle an renegade would-be know-nothing know-it-all techie. Thanks to them, SecularHomeschool.com is back in business and humming along like clockwork.
Me? Well, I’m still licking my wounds a bit. All will be better soon, I’m sure. Anyone have any easy technical glitch that they need advice on to help boost my morale???