Foehammer: Experiencing difficulties beyond my control

by 1389 on January 20, 2008

in 1389 (blog admin), blog censorship, censorship, e-jihad, Foehammer, tech industry

By Foehammer

Foehammer's Anvil

As many of you are aware of by now, I am experiencing problems with the hosting at the Anvil. This has been continuing off and on for months and in recent weeks it has built up a full head of steam.

This may be the last blog entry I make here at the Anvil for many days, so just be prepared. I am being badgered by my hosts with nebulous emails, unexpected service denials, etc., all during a time in my life when I need them the least and am not able to make much sense of what they claim to be the “problem” with the Anvil. In other words, I’m out of patience and short on solutions.

All this being said, I am now convinced that my next logical step will be to find a new host for the Anvil. I do not know when I will make this move, but I will make it in order to keep the Anvil online. I will not give in to extortionists, terrorists, Islamists or even poorly managed Internet hosting companies.

What I really will need to find is a hosting company that has a staff that can take the hat of tech support away from me. I must be getting old, because I no longer have the time, energy or will to be not only a writer but also a web designer, graphic artist, editor, marketer AND technical guru. I’ve lost my way in the wilds of the blogosphere and I need to simplify things for myself if I’m ever going to find the fire to start typing op-ed pieces again.

It’s a shame that it has come to this, but I certainly can’t say that I am surprised. The cause of my “problems” could range from an inside mole to an outside hacker to a simply well-hidden script that is misbehaving. I simply do not know and that is a rare thing for me to admit.

Wish me luck. I already know I have your support and for that I am sincerely grateful.

It has been my privilege to share my views with so many of you for this long and to be received so kindly by the majority. I will do my best to keep keeping on but there may very well be a big bump in the road ahead. Hold on tight.

Foehammer, out.

(Also at Foehammer’s mirror site)


Comment by Foehammer 1/21/08 8:01pm

The Anvil came back online just a few hours ago. You might think this to be good news, but I am perplexed. My last email to LunarPages hosting was anything but cordial and read more like a surrender, a sure sign that I am tired. I am sitting here right now (still tired) wondering why the Anvil is even online again. I intentionally put a placemarker online in order to stop the complaints from LunarPages and to make it clear that I was seeking a new host. That placemarker was removed by a tech.

Beyond all this bizarre circumstance, if I stated the names of some of the tech support staff I’ve dealt with, I can imagine the level of suspicion that would arise among my readers.

So, there you have it: the Anvil is back online, but I didn’t do it.

I should rename this site Foehammer’s Yo Yo. The Anvil is loading at the slowest times I have ever seen at the moment. Is this more coincidence or is this intentional on the part of some outside attacker or my host? Your guess is as good as mine.

I’m going to just let this boat sail itself for a few hours and see how long it takes to sink again.


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Update 1/22/08:

Foehammer’s Anvil is online! Be sure to visit!


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Curtis Sulaski January 20, 2008 at 7:36 pm

😥 Haven’t I already read this?

2 1389 January 20, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Curtis,

If you followed the link to Foehammer’s mirror site, which we posted in our previous article about the Anvil being down, yes, you would have seen this already.

I posted this statement because I don’t know how long Foehammer’s site will be down. It’s difficult enough to keep a quality blog going, let alone to revive audience interest after an enforced hiatus and a move to another venue. I would like to ask everyone to be patient and to keep watching for the return of Foehammer’s Anvil.

1389

3 Dr. Bulldog January 20, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Foehammer,

You could try setting up a blog on Wordpress.com. They’ve always been good to me, and their tech support is superb!

Cheers

4 Gramfan January 21, 2008 at 7:22 am

This isn’t good at all, but I am heartened by the support of the blogosphere.
FH,
“Never Give Up”. Winston Churchill.

5 Flanders Fields January 22, 2008 at 8:36 pm

1389, I haven’t been able to locate my mail info to let Foehammer know that if there is any way I can help to let me know. Good Luck to him.

If he has any friends who are lawyers and if there is any way to document intent against a responsible party, I hope they will pursue this whether civil or criminal.

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