Monday, May 17, 2010

Mercury is in retrograde, Google and love

Well, folks, last week was another week from hell.

For those of you that don't already know, my brother-in-law's 41-yr.-old sister was found dead in bed on Mother's Day morning. Our families are quite close, and of course I'm very close to my brother-in-law (not to mention my sister and niece and nephew).

We were all very shaken, and although with help from Bluehost we identified the malicious code in the index file of the website, nothing was done last week ....

On the other hand, it was also a week of near bliss, comfort and fulfillment, so what can I say (except for "Yikes! What a roller coaster!")?

Newburyport Business will be back soon; Google just has to clear it for landing.

This has been an exercise in ... well, in how much Google controls everything. Even though Newburyport Business itself was not putting any malicious software anywhere, there was some code that had been inserted into the files that was (?was it?) redirecting people to another site that might have been.

Might have been.

Google has shut down that site, so I'm really not clear on why it had to shut down Newburyport Business as well ... but, hey, who am I to question Google?

My website was like one of those little fish that gets caught in the net while people are fishing for the big guys.

But you know what? There has been a lot of loss involved in this whole process, but there has also been gain.

I implore everyone again to watch yourselves on the Internet ... and make sure you have good anti-virus software ... and tell the people you love that you love them when you have the chance, because you just don't know when they will be taken away from you.

A little website means nothing when you think about the grand scheme of things.

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