I know - the main page looks a little different. For those who missed it, Nyeusigrube was hacked yesterday afternoon. The damage was minimal and easily fixed, but if one person could hack into the site to do a little damage, another person could certainly get in to do a whole lot more damage, so I'm trying to patch up some of the most likely sources of security holes.
The blog was one of those. In fact, it was the most likely culprit, since it's php programming was out of date, and the way it was set up, there was no real way for me to update it. I have saved the previous posts and may archive them if people would like, but the short answer is, I have decided to switch to a blog hosted off-site.
The benefits? In addition to security issues, when nyeusigrube.com goes down, the blog should still be visible through its main link. Also, due to the way blogger is set up, I can easily add a section for upcoming appearances instead of constantly copying that info into the most recent blog post. I can also include in the sidebar the "quick facts" formerly lost in the right side margin of the page. [EDIT: In response to a concern mentioned in the comments, I say "when the site goes down" instead of "if the site goes down" because occasional server hiccups and other outages seem to be a fact of life, not because I have any plan to get rid of nyeusigrube.com]
The down-side? I don't think the main page is as pretty. On the other hand, it is much prettier than it was post-hacking. I think those of you who saw it will agree.
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