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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Turns out this site was hacked earlier, although accidentally. The repair of a PMachine settings issue on another site somehow led to the removal of everything here. I don’t know how these things work, but Andrea Harris does, which is why we’re back online so quickly. Thank you, Andrea.

And thanks too to Tim Dunlop, who was among the brief list of bloggers I emailed when the problem occurred. (We don’t agree on anything much politically, but sometimes Tim and I will exchange friendly notes, in the manner of WWI troops at Christmastime.) His response? An immediate invitation to post at his site, complete with log-in and password details.

That’s class. Thanks again, mate.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/18/2005 at 08:52 PM
    1. Yay

      Posted by Josh on 01/18 at 09:19 PM • #


    1. See, gloating etc and Margo still has an effect – nudge nudge,

      Posted by Louis on 01/18 at 09:57 PM • #


    1. That is class.

      Posted by TimT on 01/18 at 10:22 PM • #


    1. Yeah, but who won the soccer match between the trenches?

      Posted by slatts on 01/18 at 10:28 PM • #


    1. Must agree with TimT – it is.

      (my previous comment was a gentle dig between Tim and I on a topic in the SMH today – :-)) Either he reported it or I, and as I knew he intended, I waited. Now I know, and TB has it.

      Posted by Louis on 01/18 at 10:28 PM • #


    1. I, too, salute Mr. Dunlop’s class act.

      Posted by Baby M on 01/18 at 10:31 PM • #


    1. Actually, the site wasn’t “hacked”—it was simply the connection between the database and the main site was turned off by mistake by someone doing tech support. All the entries and comments you see here are stored in a separate database, and the blog page is simply a kind of display frame. That’s why no entries were lost or corrupted, etc.

      Posted by Andrea Harris on 01/18 at 11:16 PM • #


    1. Can we still claim “crushing of dissent”?

      Posted by Leigh on 01/18 at 11:33 PM • #


    1. In this instance I’m afraid not.

      Posted by Andrea Harris on 01/18 at 11:38 PM • #


    1. So there are sane and tolerant Lefties. Well bugami. Well said Tim, Mr Dunlop is a class act, and so’s Mr Blair for publicising it.

      Posted by aebrain on 01/18 at 11:44 PM • #


    1. Yeah that is a cool thing to do. Glad to have Tim back.

      Posted by Andrew Ian Dodge on 01/18 at 11:58 PM • #


    1. Well oil. Beef hucked.

      Nice gesture Mr Dunlop.

      There is a faint hope for civilised discourse and debate on the Web after all.

      Kudos, sir.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 01/19 at 12:16 AM • #


    1. I’ve noticed this before: Computer problems override political differences.  A violent argument will dissolve into helpful advice any time one of the participants is having trouble with his computer.

      This is because we all recognise our real enemy.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 01/19 at 08:25 AM • #


    1. Web gremlins are our real enemy!

      Posted by Sortelli on 01/19 at 01:36 PM • #


    1. So you were cleaning your website and it went off by accident.  That is sooooo red state…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 01/19 at 03:10 PM • #


    1. Can we still claim “crushing of dissent”?

      In this instance I’m afraid not.
      ~andrea harris [so-called]~

      SODA!!!, mabe?

      Posted by guinsPen on 01/19 at 03:25 PM • #


  1. See, everyone who isnt a righty isnt evil 😛

    Posted by Nic White on 01/19 at 05:48 PM • #