For those curious about what was behind the recent site outage …
First, just in time for Memorial Day, evidently Speculative Faith has been taken back from the gremlins.
So far I only know the results: that last week, a certain vital file was edited without our permission. That in turn spun up another file, running hot and furiously, likely for the purpose of spam. That’s why the web host had to take the site offline.
After I fixed the file, the same thing happened again and overnight. Evidently the hacker/spammer was able to utilize a backdoor script and re-corrupt that file.
So back offline went the site, this time with the web host’s rightful insistence that we fix the real problem.
And naturally this happened just before I got on the road and had little internet access. Ha ha!
Ah well. Often we might forget that Speculative Faith is God’s website. Apparently God wanted it offline for most of this weekend.
But evidently He wanted it back up in time for Rebecca LuElla Miller’s Clive Staples Award update.
Benefits? I’m not sure, but I suppose I did enjoy the unavoidable break from Thursday writing.
Back to a normal schedule this week, assuming the site gremlins have finally been banished.