Three Days Offline and My Fantasy Memo from the Big U

In an ideal world, if the Big U had plans for me to be offline for three days then I’d like to get a memo in advance. It would say: “Dear Judith We are taking you offline for three days. You will first notice this just seconds before you plan to stream the BAFTAs in bed on Sunday night. Monday will be fine, you hadn’t planned to work that day anyway, part of your recovery plan from your brother’s 60th birthday party. But by Tuesday you will start to be inconvenienced and have no choice but to pass this on […]

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A Bit of a Webby Meltdown

My websites have been offline for 48 hours and counting. Although this is distressing, not least because I have promised myself I would blog and publish every day during 2014 and to hit such a snag so soon in this newish year is a pain, I am surprisingly calm. Why’s that? Because it’s not my fault or my problem. My hosting company in Canada has had one of their servers hacked, the one which hosts four of my own websites and, no doubt, millions of others. And they have been working most of the weekend and all of Monday so […]

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