The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 March 2006

Intruder alert

Winston Rand, who blogs at Nobody Asked, found himself locked out of the premises yesterday by someone identified as "Mr. Black-Code," who made some vague Islamist references and uttered some excessively-cutesy 1337speak. (Whether this means that Mr. B-C is actually an Islamic cracker, or merely wishes to implicate Islamic crackers, is undetermined.)

I doubt much was lost — DreamHost, which hosts that site (and this one), backs up the databases now and then — and Mr. B-C's insertion page has already been ruthlessly excised. (And for all I know, this was done without Winston's having to search for the DreamHost phone number.)

Update, 6:30 pm: He's back. Winston, I mean.

Posted at 7:26 AM to Blogorrhea


I hope all is not lost for Winston. When I clicked through his link and saw the skull and cross bones, I confess a shiver of terror crawled up my spine. Completely bizarro.

Posted by: Jennifer at 9:17 AM on 17 March 2006

When I go to the page, I still see skull and crossbones. Is Rand back down?

Posted by: h sofia at 9:02 PM on 20 March 2006

Just checked over there, and apparently Mr. Black-Code is back. I tried pulling some archive pages and got 500s.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:11 PM on 20 March 2006