Site Upgrade / A Fresh Post

It has been a while since I posted here.

The website fell over for 36-48 hours after my web host had a server meltdown.

Looks like the restore process left some permissions muddled up which I have just fixed along with a site wide software update.

Got some more back end configuration work to do but it looks like things are back up again.

Silicon Valley

I watched this on the New Zealand Sky TV ‘History Channel’ over a few evenings last week. If you like the stories behind technological change and innovation I highly recommend it.

Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce’s invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future.

Here’s the website link for more info – PBS – American Experience – Silicon Valley

LibraryThing Hacked

If you use this service and have been for a number of years – chances are you will have been contacted by Tim at LibraryThing recently.

Sadly they discovered a breach of security after someone exploited a weakness in the WordPress that they use.

Besides asking users of the LibraryThing community to reset their passwords the crew at LibraryThing have chosen to upgrade to “lifetime” accounts all members who joined before November 20th, 2011.

Nice touch LibraryThing… and sorry you got hacked :-(