Category Archives: Site Status

Redesigned

Have been totally redesigning the site and have most things organized.  Still a few things missing so you may see what looks like garbage to you instead of what you expected to see when you click on a few things.  I’m getting to them.  Right now I’m trying to decide the best way to incorporate over 2500 individuals and all their source and documentation information without slowing the site down more than can be tolerated.

Progress and an Explanation

If you went to PerryFamilyRoots.com and ended up here it’s because that site is being redirected until I can get everything back up and working there.  Everything here is working (I think) but not everything has been added yet.  I should be able to spend some time on it now that the crises we’ve been struggling with has ended.Let me know if you need any help.

Genealogy

This WAS the Home page for PerryFamilyRoots.com. The Genealogy data has all been restored to the Genealogy site (PerryFamilyRoots.com)

Status of the Genealogy site.

Have been working on PerryFamilyRoots.com and things are coming along nicely.  Have the structure set and navigation well underway.  Dreamhost, (Where this site resides,) and a lot of other hosts with WordPress sites got hit by a major cyber hack this week.  They identified 90,000 sites around the world that were trying to break into WordPress sites on their servers.  Several other sites I was on this week also had the same thing going on.  The servers were overloaded and a lot of  WordPress sites just couldn’t be reached.  Mine included.

Still Working

Dreamhost, (Where this site resides,) and a lot of other hosts with WordPress sites got hit by a major cyber hack this week. They identified 90,000 sites around the world that were trying to break into WordPress sites on their servers. Several other sites I was on this week also had the same thing going on. The servers were overloaded and a lot of WordPress sites just couldn’t be reached. Mine included.

Hacked

My websites all got hacked.  This is now day 3 of cleaning up and recovering.  One site (Saintly Sins) is still down.  The nerds at DreamHost.com responded very fast. I sent them an email Saturday night … had a response Sunday morning. They had scanned and repaired all that they could, gave me a list of all files on all   sites repaired, a list of all files on all sites still infected, a list of all files on all sites in danger of being hacked, and detailed instructions on what and how to get it all cleaned up.

Back on Line

If you visited during the last few days you were greeted by a message that the site was unavailable.  That was because I locked everything down.  I did that because we were burglarized and all our computers were stolen.  I’ve brought the site back up now since I think I have successfully blocked any access by anyone who may have found access information on the computers that were stolen.

Happy Web Designing

I’ve finished another redesign of all my websites and gotten them merged so that there is just one front door to everything.  Still have a lot of stuff to get back.  This redesign started from scratch except for this blog.  The biggest take down was the photo albums.  I’ve given up on Gallery.  Just too slow and cumbersome in spite of all the great features it offered.

New software

I’m really loving my new MAC!  After having used Windows for so many years and dealt with the frustration of the speed (or lack of speed!!) of doing anything on a PC the speed, simplicity, and stability of MAC is like a breath of fresh air.  However, I have had to give up some of my favorite software including my favorite editor (1st page by Evrsoft.)  BUT… I have now found ShutterBug by Xtralean and with a minor adjustment to my way of approaching things I’m beginning to find it ALMOST as good as 1st Page.

Procrastination

It is not the worst of sins, but I will confess, it is one to which I am highly susceptible.  Were it not so I would be posting to this blog on a regular bases and keeping the Gallery up to date.So I have taken the time and worked all day on the Gallery and can now say that all the photos and vids that had disappeared when I upgraded the software a few weeks ago have now been restored.Check it out.  There are photos there from places most tourist to Vegas never see or even know about.