Today Typepad was hit with its third denial-of-service attack in the past month. As a Typepad customer since the day they went public (and a beta tester before that), I'm not happy to be collateral damage in what amounts to an online extortion racket, where the attacked service has to pay off (or fight off) the attacker.
As before, I switched to Twitter for the time being, but 140 characters is a tight limit for a blabbermouth blogger. Worse yet, H5N1 is my workspace as well as my blog: You may never test all the links in the right-hand columns, but they're where I find most of my posts. So with the site itself unavailable, I could retweet others' tweets more easily than generating my own.
By way of guarding against yet another attack, I've cobbled together a folder of often-used bookmarks from this site. So I'll be able to find materials on ECDC's page or in Saudi Gazette and fire off tweets about them.
If you're a regular visitor here but you don't follow me on Twitter, here's the link, just in case Typepad gets hit again. And I really hope it doesn't.