Dreamhost has posted a statement on their security problems from last week. Interesting read, although I would like to know what exactly happened.
My dreamhost account was one of those affected by the Dreamhost FTP password hack. Not happy right now.
As my friend Rico said to me, the only way to get out from underneath writer’s block is to write.
So I am going to do that.
I am going to take this blog into a very different direction. While I will continue to do a lot of writing on technology matters since that is my career and area of expertise, I am going to branch out into many other subjects. The goal is to diversify my thoughts and spark some creativity.
So I have renamed this blog to “Chris Gonyea’s Revelations,” a title I think matches what direction I am going with my writing.
Let the writing begin.
I have been on a blogging binge the past few days (well by my standards anyways). To celebrate, as some of you noticed, I changed my blog theme a few days ago. This is the first theme that I am truly happy with. It actually has fit what I have imagined my blog looking like. The good thing is someone had the skills to come up with the design, unlike me.
The main photo at the top of my blog is a picture of Lake Sunapee I took from the top of Mount Sunapee two weeks ago. That area surrounding the lake is where I grew up and where I spent the first 22 years of my life, before I moved to Manchester a few years ago. It will always be home for me and will always be on my mind. That is why I thought it was a fitting photo for my blog.
Those few souls who are regular visitors to my site probably noticed some uptime issues the past few weeks. My web host DreamHost was having problem after problem. It was getting quite annoying and I even thought about leaving DreamHost.
However, in probably the best case of telling the truth that I have seen in a long time, DreamHost came clean and took the blame for the outage. They even took blame for things they really couldn’t control.
That is why I have my site hosted by them. Their honesty and genuine effort to keep their services up is quite impressive. While I would recommending waiting until DreamHost has restored their reputation of reliability, I would not hesitate recommending them afterwards.