Dana's Weblog

A few of the comments on Dana's blog are from Dana herself, and are considered in-game. Since she seems to have gone to China by now, there probably won't be any more, but here they are for your perusal.

The Damage

This page contains four comments supposedly from Dana, all dated 7/28/2004. However, an astute poster noticed that the name linked not to the author of the "I Love Bees" blog, but to the author of the "ihatebees" blog. It's a spoof, so I am not including those comments here.

Counting down to WHAT?

Dana said...

Would not have guessed from the usually humble traffic stats for Aunt Margaret's site that I'd get so many offers of help so quickly ?? wow. Thank you.

More information: Well, first of all, yes, I did put a "...days to china" counter on the site, a tiny one below the fold. Sort of a persistent thank-you... Aunt M is the fairy godmother of my trip. But MY countdown has suddenly become this THING's countdown... it's barreling towards a different time and date now, and I've certainly never described my departure as "wide awake and physical."

Actually, the more I poke around it, the more it looks like everything on the site has been hijacked. Everything I built or uploaded is still there, it's just been... repurposed.

And yeah, I keep thinking I'm seeing and hearing "i love bees" everywhere, too. I guess the feeling of hallucinating is contagious.

Anyway, I just want to say: when the site meltdown first happened, it was extremely startling, and overwhelming. Finding out now that there are so many people out there willing to throw their oar into this mess, well ?? that's startling and overwhelming, too... but in a good way. A really good way. Thanks.

7/17/2004 02:23:33 PM

Dana said...

Lots of very specific tech questions and advice coming in lately, think I'll try to address it all in one fell swoop here.

  1. The site is hosted using a standard ISP. I really don't want to get too specific given that not all of the attention I've received lately has been what you'd call benevolent. Sorry. That's just the way it is.

  2. Nothing unusual about the logs. Good suggestion, though. Will continue to monitor.

  3. As recommended, tried deleting my own countdown script. Didn't work. Saved the page without the countdown, but it still shows up on the live site. It's just... stuck, or something.

  4. Multiple queries from you guys about other projects I've worked on and other sites on the server, wondering if they may have been infected by the same bug. I've checked this one up, down and sideways, and I am pretty confident saying that I am not aware of any similar occurrences.

please keep uploading your ideas and theories. thanks, guys.

7/19/2004 11:58:36 PM

August 24

Dana said...

many thanks for the info about the IRC channel, wikis, etc. I'll probably stick to the blog myself if you guys don't mind (easier for me heading out of the country to keep things central), but definitely good to know where to direct anyone who might want to join forces.

(contemplates setting up a links sidebar.) (so tired of looking at code.)

Rose... that's an apt perspective: "you wanted to be in a strange new world, it looks like one came to you... without your having to leave home after all." True, isn't it? Be careful what you wish for, is that what they say?

(keeps packing backs for China, anyway.)

7/21/2004 04:43:03 PM

Ladybee777 "odd behavior cry for help"

Dana said...

(dana decides to reserve the right in the future to delete wildly off-topic, hostile or prankster comments.)

No offense to anyone, I hope. I'm as big a fan of occasional irrelevance, open hostility and practical jokes as the next person, but we've already got enough entities of questionable motives to deal with as it is, and I don't want anyone to waste their time defending me or digging through nonsense comments.

(you can always email me with the OT stuff or if you want to pick a bone with me.)
7/23/2004 09:56:10 AM

Dana said...

AUGH. headache. too much noise, I am losing the signal...
I am turning off anonymous comments for now.
Please log in to post.
thanks, guys.
7/23/2004 10:46:39 AM

Dana said...

ummm... glad you guys have found my phone number.

that explains all the recent hang up calls.

and yes, that's the address for Aunt Margaret's business.

I am here you know... don't have to talk about me in the third-person. ;)
7/23/2004 01:14:59 PM

The rest is silence.