If anyone was wondering what has happened to me and this site well its a combination of things really, I have very little to blog about, I dont get a lot of time to myself but what really pissed me off what my website hosting company Heart Internet,
They introduced “features” such as auto lockout of my FTP account every 30 days which you cant turn off, if you have a static IP then you can enter that to keep it unlocked but I don’t have a static address and often work between 3 different locations so my IP could be one of 3 at any one time
Their prepacked site applications seem to have security weaknesses which allow java code injections into html & php pages, I have had to completely download my site times and manually remove the code from all content and to be honest i cant be arsed anymore.
when i raised a ticket about default site icons missing ( little yellow folder images for directory and so on ) they said “cant find this setup on any other account so its not a fault”
site performance is patchy at best, i have another domain with a very similar setup to here and it out performs this site.
If anyone wants to keep in touch you are best off contacting me on facebook
They want a 15% pay rise
They claim for food and drink
They claim for travel expenses
They claim for second homes
They claim for decorating
They claim for gardening
They claim for furniture
They claim for office stationary
They claim for council tax
They claim for house hold bills
They will claim for anything they can !!
yes I did a boo boo and messed up my entire site while testing a new site template, I’ve had to do a clean installation of wordpress then extract all my previous posts from the old SQL database then import them back into this new installation, sadly all previous comments have been lost and there are a few broken images here and there but since my webhost doesn’t give me the option to automate a SQL or file backup’s i had nothing to restore the site with, i think i will be emailing the tech support team for their “advice”.
Other news, Yes i am still alive, the past 10 days I have been suffering with tonsillitis which was pretty nasty, I had a bad fever for 3-4 days which finally went away after 3 days of 2grams of antibiotics & 600mg of ibuprofen per day, I think as I get older the tonsillitis really gets me down, I am normally a very active person so being stuck in bed for most of 10 days really started getting to me.
Gaming News: anyone playing “Feed the Beast“, its a version of Minecraft but its fab, if anyone wants to play and already has a mine craft account let me know and I’ll add you to my server.
Best wishes to all, James
Edit 9:14 pm 10 may: All comments and categories have been restored
Yes I am still alive and kicking, have been keeping busy with little projects at home and am currently playing with my Raspberry PI which is a little micro computer, which has been keeping me busy as its a Linux system and I suck at Linux.
Well it’s seem that WordPress ate my original post. The weight loss is going well, am now down to about 11.5 stone from 14 stone in 19 weeks and no major side effects. Have treated myself to a new NAS with 8 terabytes of storage.
According to the BT website my local BT exchange will be upgraded to allow BT Infinity broadband on the 31st March 2012.
BT Infinity broadband is the new faster broad band service from BT offering and its not just an ADSL line, its a fibre connection offering up to 40MB download and 10MB upload speeds.
At the moment I am with “Pipex” but “Pipex” doesnt really exist anymore since Pipex sold its broadband and phone business to Italian rival Tiscali then Pipex UK Limited became a TalkTalk Group company and since then in my opinion their service has gone down hill, I am currently paying £19.99 for a 2MB service which every week dies at midnight, every time I speak to their so called “support” staff they try to fobbed me off with the usual “have you checked you PC for viruses”, “have you changed something”, all they do is read from a script, they certainly do not offer an value for money and I have not been offered any upgrades or discounts so it’s two fingers up at “Pipex” from the 31st March 2012 and hello BT Infinity.