Back online at gorelets.com
Drop by anytime. You’ll be fine.
It’s really all better now and no longer contagious. A sneaky piece of malware had climbed under the blanket of my website, slipping inside the code of my online gallery, and it spread like mating bedbugs. The malware would use my site to ping off russian spambots behind the scenes and replicate whenever a visitor hit a page on the site. But I’ve burned the mattress and it’s all back up now, squeaky clean.
Past visitors should be fine; the malware really didn’t do any harm to them. But you might want to clear your web browser’s cache if you visited gorelets.com over the past two weeks…just to be extra safe.
Took me two days to fix. It wasn’t the ideal way to spend my weekend. Not close to done yet…
But the important things are back up and a lot of old “cruft” is now gone. It feels freshly shorn and shiny.
And I’m rethinking a few things. There are some pages that I deleted and I’m deciding if I want to move them or change them. This may mean that a lot of old links will be permanently broken. My bibliography page (“The Creations”) is still offline. I may remake this for better tie-in with the design of the rest of the site, and even add the ability to buy signed copies of selected titles. The Nest (my offsite twitter archive) is also offline, but that will be back next — it’s just tricky to set up. The Gallery… will be shot and thrown on the pile with the burning mattress mentioned above. I may just put all those images up on my flickr gallery since, well, that’s what flickr is intended for after all. But I liked hosting a separate one. Not 100% sure what I’ll do with that yet, but advice in comments is always welcome. Tell me what you’d like to see on my website and I’ll consider it.
I’ll keep posting updates as new sections are added, transformed or restored. I invite you to come on by, and I always welcome new subscribers to The Goreletter.