What Happened to BlueNC Last Night?

The short answer is "I'm not sure." I mean, I'm sure that the site was crippled due to a database problem, and I'm sure that it was down throughout the night. But at this point I'm not sure whether the problem was a freak glitch or the work of a malicious operator. I'm working with our host to pull SQL and access logs to determine what happened.

In the meantime, here are a couple of things to know:

  • The site is running on a backup of our database. Anything entered (comments, blog posts, whatever) after this backup was made have been lost. This was unavoidable.
  • We will be moving this weekend to a more secure environment, which means that there will be another database backup restore. If you post anything over the next couple of days that you don't want to risk losing, make a copy (say, in a txt file) on your local machine.

Blogs are big political business now,and the level of security that made sense at BlueNC's inception no longer seems sufficient. I apologize for the inconvenience caused last night, and for any that results from our upcoming move.


Zap Blue and win one for Jesus?

or the work of a malicious operator. * L

As much as the heat you folks are putting on the other Dark side of North Carolina politics. Do not be suprise that the Boys in the Hood will visit with the Blackwater group as backup.

So glad you're back up

Sorta scared me last night to come to what was our site. I thought, SD or A or someone has told the truth about someone and that someone didn't want anyone seeing it! My bet is on Shucks or vermin....although wouldn't put it past the Hood.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Not mentioning any names...

but my vote is on someone who's initials rhyme with Too Stupid and who has recently starred in his own front page expose` here on BlueNC.

disclaimer: the opinion expressed in this comment is mine and mine alone and is based soley on my personal interpretation of prior "alleged" bad acts of aforementioned n'er do well whose initials rhyme with Too Stupid. This comment is intended for infotainment purposes only and any similarities with actual persons living, dead or wing nutty-licious is completely intentional.

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It took me like two minutes to figure out what you were talking about. That is why I'm heading out for the afternoon to work on a grant. Burned.

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Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

My sentiments eggzackly

One of the alleged Kinston Krazies is the alleged internet nut who does all of allegedly Too Stupid's alleged doity woik. Allegedly.

I had a good laugh

when I saw the error message last night:

"BlueNC is having an out of body experience"


You're all invited

If Lance has to take Big Blue down this weekend for more corrective action you are all invited to my little old place to report in on all your neighborhood walks and phone banking activities. I'll set it for anonymous comments so you don't have to sign up for blogger to comment. It won't be the same, but it will be something!

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