I am so frustrated that I can’t get into Tiny Island, my other blog which is my daily journal. If you have been trying as well, I am so sorry about the disruption. I can’t get into the wonderful blog worlds of my blogger friends on WordPress either and I am having major withdrawals. I know it’s a sign that I should go read a book.
One good thing is that this blog, which I recently started, Singapore Actually, which is hosted on Go Daddy, is fine. I’m glad I finally have something good to say about domain host Go Daddy. Was quite annoyed about their difficult to navigate site and initial up-selling. I was starting to regret my decision to get a paid site when I could have just gone with my free one, but today Go Daddy was vindicated. That is, as long as they are not attacked as well. I do love my free WordPress immensely, with it’s awesome features like subscriptions and Freshly Pressed and I hope it’s up again soon.
Anyway when I heard DDoS attacks I was thinking what the heck is that. It basically stand for denial of service. On top at that, the attack was said to be politically motivated and to come mainly from China. So it made me wonder which voice they wanted to suppress. And who the heck are these attackers. Wish they could put their genious to better use like coming up with a new Facebook with better privacy controls.
It made me think about how connected Singaporean bloggers are (world bloggers too) and I have never been happier with Twitter. It’s through Twitter that I got to contact other bloggers and they me, and it quelled our panic a little. I feel kinda proud to be a someone above 40 who tweets. Tweeting just seems like a very young and hip thing to do. I feel like a geriatric on Twitter as I don’t completely know how to use it. Still learning the ropes. My first thought when it happened was that my blog was deleted or something. Twitter makes you feel not so alone. Singaporeans are an extremely connected bunch and I think that’s really cool.
It’s been 2 days already. I encountered some problems last week as well. I am hoping this whole thing gets resolved and meanwhile I am grateful I still have this blog.