Technical Difficulties and FUD

Technical Difficulties and FUD
by
David Schlecht

Our apologies for the sporadic availability, recently. We finally finished up the last of our fixes and we are back up to full speed. During the past two days we’ve been experiencing problems with our mail service as well. Of course, if disaster is to strike a web site, you can count on it happening at the most inopportune time, such as Thanksgiving weekend.

But, alas, we’re back.

The process of diagnosing and fixing the problems was horribly telling of our “winter of discontent.”

As it is with most Internet facing computers, when things break, the first thought is to check for malicious break-ins. It wasn’t that long ago when malicious attacks were the last things suspected, even on computers. But, today, we suspect crime before all else.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Is this any way to view life? What an awful place this world has become if we suspect evil before all else.

It doesn’t help that the media is constantly cultivating Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. FUD sells advertising space.

How do we get America and the Internet back to being a place we’re safe strolling through?

By the way, ours was a hardware problem.