March 28th, 2000
FIRST THE BAD NEWS
Is there anybody out there? The reason I ask is that along with just about everything else, the newsletter list got hacked and deleted.
Oh yea, didn't you know? Once again hackers got into our system and this time they just went nasty, deleting huge chunks of the discussion board, pictures and anything else they could pry open with their cybernetic crowbar. I'm back up and running but alot of stuff got trashed so don't be surprised if you see big blank spots where stuff use to be. Lan is working along with a computer information retrival service to try and get most of the lost info back from the graveyard but so far it ain't been pretty.
If you are reading this and had been signed up for the newsletter I suggest you sign up again. I got some e-mail addy's from my old e-mail list (the new one got deleted) but I'm missing lots of names on there. So sign up again to get back on the list o' fun
Who do I think did it? Same group that hacked me 2 weeks or so ago, those damn Jerzey Boyz. Oh they didn't leave a calling card like they did the first time (guess they were playing a little too rough) but I don't see how it could be anyone else. It's not as if I'm a hacker magnet or anything (least I don't think I am.)
SO WHAT'S THE GOOD NEWS?
Well a day before my computer got trashed I got a FRIGGING AMAZING e-mail from a girl named "Bitchie Poo" (and yea that's her on line name and not the one her parents gave her) She was hanging out watching the skunk ape cam and SAW SOMETHING
I'm pretty stoked, (hell I'd be jumping up and down on my bed if I didn't have to deal with this hacker crap)
so you DEF. need to check out the update on the Skunk Ape cam to learn what's up. It's not like a viewer sees a monster everyday on my site. Even if it's just the owner of the fish camp in a suit it sure does look pretty interesting. I'll keep posting any new facts that come in so stay tuned.
ONE LAST THING
I'm going on a camping trip with Jason next week so expect for me to be out of touch for a few days. I know it's so utterly unlike me to leave technology (and bathrooms) behind but I promished Jason we'd spend some quality time together (man, doesn't that sound like we're married or something?) Anyway it was his birthday and he wanted to go out in the woods and get in touch with nature so I said I'd be the good friend and tag along. It's up at some state park in Northwest Florida (it's all woods to me) so maybe I'll get lucky and get attacked by another Skunk Ape. (Lan's here if ya need her)
So until I show up again (unshaven, unwashed, and unkempt) keep on the sunny side of life. (insert sarcastic couterpoint music here)
Derek "redbugs r us" Barnes