April 24, 2003

Disappearing Bleat?

Still no Lileks for me, and some other people can't get to him either. Last night I was getting a secure site when I went to his website -- now I get one of those busy pages that asks you if you want to make them your home page when you try to leave. Hacked by a spam site?

On the other hand, some other people can get to the site just fine. Weird.

Posted by Andrea Harris at April 24, 2003 09:52 AM

It's all a domain-renewal issue. Or something. Everything should be fine by Friday, unless it's not.

I hate my hobby.

Posted by: Lileks at April 24, 2003 at 10:02 AM

Huh. Well, I'm one of the lucky ones not having any trouble. Yay, me!

Posted by: *** Dave at April 24, 2003 at 10:41 AM

Well I can get to it just fine.

I was going to tease that you'd missed the MOAB---the Mother of All Bleats. But then I realized that I could not describe the MOAB to my satisfaction (Googie and George Monbiot are involved), so to hell with it.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at April 24, 2003 at 10:42 AM

I wasn't able to get in, either, but I was able to get in using a link to an earlier Bleat on Joanne Jacob's Weblog (It was a link from last week).

Posted by: ricki at April 24, 2003 at 10:55 AM

I figured it out -- I can get in if I remove "www" from the url. I had that problem once, last year; my site vanished, then reappeared, then no one could see it unless they removed the "www."

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 24, 2003 at 12:17 PM

If you have a telnet program, try this:

telnet 80
GET /bleats/index.html HTTP/1.1
Host: www.lileks.com
Connection: close

Then paste the output into a document (don't forget the .html extension) and open in your favourite web browser. You'll have the text but not the images.

I can see his site just fine, so YMMV.

Posted by: David Gillies at April 24, 2003 at 05:38 PM

Heh. I have Putty -- better and more secure than Telnet. I can just get shell access and use Lynx. =)

(But taking the "www" out of the URL is working for me. The things we do for our daily Bleat.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 24, 2003 at 08:25 PM

I finally got thru when I got home last night, but I still can't get thru at work this morning. Not even if I take out the www.

Posted by: Owen at April 25, 2003 at 08:08 AM

Same here.

Posted by: *** Dave at April 25, 2003 at 08:39 AM