Technical Issues

Okay, it's not quite that bad . . . yet.

Okay, it’s not quite that bad . . . yet.

First, it has come to my attention that people using Microsoft Internet Explorer on a machine running Windows XP may not be able to post comments on Coupland Times stories. If you have experienced this issue, please contact me by email with the details so I can pass it along to the folks at Click here to send a message: {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

On a more ominous note, servers at DreamHost, which hosts this and many other websites, have been under attack. Because of this, I was not able to work on my next major story last night. This has become a disturbing new trend on the Internet. Companies have been waging war on each other. It is also possible that other forces are trying to restrict free speech on the Internet in the United States, such as already happens in many portions of the globe. Sites using WordPress are especially tempting targets because so many alternative news sites use WordPress as their platform on the Internet. Let’s hope that’s not the case.

Stewart Dale Spencer

Here is the latest news from DreamHost:

Renewed external attacks affecting customers across all datacenters

Posted (May 14th, 2013 at 10:45 am PST) by danwy

We are seeing a new wave of attacks, similar to the ones that were causing issues yesterday. They have restarted and are causing new problems again today, and despite targeting wordpress, affect all customers on our web hosting services. Our admin team is aware of this renewed series of attacks and are already working on trying to restore services to normal. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this causes you and we will post updates as soon as more information becomes available.

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