Granted, I’m a bit beaten up this week, but I know what I’m saying is valid, because I can feel it. I wake up in the morning and log on. Oh! I’m getting sued for something on my website… which appears to be offline. My mind begins to prioritize.
I have some orders but I probably can’t send them with the site down… or maybe I can from a different email? Capital One wants me to save 7% on something I bought days ago… never mind. Let’s get the site up, right? Like I did the morning before and the morning before that.
Why? Because the US is under attack. It’s sort of like building a sand castle every morning these days. It’s draining… Saturn in Pisces.
I call support who has done nothing but take calls like this for the last several weeks. They’re not in a good mood… I’m not in a good mood either. My site it down and I need to get it up so I can fill the orders and deal with emails of people telling me of My issues and my lack on every level. I want to write today. I wanted to be creative, because I have a million ideas, but as you can see, various things took cuts in line.
Should I restart the server (fast) to bring the site up or do I talk to someone…which can take 15-45 minutes? I decide to go with the slow option, in the hope the problem may solved for a longer period of time. Odds 30/70?
On hold, I scan twitter. I see no real people, just bot and shill accounts telling me alarming things like this:
left is true
right is true.
So is up, down, around and over – all true and nirvana except for when it’s opposite that – got that, Elsa? PAY ATTENTION!
Emails from search tell what I better do by this time, unless I want some vague consequences. Newsletter provider “updates” template. Er… where is that background color dealio, now?
It’s getting nasty out there. Customer service is the pits. I had someone backup the forum on this blog, among other things. I downloaded the file and did not want to pay to keep the backup on the server, which would raise my costs. I asked if it was deleted, along with other large files. Answer, “yes”.
Yep, I found those files today. This is service from what has been one of the best webhosts on the web, for the last fives year or so. They’re fraying. Will it help me to complain? Noooooo!
I think I’ll stop writing here, because it’s already clear, the internet is something I FIGHT on a daily basis. I do have Mars conjunct Mercury but I don’t think I am the only one. Am I?
Have you noticed how vicious “online” has become? Like if you were to evaluate the internet, what percentage of it is good, from your perspective? What percentage is “fun”?