As you may have noticed, we were down for the last 4 or 5 days. Some malicious person decided that hacking stippy would be a novel idea. Well, I was away for a week, and did not have access, and therefore not a chance to restore from backups until now, but this is the first time that a hacker has really, no I mean REALLY annoyed me. Someone found a way (god knows how) to modify almost every file in the directory where stippy is stored, without making any obvious changes. So, it was either compare each and every file with those in the backup, or just restore from the backup. What sort of dumb-arse does this sort of thing. People who hack others’ home pages deserve the same fate as kiddy fiddlers and granny rapists. They ought to be strung up by their you know whats, and hung out to dry. They are the cholesterol, the cancer and the gall stones of the internet all in one. There I go. Don’t I feel better just getting all that out. Whoever did this, you’ll have to try harder than that! Go get yourself a stippy friend, and let your steam off elsewhere. (But then again, it was a learning experience, and I have tightened a few screws so that this should be much harder to achieve for the next dimwit with too much time on his/her hands).