PFBlogger Meetup & Technical Difficulties

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I had some hacker issues last night, just as I was sitting in traffic trying to get to the Greenbelt Metro stop so I could take a lovely hour and a half jaunt down to meet the finest personal finance and non-personal finance bloggers (and non-bloggers) in the land, so my sincere apologies for those of you who had the thirst for knowledge that couldn’t be quenched and had to go to bed left wanting. What happened was someone was trying some script injection attack of some kind, the host didn’t elaborate and I didn’t bother to check the logs to figure it out, but it had to do with my site’s .htaccess (which I hadn’t updated with the rest of 2.1, the permalink rewrite stuff has been trimmed down considerably), so all the permalink stuff was down even though the main site was up. Anyway, hopefully those have been resolved.

Either way, last night a bunch of us got together, had some half price/2-for-1 burgers and then meandered over to a bar about the size of my living room. Those in attendance were:

(Hopefully I remembered everyone, if not, let me know because I didn’t leave you out on purpose. I had a two hour trek home…)

It was a pleasure meeting you all face to face, my apologies to Nick’s wife who really had little interest in blogging but tried to smile whenever someone said something about it… next time I’ll try to bring my fiancee and you two can talk about normal stuff. 🙂

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10 Responses to “PFBlogger Meetup & Technical Difficulties”

  1. FMF says:

    1. Well, I guess you’ve “made it” when someone tries something like that on your site. Congrats! 😉

    2. I LOVE the fact that you’re not linking to Nickel. That will steam him!!!!! 🙂

  2. Nick says:

    Heh. Hopefully by next time she’ll be a blogger, too.

    I’ll try to get my picture of everyone up tonight.

  3. “H” = “Henry”. As long as no one knows my last name, Schwarzenegger, then I’m fine.

    I’m going to recap and put pictures too. After I get permission from everyone.


  4. George says:

    jim, I’m glad to see you got everything back up and running. I was a bit worried about you and your site last night when I got home an notice that your site was indeed hacked. That reminds me, I better back up my site tonight and maybe hold off on upgrading to WP 2.1 until another patch comes out.

    It was great to finally meet you last night. It’s really nice to finally put a face and voice to your name. By the way, what bar did you guys head off to after dinner that was so tiny?

  5. jim says:

    The site didn’t actually get compromised, it was just under attack because of the old .htaccess stuff. As long as you update your .htaccess permalink scripts then you should be fine.

  6. Clever Dude says:

    Definitely thanks for all the tips. It was a bit overwhelming, and I have to admit I didn’t understand most of what George was talking about with investing. One day, though, I’ll be educated enough to understand his economist’s mind.

  7. Rob Carlson says:

    I consider myself a PF blogger, it’s just not the _only_ thing I blog about.

  8. mapgirl says:

    I’m glad you could still make it. Sorry to everybody for the long cold trek around Clarendon.

    FYI – We ended up at the Galaxy Hut.

  9. Well, I’m not about linking to jim.


  10. Angry Dinosaur says:

    Hey, I dont have a website, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be interested in a face-to-face. Plus I live right down the street. Hopefully next time you’ll give a heads-up to those of us loyal readers within walking distance.

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