September 7th, 2005

faith//million lies - me

"OneAndOne can bite me" - I think they got the message.

They're not even trying to keep my custom now.

My email:

Thank you for informing me about this. This is not a script I have uploaded and as this is now the fourth time a malicious script like this has appeared on my webspace without my knoweldge I'm extremely concerned about the security of your web servers. I have checked, re-checked and had others check my coding, the scripts I have loaded and every piece of content I have put online. I know for a fact that the 'weakness in the code' is not from my end.

In the past I have spoken to your technical support advisers about this with varying degrees of success and overall have found your company to be unhelpful.

Their reply:

Thank you for contacting us.
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Ah well. The back-up copy is now made - apart from one file which I couldn't get to copy no matter what I did. I'm going to a gig tonight so I won't be able to do anything more until tomorrow but from then on you'll notice things start to disappear. I'll be leaving INAP alone for as long as possible in the hopes that I can just transfer it all in one go. Wish me luck!
head-desk - me

*Egyptology headdesk*

I have to stop watching documentaries about Egyptology.

Akhenaten. The Heretic. This guy tried to overturn the entire history of Egypt by turning society into a mono-theistic religion. Aten, the sun god, became the *only* god in Akhenaten's lifetime. The Armarna Heresy failed after he died, but he's gone down in history because of it. Current theory is that he was deformed in some way - perhaps as a result of a congenital disease which is still around today. (I forget what it's called but one of the primary indicators is overly elongated digits - fingers and toes.) He was excluded from his father's court because of this but with the death of his brother he took the title of Pharaoh after his father's death.

Nefertiti. His wife. Known as the most beautiful woman in Egyptology - yes, more so than Cleopatra (who was actually pretty plain looking, it was the later woman's incredible intelligence which won her the influence she had). She was the daughter of non-Egyptian commoners and may have actually taken the title of Pharaoh after her husband's death (there is a lot of evidence that Pharaoh Smenkhare is actually Nefertiti).

The Sun Pharaoh - currently being shown on Discovery Civilisation - is making the claim that theirs was an incestuous marriage. That they were brother and sister.


And if they say "Akhenathen" once more I think I might scream. He renamed himself when he set up his new city at Armarna - his name means "Aten is all powerful" Aten as in Akhenaten

ETA Yay! Dr Hawas has just been on and is very cleary saying Akhenaten rather than -athen. (Zawi Hawas is head of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities - forget Bob Bryer, this guy is the ultimate expert.)