The disappearing woman

A post in which your blogger humbly apologises for disappearing for much longer than she intended and warns of a complete disappearance in about an hour’s time as I switch hosts. I’ll be changing the name server information in about an hour and it can take up to 48 hours to propogate around the globe, fingers crossed all goes well and I’ll be putting the “a post a day, come what may” mantra into action. Ahem.

The host I’ve happily been using for the past two years has been having dreadful problems of late, including a random Trojan download (yikes! and a big thank you to Stroppy for the alert and detailed information).

Happily, my brother has just started blogging, needed hosting and has generously offered me free space in return for providing customized WordPress themes (great fun) and 24/7 tech support. Bless.

So I’m switching to VidaHost, which if the first 24 hours is anything to go by will be rather good – support emails replied to within minutes and includes a friendly security phonecall (the purchaser IP in Qatar and the address in the UK needed checking) and remaining totally unfazed while for the first five minutes I thought he was a fellow blogger ringing to say he was on his way…

If your eyes have glazed over by now you might like to cheer at the news that the post title was supplied by Jane and Roy‘s reaction when we arrived for supper last night. I’ve not seen them for a few months so their amazement at the weight loss to date was embarrassing but much appreciated.

See you on the other side.


8 Responses to “The disappearing woman”

  1. Lu
    October 22nd, 2006 19:46

    The trojan download sux!!
    I got that running Norton, they did inform me it was there…they were unable to quarantine or delete..I spoze the notice was nice of them..I have switched to NOD and they were able to get rid of the nasty things, there were a few..I wonder what I was paying Norton for??
    Hmm..anyhow good to see you back..you have been missed!!

  2. Daisy
    October 22nd, 2006 19:58

    Thank you Lu! It’s funny that all of those reporting the virus/trojan warning use Norton. Hmmm. Fingers crossed this will be the end of it.

  3. Daisy
    October 23rd, 2006 13:44


  4. Gordon
    October 23rd, 2006 18:17

    Yup it’s lime green and working here!

    Ohh and I won’t believe a word of the ‘disappearing’ woman bit until we see photos… go on, I will if you will! (and I’ll even put on my new running tights!)

  5. Daisy
    October 24th, 2006 21:54

    Ah that lime green… I keep meaning to fix the comments section (I’ve some antique postcard and stamp photos waiting to be photoshopped together and some css written).

    I don’t know that I could stand the excitement of seeing you in running tights Gordon, I’m only just getting over Briggy ironing in the nuddy ;-)

  6. Nancy
    October 24th, 2006 23:30

    You look so thin, I hardly recognized you!

  7. Croila
    October 28th, 2006 01:13

    Oooh! Didn’t know you were on a weight loss, but congratulations! (Unfortunately I’m expanding, not reducing)

    Have been reading about Vidahost, and it seems way better than the evil 1&1. I’m definitely interested so thanks for the heads up! :-)

  8. www.croila.net » Blog Archive » The disappearing woman (ii)
    November 4th, 2006 00:43

    […] Daisy did it, and I’m about to do it too. […]

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