Back up blog

The following was posted at my emergency backup blog:


I notice that for the second time in just a few days, Hosting Matters is down. While some people might consider changing to another ISP, I am very loyal to what I can tell is a good company. But -- considering the news from LGF and Instapundit that Al Qaeda was responsible last time, I am very angry.

My inclination is that we do something to retaliate.

Is there a way to show the bastards that the blogosphere can practice what it preaches about self defense?

Just a thought.....

For the time being, I have taken Glenn Reynolds' lead, and started this as a backup blog, because I think it would be too confusing to reopen my original blogspot blog at

For now, I think the following points are worthy of consideration:

1. Malaysia is apparently the source of our common problem;

2. Malaysia's president has made vicious anti-Semitic remarks for TWO DAYS, and has refused to apologize;

3. Might there be some way to harness the power of the blogosphere to retaliate? (After all, the Malaysians boycott us....)

An interesting discussion of the problem can be found here.

UPDATE: According to a post from Haganah at Little Green Footballs (scroll down to #62),

The attack was engineered primarily by Al Qaida supporters, and participants were recruited in a number of Arabic-language forums, most of which are hosted in Malaysia.
Enough said!

I am donating money to the Haganah site right now, on general principle.

UPDATE: Here's one site which is rejoicing over the attack on Hosting Matters.

UPDATE: There may be more than one way to harness the power of the blogosphere, too!

UPDATE: And here's a blogger who thinks there was no attack:

They are whining about terror attack without an ounce of proof. The paranoia and self importance of too many of us is on display.
I would say that the proud boasting by supporters of the attack constitutes at least "an ounce."

posted by Eric on 10.21.03 at 04:12 PM

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