Secure Servers: The Sweet Irony

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 18, 2016 in Internet |

Probably everyone in the United States now knows that WikiLeaks – a theoretically impartial whistleblower website dedicated to leaking government and business documents and information – has been posting countless mails from and to Hillary Clinton for the last few weeks, the bulk of which has been incredibly boring and tells us nothing new, nothing […]

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The Influence Of The Internet

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 16, 2016 in Internet |

This may well become an Internet legend, or it could also be just a story someone made up along the way but it goes something like this: The German supermarket chain Lidl decided upon a new advertising campaign comparing prices of products that they sell, between their own brands and those of market leaders. They […]

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This, Is A Traffic Surge

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 10, 2016 in Internet |

You might remember that I had a problem, a while back now, with someone trying to hack into my server, and with a major DOS attack. My traffic went up from about 50MB to 4GB over a very short period of time and threw a real spanner in the works. At the time we were […]

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Update: Well, That Was Fun

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 7, 2016 in Internet |

Remind me never to try to do an update when most of my traffic is due here. Despite all the statistics various services offer, the bulk of my visitors live in the United States and they, for those of you in the know, tend to live in different time zones. My evening tends to be […]

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Is It Really You?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 28, 2016 in Internet |

Did you catch the comment by François on my last post? A simple but very relevant question: how do you know that I am me. He might just as well have asked how we know who anyone is, on the Internet. How can we trust anyone who we have never met, never seen, never heard […]

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Downtime And The Excuses Roll In

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 8, 2016 in Internet |

Several hundred people, myself included, will have noticed that there was nothing to see here for about thirteen hours yesterday and through until the early hours of this morning. The site was available on and off but, officially, completely off-line. Why? Well, from my point of view because of an extraordinary amount of traffic which […]



Need A Billion Dollars Loan?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 2, 2016 in Internet |

So, you’re a bit short of ready cash and someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse. Do I need to list all the problems with this? Attn: Dear Sir/ Madam Our Organization, Project Support Consortium is a Middle East Loan Funding Organization based in Qatar. We offer Loan from USD$100, 000.00 to the tune […]

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404s And The Bad Guys

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 11, 2016 in Internet |

So, here I am, sitting in front of the computer again, going through the logs to see who has been where and try to make some sense of it all. It’s something that I do regularly, not just to see what other people are looking at, but also to see what some people are trying […]

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But Reading Is Still Sexy

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 6, 2016 in Internet |

Reading a book, at least as far as I am concerned, is one of the sexiest, most enticing attractions imaginable. I will often see someone reading, before I look at the person themselves. My interest is awoken by the site of a certain level of intellectual achievement: I mean, who reads books in public today? […]

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The Perfect Way To Start An Email

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on May 14, 2016 in Internet |

Never a truer Tweet was written: for those of us, and I belong to a small group who are almost fanatical about such things, a mail is not the way to go. Letter writing is the thing: real letters, on paper, through the post, from one person to another. Screenshot Source: Independent / Twitter Admittedly […]

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