Pharyngula

Tangled Bank problems?

Ummm, anyone know anything about this week’s host for the Tangled Bank? It’s supposed to be at http://metaanalyses.blogspot.com/, but that site immediately bumps me into a redirect to something else.

I also haven’t heard back from the host—if anyone knows him (or if you are him), drop me a line and let me know what’s up. If there’s a problem, I’ll recruit someone to fill in the gap on short notice.

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    October 25, 2006

    It was working last night without redirect.

  2. #2 plunge
    October 25, 2006

    Blogspot has been having pretty screwy problems all day long. Probably something related to that.

  3. #3 mightybigcar
    October 25, 2006

    Looks like a domain or DNS hijacking.

  4. #4 Daniel Collins
    October 25, 2006

    The blog had been silent for quite a while.

  5. #5 RobW
    October 26, 2006

    Blogspot announced they would be down for maintenance from 2pm PDST.

  6. #6 RobW
    October 26, 2006

    So now they’re back.

  7. #7 Jenn
    October 26, 2006

    In the source code for the blog I can see that someone edited the template to add a function “ygorvuvgko” that is forwarding to that search site, but it is doing it in a sneaky way – by using ASCII character code numbers (60!115!99!114!105!112!116!62!…. etc.) that translate into the command.

    So either this site was hijacked or the blogger has sold his soul to a search site :-). I’ll send a report in to Blogger but I suspect you’ll need an alterna-host for Tangled Bank.

  8. #8 Eva
    October 26, 2006

    Noticed that too… If you can’t fill the gap in between, I wouldn’t mind doing an extra long one next time (it’s my turn November 8th), so basically taking links from four weeks instead of two.

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