I’m baaack!

Last night at about 12:30 am I recovered access to my web hosting account at Dreamhost. This contains personal and professional websites and e-mail accounts for me, and several former clients and employers. Importantly, this allowed me to get back the only address through which Twitter would talk to me. So early this morning I was able to …

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Thank you, Dreamhost!

I am back into my account! I think the social pressure helped, so thanks to EVERYONE who has been sharing my story. Next up, restoring my Twitter profile, including the content. This looks promising:  https://twitter.com/dickc/status/339600124584030208

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@ruby for sale

A few people now have contacted me about the hacker forum where my Twitter name (with no tweets and no followers) is now available for the low, low price of $70! You have to register on the forum to see it, but the URL is http://www.hackforums.net/showthread.php?tid=3508538 in case you’re curious. My friend Christina actually logged in. …

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Really, Twitter?

You don’t think you can do anything about this? Cause you’re not sure if the account maybe doesn’t belong to the person in control of it? Really??? Thanks to Travis C for the tip about the new Twitter bio. In case anyone is curious, I’m not going to buy my own account back from some …

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Thawing at Dreamhost?

Are they getting sick of my complaining e-mails or is the social pressure working? I don’t know but this evening Dreamhost offered me a different way to authenticate myself, which I have now done!  It will be hours before they reply of course, if not more. I also spent some time rifling through all my old credit card bills …

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Tickets, please

A few folks have asked for my support ticket numbers with Twitter and Dreamhost to follow up. I’m a little nervous about posting them publicly as the hacker might try to engineer that against me. If you have a contact at either company and would like the ticket number, either comment on this post and …

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One last try

Hello, friends. Many of you have helped me by reaching out to your personal contacts who work at Twitter or Dreamhost, and some have even written angry letters to them. I appreciate this support. Although it hasn’t had any visible impact yet, there must be a point at which it can break through the wall. …

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What a helpful FAQ from the FBI! All questions lead to the exact same non-answer.

Lalitree is the bomb

Lalitree is the bomb